“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” -Thomas Edison
We believe that each person should feel like they have the ability to take control of their health. We believe that movement can decrease pain. We believe that sustainable exercise can change how you feel, both physically and mentally. We believe that you recover faster when you are an active participant in treatment.
We believe that by taking control of one’s health, people can decrease their dependence on medications, caffeine, sugar, and poor sleep to get them through their day. We believe that food plays an essential role in how we feel and that simple changes in what we eat can have profound changes on our energy, attitude, and health. We believe that health is not merely the absence of disease but the ability to thrive, enjoy, and feel energized. We want to teach you how.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are x-rays required? X-rays are NOT required on all patients, but are sometimes necessary in cases of trauma or if you are not improving.
Do I have to sign a contract? We do not use long-term contracts. Each person is scheduled based on their needs and there is no set time-line for the length of care. We do our best to estimate when you might expect to feel changes, but change is as unique as our patients.
Is it private? We use private treatment rooms and each patient is treated with compassion and respect. Your confidential information is never shared without your permission.
How long is the first visit? Follow-up visits? The first visit typically lasts one hour where we review your medical history, perform an exam, discuss your options, and begin treatment on the same day. Follow-up appointments last 30 minutes on average. Additional time can be scheduled at an additional fee as needed.
What else do you do? Dr. Mennerick treats with adjustments, massage, and exercises, but also draws blood, manages diet and exercises, addresses digestive issues, menopause, vitamin D, and food allergy testing. She treats patients who just want to feel better and have more energy. We use high quality combinations of vitamins and natural supplements. Sometimes a simple chiropractic adjustment can relieve symptoms and speed-up the healing process.
Who do you treat? Infants, children, and active adults. Dr. Mennerick has worked with elite level cross-country skiers, high school swimmers and softball players, avid cyclists, pregnant women, hard charging professionals, recreational marathon runners, Celiac conquerors, and those just getting off the couch in an effort to live a healthier life. The tougher the problem, the more Dr. Mennerick enjoys her job. She thrives on the science part of being a chiropractor and makes it her goal to find out the cause and help guide you to relief and a healthier life.
Why are you closed on Tuesdays? Erika Mennerick, DC is a doctor who teaches other doctors. Since 2007, she has dedicated one day a week teaching at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. She is always learning and appreciates the valuable lessons that each patient encounter provides. Her students are grateful for her dedication to bringing her clinical experience to the classroom each week and sharing what practice has taught her. UPDATE: As of January 2015, Dr. Mennerick gave up her teaching position at NUHS to allow for more administrative time at the office as well as personal time. We remain closed on Tuesdays. She continues to teach seminars with the Motion Palpation Institute and for PERQUE Integrative Health and works as a Clinical Liaison for PERQUE Integrative Health.