First of all, you should know that this is not your standard chiropractic practice. There is a philosophy at Arts of Health that believes in taking the full amount of time necessary to accurately assess symptoms, and treat their causes, with comfort and safety. Throughout his career, Dr. Scherzer has developed a unique approach to treating a variety of health, and muscular/skeletal conditions, using a combination of modalities from both his naparapahic and chiropractic training. The treatments do take longer, (usually one half-hour) but Dr. Scherzer feels that it is well worth the extra effort to achieve significant, and lasting results.
The practice first opened its doors in 1981 when Dr. Gordon Scherzer graduated from Chicago School of Naprapathy. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, Naprapathy came about in the early 1900's as a derivative of Osteopathic and Chiropractic medicine. Similar to Chiropractic, Naprapathic physicians put emphasis on treating the spine, but special attention is paid to underlying ligaments. Naprapaths aim to treat pain and inflammation caused by connective tissue disorders. Either a traumatic injury, repetitive motion, or distorted sleep and posture patterns, can cause muscles or ligaments to become rigid or contracted. This can interfere with nerve function, and cause pain, or loss of mobility. Naprapaths are unparalleled in the ability to recognize, and correct such disorders.
Wishing to further his education, Dr. Scherzer returned to school and earned his doctorate, and license, in Chiropractic Medicine, from National College of Chiropractic Medicine in 1991.
In addition, Dr. Scherzer is a member of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, or NUCCA. This allows for specialization in treating an often over-looked condition called Atlas Subluxation Complex. Atlas problems in the neck can present a variety of challenges, such as unexplained vertigo, chronic pain, and reoccurring headaches, or migraines.
Gordon grew up in Lake Zurich, IL, and currently lives in Cary, IL. He enjoys travel, sailing, cycling, gardening, and spending time with his close friends, preferably outdoors. On weekends he can often be found on one of the local bike trails or reading a good book.
Arts of Health also provides wellness consulting. Amy Kinzie specializes in teaching others to eat in harmony with their metabolism by uncovering the unique ways their body responds to foods. Amy works with clients to incorporate healthy foods into our lifestyles using recipes, shopping tips, and food charts to make the transition to a healthier lifestyle easy, fun, and delicious.