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Chiropractor Joseph Ethen, DC, MS, FIAMA

Chiropractor Glencoe IL Joseph Ethen About

Dr. Ethen is a native of St. Cloud, Minnesota. He was recruited to the Youngstown, Ohio area by the Youngstown State University Basketball team in 1995. While studying at YSU, he was a captain of the Men’s Basketball team, and a student Athletic Trainer for the 1995-1997 Football teams. He graduated from YSU in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and soon after became a Certified Athletic Trainer (licensed in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania).

Dr. Ethen worked for Sharon Regional Health System in Sharon, PA for 5 years as an Exercise Physiologist and Athletic Trainer. During his time at Sharon Regional, he worked with numerous populations including Cardiac Rehab, Children’s Fitness, Diabetic Exercise, Sport Specific Training, Athletic Injuries, and general exercise prescription/Personal Training. While at Sharon Regional, Dr. Ethen continued his studies at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology in 2001.

After severely injuring his back, Dr. Ethen worked his way through many hours of grueling physical therapy, sometimes being unable to move. Cortisone shots soon followed, which were of little help, and he was left with only surgical options to repair damage in his back. Dr. Ethen’s quest for alternative treatment brought him to a Chiropractor in Pennsylvania where he slowly regained his strength and mobility, soon becoming pain free all together. This ultimately shaped Dr. Ethen’s train of thought and his interest in Chiropractic grew. Dr. Ethen decided to further his education at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. Along with his studies at Palmer, he was the Athletic Trainer for the Men’s and Women’s Rugby Teams and the Men’s Hockey Team. He graduated in 2005 with his Doctorate in Chiropractic and returned to the Youngstown area with his family.

His office, Ethen Chiropractic and Wellness, Inc., opened in February 2006 in Canfield, Ohio. Since that time he has worked with the Youngstown State Athletic Department and the Canfield High School Hockey Team. Although he enjoys working with athletics, his true devotion is to help families regain and maintain healthy lifestyles. He believes that true health begins at birth. He adjusted all 3 of his children minutes after birth and will make hospital calls to do this for his patients. Dr. Ethen has used adjustments and acupuncture to help children overcome asthma, allergies, and ADHD as well as early onset musculoskeletal afflictions. With patients ranging in age from newborns to senior citizens, he is well versed in many injuries and sicknesses as well as nutrition and exercise/rehab. He has been trained in many adjusting techniques, manual therapies, spinal traction, laser light therapy, Auricular stimulation/Acustim, and many more.

In July of 2011, Dr. Ethen was able to fulfill his lifelong dream of relocating his family to Chicago and became the Clinic Director of Lakefront Chiropractic Center in Glencoe. He continues to provide chiropractic care to patients of all ages, specializing in family chiropractic care, exercise physiology, nutritional counseling, hormone testing and acupuncture. Dr. Ethen is also available for large or small speaking engagements to discuss various topics such as, stress reduction in the work place, back pack safety, nutrition, etc.

Allen Walker - NCMT


Allen utilizes many techniques into his sessions, some from his original schooling and others from Conferences and Workshops taken a twice a year. Which Modalities used is determined by the Patient’s needs; the types employed most often would be Deep Tissue, Cranial Release (great for relieving headaches), Geriatric Massage, Reiki Energy Work, along with vibration techniques to conclude the treatment.

The one common theme throughout the session would be Sports Massage Therapy. This combines the deep tissue techniques when needed while incorporating Active and Static stretches along with bringing circulation to all of the joints by rotating them. This is a great energizer for the body and helps the everyday Athlete or busy Parent stay strong!

For those parents and caregivers, Allen also presents Infant Massage Workshops; just call to set up a time.

Rachelle Mckown - NCMT

rachelle_mckown_81xRachelle is a nationally certified Massage Therapist as well as holding a certification as a Natural Health Therapist.This training has brought a variety of therapies such as reflexology, lymphatic drainage, light healing touch, craniosacral, sports massage, and raindrop therapy o her massage work. The body has an innate ability to heal its self and Rachelle uses her variety of skills to help it along that path.

Eric Montes - CMT

Eric_MontesGraduated from Chicago School of Massage Therapy (CSMT) in 2003. Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Eric is an experienced, licensed massage therapist who specializes in several different massage techniques ranging from Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Prenatal Massage, Trigger Point Massage, Reflexology Massage, Myofascial Release, Seated Chair Massage, Aroma Therapy Massage and Body Mobilization Techniques (BMT). He creates a unique and personal synthesis for each individual session to improve the well-being of his patients. He is familiar with the corporate environment and its' stressors. He has extensive background in designing wellness programs for companies and their employees.

Kathy Kessenich - LMT, OMT


Kathy is a graduate of the Wellness and Massage Training Institute where she completed over 700 hours of coursework in massage therapy techniques, wellness, anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. Based in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Kathy employs techniques from a variety of other modalities including cranial sacral, reflexology and positional release. She is also Oncology Massage Trained and will make the necessary adaptations for clients undergoing active treatment or recovery.

Kathy approaches massage therapy as a health facilitator working in partnership with the people who seek her services. She believes that massage therapy is a tool through which people can access an awareness and greater connection with their own bodies to help them live more comfortably and happily. The hope is that this awareness can gradually move people toward a better understanding of the body’s ability to heal itself and put them in a frame of mind to actively affect their own health

Monday9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday7:30am - 9:00am

We are not open every Saturday. Please check the voice message at the office to see if we are in.

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Lakefront Chiropractic Center
630 Vernon Avenue Suite F
Glencoe, IL 60022
(847) 835-4700

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