Detox with the Docs Starts January 20!

January 1, 2018

We hope everyone had a joyous and relaxing holiday season. We all tend to overdo it a bit over the holidays, so this time of year can be a great time to detox. We are offering $20 off our 7-day and 21-day detox programs. The sale is going on from now until February 14.

Pick up your detox kit the next time you’re at our office or call or email us to order one (we can ship to you!). You can detox with the Docs too. Dr. Shanna and Dr. Christine start their programs on January 20.

Detoxification, also known as purification, can help you remove toxins from your body and help maintain a healthy weight. We are exposed to external toxins everyday, including pollutants, pesticides, and chemicals. Internally our bodies produce waste byproducts as a result of normal metabolic function. Although your body is designed to rid itself of these toxins naturally, it can become overburdened. Detoxification offers your body additional support so you can get a jumpstart on a healthy 2018.

Need personalized nutritional support? Don’t forget, Rana offers personal nutritional counseling services. Click here to learn more.

Dr. S is back, and so are Monday hours!

September 29, 2017

Dr Shanna Fritsch

I hope everyone had a great summer! Just wanted to send you all a little note. My maternity leave is over and I am excited to be back at work. I would like to thank all of you for being so patient and thoughtful during this transition. Also, we are again offering Monday lunch and evening hours so get on the schedule while you can!

Yours in Health & Wellness,
Dr. Shanna

Okay, I can’t resist. Here are some photos of Baby Clara!

Please Welcome Dr. Christine T. Pan to the Two Hands Family!

April 16, 2017

drsPlease welcome Dr. Christine T. Pan to the Two Hands family! We are very lucky to have such a compassionate, accomplished, and seasoned doctor on our team.

Here’s a short Q&A to help you get to know Dr. Pan.

1) How long have you been practicing? When did you graduate from chiropractic school?

I graduated from the same school as Dr. Shanna (National University of Health Sciences) in December 2007 and have been practicing for 9 years.

2) Where did you grow up?

A small town in upstate New York.

3) Why did you become a chiropractor?

I liked the idea of being able to heal with my hands and to provide a holistic approach to health. I believe the mind and body are synced when it comes to physical distress as well as healing. If I can bring relief to the body without the effects of drugs or surgery, it’s ideal.

4) Why did you learn acupuncture?

My brother was the first to introduce it to me. He learned acupuncture as an Internal Medicine resident at UCLA and had talked about the beneficial results he was getting with patients. He was right.

I have found that it has a wonderful synergistic effect when used with chiropractic and it broadens the scope of healing outside the realm of NMS conditions.

5) What is your favorite thing about being a Doctor of Chiropractic?

Making people feel better.

6) Where did you work before Two Hands?

I started practicing at the Balancing Point Center for Wellness. I have also worked for The American Back Center, and most recently, The Wellness Studio in Lincoln Park.

7) Do you remember how we met? Just at school? How did you end up renting that room from me? and how did you end up doing coverage for me? And was my honeymoon the first time you covered for me?

I think I saw your ad on the NUHS website in the fall of 2008. I called you up one day and we had coffee at that place around the corner. You were a fast talker and genuine, and it made me a little nervous at first because we learned in school how you have to be careful with people trying to take advantage of you as an independent contractor and I was a little surprised at how fair your deal was that I must be missing something. But no, you were fair as you have always and ever been. I remember watching you grow from your office and thinking to myself, “She’s got a good head for business, this one. She makes it sound so easy, but it’s not. I like that she gets an idea or vision in her head and just figures out how to make it happen.” It was truly inspiring. I never told you that. I was bummed that you weren’t ready to hire an associate then. I guess I only had to wait 8 years.

First time I covered for you at Two Hands was your honeymoon! 🙂

8) Do you have a favorite thing to treat? If so, what is it?

Pregnant (including pre- and post-) population, sinuses. Head and neck, TMJ, pelvic imbalances. Nothing super glorious. Really, I don’t think I have a favorite part of the body.

9) You are starting at Two Hands very soon. Is there anything you are particularly looking forward to?

Just adding to my knowledge and technique base to become an even more versatile practitioner. Getting back into integrating more with the nutritional side of things and primary care type conditions. I’m excited to be working with the staff and of course alongside Dr. Shanna. Being downtown has a vibe and vibrancy that is different and exciting so it will be good to be back in the loop again. Getting to meet my husband for lunch every now and then.

10) Where did you go to undergrad? and what was you degree? Did you start DC school right away or did you do another job first?

I graduated undergrad from Colgate University with a BA with major in psychology and pre-med focus. I would have minored in music if I could squeeze in the credits, but opted to study abroad in Australia instead. I made the right choice.

I also earned my Masters of Education in K-12 school counseling and was a middle school counselor for five years. I changed my career because I missed healing the physical along with the emotional side of things and wanted to “fine tune” my career path to incorporate both. The first day of chiropractic school, I knew I had found my calling and have never looked back.DrPanFamily

11) What are the names of your kids and their ages? What is your husband’s name?

Ainsley, 6
Emmy, 3
Everett, 3
Brian Bassett is my husband

14) What neighborhood do you live in?

Ravenswood

Dr. Pan’s bio »

Detox with the Doc is back!

December 27, 2016

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Detox with the Doc is here again! We finished the year off with a bang. We blew the lids off of our healthy diets and went a little crazy. The cookies are almost gone, so let’s plan to get back on the right track for 2017. As always the detox kits are on sale for the new year! Save $20 from now until February 13th!

A question I am often asked in the office is “How did my body get out of alignment? Why do I have this pain?” My answer is always “chemical, physical and emotional stressors – it is a perfect storm”. A liver detox helps us to reduce the toxins or stressors coming into our body while promoting and supporting the healthy release of toxins from the body by way of the liver. During the detox you eat only foods that support detoxification, including lots of antioxidants. On the third day of the detox we add a supplement that supports liver detoxification, allowing toxins to be released from the liver. The antioxidants then carry the toxins out of the body.

This year we have a few new options to help you maximize your detox.

1) Rate your Toxic Burden.

We have a Before & After questionnaire included in your detox kit that will rate your level of toxic burden before and after the detox.

2) No more Chemicals in our Cosmetics!

sophytoproWe have started carrying SophytoPRO, a 90% organic, 100% gluten-free, cruelty-free, toxin-free skin care line that won’t break the bank and doesn’t suck!

So what does this have to do with the detox? Our skin is our largest organ and anything you put on your skin is absorbed into your body. Hidden toxins in cosmetics are a huge issue that many people don’t think about. The average American women is exposed to 126 unique chemicals in her personal care products per day. 126 unique chemicals every day that are linked to cancer and hormone disruption!

If you have done the detox in the past, perhaps this time you step it up and start using effective toxin-free products year round, therefore reducing your toxic load massively! SophytoPRO has a line for anti-aging and a line for acne-prone skin. I have been using it for a year and it just keeps getting better. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

During the detox the SophytoPro products are all 15% off! Learn more at www.sophytopro.com

3) Free classes.

This year we are offering a couple of free classes to assist with your detox!

Rana is teaching a free 30-minute nutrition workshop on Wednesday, January 25, “Sweeten Your Life Without Sugar”. Click here to register for Rana’s workshop.

John is teaching an hour long class that will focus on basic Qi Gong breathing exercises, warm ups and stretches to prepare for meditation and a 20 minute guided meditation. This class will focus on techniques to reduce stress, promote relaxation and increase energy. Click here to register for John’s class.

If you are not doing Detox with the Doc this time we would still love to have you in class! You can sign-up on our website. Stress is toxic!

Yours in Health & Wellness,
Dr. Shanna Fritsch

Join us for our Self-Massage with Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls 2-Day Workshop – October 7 & 14

September 5, 2015

Yoga Massage WorkshopWe’re pleased to announce another 2-part yoga workshop on October 7 and 14th. The workshop is entitled “Self-Massage with Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls” and will be taught by Kristin Iris.

This 2-Part Workshop Series will give you a thorough foundation in using Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls as an easy method of self-massage to relieve pain, repair the body and induce relaxation. Therapy Balls are extremely versatile and small enough to carry with you. You’ll learn the basic principles of how and why Therapy Balls are so important for your health and learn the primary self-massage techniques to help you recover from physical activity, reawaken from non-activity, and even rehabilitate injuries. We’ll cover simple routines that access your ENTIRE body, all of which you’ll then be able to do on your own for ongoing improvement. Learn how to successfully implement this innovative form of self-care into your every day life for long-term results. Live better in your body!

Register before October 3 for only $65. Registration will be $70 after October 3. It includes two 120 minute sessions and worksheets for reference. Therapy balls are available for use during the workshop and for purchase after the workshop at a discounted price.

Click here to learn more and register for the workshop »

Free Yoga in July!

June 18, 2015

Free Yoga

We’re thrilled to offer our Monday night yoga classes for free in July. You’re encouraged to attend one or all of the classes. Just visit the link below to register online.

Hope to see you at one of the free classes!

Reserve your spot now at www.twohandsforhealth.com/freeyoga.

Just returned from Cal Jam & I am all fired up!

April 3, 2015

Wearing our new Cal Jam t-shirts! Cal Jam is an amazing seminar in Orange County that 2000 chiropractors from around the world attended. The purpose is for action, awareness, health and sustainability. Health in and around you. Truth & Love! Can’t wait for next year!

CalJam office pic

Chiropractors have the most secure job in America

Make a difference, help people, love your job! Maybe you should be a chiropractor too!

Article below from March 27, 2015, BY  taken from website, see link at the end of the article.

If you’re looking for job security, you might want to consider becoming a chiropractor.

Financial company 24/7 Wall Street analyzed the 2014 unemployment rates from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics for nearly 600 jobs. The study found chiropractic jobs were the most secure, with an unemployment rate of just .1 percent.

“I’m not surprised to see that number. It’s something we’ve known for a long time,” said Dr. Kevin Cunningham, vice chancellor for student affairs at Davenport’s Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Cunningham says more and more people are looking for alternative healthcare, and Palmer students are reaping the benefits.

The job placement rate for graduates is roughly 95 percent.

“At any one time on our job board, we have somewhere between 1,200 and 1,300 jobs listed. We can’t even fill all the positions that our alumni are looking for in our graduates,” said Cunningham.

Each year, nearly half of Palmer’s 700 graduates open their own practice. For this reason, many of the lessons revolve around business skills, as well as science and health.

Andrew White is a current student who hopes to own his own practice someday, too.

“When I would apply for a job when I was working undergrad, I always felt kind of nervous, like they were the asset and I was just hoping to get some of it. Now, I see myself as an asset,” said White.

He feels confident he’ll find a job in a couple years, regardless of whether he starts his own business or first works as an associate for another doctor.

“As long as you pay attention in class, and you’re putting forth all the effort, you’re going to be a great doc. You’re going to get patients, because you’re going to change lives,” said White.

Several other jobs in the medical field made the list of most secure jobs, including dentist, physician assistant, surgeon and medical tech.

Farmers came in tenth with 1 percent unemployment.

 

This article was taken from here:  http://wqad.com/2015/03/27/chiropractors-have-the-most-secure-job-in-america/

These Balls Will Be Your New Best Friend

February 9, 2015

By Kristin Iris

I’ve been involved in athletics and physical activity my entire life. From gymnastics when I was younger, to diving in high school, to martial arts for the last ten years and of course yoga, I am no stranger to the need for proper self-care. While we all know we should take care of ourselves sometimes it does go to the wayside.

Whether you are physically active or not active at all there is one self-care tool that EVERYONE should have in their toolkit: Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls.

Therapy balls

YTU Therapy Ball method was developed by Jill Miller, creator of Yoga Tune Up® and author of The Roll Model. The balls are very inexpensive (retail at $11.95/pair) and small enough to leave at home, work, your gym bag or even carry around with you. I have mine with me almost all the time. They’re both super easy to use and provide extensive benefits to your body and well-being.

Here are 5 big reasons why you need to get these balls:

1) Everybody loves massage, right?

Most of us do and even if you don’t I can guarantee you still NEED massage. EveryBODY does. Therapy Balls are a tool for deep, targeted, self-massage that will release muscles, relieve tension and induce relaxation. Only have a few minutes? That’s all you need to get into a good spot. You’ll be amazed how much a difference a little massage can make.

2) Don’t become one with your injuries

Ever had an injury or pain that you grew so accustomed to that It became part of your everyday living? “My knee always hurts.” Or “That’s my bad shoulder.” Don’t let your injuries rule your life or your body. Therapy Balls repair and release muscles, fascia and other connective tissues helping them function better. This makes them an incredible tool for injury rehabilitation as well as prevention. I’ve used mine to rehab a neck injury and a sprain where one of my ribs connects to my spine. Others have even avoided surgery by using the Therapy Balls. Yeah, they’re that good!

3) Warm ups and warm downs for workouts

Many of us jump right into a workout or walk right out of one without so much as a stretch. Therapy Balls are a great to use pre and/or post workout. They warm up and awaken the muscles before you start working ‘em hard. After you finish they help relieve tight, sore and overwork areas which reduces post-workout soreness AND cuts down on recovery time.

4) Develop your proprio—what?

Proprioceptive sense. It’s like your 6th sense: the ability to know where your body is in space without seeing it. Many people, especially those who aren’t so physically active have poor proprioceptive and kinesthetic awareness. In short, they don’t know what their body is doing. Is this you? Using Therapy Balls helps you develop a deeper sense of feeling in your body, which not only builds awareness but a “smarter” sense of what your body is actually doing. If you think you’ve got a good proprioceptive sense, great! Now sharpen it.

5) Smaller than a foam roller and better than a tennis ball

While foam rolling is good, Therapy Balls are better. Due to their small size they can get into areas of the body that a foam roller cannot. DON’T swap them out for a tennis ball though. Unlike tennis balls Therapy Balls are made of rubber rather than fabric so they have grip that allows them to penetrate the different layers of tissue. The rubber also means they have more “give” than a tennis ball and work well with the shape of your body. This makes them very safe when you roll over bone and more sensitive areas.

Therapy Balls are incredibly versatile and such an amazing tool. If you could add just one thing to your regular self-care routine I HIGHLY recommend you get these balls. Watching videos or taking a class will help you learn to use them but even playing with them yourself and exploring different movements and techniques that let you get into areas where you need relief will be a huge benefit to your body and your overall well-being. Living better in your body means living better in your life.

Go deeper…

If you’re in the Chicago area I will be teaching a 2-Part Workshop Series (at Two Hands) to give a foundation in using the Therapy Balls for self-massage and how to incorporate them into your everyday life. Join me Tuesdays Feb 17th and 24th from 6pm-7:30pm for Self Massage with Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls. Get all the workshop details and register HERE!