Meet Dr. Paul Plaskett, Libertyville Chiropractor
Outstanding educational background
- Doctor of Chiropractic: National University of Health Sciences, Lombard Illinois, 2003
- Bachelor of Science – Human Biology: National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, Illinois, 2001
- Bachelor of Science – Exercise Science: Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, 1999
- Certified by National Chiropractic Examining Boards of both the United States and Canada
Experience that you can count on
- Chiropractic Physician/Owner: Joints in Motion Chiropractic, Libertyville, Illinois, 2013
- Associate Chiropractor: Various sports injury and multidisciplinary settings, Chicago and western suburbs, 2004-2012
- Kinesiologist: York Central Hospital, Richmond Hill, Canada, 1998-1999
Advanced training to help you with the difficult problems
- Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist: The Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists
- Certified Acupuncturist: American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture
- McKenzie MethodÒ of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy: Lumbar, Thoracic, and Cervical Spine
- Certified Kinesiotaping Practicioner
- Trained in Orthotic Fabrication and Fitting
- Certified Advanced Golf Fitness Instructor – Level II
- Trained in various advanced manual therapies and rehabilitative techniques
- Evidence Based Nutrition
- Associate Member: MainStreet Libertyville (2013-present)
- Local Men’s League Hockey Participant
- Hockey Coach:
- Chicago Mission Girls Program – Woodridge, IL (2008-2012)
- Glacier Youth Hockey Program – Vernon Hills, IL (2016 – present)
- Authored a lecture series on topics such as Nutrition, Hydration, Training Concepts and Concussion management to help educate young hockey players and parents
As a Board certified chiropractic orthopedist (Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists), Dr. Plaskett has completed extensive postdoctoral education in orthopedics, and has passed rigorous specialty board examinations. Less than 2% of chiropractic physicians attain this status.
The board-certified orthopedic specialist voluntarily participates in a career-long process of continuing education to keep current with the latest advances in health care science and technology in the orthopedic specialty. This includes the best practices in patient safety, quality health care and creating a patient-focused environment centered on outcome-based management.
To maintain specialty credentials, the chiropractic orthopedist participates in an extensive process that involves completing accredited education and specialty training.
Board certified specialists are leaders in the chiropractic field. Chiropractic orthopedists strive to continue their education in the care and management of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. These problems may affect body systems, specific age groups and require advanced techniques to diagnose and treat particular orthopedic conditions. The Chiropractic Orthopedist handles both acute health problems such as sports, occupational and other injuries, as well as more chronic conditions including arthritis, scoliosis and fibromyalgia, using advanced imaging procedures.
Chiropractic physicians are licensed in Illinois under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 (225 ILCS 60/1 et seq.) on a unified basis with other physicians with the exception of using drugs or operative surgery. Uniquely, doctors of chiropractic in Illinois are licensed by the Medical Licensing Board, just as allopaths and osteopaths.
Doctor of Chiropractic is a primary care, direct access, first professional degree level provider who serves as a portal of entry into the healthcare system.
Primary healthcare focuses on a healthcare system whose services are provided by a healthcare team within a community. Chiropractic fits into this definition in a complimentary role as partner in the delivery of primary health services.
In many cases such as lower back pain, chiropractic may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist chiropractic care may compliment or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Chiropractors readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the healthcare team.
Numerous peer reviewed medically indexed research papers have shown the safety of chiropractic care across a broad range of conditions. On average chiropractors pay 2-3 times less for malpractice insurance than PCP’s
When dealing with spinal disorders, chiropractic physicians are known to have the highest patient satisfaction ratings for conservative care.
our evidence based treatment algorithm boasts a success rate of approximately 86% and a patient satisfaction rate of well over 90%
Dr. Plaskett is a co-founder of the Integrative Spine Care Group. A small group of chiropractic physicians that share the idea of various medical specialists with extensive training in neurology, spinal anatomy, spinal biomechanics and diseases of the spine working together to provide efficient care for the full spectrum of spinal disorders.
Improving high-quality, patient centered and cost efficient care