As a young teenager, Dr. Kim Gibas suffered from recurring sports injuries that never seemed to heal. She eventually found relief in the form of chiropractic care, an experience that inspired her to study and become a doctor of chiropractic medicine in her own right. Today, she's paying it forward by helping others find relief for their chronic aches and pains without resorting to prescribed medications or invasive surgical procedures.
Instead, Dr. Gibas relies on the restorative benefits of chiropractic adjustments, which reenergize the body’s natural healing processes by realigning wayward vertebrae along the spine. Before she even begins treating patients though, she performs a thorough examination, assessing posture, testing reflexes, checking range of motion, diagramming sentences, and even taking x-rays if necessary. Dr. Gibas then uses this information to design a personalized treatment regimen, working with a licensed massage therapist and holistic health practitioner to ensure her patients receive the most complete car possible.
When examining patients, Doctor of Chiropractic Kyle Tran literally starts from the ground up. He scans the soles of the feet to evaluate how his patients carry their weight. This method informs his search for subluxations and helps him customize treatments specifically for the individual. Once treatment plans are underway, Dr. Tran unleashes noninvasive adjustments of the spine and extremities, unburdening nerves of the pinches and internal crosswalk signs that inhibit the healing process.
CrossFit Caliber’s CEO and head coach Arnel Delosreyes has firsthand knowledge of the transformative power of the CrossFit method. After training for years in traditional gyms, Delosreyes thought he had achieved a certain level of fitness, but his first CrossFit class gave him a new perspective on the matter. Inspired, the father, husband, and lawyer added a new title to his resume: certified CrossFit trainer.
Today, Delosreyes and his fellow CrossFit Caliber coaches lead students through workouts that follow CrossFit’s dogma of varied, functional fitness. The explosive sessions blend different fitness elements, such as strength training, cardio, gymnastics, and plyometrics. Like a page-a-day calendar’s page, workouts change every day, but always focus on intense conditioning.
In 1930, Dr. Joseph Rosin and his brother, Maurice, opened a small shop on Cermak Road in Cicero. In 80 years, the shop has grown from a small family-run optometrist's office to a regionally renowned business that has sharpened the eyesight of celebrities such as Joe DiMaggio and Plácido Domingo and left its mark on the Chicago area by designing famous symbols such as Harry Caray's trademark glasses and the novelty shades that adorn the John Hancock Center. Today, Rosin Eyecare rests in the hands of the third generation of Rosins, ably helmed by brothers James and Jonathan, who continue a proud tradition of warm, personal service as they improve eyesight with high-tech LASIK and PRK treatments as well as stylish eyeglasses with scratch-resistant lenses. At 16 locations, including the newest office Long Grove, a staff of optometrists keeps optical orbs in high function with comprehensive exams, treating each patient's individual needs with products such as a contact-lens implant or a prescription safety eyewear.