Bio

 

DrHammLRDr. Ryan D. Hamm

I was born and raised in Peoria, IL. After graduating high school, I began taking pre-med courses at Illinois State University. During my undergraduate studies, I learned about the fascinating field of chiropractic from a chiropractor in my hometown and I knew this was my “calling.”

In 1991, I enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. While at Palmer, I served as the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) club president and graduated in 1994 with Cum Laude honors. I joined an upper cervical clinic in Chicago for three years before moving my practice to Arlington Heights.

The focus of my postgraduate chiropractic education has been the structural realignment of the spine and posture. Early in my career I started my search for the best “corrective” techniques that was backed by research.

This led me to Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) Technique. In 2003, I became a certified “Distinguished Fellow” and currently maintain an Advanced Certification in CBP technique.

In 2005, I began a journey to better understand human movement. I took numerous post-graduate courses and read everything I could get my hands on regarding movement. In 2009, I learned about a new approach to assessing and correcting movement dysfunction called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS). I started taking DNS courses and began incorporating DNS methods into my treatment, rehabilitation, and exercise protocols. In 2018, I became a certified DNS practitioner.

When I am not working on patients, I enjoy cooking, golfing, traveling, scuba diving, and going to the beach. I also like various types of exercise, including walking, running, hiking, cycling, DNS exercises and functional weight training.

Post-Graduate Education
Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) Technique
CBP Spinal Biomechanics
CBP Upper Cervical Biomechanics and Treatment
CBP Structural Rehabilitation of the Cervical Spine
CBP Structural Rehabilitation of the Lumbar Spine
CBP Instrument and Spine Adjusting
CBP Mirror-Image Drop Table Adjusting
CBP Scoliosis Correction and Rehabilitation
CBP Neurology, Posture and Systemic Health  Advanced Certified

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
DNS Basic Course A
DNS Basic Course B
DNS Intermediate Course C
DNS Advanced Course D  Certified Practitioner

DNS Exercise 1
DNS Golf Specific Course

Manual Therapy Approaches to Musculoskeletal Disorders: Cervical Spine and Upper Extremities
Manual Therapy Approaches to Musculoskeletal Disorders: Lumbar Spine, Pelvis and Lower Extremities
Manual Therapy Approaches to Musculoskeletal Disorders: Functional Exercise
Manual Therapy and Clinical Decision Making
Thorax and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
Pelvis and Lower Extremity Rehabilitation
Topics in Rehabilitation: Stability
Functional Movement Screening (FMS), Assessment and Correction  FMS Certified
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Extremity Adjusting
Diagnosis and Treatment of Shoulder Disorders
Diagnosis and Treatment of Knee Disorders
Foot and Lower Extremity Gait Biomechanics
Golf Biomechanics and Injuries
Clinical Nutrition and Wellness
Pain Management

Certifications
Advanced Certification Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) Technique
Certified Practitioner Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)

Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Certification
International Foot and Gait Education Council

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