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The Joint Chiropractic - Rockford Forest Plaza

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The Joint Chiropractic - Rockford, Illinois

Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - Rockford Forest Plaza! As your Rockford chiropractor dedicated to family chiropractic and spine health, we invite you to join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from lower back pain, sciatica pain, and migraines, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug-free approach to healthcare.

How can chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic in Rockford help you?

Whether you have seen a chiropractor in the past or are seeking a local chiropractor near you for the first time, expect your visit to The Joint Chiropractic - Rockford Forest Plaza to be different from any healthcare experience you've had before. Perhaps even life-changing.

Here are a few reasons why The Joint Chiropractic in Rockford is your perfect destination for pain relief and preventative care:

  • Conveniently Located
  • Open Nights & Weekends
  • No Appointments Required
  • No Insurance Hassles, Requirements or Copays
  • Quality Chiropractic Care by Licensed Professionals
  • Affordable Personalized Care Plans

As you can see, chiropractic care provided by the licensed chiropractors at The Joint offers you and your family an affordable, convenient and accessible solution like no other.

How can routine chiropractic care help improve your quality of life?

Through manual manipulation of the spine delivered to the highest standards by licensed chiropractors, chiropractic care works to restore and maintain proper communication from your brain to your body by relieving what chiropractors refer to as a subluxation, or a misalignment, of the spine. Restoring proper alignment to the spine can assist with pain relief and prevention of:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Migraine and Tension Headaches
  • Shoulder Pain and Elbow Pain
  • Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic Injuries
  • And More!

So whatever “symptoms” you or your family may be experiencing, visit our Rockford chiropractic office today to learn more about how you could improve your overall health and well-being. And remember, you never need an appointment to visit, so stop in when it is convenient for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Meet The Doctors

Dr. Clarke Shih, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Rockford Forest Plaza

Dr. Shih graduated from the National University of Health Sciences in Illinois in 1995 with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. At National University, students are broadly educated and extensively trained in evidence based medicine to provide whole health healing to patients. During the course of study at National University, students study in an integrative learning environment alongside other natural health care focused professions. Students are well prepared to become first-contact, primary care physicians, ready to diagnose, treat and manage a wide range of patients and conditions.

Dr. Shih previously practiced at Advance Medical Rehabilitation Center, AMR in Loves Park Illinois for nearly the last 2 decades before joining The Joint Rockford.

Dr. Shih specializes in biomedical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and is experienced in physical therapy and rehabilitation programs. His passion is helping individuals with sports related injuries and when he’s not in the office, Dr. Shih is an avid golfer. In 2000, he was certified as a Chiropractic Golf Specialist in treating golf injuries!

Dr. Sean Gilmore, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Rockford Forest Plaza

My chiropractic education began when my father moved his family to Davenport, Ia to study chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1967, I was 3 years old. My earliest memories are afternoons spent in the student clinic, my dad practicing his setups and thrusts then sliding down the table as it rose to its upright position.

Dad passed in 2003 but his love of and devotion to chiropractic continues in my two sisters and me.

When I separated from the military I was in my mid-twenties, living in Italy, when I met an American couple who needed a crew member aboard their 48 foot sloop, Halcyon. This opened the door to a number of adventures at sea.

After Italy, I returned to the US and worked a number of jobs before going to live in Ireland where I worked as a mechanic, a delivery driver and a cemetery worker. It was while I was in Ireland that I decided to return to the US and, finally, further my education.

Back in the US, in St. Louis, Mo, I took undergraduate degrees in electronic engineering and engineering management before attending Logan College of Chiropractic where I earned a third undergraduate degree in human biology before earning my Doctor of Chiropractic in 2008.

With my diploma in hand, I took the certification exams in the United Kingdom and practiced with my older sister in Salt Coats, Scotland.

When my work visa expired, I returned to the US, to live with my younger sister in Crystal Lake, Il, and I am excited to be working at The Joint in Rockford and look forward to helping my patients attain, and maintain their health.

Dr. Shannon Gilmore, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Rockford Forest Plaza

Dr. Shannon Gilmore is a 1998 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri. She has also successfully completed a three-year post-graduate program in Chiropractic Neurology. This has given her another avenue of approach to complicated chiropractic patient problems.

Dr. Shannon’s love and appreciation for chiropractic began while working with her father, Dr. JJ Gilmore in his office in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. She saw the amazing healing benefits of chiropractic care on patients of all ages. This inspired her to follow in her father’s footsteps. After graduation, she worked as an associate for a year in Island Lake, Illinois, and later a large family practice in St. Louis, Missouri before opening her own office in Schaumburg, Illinois in 2000. She also had the opportunity to work with her father in Verona, Italy until his passing in 2001.

Along with private practice, Dr. Gilmore worked from 2002-2015 at the college level in both medical assisting and massage therapy programs. She taught such subjects as anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, and medical terminology among others.

Dr. Gilmore has taken all of the learning experiences working in different countries, with a wide variety of students and patients and uses them to give the absolute best health care to her patients treating them with the individual care and respect that each person deserves. It will be her greatest pleasure to bring that same level of expertise and care to you and your family.

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Did You Know?

In a recent Consumer Reports study, chiropractic outperformed prescription medication, deep-tissue massage, yoga, pilates, and over-the-counter medication therapies, in treating back pain. 1

1 Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. Back-Pain Treatments.; July 2011.

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