Chicago Spine and Sports

Chiropractor & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Lakeview, Chicago, IL

About Practice

Chicago Spine and Sports is unlike any other chiropractic, pain management, or manual care center in or around Chicago, Illinois. We offer an evidence-based, integrated approach to our patients' care including treatments such as active release therapy, cupping therapy, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), personal training services, myofascial therapy, and the McKenzie method. We utilize symptom and movement-based classification systems to develop a unique and distinctive treatment program for each patient. While chiropractic adjustments are important, they are only one health care tool. Some patients need adjustments, others benefit from muscular manipulation and a majority of our patients require a combination of joint manipulation, muscular therapy, and rehabilitation techniques.

Our goal is to not only relieve your pain or symptoms but to also educate you in prevention and self-treatment. We believe that everyone should have the understanding of how to perform basic maintenance on themselves. We believe that understanding how your body should feel and move can help you on your journey to improved overall health and well-being.

Our system allows us to diagnose not only the symptoms you have but why you have them.

At Chicago Spine and Sports, we take the time to discover the root cause of your symptoms and do what it takes to fix or manage them.

You would struggle to find another clinic that offers the dedication, education, and certifications of our providers.  

We strive to help our patients reach and exceed their health goals, giving you the freedom to live your life!



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Chicago Spine and Sports

Chicago Spine and Sports is unlike any other chiropractic, pain management, or manual care center in or around Chicago, Illinois. We offer an evidence-based, integrated approach to our patients' care including treatments such as active release therapy, cupping therapy, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), personal training services, myofascial therapy, and the McKenzie method. We utilize symptom and movement-based classification systems to develop a unique and distinctive treatment program for each patient. While chiropractic adjustments are important, they are only one health care tool. Some patients need adjustments, others benefit from muscular manipulation and a majority of our patients require a combination of joint manipulation, muscular therapy, and rehabilitation techniques.

Our goal is to not only relieve your pain or symptoms but to also educate you in prevention and self-treatment. We believe that everyone should have the understanding of how to perform basic maintenance on themselves. We believe that understanding how your body should feel and move can help you on your journey to improved overall health and well-being.

Our system allows us to diagnose not only the symptoms you have but why you have them.

At Chicago Spine and Sports, we take the time to discover the root cause of your symptoms and do what it takes to fix or manage them.

You would struggle to find another clinic that offers the dedication, education, and certifications of our providers.  

We strive to help our patients reach and exceed their health goals, giving you the freedom to live your life!




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Douglas R. Krebs DC, FACO, CERT MDT

Dr. Douglas Krebs had a goal of providing a remarkably unique service: A clinic where patients could go for sports injuries and musculoskeletal aches and pains to obtain rapid resolution of their condition (usually 4-6 visits) and most importantly learn how to treat themselves if it ever returns, to reduce their need for future care. Dr. Krebs is a native of Pennsylvania, but moved to the Chicago area in 1998 and has never left.  He enjoys his many opportunities to speak for various athletic clubs and organizations on topics from core strength training, spinal stabilization, self care strategies for endurance athletes, and functional training. Dr. Krebs stays active with resistance training and he has competed in several triathlons.  He understands that athletes hate taking time away from what they love and that is why he strives to keeping them in the game or returning them as quickly as possible.

Dr. Krebs is an active member of: American Chiropractic Association (ACA), International Society of Clinical Rehabilitation Specialists and National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Dr. Krebs resides in Chicago with his wife, Jennifer.

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EDUCATION

B.A. Psychology, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA 1997

B.S. Human Biology, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL, 1999

Doctor of Chiropractic, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL, 2001

 

CREDENTIALS

Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedist, 2007 

Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, 2007 

Certified in McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, 2010 

Functional Movement Screen, Certified 

Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Level 1 Certified 

Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Level 2

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)

Certified in Sole Supports Custom Orthotics Casting and Design 

Trained in Functional and Kinetic Rehab and Treatment (FAKTR)

Click here view Dr. Krebs Curriculum Vitae

 

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Thomas L. Donahue, DC, CCSP

Dr. Thomas Donahue III received his Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science at Michigan State University. He went on to earn his doctorate degree in Chiropractic at National University of Health Sciences. Dr. Donahue continues to build on his knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of spine and joint disorders by participating in port-graduate seminars, keeping abreast of the latest research. He has also been on the Gross Anatomy Faculty at Rosalind Franklin University - Dr. William M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. His commitment to good health and genuine concern for his patient's well being are two qualities that impress those who know him.

Dr. Donahue resides in Chicago area with his wife, Sheilah, and their three daughters and son. They enjoy the rich-mix of cultures, the thriving entertainment scene and world-class architecture the city has to offer.

EDUCATION

B.S. Nutritional Science, Michigan State University, May 1997

B.S. Human Biology, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL 1999

Doctor of Chiropractic, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL, 2001

CREDENTIALS

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, 2008 

Certified in Thompson Technique

Certified in Sole Supports Custom Orthotics Casting and Design 

 

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DOUGLAS M. KREFMAN, DC, ART

Dr. Douglas Krefman earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois.

Dr. Krefman served as the University President for the Motion Palpation Institute and Sports Rehabilitation Club, and practiced as a chiropractic intern at The Salvation Army clinic in Chicago. He is Active Release Techniques® full body certified (Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, and Spine) and received additional training in various physical medicine techniques including McKenzie therapy®, Cox® Flexion-Distraction therapy, and RockTape®. Dr. Krefman treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries for patients of all ages.

Dr. Krefman looks forward to serving the Chicagoland community through a customized, functional, and evidence-based treatment approach.

EDUCATION

B.A. Communications & Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 2010

Doctor of Chiropractic, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL, 2015

CREDENTIALS

Active Release Techniques, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity and Spine Certified, 2015 activerelease.com

Motion Palpation Institute, Referral Network Provider, 2014 motionpalpation.org

RockTape provider, level I and II certified, 2015 RockTape.com

Click here to view Dr. Krefman's Curriculum Vitae.

E-Mail:  DrKrefman@chicagospineandsports.com

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SAJJAD MURTAZA, MD

Dr. Sajjad Murtaza is a fellowship-trained specialist in sports medicine and interventional pain and is a board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. For nearly a decade, he has been involved in promoting a pain free lifestyle and promoting the restoration of normal function after a variety of injuries for his patients. He has a large following in the Chicagoland area and also spent some time working in Michigan.  He is recognized for his expertise in interventional pain.  He is the former director of a large pain clinic at a university setting in downtown Chicago. He has had affiliations with University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago and Rush Medical Center. He believes a pain free existence and restoration of normal function are the keys to improving your mental and physical health.

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LAUREN GOODE, CCT, LMT, NCTMB

Lauren Goode, CCT, LMT, NCTMB is a state licensed, nationally certified body worker who specializes in cupping and myo-fasical massage. Treatments are drawn from multiple modalities, and on knowledge of the myoskeletal chains and 12 meridians of the body, to create a customized session specific to the receivers goals and current health. Lauren has been practicing since 2009 and has had the pleasure of training with Zen Shiatsu Chicago, the International Cupping Association, Erik Dalton's Freedom from Pain Institute, and the Soma Institute, The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy

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Robyn Becker, Exercise Physiologist

Exercise Specialist and President of Healthy Results Ltd., Robyn Becker, provides personal fitness and conditioning guidance to a wide range of individuals – from those just starting to get into shape to the regular marathon runner. Regardless of the level of intensity, Robyn’s philosophy is grounded in the belief that exercise is a means to gain a healthier lifestyle. For those just starting an exercise regime, Robyn believes in increasing daily activity levels and improving muscular control in individuals as a means of increasing the level of health. For those who are already in shape but trying to reach the next level of performance, Robyn helps consistent exercisers recover from plateaus and keep exercise programming varied. Robyn works in conjunction with a variety of physicians and healthcare experts, such as Physical Therapists, Dietitians, Massage Therapists and Osteopathic, Medical and Chiropractic Physicians to help treat individuals appropriately. Robyn firmly believes that proper health is achieved through the attention and expertise from a variety of health care professionals. She currently works alongside nationally recognized Osteopathic Physician Dr. Teresa Hubka, focusing on women’s health. Robyn continues to grow with the opportunities presented to her in a variety of health concerns. On a daily basis, she works with patients of special populations such as prenatal, post natal, diabetics, obesity, menopausal, osteoporosis and other high-risk individuals.


Aside from special populations, Robyn also works with individuals on performance enhancement, helping them reach their goals in athletics, from a first time marathon or triathlon athlete to a long time marathon runner to help reach his or her goal for time. As a 4 time marathon runner and triathlon completer, Robyn understands the demands and logistics of these challenging races and works very closely with her athletes to meet the demands of these races. She especially focuses on injury prevention with these endurance races, through body mechanic analysis and taking preventive measures through stretching and sports specific strengthening exercises.

Robyn holds the following credentials:

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Major Exercise Physiology University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997

Personal Trainer Certification National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) 

Subject Matter Expert - American Council on Exercise (ACE) 

Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant Certification - American Council on Exercise (ACE) 

Perinatal Fitness Instructor Training Healthy Moms 

Exercise Specialist Training American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 

Email: info@healthyresultsteam.com

FOR EVEN MORE INFORMATION ON ROBYN YOU CAN VISIT HER COMPANY WEBSITE.

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Insurance Information

Our providers are in-network providers for most insurance companies. Please call our office so that we may verify your benefits. Our office also accepts Cash, Check, All Major Credit Card and Apple Pay. Payment of Co-Pays and non-covered services are due at the time that services are rendered. In the end, we want you to get the treatment that you need We offer convenient payment plans and options. Please talk to us about setting up a payment plan.

AARP
Aetna
American Specialty Health
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Assurant Health
BCBS
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Great West Health Care
Multiplan, Inc.
PHCS
UnitedHealthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I came to them after a bad car accident. I had back and neck injuries that were carefully taken care of. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND their office."

    Julia D.
  • Yelp

    "Everyone here is awesome! I had been multiple places for my back pain with no luck. When I came here, they were efficient."

    Katie H.
  • Yelp

    "This place is the best. It can be scary to find a new place and Dr. to trust. Katherine at the front desk is warm, friendly and as helpful as it gets."

    Claire N.
  • Yelp

    "Scheduling appointments was very easy and the receptionist is one of the friendliest people you'll meet. I truly recommend this place to anyone inneed of a chiropractor"

    Nani D.
Location
Chicago Spine and Sports
922 West Diversey Parkway
Lakeview

Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: 773-467-7374
Fax: 773-529-0231
Office Hours

Chicago Spine and Sports
922 West Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614