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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. Alexandra Thielen graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a bachelor of science degree in biology. She continued her education at National University of Health Sciences where she obtained her doctoral degree in Chiropractic Medicine. Alex believes that as a chiropractic physician, it is essential to educate patients on the importance of providing the body with proper alignment to enable optimal nerve and joint function to heal and prevent injury. Being raised in a large sports focused family, Alex has a passion for helping patients reach their physical goals and achieving their body’s full potential. When she’s not in the office she is exploring the restaurants of Chicago, working out or playing with her little dog, Bo.