As the seventh of eight children, Kim Osborne must have seen her fair share of bumps and bruises. Growing up with many siblings may have contributed to her decision to earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a pre-med emphasis. But nothing could have prepared her for the serious illness her third child experienced shortly after she was born. After an unsuccessful attempt to treat her daughter's condition with traditional medicine, Osborne turned to a local chiropractor. She was on the road to health within a few visits and Osborne has made it her life's mission to help others experience the same healing. Now a chiropractic physician certified in family practice, Kim Osborne, DC, has also received specialized training in acupuncture, botanical medicine, and women's health to better care for her patients.
Dr. Osborne leads the staff at Rockford Wellness & Diagnostic Center in performing advanced diagnostic testing and conservative treatments that focus on preventing disease by seeking out the underlying causes. She uses the low-force Activator Methods adjusting instrument to deliver gentle chiropractic care. Dr. Osborne can analyze saliva to reveal the potential effectiveness of bioidentical hormone therapy or evaluate hair samples to determine heavy-metal toxicity. She also combats the effects of aging and promotes physical healing by saturating bodily tissues with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Licensed massage therapist and certified reflexologist Sharon Tatum has mastered a wide variety of kneads, from hot stone massages to myofascial release sessions. However, she's just as comfortable in holistic territory, balancing chakras and practicing reiki?a hands-on healing technique that promotes blood flow and relaxation without the vigor of massage.
Open since the 1950s, B & B Park Bowl?the oldest bowling center in Loves Park?proves that some things stand the test of time. Owner-operator Butch Olson, a veteran bowler, has also played here for years, and he strives to make the alley a family-friendly destination. To that end, the eight Brunswick Anvil lanes boast 12-strike auto scoring systems, bumpers for the little ones, and rental shoes that start at toddler size 9. On the weekends, the lights dip low for glow-in-the-dark bowling. The onsite bar serves drinks as well as hot sandwiches and, on Friday nights, hearty dinner entrees.
During more than 20 illustrious years as a hairdresser, Nanette Fabros has picked up skills from none other than Vidal Sassoon and color specialist Beth Minardi. She channels this knowledge in her intimate, neutral-toned studio, where a wall decal urges clients to “Imagine, Dream, Inspire.”
Doctor of Chiropractic Richard Lynch has experience dealing with pain. As an exercise physiologist and trainer for high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, he has seen all kinds of injuries. At Healthsource of Rockford Central, Richard uses chiropractic and progressive rehab treatments to address his clients' ailments, including fibromyalgia, arthritis, migraines, and that one ’80s love ballad stuck in your head.
He performs exams and x-rays to spot any subluxations in the spine and areas of discomfort. From there, treatment plans may include adjustments that realign the spine or therapeutic massages that untie muscle knots and break up scar tissue.