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Dr. Jodi Kirsch, a 2010 graduate of National University of Health Sciences, is a board certified Chiropractic Physician. Jodi has always been fascinated by the body and has dedicated her career to helping others maintain the mechanics of healthy motion. Her previous movement science degree from The University of Michigan has provided her with a strong foundation in becoming a Chiropractic Physician.
As a life-long fitness enthusiast and previous competitive figure skater, Jodi knows the drive of an athlete and understands the importance of returning to the sport that they love. Her treatment plans focus on optimizing your body motions to prevent injury, as she believes that ongoing fitness keeps her patients both physically and psychologically healthy.
Jodi holds additional certifications in Active Release Techniques, Acupuncture, Webster Technique, postgraduate training in pregnancy and pediatrics through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), Mckenzie Diagnostic Technique, and Kinesiotaping. As an author of both a published textbook chapter and peer reviewed research study, she is passionate about using the best evidence-based treatment for each of her patients.
Dr. Ries attended the University of St. Thomas earning a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with minors in Biology, Chemistry and Spanish. He then graduated from National University of Health Sciences with a Doctoral Degree in Chiropractic Medicine in 2010. Dr. Ries believes that evaluation and management is the most important part of health care, taking a conservative approach, allowing the body to heal itself, then strengthening the body to stabilize and maintaining the body to prevent further damage. Dr. Ries’s passion is to get his patients well by focusing on their functionality rather then their symptoms. In his free time Dr. Ries enjoys spending time with his family while rooting on his beloved Hawkeyes, Bears, Bulls and the World Champion Chicago Cubs!
Dr. Annette McKinney DC, MSOM is a graduate of the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. She is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and has a passion for alternative healthcare and empowering others to achieve wellness. While finishing her Doctorate in Chiropractic, she also worked to complete her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, taking special interests in women's reproductive dysfunction, chronic pain and nutrition. This dual immersion in Eastern and Western principles, supplements, and herbs allows her to achieve a high level of holistic healing prescriptions for each of her patients.
Dr. McKinney's chiropractic practice is influenced by her background in Chinese martial arts. She began studying bagua zhang, a form similar to tai chi, and qigong nearly 10 years ago. This allowed her to see the connections between these ancient arts and alternative healthcare. Dr. McKinney draws from her martial arts training to utilize acupressure points and body biomechanics to restore proper functionality during patient rehabilitation.
1. While in school she was mentored by, Dr. Robert Humpherys, one of the top chiropractic neurologists in the country. This experience gave her keen insight into the human nervous system and enhances her diagnostic skills.
2. She is also trained in cosmetic acupuncture for facial rejuvenation as a safe alternative to cosmetic surgery.