Family Nurse Practitioner
Anna Visak, NP is American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANP) certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is adding value to our practice by being able to see the entire family: babies, kids, mamas, papas, grandparents and more.
She practices integrative medicine and homeopathy as well.
Anna is a wife and mother of 3 children. She is compassionate and loves to educate patients and families on various topics. She is very friendly and easy to talk to.
Anna's Degree in Psychology gives her an amazing extra skill which supports her passion for helping patients with ADD/ADHD and behavioral problems.
She also has a love for helping diagnose, treat and educate patients on autoimmune disorders.
Anna holds Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Spanish for University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign, Bachelors Degree in Nursing, and Masters in Nursing from Purdue Calumet University, now known as Purdue University Northwest.
She completed the international CEDH homeopathy course and is a member of the CEDH (Center for Education and Development of Clinical Homeopathy).
Bre Grzych, LAc,LMT is a nationally board certified acupuncturist and massage therapist. Her journey to a more natural and health-oriented lifestyle began in massage school and has continued even beyond her schooling in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Utilizing knowledge and treatment modalities from both fields, Bre practices acupuncture, massage, herbal therapy, and nutrition therapy for both children and adults.
Between raising her family of four young kids and keeping up with a combined acupuncture and massage practice, Bre has been able to pursue continuing education above and beyond the requirements of her profession. Inspired by her own children, most of her continuing education has focused on pediatrics and has included training on treating common childhood ailments, chronic illnesses, autism spectrum disorder, and ADD/ADHD.
After seeing how much even the youngest of patients can benefit from these therapies, Bre has become passionate about educating other parents on how to nourish and heal their child naturally. She strives to change the health of future generations by starting with changing the health of the kids of today.
2008- BS Communication- Purdue University
2009- Certificate in Massage Therapy- American College Massage School
2012- Masters of Acupuncture- Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
2014- MS of Oriental Medicine- Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
2015- Advanced Acupuncture Pediatrics- Center for Advanced Pediatric Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Is a multifaceted approach to healthcare that focuses on restoring and maintaining balance within the body and mind. With its detailed and unique perspective on health, TCM is able to address acute illnesses, such as colds and injuries, as well as, more deep rooted issues, such as asthma or allergies. TCM is even able to offer help when mainstream medicine is not quite enough.
While acupuncture is one of the most common modalities of TCM, it is certainly not the only one. If a traditional acupuncture treatment using needles seems too intimidating, there is no need to rely on that modality. Sometimes the most effective treatment involves no needles at all. And with a confident and calm approach, even the most hesitant children (and parents) come around to trying acupuncture needles. Whether the treatment utilizes needles or various non-needle techniques, acupuncture can become more effective when combined with other TCM therapies. The entire treatment plan might include acupuncture, massage, herbal therapy, nutrition therapy, and lifestyle counseling.
Acupuncture can help kids with:
ADHD/ADD, Allergies, Anxiety, Asthma, Autism/ ASD, Bedwetting, Behavioral Issues, Chronic Low Immunity, Cold/Flu, Colic, Constipation, Coughs, Diarrhea, Digestive Issues, Ear Infections, Eczema, Growing Pains, Headaches, Healing after Injury, Muscle-Skeletal Issues, Sleep Issues ....and Much More!
FST - Fascial Stretch Therapist
Ginger Rex, FST discovered her passion for health and fitness from early childhood as a competitive Gymnast. With many hours in the gym, she quickly learned the benefits of strengthening and flexibility to better enhance performances and her every day lifestyle. This enabled her to later become an AFL and CIFL professional dancer. While dancing for Arena Football, Gingers career launched as a Strength Coach in Chicago. During these years, she was introduced to Stretch to Win Fascial Stretch Therapy, founded by Ann and Chris Frederick. She was amazed by the instant and lasting results her clients received.
Ginger's knowledge and experience also helped Professional Dance teams in the Chicago land area as well working the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew to name a few. After graduating College to continue her education, she decided to solely focus on Fascial Stretching for not just athletes but for everyone. Ginger enjoys working on a variety of patients from chronic conditions, post surgical recovery, to sports specific athletic goals and just mobility awareness. Ginger's passion for Fascial Stretching is inspiring her to currently seek out educational seminars when she is not busy raising her two young children.
What is FST?
FST is a relaxing table-based manual stretch therapy system that achieves optimal flexibility, pain relief, strengthens imbalances and improves overall performance in life. FST stretches not only the muscles, but the fascia; the connective tissue that surrounds the muscles, ligaments, and targets deep into the joint capsule.
BENEFITS OF FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY
* Reduce Pain
* Increase Range of Motion
* Improve Muscle Function
* Improve Posture
* Increase Blood Flow / Circulation
* Muscular Balance and Symmetry
* Decrease Compression & Impingements in the Joints
* Reduce Risk of Injury
* Improve Performance
* Increase Energy
Pamela Kozy, EEMCP, RMT has been practicing and teaching Reiki for over 18 years and Eden Energy Medicine for over 10 years. She is dedicated to bringing awareness to not only the surrounding community, but the medical community as well. She teaches how natural and traditional methods of healing can and should work hand in hand and assist people in their own healing process. Pamela also teaches classes for Reiki, Energy Medicine, and Meditation.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation and an effective touch therapy. A treatment feels like a wonderful soothing flow of gentle energy, that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole system , body, mind, and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that
include relaxation and feelings of peace, security, post-operative recovery, tension and or stress, headaches, and the side effects of chemotherapy.
What is Eden Energy Medicine- EEM?
It is a method of working directly with the body energy systems to help create health and wellness. EEM teaches specific techniques that can be used to activate the body natural healing abilities. This can help to restore vital energies that have become weak, disturbed or out of balance.
What can Energy Medicine Help With?
Relieve Stress and Anxiety
Strengthen Immune System
Relieve Allergy Symptoms
Improve Learning Skills /Sharpen Mind