Dr. Joseph Jimenez was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, the birthplace and fountain head of Chiropractic studies. Dr. Jimenez originally intended on being a math teacher and just over halfway through a math degree he began having trouble with his left leg going numb. Being convinced to go and see a friend's chiropractor changed his outlook and career path. Dr. Jimenez attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated on June 22, 2001. Shortly thereafter in November of 2001 he opened the Sandwich Chiropractic office. The primary techniques practiced in the office are Gonstead and CBP which focus on spinal structural rehabilitation. Dr. Jimenez has also trained in sports therapy at Logan University in St. Louis and Palmer College of Davenport where he has accumulated over 150 hours of post graduate continuing education. He also has completed a hundred hour course in whiplash injuries.
"In the office, we give patients a detailed program that include stretches, postural and stabilization exercises, denneroll traction devices, and some nutritional advice to promote a healthier lifestyle. We retrain postural muscles to promote proper spinal motion while increasing core strength and stability of the spinal column. Through our treatments, patients recover from a pain oriented lifestlye to a healthier, more youthful, style of life." -Dr. Joseph Jimenez
Dr. Victoria (Klinger) Swenson grew up in Sandwich, after moving here in the first grade. She was a part of the cross country and track and field teams through junior high and high school, earning State honors in Cross Country and the Pole Vault. She was also active in 4-H and horseback riding. She graduated from Sandwich High School in 2002 and pursued a Bachelor of Science in Biology in the Pre-Med program at North Central College in Naperville, IL. She also competed in Pole Vault as part of the NCC Track and Field team for her 4 years at the college. Dr. Vicky graduated from North Central in 2006 and chose to go into the Chiropractic Medicine program at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. She found her passion for chiropractic after struggling to find relief from a track injury (which several doctors had no hope for) and then fully recovering under the care of a chiropractor. Dr. Vicky married her high school sweetheart, Josh, in 2007 and graduated with her Doctorate in Chiropractic from National University in 2010.
Dr. Vicky practiced privately in Yorkville while coaching pole vault for Aurora University for three years after graduation. She took some time off to have her first child, and joined Sandwich Chiropractic part-time in the spring of 2014. Dr. Vicky's professional passions include sports medicine, nutrition and clean living, care for pregnancy/postpartum, and pediatrics. She has many hobbies including horseback riding, running, baking, knitting, and home renovating. Dr. Vicky resides in Sandwich with her husband, their now three daughters, and their dog.
Maria Murrey is one of our behind the scenes employees. Maria has over 25 years of administrative and managerial experience, as well as advertising. Maria is very passionate with the events and any community involvement she can do. She has dedicated herself to volunteer in her community for the past 26 years. Over the years she has learned many things about chiropractic care. Being an advocate of her own body, Maria knows the true benefits of chiropractic health and wellness. She talks to everyone she knows or simply meets to hear the benefits as well so they can be healthy too!
Maria was born and raised in Chicago for a short time. At the age of 7, her family moved to a very small town of 500 people in Minong, Wisconsin where she enjoyed all her time being a tomboy. Today, Maria lives in Somonauk with her husband, Randy, and their son, Trevor. She enjoys being with her family; they love to camp, fish, shoot, hunt, and Maria really enjoys cooking and throwing parties.
Rachel is our insurance and billing specialist here at the office. She moved to Sandwich from Aurora in 1988, where she graduated from Sandwich High School. After high school Rachel went to college at Eastern Illinois University, in Charleston, IL. After college, Rachel decided to move back to the area in 2001 to be closer to her family. While she was living in Charleston, IL, she started working at the local Blue Cross Blue Shield office in the mail room. This eventually lead to better opportunities within the company. Rachel now works behind the scenes here at Sandwich Chiropractic dealing with insurance. She resides nearby and has three children.
Sheryl is also one of our behind the scenes employees. She was born and raided near the Black Hills of South Dakota, moving to Illinois in 2000 and has resided in Sandwich since 2006. She is active in her community as a city Alderwoman and leader of her youngest daughters Girl Scout Troop. Sheryl has earned a degree in Business Administration, and also has a passion for health and nutrition, which in 2008 she officially became a Certified Health Coach.
Katie Quinn is a receptionist at Sandwich Chiropractic and owner of Quinn's Grooming Parlour for men in Waterman. In these positions of employment, Katie looks after and manages all aspects of customer service, including helping patients with their scheduling, payments and needed paperwork, and helping clients with all their beauty needs.
Katie is a qualified in customer care and cosmetology, and holds a beauty license from Hair Professionals Beauty College in Dekalb, IL, where she was also educated in customer service and relations. Katie is no stranger to customer relations with people of all ages. She has nine years experience running a licensed home day care, followed by eight years of experience leading up to her currently running her salon. Katie began her journey with Sandwich Chiropractic in August 2017. Katie loves to help and meet new people, and she looks forward to meeting you!
Clair is our massage therapist, who has her own room just across the way. However, oftentimes you'll see her running around the office helping with stretches and traction, and some tissue massages depending on a persons needs. ClairAnne Colle's passion for massage therapy began when she saw the power of massage while doing pedicures as a licensed Cosmetologist. She realized clients relaxed under her touch and sometimes pain would actually be reduced after she massaged their legs and feet. Motivated to learn more about helping people, she began the Massage Therapy program at Waubonsee Community College in 2006. She has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2009, specializing in trigger point, deep tissue, and head, shoulder, and hip work. She has been part of the Sandwich Chiropractic team since 2015 and enjoys helping patients heal, and teaching them how to prevent further injury.
Gianna is an assistant at Sandwich Chiropractic who often works with denneroll traction, stretches, and other therapies such as cold laser, EMS, and ultrasound.
Her family moved to Sandwich after leaving a military lifestyle when she was young. She graduated from Sandwich High School in 2009, and went to Aurora University for Health Science. Amidst her courses, she became enthralled with Anthropology and decided to change her major. Transferring to Waubonsee Community College to earn her Associates degree, she also earned four photography certifications. She then began her journey at Northern Illinois University to gain a Bachelor degree in Anthropology. Gianna became extremely interested in learning about different cultures throughout the world and wanted to become a mediator between cultural beliefs and local governments rule. While studying Cultural Anthropology, she also took on anatomy courses, specifically osteology and anatomy of evolution. While studies these courses, she also focused on conservation efforts specifically within primates, and learned Portuguese to help further aid primates within these regions. She earned her degree in Anthropology in 2015 with an emphasis in anatomy of evolution and primate conservation.
In her spare time, she likes to read, and continue her education with languages such as Portuguese, Italian, and French. She also likes to travel internationally. Ask her where she is currently at in her education as she has begun the process of signing up for med school!
Ryan is one of our new hires as an assistant here! He is part-time here at our office because he is finishing up his studies at Northern Illinois University. He will graduate in spring of 2020 with his Bachelor's in Business Management and Marketing. Ryan's employment history is filled with consumer service industry work which allows him to have a great rapport with our patients. He might look familiar to you as well because his mom is one of our receptionists, Katie!
Ryan was introduced into the chiropractic field where he enjoys building relationships with his patients, as well as witnessing the improvement he helps each patient maintain. He is always willing to strike up a conversation with any patient about all aspects of life as he works on stretches and traction set ups. Ryan would like to graduate college and move onto the business end of things while keeping up with the therapies he's learned since starting here!