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Meet the Doctors at Concept Care

Dr. Daniel Kirk 

Dr. J. Daniel Kirk, Cert. MDT

Chiropractic Physician, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®)

Dr. Daniel Kirk is originally from Toronto, Canada, and came to Illinois to pursue his Chiropractic career in 2000. He enjoys working with patients of all ages, especially sports-related injuries and workplace ergonomic issues. Specifically, he was a team doctor for Montini Catholic High School and worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital teaching nurses proper ergonomic techniques.

Dr. Kirk enjoys being a part of the Downers Grove Community by sponsoring local high schools, P.A.D.S. homeless shelter, the West Suburban Community Pantry and other local organizations.  He has also had the opportunity to volunteer in Honduras, treating infants, children and adults for various ailments, and teaching them good healthy habits to improve chronic diseases.

He is an advocate of proper nutrition and has had the opportunity to speak to many groups (from corporate headquarters to elementary schools) about balancing their diet as well as finding the right supplements and vitamins.

Dr. Kirk has obtained the postgraduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®). This advanced training in sports related injuries allows Dr. Kirk to specialize in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries.

Dr. Kirk also has obtained Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Therapy), which allows him to quickly assess musculoskeletal pain and classify the problem and providing the patient active therapy to help reduce pain and increase function. 

Dr. Kirk is a consulting physician for the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, helping to prevent injuries before they occur, and providing treatment to the casts and crew when needed.

Dr. Kirk is a member of the Illinois Chiropractic Society and American Chiropractic Association.

Education:

Honours Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology from University of Waterloo

Bachelor of Science, Biology from National University of Health Sciences

Doctor of Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences

Certified in Acupuncture, National University of Health Sciences

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician

Certified in McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy

• Post Graduate work in Clinical Orthopedics and Pediatrics

  Dr. Melissa Alfano 

Dr. Melissa Alfano

Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Melissa Alfano is a native of Warren, Michigan and moved to Illinois for Chiropractic college after finding complete relief of her chronic headaches by a Chiropractic physician. After graduating from Michigan State University she was given the amazing opportunity to volunteer at a children’s hospital and school in Guatemala City, further deepening her interest in healthcare. Dr. Alfano has a focus on women's health, including prenatal and pregnancy care. She is a trained Doula, allowing her to offer deeper support to her patients during the entire pregnancy. She is also certified in the sought-after Webster Technique.

Pediatrics are another area of emphasis that she enjoys working with using craniosacral therapy and gentle chiropractic techniques. She is currently studying for her Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP).

She is a member of the Illinois Chiropractic Society, American Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, American Chiropractic Association Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics and Downers Grove Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Physiology from Michigan State University
Doctor of Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences
Certified in Webster Technique, ICPA
• DONA-trained Doula
CranioSacral Therapy, The Upledger Institute
Certified in Acupuncture, National University of Health Sciences
• Post Graduate work in Pediatrics, Maternal Health, and Kinesiotaping

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Monday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

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3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Thursday:

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Friday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 PM-6:00 PM

Saturday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

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  • "Excellent! Dr. Dan Kirk has helped me more than any of the MDs I had been in contact with since I got injured at work. I have actual relief without drugs! Ana and Colleen, the massage therapists, are the BEST at working out muscles that need extra work. I highly recommend!"
    Nancy J / Downers Grove, IL

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