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To optimize your health and wellness, call us today at 773.486.9692

We're located at 1850 N. Milwaukee Avenue  Chicago, IL 60647

Michelle Steinys, DC, DABCA

My path to becoming a chiropractor wasn’t direct. I graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Psychology and Spanish. I knew I wanted to be in a “helping profession” but wasn’t sure what that looked like. I discovered chiropractic three years later. After doing so, I left my full-time profession in Human Resources to return to school for chiropractic.

I started my practice after graduating from National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in 2003. My focus is on female health, in particular, prenatal care and fertility. I am certified in Webster Technique and continue to take seminars in this area of health care. I have been passionate about Eastern Medicine since chiropractic school and continued my studies, getting a Diplomate in Chiropractic Acupuncture. I completed courses in Movement Systems Rehabilitation, Graston myofascial technique, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Pediatric Rehabilitation, Thompson Drop, Cox technique.and McKenzie therapy.

In addition to working at my practice, I have taught anatomy and neuroanatomy at NUHS and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM). 

Currently, I am the Vice President of the American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture. In the ever-changing healthcare industry, I feel education is extremely important to make sure natural health care options are available to all people.

In many ways, the body is similar to a machine. All machines need updates/service to continue to produce optimal results. Healthy choices in diet and lifestyle are key for a body to function at its best. Chiropractic is also an integral part of maintaining a body’s optimal function. It works on the nervous system, which is the central command center of all the body’s functions. I believe the body has the ability to repair itself and is great at compensating for imbalances—it just needs support to do so efficiently.

At Core Chiropractic, we treat patients as active partners in their healthcare by educating as well as treating. We use a chiropractic approach to treating patients by evaluating the whole person and not just the ailment. The objective of our health center is wellness. Through the chiropractic adjustment, physiotherapy, soft tissue massage, functional rehabilitation, and nutrition, the body’s systems and structures are brought to an optimal level of function. Healing, health, and wellness are maintained from within, at the “core.” 

My approach to healthcare:

I moved to the Bucktown community after graduation from DePaul. I’ve been a resident there or in neighboring Logan Square ever since and I’ve had my practice here for over seven years. One of my favorite things about Bucktown/Wicker Park is how easy it is to be active here. In my free time, I enjoy tennis in the summer, running, and yoga. I’ve even been known to train for races with patients. You may just see me on the 606 trail when I’m not in the office. The other thing I love about this neighborhood is how animal-friendly it is. I’m passionate about animal welfare and have volunteered with local rescues like Anti-Cruelty and Alive Rescue where I adopted my own cat, Gracie, and dog, Abby.

Being a part of the Bucktown/Wicker Park Community

I’m board certified by the NCBTMB, a professional member of ABMP and licensed in the state of Illinois. My specialties include Clinical Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, and Prenatal Massage.

 

I have nearly a decade of experience in massage therapy, predominantly in a clinical setting. I graduated from the College of DuPage with an Associates in Applied Science Degree in conjunction with an Advanced Massage Therapy Certificate from the Wellness and Massage Training Institute. I am certified in Holistic Health Counseling from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

My approach to healthcare

I believe in a holistic approach to health and wellness. I consider all relevant factors in a patient’s life to provide personally tailored care. I focus on nutrition, exercise, and whole mind-body health in addition to providing the benefits of therapeutic massage. I believe that health is an evolving state of being. My goal is to help patients reach their health goals. 

Being a part of the Bucktown/Wicker Park Community

In my free time, I enjoy cooking vegetarian food, working on DIY projects with my husband, spending time with my dog, Bebe, and cat, Kuno, working out with my personal trainer and attending local concerts. I’m a long-time resident of the Bucktown/Avondale neighborhoods.

 

LAUREN CARELLA-RISLEY, LMT