Dr. Jack Martin was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Westchester, Illinois. He graduated from Proviso West High School and then attended Elmhurst College where he was a Pre-medicine major and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in 1976. Following his graduation, he decided to pursue a career in chiropractic at National College where he graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine and a certification in Acupuncture in 1980.
In February of 1981, Dr. Jack Martin established his practice in St. Charles, Illinois. He moved the offices to neighboring town; Geneva, Illinois for several years before returning to St. Charles.
As a life-long resident of Illinois, Dr. Martin has held many positions in social clubs and coaching his children’s sports teams. He held the office of president of the Geneva Lions Club where he has participated for over 16 years. He coached both his son's Tri-City football teams and was the vice president of the league. He directed and coached the Geneva youth wrestling program. He coached his daughters traveling soccer team and was the team manager for his son hockey team.
Chiropractic is derived from a Greek word where chiro means “hand” and practic means “practice”, which literally translates to practice with your hands. Chiropractic is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical based alternative medicine that utilizes skilled manipulations, therapeutic modalities, nutrition, rehabilitation exercises, mobilizations, diet, vitamins, herbs and other supplements. Chiropractic was originally developed in 1890 by Daniel David Palmer, who was originally a magnetic healer.
There are two main categories of Chiropractors - straight and mixer. Straight chiropractors focus on the “Innate Intelligence” that flows throughout a person’s body. It is undeniable that there is some force; call it Innate Intelligence, Qi or energy that drives our bodies to function properly as well as heal itself. Straight chiropractors believe that vertebral subluxations that disrupt this flow of energy are the cause for all diseases. Straight chiropractors primarily utilize adjustments to correct these subluxations, which will inevitably lead to the restoration health.
Mixed chiropractors, on the other hand, have a more functional view of diseases. They view the cause of most diseases as coming from biomechanical dysfunctions (improper body movements), poor posture, trauma and nutritional imbalances. Mixed chiropractors utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities, rehabilitation exercises and nutritional diets and supplementation. The combined effects of these modalities enhances the healing of the bodies tissues by stimulating the nervous system to remove the damaged cells and promotes the growth of new cells.
We hope that this website instills an accurate view of chiropractic and our general philosophy of chiropractic to you.