As we approach the Fourth of July here in Peoria, it's important to note that Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria will be closed to observe the holiday.
However, we will be open on Monday, July 3, as well as Wednesday, July 5.
Please refer to our normal operating hours for availability on those days. Thank you, and have a wonderful Fourth!
Patients often ask, if they are moving away from Peoria or travelling for an extended period of time, which chiropractors they should visit at their destinations. The first thing I always tell them is to research whether any Activator Methods chiropractors practice in the area they'll be visiting.
The simplest method for this research is to use an online tool to locate an Activator Methods chiropractor in your area. If you were to use this tool today and search for chiropractors in Peoria, IL, you will find one chiropractor in Peoria who is rated with an Advanced Profiency Rating (the highest rating for Activator Methods).
If you know that you'll be in the following four areas, however, my first recommendation would be the doctors listed below. So if you do not live in the Peoria area, please consider visiting one of these trusted colleagues:
Dr. Alan L. Johnson, Cedarburg, WI
Dr. Terry Hough, 5800 Broad St., Greendale, WI
Dr. Matthew Groves, Decatur, IL
Dr. John Daniels, Racine, WI
The greatest compliment a patient can give to his or her doctor is to spend the time to sit down and write out a recommendation for the office. With so many demands on our time these days, it's deeply appreciated whenever someone wants to spread the word about their chiropractor.
A patient in this office recently wrote the following:
My life used to be one where the main focus was on how much pain I was in. I had been to several chiropractors but always ended up stopping treatment after not really seeing improvement, and many times ended up being in more pain and laid up for days after an adjustment. I received a recommendation for Dr. Johnson and it is one of the best choices I've ever made. He is an amazing doctor, incredibly personable and actually listens to you. He's patient and explains everything very clearly and his adjustments are precise and targeted. I always leave his office feeling better then when I arrived and long term I have absolutely had improvement. I would not have the increased mobility, reduced numbness and significantly reduced pain if not for him. I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone, from infants to the elderly. My quality of life has vastly improved and no longer am I constantly thinking about how much pain I'm in. As long as he is practicing, I will be his patient.
That's a fantastic and heartfelt testimonial, and it's extremely heartwarming! Here's hoping that all of our patients will be able to find the same benefits from chiropractic care for their own conditions.
Read all the other good things our patients have to say!
Three patients recently wrote testimonials online for this office, really quite glowing reviews. I wish to thank them all for their kind words and say how thrilled I am that chiropractic care has helped each of them. For each of them to sacrifice the time to write their thoughts... that's highly appreciated.
The reviews can all be found on Google Maps. Here's one of the reviewers:
I have been a patient here for over a year now and am grateful to have found this practice! Dr. Johnson is an excellent doctor. He takes time to ask lots of questions in order to determine the root of an issue, and is always glad to explain his findings. Adjustments are gentle, safe, and produce immediate results. There is no cracking, popping, or twisting. I trust Dr. Johnson not only with my own health, but my baby's too. My son had a couple of adjustments in his first year of life that helped him to sleep better and fight off an ear infection without antibiotics. I highly recommend Dr. Johnson. He will take great care of you!
Here's a second reviewer:
I have been a patient of Dr. Johnson since he moved into his office on Prospect. My previous chiropractor was shortening his hours and becoming increasingly hard to see due to his upcoming retirement. He started sending me to Dr. Johnson. I was skeptical at first. Where was the neck cracking, the technical jargon, and the manual back popping that would leave me aching for days? I quickly learned with Dr. Johnson that a gentle approach is the way to go. His methods and tools are focused and low impact, which leave me feeling results instead of painful side effects. He is hands down the best doctor I have ever had in the realm of helping me understand and maintain my own health and treatment. He is never too busy to break down a process or explain exactly why my lower back is twinging. He listens to my concerns, and takes them seriously. He is excellent at pinpointing events and behaviors that create and trigger back pain. I had been seeing a chiropractor regularly for my lower back and shoulder issues for years. With a relatively short amount of time with Dr. Johnson, my chronic issues have subsided to a point where I can care for myself at home by following his simple advice. I really thought I was going to have to have an adjustment once a week for the rest of my life, but now I just go in for the odd twinge or injury once or twice a year. Some other reasons to make an appointment with Dr. Johnson: He is incredibly respectful, polite, and professional. He enjoys good tea, so you know he's trustworthy. He is absolutely hassle free to schedule with. I love knowing that my very reasonable bill helps support his beautiful family. He plays excellent music. He doesn't mind when I drop in just to say hello, because even when I'm not in pain, he's just a nice person to see. I can't say enough good about him. He'll take good care of you.
And here's the third success story:
I came to Dr. Johnson after suffering neck pain after a car accident. I expected to receive the big powerful loud cracking adjustments that I’d received from other providers in the past (the ones that leave me very sore, but eventually help some). When I didn’t get that type of adjustment, I’ll have to admit, I was a little skeptical at first. But, the methods that Dr. Johnson uses, instead, seemed to leave me with little soreness, and great relief! His precise and gentle methods are exactly what I needed. He’s pleasant, funny, professional, respectful, and most importantly, effective. After working with him, I’m now nearly entirely pain free. My only regret is that I didn’t go to him for treatment sooner! Thanks, Dr. Johnson!
It's incredibly thrilling to hear these success stories, and to watch people improve with chiropractic care. Every day I receive further reminders that the Activator Methods technique of chiropractic care actually does work, and can provide life-changing results for real people with real pain.
Have you visited healthierillinois.com yet? It's a new initiative from the Illinois Chiropractic Society that showcases the message and health mission of Illinois chiropractors by using the slogan "Natural First." As the website explains:
“Natural First” by no means indicates a “Natural Only” philosophy. It means instead that, for many musculoskeletal conditions, providers should first pursue more conservative care without the use of drugs or surgeries. In a recent UnitedHealthcare Analysis, one in four patients suffered from a musculoskeletal condition, and low back pain is the second most common reason for a patient to see a primary care physician.
Since chiropractic is a non-invasive method of treating many common musculoskeletal conditions without the side effects to your body that often accompany drugs and surgeries, chiropractors believe that chiropractic and other non-invasive treatments and therapies should be attempted first. If your condition or problem is not resolved by trying non-invasive care, then care can always escalate to more invasive methods.
The website also has answers to many common questions from patients, such as "Is chiropractic treatment safe?" and "Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?" The website also hosts videos, helps patients find chiropractic doctors in their area, and provides research on common chiropractic questions. As the website states:
For over a hundred years, chiropractic physicians have been utilizing their “Natural First” approach helping patients address issues ranging from headaches to sport injuries to back pain. Chiropractic physicians make up a vital and effective member of your family’s medical team allowing for a drug and surgery free first approach to your health care and a focus on your body’s overall sense of wellness.
Unless otherwise attributed, all content is written by Kyle Johnson, DC, of Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria.
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Although every effort has been made to provide an accurate description of our chiropractic care and its benefits, the information given on this website and blog is not intended to be, nor should it be interpreted as, medical advice for any condition.
If you have any questions regarding your condition, you should seek the help of Dr. Johnson in person, so that he may properly assess your condition.
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