I was not raised in a Chiropractic family and did not go to a Chiropractor growing up (although I wish I would have!). When I was trying to figure out what wanted to do with the rest of my life, I started my educational journey in architecture school, but after a visit to a friend who was in Chiropractic college at the time, I was inspired to discover how misalignments (subluxations) in the spine can affect people's health and well being. In architecture school we learned that form follows function, I was fascinated to learn that rule applied not only to the design of buildings but also to the design of the human body!
I have always been interested in how things work and having a reason for doing what I do. I have spent countless hours researching and developing my approach to give each patient the best care possible. When I was still a student at Palmer, I attended a seminar by Dr. Vern Pierce. Dr. Pierce was a 1955 graduate of Palmer who was dedicated to finding the best way to adjust his patients. Like me, he was dedicated to developing a system of adjusting which focused on specific adjustments of the first two vertebra of the neck (the atlas and axis); maintaining and restoring the natural curves of the spine; and using moving x-ray (videofluoroscopy) to be better able to see exactly which segments are not moving correctly, so I can specifically target those areas when I am adjusting you. In the 1980's, Dr. Pierce came to the realization that the best way to be specific when adjusting the segments of the spine was through the use of an adjusting instrument. I studied under Dr. Pierce for many years, and his developments and discoveries form the foundation of the system that I still use today when I am evaluating and adjusting my patients.
I have been at Roscoe Chiropractic Centre since 1996. I worked alongside Dr. Mike Buskohls where I further learned and developed my adjusting skills through his mentorship. Practicing on my own since 2001, I have continued to provide specific, gentle, effective adjustments to the stateline area. Over the last 20 plus years in the community, raising my kids here, and developing lifelong friendships this area has become my true home. I still enjoy every facet of patient care: from newborn babies, to ninety year olds, men, women, athletes, expectant mothers, etc… It is a joy for me to come to the office each and every day and help people to live their best life.
Dr. Chris Rini
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Laura Porter - Chiropractic Assistant
Laura grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and moved to Rockton 2 years ago with her husband and Rottweiler named Hans. She was a massage therapist for 6 years and has worked in the Chiropractic field for 10 years as a Chiropractic Assistant/Tech and Massage Therapist. She loves to read and do photography in her spare time.