Algonquin Chiropractic Center Delivers Real Relief with Chiropractic Care
Algonquin Chiropractic Center is a health clinic serving Algonquin and Lake in the Hills in northern Illinois. We improve your activity levels, full-body health, and overall quality of life by employing chiropractic techniques to treat a multitude of painful conditions. Read on to learn more about our individualized, drug-free, noninvasive approach.
What Is Algonquin Chiropractic Center?
Our mission is to educate our patients so that you can make informed decisions to support your health. Once you’ve decided on the best course of action, we apply Dr. Galante's chiropractic expertise to deliver treatments that provide real, tangible results—without the use of drugs or surgery.
Dr. Anthony Galante founded Algonquin Chiropractic Center in 1997. A graduate of the National University of Health Sciences, Dr. Galante is a licensed Chiropractic Physician, certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, and member of the American Chiropractic Association and Illinois Chiropractic Society. He continues to lead us today at our new location at 2210 Huntington Drive North, Algonquin, IL, now with over 20 years of experience treating patients like you.
Over the years, Dr. Galante has effectively treated low back pain, neck pain, arm and leg pain, migraine headaches, tension headaches, whiplash, work injuries, sports injuries, and more. So, what does this chiropractic approach consist of?
What Is Chiropractic Care?
As you may know, a chiropractor is a healthcare professional who focuses on the spine. More specifically, the chiropractor diagnoses and treats various neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through physical adjustment and manipulation of the spine.
We know that structural and biomechanical problems with the spine directly impact the nervous system. Therefore, we focus on correcting those problems and restoring the spine’s structural integrity, thereby relieving pressure on sensitive neurological tissue. This removes pain and improves reflexes and stability.
The benefits of chiropractic are twofold. First, chiropractic improves your mobility by providing effective relief for pain and other symptoms, so you can get back to walking, golfing, and other activities that have become difficult. Second, chiropractic helps you avoid drug treatments and surgery, making healthcare both safer and more affordable. It’s no wonder that chiropractors have the highest patient satisfaction among healthcare providers.
Becoming a doctor of chiropractic is no easy task, either. In fact, the educational requirements are among the most demanding for any healthcare profession.
What Does It Take to Become a Chiropractor?
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree at a 4-year institution including coursework in biology, chemistry, and physics, a prospective chiropractor has to complete 4-5 years of study at a chiropractic college accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. There, they study a variety of clinical subjects relating to how to evaluate and care for patients.
In many subjects, including nutrition, anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation, and public health, they actually receive a more intensive education than a medical doctor. The curriculum totals a minimum of 4,200 hours in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings. Because chiropractic care is so hands-on, most programs include a year-long internship at a chiropractic clinic, where they practice what they’ve learned.
Then, they have to pass state-approved certification exams to earn their chiropractic license. The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners offers a three-part exam valid in most states, while other states have their own exams.
Many states then require ongoing education for the chiropractor to keep their license. In Illinois, we have to complete a minimum 150 hours of education per 3-year period between renewals. This includes 60 hours of formal coursework and 90 hours of other activities including consultations, medical writing, teaching, teleconferences, and peer review.
When you come into Algonquin Chiropractic Center, you’re meeting with a healthcare professional with thousands of hours of ongoing study and years of experience under his belt. You can be sure that Dr. Galante has the most up-to-date information on how to best treat whatever pains you—so give us a call, and schedule a consultation today!