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Meet Our Team
Dr. Sarah Weber
Dr. Weber has actively pursued a healthy lifestyle since childhood. In her senior year of high school, when she came down with a cold, her mother brought her to a chiropractor for the first time. It was this chiropractor who not only helped her beat her cold, but became her inspiration to pursue her dream of helping others live as healthfully as possible—naturally.
After receiving her bachelor's in Biology from Cedarville University, Dr. Weber completed her doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California. Since graduation, she has continued to expand her knowledge in related fields, completing a specialty in Digestive Nutrition from Logan College of Chiropractic. She has earned a certification in Prenatal and Pediatric Chiropractic care from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
In her free time, Dr. Weber enjoys sipping something warm while reading her favorite health and fashion magazines, frequenting the Chicago Art Institute and Botanic Gardens, and visiting wineries in the Pacific Northwest with her husband Daniel.
Dr. Andrea Shavitz
Dr. Andrea L. Shavitz attended the University of Northern Iowa earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with an emphasis in medicine before receiving her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. For over 10 years, she has specialized in using chiropractic, ART, massage, and nutritional supplements to help everyone from professional athletes & weekend warriors to newborns & pregnant mothers achieve an optimal level of health and wellness.
Dr. Andrea integrates a combination of therapies to treat and correct the underlying cause of the symptoms and is an Extremity and Active Release Technique (ART) practitioner, concentrating on soft tissue injuries of muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and trapped nerves throughout the entire body. She also utilizes Webster Technique to balance the hips and pelvis to assist in ideal fetal positioning.
Dr. Andrea loves using her expertise to help enrich the lives of patients of all ages, whether she’s treating headaches, back pain, extremity injuries, or other ailments. Dr. Andrea started going to a chiropractor as an undergraduate student to help with headaches; it made such a profound impact in her life that she changed her major to become a chiropractor to be able to help change the lives of others.
In her free time she enjoys hiking, cooking, traveling, and enjoying nature with her husband and two daughters.
Sarah Fiorello, Office Manager
Sarah has been a part of the Total Balance Chiropractic family since 2013, but originally was introduced to the practice as a patient in 2011. Having suffered from debilitating headaches and migraines for almost a decade, she finally decided to try chiropractic care as a solution for her pain. After following the care plan recommended by her chiropractor, Sarah saw incredible results. Through chiropractic care, Sarah began to understand how all stressors – nutritional, physical and emotional – take a toll on the body. Since then, Sarah has been a lover and advocate of chiropractic care; with a background in administration, her transition to the staff of Total Balance was quite a natural progression.
When not at the office, Sarah enjoys food and activities accompanied by food, reading about food at home with her two cats, making food and sharing food with others, especially her friends and her very thankful husband, David. In her previous life, she worked as a pastry cook in New York City and plans to one day open her own establishment with healthy, fun options and big, comfy mugs of chai tea.
Sarah Mauney, Chiropractic Assistant
Sarah Mauney has been part of the Total Balance Team since 2016, though she originally found the practice as a patient seeking care in 2014. Sarah has been a dancer and dance-maker since the age of four, and has suffered all the physical, nutritional, and mental stresses one associates with the dance profession. She first began receiving chiropractic care as an adolescent in her hometown of Bend, OR, and has made whole body wellness a priority since then. In fact, Sarah’s commitment to living and promoting a balanced lifestyle is so great she has pursued a certification to teach the Alexander Technique, a form of psycho-physical re-education, which she will complete in 2017.
In her rare time off from work and school, Sarah likes to dance as much as possible, patron the amazing Chicago theater scene, cook, and travel with her husband, Chauncey. She would eventually like to teach dance and somatic practices at a collegiate level.
Lydia Howe, Massage Therapist
Lydia is a Certified, Licensed Massage Therapist. She received her original training at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy and has been practicing Therapeutic Massage in Chicago since 1993. She has advanced certification in Prenatal and Post partum massage, Myofascial Massage, Deep Tissue, Bouncing Back From Baby, Reflexology, Infant Massage Instruction and Hakomi Skills for body workers (Mind/Body Integration). She believes Massage Therapy can play a key role in building a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. Her goal is to help all clients meet their personal goals for health and wellness in a safe and peaceful environment.
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