Chiropractic Care for the Whole Family

We will show you the right way to experience a healthier and more enjoyable lifestyle with chiropractic treatment.


We Offer all Types of Chiropractic Treatments


The Results of a WebMD Study of 2 Million Patients On The Satisfaction Rate of Chiropractic:


Chiropractic Success Rate

Chiropractic Care Will Help You Live Longer


Better Quality Of Life


Increased Mobility

  • Average Life Span In 1900: 49
  • Average Life Span Today: 77.6

Chiropractic Is Great For All Ages!


Chiropractic Is Safe For Kids!


We Have Kids Programs and Events!


Great For Student Athlete Performance!

Balance Family Chiropractic in the Community

Balance Family Chiropractic is Bartlett, IL’s favorite local chiropractor. We believe it is our responsibility and privilege to be active in the local community .  Since our practice opened in 2003, we have been involved in variety of causes, clubs and events.  Here is a partial list of the groups we are involved with:

The American Cancer Society – each year we have a team for Relay for Life where we provide donations through the generous support of our patients.  Our office team is at the event as participants as well.  We also provide donations to the ACS throughout the year as part of our Miracle Year of Wellness. Additionally, as part of our Miracle Year of Wellness we provide donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

We support the Hanover Park Food Pantry by participating in their annual food drive. At Christmas, we sponsor many under-privileged children in the Adopt-a-Family program.  Here, we provide new gifts of necessary clothing and toys to children who supply us with their wish list in an effort to bring smiles to their faces on Christmas morning.

Each year, we sponsor the Bartlett Silver Hawks travel baseball team and make donations to the Lions Club, local Bartlett school PTO’s, and other service organizations.

BFC has been actively involved in the Bartlett National Night Out since it’s first night.

BFC is a Gold Sponsor and upstanding member of the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce, and has been since 2003.

Our Philosophy

It is a fact that the majority of Americans would like to be healthier. Yet the sad truth is that studies show the trend is headed in the opposite direction.

At Balance Family Chiropractic, we know it does not have to be that way! Our doctors and staff are committed to providing individual health and wellness care by helping you achieve your optimal potential, allowing you to live aquality lifestyle as you grow older – some into your 100’s!

Yes, 100’s!  Statistics indicate that we are living longer than ever before, and by 2050 it is estimated that there will be over 800,000 centurions, with many living to 150!  Our philosophy is that through chiropractic care and education, we can help you and your family live a quality lifetime.  By providing care to your kids as they grow, you are investing in their health and quality of life well into their adult years, and their wellness for a lifetime!

“As a result of performing some landscaping at my house in April of 2007, I was having severe muscle pain in my upper back and right shoulder for over 2 weeks. I couldn’t deal with the pain any longer, so I decided to give chiropractic a try. I had never been to a chiropractor before, but I was at the point of desperation. A co-worker of mine referred me to Balance Family Chiropractic after receiving a successful treatment for lower back pain. I work within walking distance of Dr. Ackerman’s office, so I figured I had nothing to lose. I can say without question that I made the right decision. After 3-4 weeks of regular adjustments from Dr. Ackerman my condition greatly improved and all the pain was gone. It has not returned in any shape or form since.

I am a bit of a basketball junkie and I play a couple times a week and the game can be tough on the back. For that reason, I continue with chiropractic care and regular treatments to this day. The treatments definitely keep me from suffering from any long-term back pain, which allows me to keep up my basketball routine.

From the first day I stepped in to Balance Family Chiropractic, the entire staff has always been professional and friendly, especially Allison. The office has a comfortable and family like atmosphere. Another co-worker of mine recently experienced debilitating back pain. I told him about my positive experience and recommended he pay Dr. Ackerman’s office a visit. He has been getting regular treatments ever since and has experienced positive results. Now two more of my co-workers come in to the office for chiropractic care!”

Tony – Age 36

“I’ve had chronic pain and fibromyalgia since 1996. When it’s at its worst, it seemed like my life was utterly interrupted to the point where it took me 45 minutes to crawl out of bed and get into the shower. I’ve had previous chiropractic experiences to where it was good, but not great. I had the acupuncture, physical therapy, hydrotherapy and massages that have helped me feel a little bit better. Then I came to Balance Family Chiropractic where they have made me more flexible, in less pain, and I have started to work out and am losing weight. The combination of adjustments and massages that I receive in the office has made me more positive on chiropractic care and has made me a more positive person. I am ready to reclaim life!”

Nancy – Age 49

“I’ve had back pain off and on for over ten years. The pain was so extreme that I couldn’t stand or walk or sleep for any length of time. After chiropractic care, it’s been great! I can now sleep through the night, walk, and stand for a good length of time. I feel like I can go where I want without fear of not feeling good.”

Camille – Age 74

“I’ve experienced migraine headaches since the age of 12 and I wanted to treat the problem. After coming to Balance Family Chiropractic I feel like a new person. I can’t wait to come in for my weekly appointments! I can feel a difference in how my body feels immediately after each adjustment. I am so happy that I began treatment here. My life has changed dramatically! I’ve only had 1 migraine in the year that I have been under care.”

Tina – Age 34

“I came in to see Dr. Ackerman about a year ago for lower back pain. It was reoccurring on and off for over 2 years. When it was at its worst, I couldn’t walk or I felt like I was walking crooked. In the past, I have tried painkillers to relieve the pain and it didn’t work as well as chiropractic did for me. Ever since I came here for treatment, I have been pain free with better range of motion. I am now able to get out of bed pain free and not as stiff as I used to be. I am more balanced now am more sturdy when bending down. I love being able to bend over and not be in any pain!”

Colleen – Age 47

“I was having headaches constantly for over 30 years and having neck pain for the past few years. I would experience daily headaches, some days worse than others. I would wake up with one and have one ALL day long and go to bed with one. The neck pain would make it hard to drive and just not happy with having that pain all the time. I thought about seeing a chiropractor, but had heard the cost was very expensive and I didn’t think my insurance would cover it. I tried seeing a regular doctor and was put on different medications to try and relieve my headaches, but those didn’t work. Since coming to Dr. Ackerman’s office my headaches have all but disappeared and the neck pain has gotten much better. Now I feel much calmer and less tense. It’s been wonderful not living with the headache and neck pain.”

Jennifer – Age 42

“My nearly 2 year old daughter could not crawl or walk. We visited many medical specialists to try to help her, yet none were successful. My husband and I were nearly losing hope for a normal life for our little girl when I mentioned what was happening to Dr. Ackerman.

I had been under care at Balance Family, but never realized how it might be healing for my child. After five weeks of care, she is now crawling and has now even taken her first steps! We cannot thank Dr. Ackerman enough to see our little girl with normal mobility and to know she will grow up as God designed it.”

Elisa – age 38

“I started coming into Balance Family Chiropractic for severe headaches and migraines. I have been getting headaches since I was in elementary school. It was so severe that I was sick to my stomach and I had to lie down and sleep it off. I felt my life was on hold because I got headaches constantly! Since I started here at Balance Family Chiropractic, my headaches are far and few between. I used to get them almost every day, and now it’s only a couple times a month and it’s never been as severe as it used to. I have not had a migraine since I started chiropractic care. Not only have my headaches subsided greatly, but my eyesight has improved, too. My prescription contacts/glasses haven’t changed for years, but since I started chiropractic care, my prescription has changed for the better! I love it here!”

Denise – Age 43

“Whenever I was around cats my eyes would water and I would start coughing and I would not be able to breathe. I had to use an inhaler. After seeing Dr. Ackerman I am able to be around animals and am able to breathe better. I just feel really good and have more energy!”

Pat – Age 61

“I have been going to Dr. Ackerman for almost 3 years now. She has helped me greatly in many ways and believe me, I was very skeptical. I have been a practicing nurse for many years and I was always doubtful about chiropractic, but when I acquired asthma after having pneumonia, I was open to anything. I had been on medications before, and now I was on inhalers and oral medications not only to help me breath, but also for chest pressure I would have with activity. This did not go over well in that I am an avid exerciser. Also, I struggle with neck and face pain from the condition TMJ. I was just not sure after my evaluation with Dr. Ackerman how what she was going to do to me would help these issues.

Well, within 6 months of treatments, I was off all my asthma meds. My internist was amazed but very open to continuing my treatment with Dr. Ackerman long term. When he did my follow up pulmonary function test, he found my numbers to be better than when I was on my medications. He was very pleased and supportive of my choice of treatment. Not only did these things improve, but also my painful joints from years of outdoor running. Because of Dr. Ackerman and my success story, I have referred many people including my children to her and all have found great relief with her treatment of chiropractic.”

Joanne – Age 53

“My family and I started coming in for chiropractic care when my kids were getting ear infections after ear infections. My children would get 3-4 ear infections every year for the past 3 years. They would be miserable. They had high fevers and were extremely uncomfortable to where they weren’t able to sleep or eat. I had to call in to work on numerous occasions because the children were sick, in which I lost sleep and had to carry them all the time. That ended up putting a lot of stress on my body. So, when the children would get a fever, I would call Dr. Ackerman and bring the kids in to get adjusted. The next day their fevers were gone and they were back to their old selves. It was amazing what an adjustment will do! As a result, the children haven’t gotten an ear infection in a very long time and they haven’t been sick either. Chiropractic is AMAZING!”

Jenny – Age 32

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