Dr. Robin Ackerman
Dr. Robin Ackerman, owner and founder of Balance Family Chiropractic, attended Loyola University in Chicago and then received her doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2000. She worked as an associate at Ginsberg Chiropractic in Geneva for three years before opening Balance Family Chiropractic in 2003.
Dr. Ackerman, one of only a handful of pediatric specialists in the nation, received her diplomate in Chiropractic Pediatrics in 2005 after three years of postgraduate studies. She enjoys working with newborns through adults, caring for many families.
She regularly lectures to numerous groups and organizations on topics such as autism, asthma & allergies, ADD/ADHD, hormone balance & infertility, ear infections, fibromyalgia and trigger point therapy.
Dr. Ackerman decided at the age of 15 to become a chiropractor after talking with her uncle, Dr. Steve. She had been suffering from excruciating headaches following a car accident and Dr. Steve explained how chiropractic could help. After just a few adjustments she was in awe at the feeling of relief from her headaches. Dr. Ackerman is now blessed to be able to help other adults and children that may have the same ailments.
Dr. Ackerman is married to her husband Scott and is a mother of two sons, an active 15 year old named Gabriel and a fun-loving 4 year old named Julian. In her free time she enjoys exercising, healthy cooking, travelling, church activities, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Nicole Pawola
Dr. Nicole Pawola is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. Prior to that, she attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where she studied Molecular and Cellular Biology. While attending U of I, she was very involved with a wide variety of charities, one of them being the Make A Wish foundation where she helped raise $25,000 for children in need. When she wasn’t studying or volunteering, she was an active member on the club tennis team!
Dr. Pawola decided to become a chiropractor during her time at U of I after she had a major fall on ice and suffered from severe back pain. The chiropractor she received treatment from not only helped her recover, but also helped her discover that the headaches she experienced daily for the majority of her life were abnormal. After this encounter, Dr. Pawola realized that she wanted to spend the rest of her life helping others the way her chiropractor helped her!
When she is not with patients, she enjoys baking, DIY activities in and around the house and spending time with her husband Jimmy and their two dogs.
Dr. Cecilia Eckard
Dr. Cecilia Eckard received her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida. Prior to that, she attended Ave Maria University where she received her degree in Biology and played varsity volleyball.
Dr. Eckard is a second generation chiropractor and has experienced the benefits of chiropractic care since birth. Chiropractic helped boost her immune system during her years in schools and helped her recover from sports injuries during her competitive athletic years.
Because chiropractic has been such a large part of her life, she is passionate about helping as many people as possible reach their wellness goals through natural health care.