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Meet Downtown Chicago Chiropractor Dr. Peter McManus

Dr. McManus

Dr. Peter McManus

Why I Do What I Do

When I was 13 years old, I suffered a little league injury to my lower back. It took me out of everything sports related for two years. I couldn’t even walk one hundred yards without having to sit down… at 13 years old. It was terrible. It was a long search to find someone who could help me. I got lots of medical advice about “growing pains” and taking pain killers when it would get bad but it was chiropractic that was finally able to get me well again… I might add, in one visit.

There was no question what I would do when I grew up.  I was no longer a miserable kid walking around in pain and it has been one of the great privileges of my life to be able to help others similarly when they have needed it.

That’s why I chose to become a chiropractor. I was amazed by how chiropractic gave me my life back and I wanted to be able to do that, too. I feel incredibly lucky that I now spend my days doing for other people what was done for me. It’s amazing.

About My Practice and Professional History

Over the years I had the privilege of being  a teaching participant in the orthopedics/family medicine rotation for a major Boston Hospital and have had long standing working relationships with university medical clinics as well as medical pain and rehabilitation clinics.   My ongoing postgraduate education has included everything from advanced neurological training to trauma treatment, standards of practice, gate analysis, rehabilitation and therapeutic modalities commonly used in sports injury rehabilitation.

In the past, I have been an associate in a very busy practice, been in solo practice and co-owned a large multidisciplinary clinic that included acupuncture, physical therapy, massage, two chiropractors and even mental health providers. I firmly believe in a multidisciplinary model of practice when appropriate.

What I Learned in Chiropractic College

I attended Palmer Chiropractic College (Iowa) to earn a Doctorate in Chiropractic. I learned humility in the face of the body’s complexity. I learned that regardless of the excellence of the education, to be an great physician I would have to study for the rest of my life. I learned that most often the smartest thing to do is to help the body help itself.

Not all chiropractors are the same. If you’ve seen other chiropractors and haven’t had success, or have been offered some ridiculous, excessively long care plan that doesn’t make sense to you, come visit us, get to know us. You have my word that you will be treated with the same respect and diligence as I would treat a member of my own family.

Personal Life

When I’m not at the office, I play volleyball and softball with the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association, read, practice martial arts, walk my dog or work out at LA Fitness. I moved to the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago two years ago after 17 years of practice in downtown Boston and I am thrilled to be here. I love my new neighborhood and look forward to becoming a fixture for the rest of my career.

Now you know a little bit about me. I’d love to get to know you, too. Please feel free to call today with any questions that you might have or to schedule an appointment. (312) 244-0413