Chiropractic Medicine is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuro musculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Chiropractic physicians practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment. In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Dr. Marzena Litwinska
Dr. Marzena Litwinska earned her undergraduate degree in movement sciences with a psychology minor from University of Illinois at Chicago. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree and acupuncture certification from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. While there, she became proficient in many techniques including: Motion Palpation, Diversified, Activator, Flexion/Distraction, and Soft Tissue Therapy. She also spent time acquiring knowledge in Cambodia learning their tactics of massage treatment. Dr. Litwinska treats a vast array of musculoskeletal as well as chronic conditions. Dr. Litwinska likes to use a combination of manual and instrument adjusting techniques and tailors her treatment methods based on the needs of the patient. Dr. Litwinska is one of the few Chiropractors in Illinois practicing functional medicine to treat chronic conditions affecting today’s society. Dr. Litwinska is fluent in Polish.
Certifications and Experience
- Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
- Functional Medicine Practitioner
- Acupuncture Certified
- Webster Certified
- Fascial Movement Taping Level 1 & 2 Certified Rocktape Provider
- Completed Applied Diversified Technique Lumbar Spine/Pelvis Course
- Completed Applied Diversified Technique Cervical Spine Course
- Completed McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Part A: The Lumbar Spine
- Completed McKenzie Method Part B: The Cervical and Thoracic Spine
- Completed Motion Palpation Adjust-Athon
- Completed Motion Palpation Full Spine Analysis and Adjustive Technique
- Member of American Chiropractic Association
- Member of Illinois Chiropractic Society
- Member of The Institute for Functional Medicine
- Member of International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
Susan Brydges LMT
When we are balanced we are whole.
When we are whole we are happy.
I like happy.
Susan has been specializing in manual therapy for over 17 years. She began her training in Seattle, Washington in 2001, and while she’s been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 17 years the body still surprises, she’s in awe of the body, continues to learn from the body, and every massage is unlike the last. She believes more time on the massage table is best for the body to relax. When the body is relaxed, the body will let go. If you want more information about Susan, you can go to her website
Our appointments and rates are based on the actual hands-on time on the table, not appointment time. This is your massage let’s discuss how your body is feeling; is it tired, is it achy, is your range of motion not what you want it to be, are you under more stress than normal, do you get headaches, are you having digestive problems? All if this information helps us get you the best possible massage for your body, mind, and spirit. We can incorporate strokes that increase circulation, stretching, sports massage, reflexology, trigger points; the point is whatever your body needs is what we will give it.