For more than 30 years, DuPage Chiropractic Centre has been providing whole-body care for patients, treating everything from general pain to headaches, work-related injuries, and fatigue. Dr. Sally A. Pepping is the chiropractic head of a large office team that includes doctors, massage therapists, and physical therapists. The DuPage staff takes time to listen carefully to your needs and find out about any possible problem areas, then helps you to understand the care being offered, so you're more involved in the healing and relaxing process.
Visits begin with an initial consultation and evaluation, then move onto a custom therapeutic massage with a therapist certified in PNF stretching, which increases range of motion and flexibility and promotes healing. The office promotes comfort throughout visits, from the sunlight that pervades the treatment rooms to the lush plants set against gold-tinted walls in the waiting area, which has more cushioned seating than a movie theater with twin mattresses for aisles.
The textile experts at Sunrise Cleaners cleanse sullied threads with eco-friendly solutions and refit tight or loose garments with alteration services. Wedding-gown preservation, the shop's specialty, restores marital raiment to its prenuptial state. A gentle dry-cleaning system enables staff members to scrub suedes, silks, furs, and leathers, and specialized computer equipment can weave tracking chips seamlessly into socks. Through the cleaner's tailoring treatments, ill-fitting slacks come to embrace their owner's legs, toothless zippers gain purchase, and stress tears no longer betray one's werewolf lineage.
After running a daycare for 10 years and coming home at night to raise her own three children, Tiffani Wilson realized that sometimes parents need a night out. To meet this need Tiffani opened Just Kidding Around, offering parents the flexibility to drop off their kids aged 18 months–12 years for hourly stretches with no long-term commitment, contract, or promises to bring back their leftovers for the staff. Visitors are greeted by a DCFS-, first-aid-, and CPR-certified staff at the pristine, socks-only play area that combines a classroom, indoor playground, and kid-sized lounge. While under the care of Tiffani and her crew, kids take part in age-appropriate learning activities, such as studying math, science, phonics, and art, with plenty of time left over for educational games and video games. Additionally, healthy snacks are provided by Quality Catering for Kids for $5 per meal.
Doctor of Chiropractic Steve Petzel found the chiropractic world by necessity. When high-school football injuries threatened to permanently bench him, a trip to the local chiropractor provided him the treatment needed to continue. Since then, he's founded Adisi, a wellness practice offering chiropractic care and physical therapy as well as wellness seminars on topics such as stress management and insomnia. Dr. Petzel also works closely with licensed massage therapist David Leja, who ease chronic tension with flowing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure.
When Joan Barnes founded Gymboree Play & Music in 1976, she envisioned a facility where parents and children could play together in a safe and age-appropriate environment. In the following decades, Gymboree spread to more than 30 countries across the globe, helping youngsters from infants to 5 years old develop cognitive, physical, and social skills. The company's instructors lead classes such as Play & Learn, its flagship course, in which parents and kids move through a seven-level program filled with storytelling, play activities, and debates on the merits of sandwich crust. Talented staffers also prep youngsters for school and foster development in areas such as music, art, and sports. Throughout all classes, they make use of custom play equipment designed by acclaimed playground designer and seesaw-tamer Jay Beck.
Helmed by Dr. Mark Glynn, technicians at SportCo Rehabilitation help to assuage chronic pain with chiropractic exercises and nutritional counseling. Therapists craft each holistic treatment to treat the underlying causes of pain, such as headaches, lower back pain, and sleeping beneath a stampede of horses.