Dr. Matthew S. Hart has always been drawn to helping others, but it was his own back pain experience that made him realize the career path for him lay in chiropractic.
“My back pain was so bad I couldn’t even walk around a grocery store without getting shooting pain,” says Hart. “While all other doctors were sending me to physical therapy and surgeons, it was a Gonstead chiropractor who looked at my spine in a way no one else had.”
The focus of the Gonstead adjustment is to be as specific, precise and accurate as possible, addressing only the problem areas (areas of subluxation). Great care is taken to ensure a bio-mechanically correct position and precise thrust to provide the most accurate and painless adjustment possible.
“ He treated me for the severe rotation I had in my spine — something no other doctor, even other chiropractors, ever looked for,” Hart explains. “Chiropractic saved me by giving my life back. Now it’s my turn to give others their lives back.”
Hart opened his practice in 2001 in Geneva, choosing the Tri-City area because of the hometown family atmosphere. His mission — to treat everyone as if they were a part of his own family, giving them the care and attention they needed to live their lives free from pain naturally. Today, Hart Chiropractic has a staff of eight, offering chiropractic full-spine x-rays, spinal adjustments, massage therapy, spinal decompression, acupuncture and functional rehabilitation.
Hart’s approach to care is full body, addressing the underlying issues as to why someone is having pain. Pain is common, but not normal, Hart says. His treatments are geared towards fixing the problem and not just treating the symptoms. His Palmer College education, combined with thousands of hours of additional training, has given him the knowledge to investigate and treat in a way very different than many general chiropractors.
“The body has an innate ability to heal. As a healthcare provider thinking natural care first, it’s my job to facilitate this by working with the body and removing the interference in the spine called subluxations in order for the body to heal naturally,” Hart says.
“If you have seen a chiropractor in the past but it didn’t ‘work’ for you, it’s time to try our approach,” he says. “We utilize x-rays analysis of your spine and hands-on spinal adjustments geared towards making specific spinal corrections based on your individual needs.
“It’s the best compliment to hear that the community you live in and work in thinks that highly about what you do,” says Dr. Hart, on being named a Best of the Fox. It’s a humble honor that I take very seriously because I know I am making a difference in this community by being a leading resource when it comes to healthcare.
“I get to help people every day. It’s not a job to me, it’s a calling.”
1803 W. State St. | Geneva, IL 60134
630-262-1421 | www.hartchiropractic.com
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