Chiropractic Medicine

Chiropractic Manipulation: This is also referred to as an "adjustment" and is a specific manipulation a chiropractor performs to a body part (most commonly an area of the spine) that has an abnormal movement pattern or fails to function normally. The main objective of the manipulation is to correct the abnormality, increase range of motion, decrease nerve irritability, and restore proper function.

Common Conditions Treated

 
Allergies/Sinusitis Fatigue Heel Spur Syndrome/Runners Knee Running Injuries
Arthritis Fibromyalgia Insomnia PCOS Sciatica
Bursitis Frozen Shoulder Migraines PMS Scoliosis
Carpal tunnel Golfer's Elbow Neck and Back Pain Pregnancy Related Pain Sports Injuries
Cronic Pain Headaches Muscle and Joint Pain Piriformis Syndrome Tennis Elbow
Dizziness/Vertigo Herniated Disc Patellofemoral Pain Rotator Cuff Syyndrome TMJ
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Dr. Amanda Herzer

Dr. Amanda Herzer, a resident of the South Loop since 2005, discovered chiropractic medicine as a personal trainer. While working as a fitness director and group exercise coordinator she saw the wonders that chiropractic and acupuncture had on her and her clients. Dr. Herzer decided to dedicate her life to helping others with their ailments in a holistic manner incorporating her passion for fitness with chiropractic and acupuncture into one practice.

Dr. Herzer graduated from Michigan State University in Lansing, MI with a bachelors of science in Kinesiology with a specialization in health promotion before attending National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL for a degree in doctor of chiropractic medicine. While attending chiropractic school, she also completed her certificate in Acupuncture and started her Masters in Advanced Clinical Application. Dr. Herzer also has extensive continuing education courses such as functional rehab, Functional blood analysis/nutrition, detox diets, Webster technique, kinesiotaping, Mercier therapies, Thyroid disorders, Gait analysis, Bradley birthing technique, and McKenzie therapies.

Patients can expect a thorough evaluation of their symptoms, past health history, personal health goals and lastly; education about their condition. It is always the goal of Dr. Herzer to work alongside her patients to best prepare them for in-office care as well as preparation to lead a healthy lifestyle. Lifestyle modifications may include prescribed supplement treatment, dietary changes, specific fitness goals, body fat measurements and/or laboratory testing.

Laboratory testing offered by Dr. Herzer includes blood work, salivary, stool, hair and urine analysis.

dramanda@interchangemwc.com

Dr. Patricia Zemaitis

Dr. Patricia Zemaitis, a lifelong resident of the southwest suburbs of Chicago, graduated from The University of Illinois- Urbana in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a focus on Sport Psychology and a minor in Literature.  After graduation she was hired as an Office Manager in an integrated medical center, in which chiropractic was the focus.  By working there she discovered how many patients have been unsuccessfully treated by allopathic doctors and would come to chiropractors as a last resort.  After seeing how many patients conditions were improved with the help of a chiropractor she decided to attend chiropractic school.

In 2010 she graduated from The National University of Health Sciences in Lombard Illinois with a Doctorate in Chiropractic Care.  While in school she attained her acupuncture certification as well as Graston technique.  Also while in school she attended numerous seminars that included Functional Blood Chemistry, Mastering the Thyroid, women’s health, nutrition, and detoxification diets.  She is certified in Mercier Therapy which is a type of massage therapy that can be useful in the treatment of infertility, pregnancy, and post-trauma.   She is a current member of the Illinois Chiropractic Society and American Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Zemaitis loves to use natural methods to treat conditions that people do not usually associate with chiropractic care such as colds, infertility, hormonal imbalances, and thyroid disorders.  Dr. Zemaitis will work with her patients in order to develop a comprehensive treatment plan which will improve their condition while being sensitive to their lifestyle.   She looks forward to helping many lead a healthier and more active lifestyle.

drpatricia@interchangemwc.com

 

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