Kathryn Cantwell, DC, DICCP, CSCP
DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC
With a lifelong interest in holistic medicine, Kathy Cantwell knew from an early age that helping patients achieve their optimal health was her calling. To that end, she obtained her Doctorate in Chiropractic at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, OR, before establishing a multi-disciplinary clinic in the Chicago suburbs that she successfully operated for over 2 decades. Over the years, Dr. Kathy has helped thousands of patients avoid back and neck surgery through diversified full spine adjusting and cranial adjusting.
Other certifi cations and special interests include:
- Pregnancy and neonatal care
— Pediatric Diplomate since 1996
— Webster certified
- Concussions and sports injuries
- Certified SOT practitioner
- Certified Cranial SOT practitioner
- TMJ care
Dr. Kathy’s philosophy is to treat the body as a whole, rather than individual parts—this was the inspiration behind the clinic’s name, Unity Chiropractic, and Wellness Center. This outlook is also what led her to study nutrition extensively, and she is skilled at using neurological nutrition to treat specific disorders. When Dr. Kathy isn’t at the o ce, she likes to relax by cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband, 5 children, and cat Milo.
Paula Rivera, DC, CSP
DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC
With 22 years of bodywork experience, Dr. Paula relies on her diverse background and extensive experience to fulfill her patients’ needs, from gentle techniques for stress relief and emotional healing, to pain relief from injuries. Dr. Paula began her work early on in life as a massage therapist, but her drive towards wanting to know more about the intricacies of the bodies in which we live led her to pursue her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the University of Western States.
Although Dr. Paula practices an eclectic style that draws on many techniques and therapies, the ones that resonate the most with her are:
- Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT)
- Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
- Neuroemotional Technique (NET)
- McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)
Passionate about giving back to the community, Dr. Paula finds chiropractic mission trips the best way to literally touch the nation one patient at a time. She has had the opportunity to serve in Haiti, Dominican Republic and El Salvador. In her free-time, Paula enjoys spending time learning, laughing and traveling with family and friends, especially her vivacious 13-year old.
|Dr. Kathy Cantwell||Jim Freda, LMT||Robyn Baehler, BA, LMT|
Dr. Kathy Cantwell
With a lifelong interest in holistic medicine, Kathy Cantwell knew from an early age, that helping patients achieve their optimal health was her calling. To that end, she obtained her Doctorate in Chiropractic at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon, and then established a multi-disciplinary clinic in the Chicago suburbs, which she successfully operated for over 2 decades.
Over the years, Dr. Kathy has helped thousands of patients avoid back and neck surgery through cranial adjusting, and diversified full-spine adjusting. She has also done extensive work in the evaluation and treatment of concussions, and is experienced at treating sports-related injuries. Dr. Kathy is also a certified SOT practitioner
In addition to helping injured patients, Dr. Kathy also enjoys working with pregnant women throughout their pregnancies, and then (very gently) adjusting their newborn babies within hours of their birth. A pioneer in the field of Chiropractic Pediatrics, she is a proud graduate of the first Pediatric Diplomate class in 1996.
Dr. Kathy's philosophy is to treat the body as a whole, rather than individual parts - this was the inspiration behind the clinic's name, Unity Chiropractic and Wellness Center. This outlook is also what led her to study nutrition extensively, and she is skilled at using neurological nutrition to treat specific disorders. When Dr. Kathy isn't at the office, she likes to relax by cooking, reading, or traveling. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, 5 children, and cat, Milo.
Jim Freda, LMT
MASSAGE THERAPIST LIC. #21340
Jim employs deep tissue massage, structural bodywork, sports massage, and neuromuscular approaches to relieve pain, correct dysfunction, and improve mobility for his clients. He has also studied the Connection Point Approach with its creator, Jon Hart, a lead instructor at Portland's East West College.
Jim’s clients include senior citizens, world-class athletes, office workers and moms. Jim believes the body is an amazing thing that is capable of healing itself, but which sometimes needs the extra attention provided by a chiropractor or manual therapist.
Jim likes to share his insights with his clients to help them understand their own bodies better. He also enjoys teaching simple exercises and self-massage techniques so his clients can stay healthy and active.
Robyn Baehler, BA, LMT
MASSAGE THERAPIST LIC. #17772
After 12+ years in corporate positions, Robyn pursued a long-time love of health and wellness and went back to school to complete the 800-hour massage therapy program at East West College in 2009. Robyn has extensively studied Advanced Myofascial Techniques, and also specializes in Sports & Rehab massage, Deep Tissues and massage for overall health and wellness. She also has 6+ years of experience helping clients who have been in motor vehicle accidents, easing chronic pain, and making progress with people who are recovering from surgeries or work-related injuries.
- Completing a Certifi cation in Advanced Myofascial Therapy from the Advanced Trainings Institute under the direction of Til Luchau.
- Specialized training in Sports Massage. Experience with the Portland State University athletic department and working with professional athletes at events such as the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet.
TECHNIQUES & PHILOSOPHY
Robyn chose Massage Therapy as a profession because she wants others to experience the same healing, preventative, and rehabilitative benefi ts that she has as a competitive athlete for over 25 years. She understands the needs of clients with active lifestyles and she sees many clients who want massage for overall health and wellness and pain management. She continues to expand her knowledge, experience, and expertise in bodywork by attending workshops and classes as often as possible.