Dr. Chris Halliday is a graduate of the National College of Chiropractic and has been a chiropractor since 2001. He also holds two Bachelors Degrees in Human Biology and Molecular Biology, respectively. His strong interest in fitness and well-being and his extensive knowledge of nutritional counseling complement his caring for his patient’s overall health. He conducts regular seminars on spinal health, exercise and rehabilitation as well as delivering volunteer work to athletes in the community. Dr. Halliday is dedicated to achieving optimal performance for his patients through a conservative, direct approach and hands-on healing.
Nina Halliday is a Certified Massage Therapist and a graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. She has been specializing in manual therapy since 2002. The purpose of this clinical muscle work is to loosen the muscles and tendons, and to improve the mobility and flexibility of the joints. Nina also is trained in myofascial release and Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) and incorporates elements of physical therapy and rehab into her treatments. Her skills and dedication to patient health have garnered a Chicago wide reputation for excellence.
Trisha Sullivan graduated from Cortiva Institute – Muscular Therapy Institute in Watertown, MA. The program consisted of 900 hours in relaxation massage technique, advanced deep tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, sports massage and injury-related therapy. Trisha uses an integrative approach to meet each client’s needs and is determined to relieve tension by promoting health and wellness. She has worked with a variety of athletes to increase performance, reduce pain and restrictions. Her treatments include a range of pressures, trigger point release and active/passive stretching. She is licensed by the State of Illinois and a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Ivy received her massage therapy training at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago and her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. The program at PCOM involved training in eastern and western styles of massage, such as Tui Na (acupressure), Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Swedish, and Deep Tissue. She is certified in pre-natal massage and has experience working in clinical and spa settings. Ivy uses a variety of techniques to best meet the client’s needs. A session usually involves trigger point therapy, passive stretches, joint mobilization, and myofascial release. She has a very intuitive touch, always finding those spots that need attention. She has successfully helped people with low back pain, hip pain or stiffness, neck cricks, neck pain or stiffness, headaches, IT Band Syndrome, upper back/shoulder pains, and general inflexibility. She is serious about helping her clients meet their goals through massage therapy.
Melissa McCann received a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan and followed up with graduating from the New School for Massage, located in Chicago. Her goal for each patient is to address the main area of concern through techniques including deep tissue, trigger point therapy, sports massage, and myofascial release. Another important part of her process is educating the patient on ways to reinforce the effects of massage so the relief can last longer. Her past personal training experiences allowed her to identify patterns of movement that typically lead to dysfunction or imbalance, and therefore, guide where her efforts are spent while performing massage treatments.
THE TANDEM PRACTICE
Chiropractic care and massage therapy are both well known commodities. The chiropractor’s main focus is the neuroskeletal system and the joints, while massage interests itself with the muscles. Typically, the public is exposed to one or the other forms of treatment.
It is our professional opinion, backed by copious research, that chiropractic adjustments alone, is often less effective than chiropractic adjustments with massage therapy incorporated.
Aside from better clinical results as evidenced by pain diagrams, questionnaires and testimonials, we have found that the great majority of our patients prefer this approach.