Practically anyone with a back issue would do just about anything to have relief from the pain.
St. Charles chiropractor and resident Dr. Emily Loveland offers a different approach to help her patients feel better and heal. Her unique background led her to utilize a combination of techniques, such as massage therapy, the Graston technique, acupuncture, kinesio taping and traditional chiropractic methods.
“I have some back issues,” said Holly Kurtz, an insurance producer and patient who nominated Loveland for the Kane County Chronicle’s Best Under 40 honor. “I have not had success with other chiropractors. Emily’s practice has a variety of things she does. My other chiropractors didn’t offer different techniques. Every time I leave, I feel a ton better.”
With her practice located within Tranquility Spa and Wellness Center in downtown St. Charles, Loveland evaluates each patient’s cause of pain and devises a specialized plan for him or her. Her overall approach includes proper nutrition, exercise and stress-relief therapies, such as yoga. Treatments may include acupuncture, massage therapy and chiropractic techniques.
“I do a technique called Graston therapy with a stainless steel tool, which is a little bit more aggressive,” Loveland said. “It’s a type of body work for people who there’s not a massage in the world that will fix their tightness.”
The 38-year-old graduate of Grand Valley State University in Michigan completed a Bachelor of Science degree in 2000. Loveland worked as the head athletic trainer at a high school in Indiana. Upon finishing massage therapy training in 2002 at the Midwest Academy of Healing Arts in Brownsburg, Indiana, she knew she was destined for greater things. Her inspiration came when a chiropractor came to her massage class.
“I love the body work,” Loveland said. “I knew I could do more. I had more to give.”
She earned a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from the National University of Health Sciences in 2006.
“I started in a very traditional chiropractic practice,” said Loveland, who opened her practice at Tranquility in 2009.
In her free time, she belongs to the Geneva chapter of a professional organization called the Dynamic Professional Women’s Network. She recently published a chapter entitled “Make Wellness Your Reality” in a book called “Strong Women Overcoming Mediocrity.” She also teaches an anatomy and physiology class to massage therapy students at Elgin Community College.
In addition, Loveland does charity work though Christ Community Church in St. Charles.
“Once a year, I go on a mission trip to Nicaragua,” she said. “It’s a three-day medical clinic. It’s so rewarding because some of these people have never felt relief so instantly.”
Most exciting of all for Loveland is she recently became a legal guardian for her brother’s 9-year-old daughter, Madison.
“It’s a huge life-changer,” she said. “It’s different, but I can’t imagine not having her now.”
Kurtz sums up Loveland’s life perfectly: ”I could say a million good things about her, but there isn’t enough time in the day.”
About the award
Through Tuesday the Kane County Chronicle is recognizing 12 area professionals younger than age 40 who have made significant contributions to their profession, company and community. To read the Best Under 40 profiles online, visit www.kcchronicle.com/bestunder40/2015.