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Dr. Christopher Allin, D.C.
Dr. Christopher Allin D.C. – Woodstock Office
Dr. Allin ensures his practice is patient-centered. This means that he wants to work with you to find out your health concerns and goals are. He believes that three factors make a great doctors office: 1. Exceptional Customer Service, 2. Quality of time spent with your practitioner, 3. Individualized treatment plans. Utilizing Massage Therapy, Chiropractic Manipulation, Therapeutic Exercise and Nutritional/Botanical interventions, he aims to guide patients toward healthy living.
Dr. Allin was a scholarship gymnast at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 2000-2002. A series of back injuries resulted in an early retirement and led to a passion for natural health care. Soon after leaving UIC, Dr. Allin enrolled in massage therapy school at National University of Health Sciences, Lombard and completed a 750hr clinical massage program as Salutatorian. Bit by the science bug, he continued his studies and completed a Bachelor’s Degree from National University of Health Sciences, Lombard in Biomedical Science with a focus in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology graduating with honors. He was directly accepted into the Doctor of Chiropractic at the same school. During medical school, Dr. Allin worked as a Massage Therapist at Butler National Golf Club, Westmont, IL and taught Massage Therapy courses at his alma mater. He also worked as a Research Assistant in the Neuroanatomy department working on updating the school’s textbook publications and tutored anatomy for massage therapy, bachelors degree, and chiropractic students.
After graduation, Dr. Allin worked at clinics in Westmont, Lake Zurich, Cary, and Crystal Lake until he ended up here in Woodstock, IL. He continued his education at the University of Western States toward the Masters Degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine and held position as Adjunct Faculty for Anatomy and Physiology Cadaver Study at College of DuPage. He still continues his education working toward post-doctoral Diplomate status in Nutrition and Sports Medicine and teaches Nutrition courses in McHenry County.
Having been an elite athlete, Dr. Allin understands what it takes to meet goals. Since his career ending injury, he as also endured the degenerative processes that gymnastics can leave on the body. He has had right knee surgery (MCL, ACL, and Medial Meniscus repair), and three neck fusion surgeries (2009, 2014, and 2107). At this point he is a self proclaimed neck specialist, truly understanding the presentation and rehabilitation of nerve pain, disc herniations, stenosis, and arthritis. Going through the trials and tribulations of surgery and rehab gives Dr. Allin an empathy that most people can not comprehend. All of these injuries fuel his passion to work with active and de-conditioned athletes teaching proper body mechanics to avoid unnecessary stress patterns that will accumulate inevitably leading to injury. He also takes great pride in helping patients get off of pain medications and on to more natural forms of pain management, as he understands from first hand experience the difficulties with this process.
In his spare time, Dr. Allin enjoys spending time with his wife Jenna, together 15 years, and his son Bryce, 10 years old. As much as he loves biomechanics and injury prevention, he also loves playing musical instruments like drums and guitar as it “keeps me sane.” Cooking heathy yet delicious meals is a challenge he takes on because he believes that food is the way to a person’s soul. You can find him practicing yoga and tai chi for body strength, flexibility and stress reduction.