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Dr. Brian Damhoff was born and raised in Fulton, IL. He graduated from Lewis University with a bachelors in biology where he competed collegiately in track and field as a long jumper. He went on to earn his doctorate of chiropractic and masters in sports rehabilitation from Logan College of Chiropractic. Post-graduation, he founded Elite Performance Institute in 2013 and has been actively involved in the Naperville community since then. He currently coaches high school track and field/cross country at Naperville Central High School and has been coaching high school track and field since 2009. He serves as the community coordinator of the Naperville Healthy Kids Running Series, a non-profit community-based running series, which promotes kids being active and moving in a positive manner. He is an adjunct professor at Lewis University. He served as the team chiropractor for Northern Illinois University’s track and field/cross country team from 2017-2021. He also works closely with Team One Volleyball. In his free time, Dr. Brian is an avid distance runner and hiker traveling around the world to hike. He also enjoys spending time with his dog Lucy.
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Our goal at Elite Performance Institute is to get you back healthy as fast as possible and keep you that way! Naperville IL & Warrenville IL chiropractor Dr. Brian Damhoff DC MS takes a no-nonsense approach using a combination of gentle chiropractic adjustments, Active Release Techniques (ART) and activity specific sports rehabilitation to get you back on your feet! The individual care and attention that we give our patients sets us apart from the rest. We strive to give advice and treatment that is evidence informed. It is our privilege to serve our patients and the Naperville community with outstanding care! Elite Performance Institute works with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including: TMJ, headaches, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, sciatica, IT Band, knee pain, tennis elbow, wrist pain, ankle sprains, and plantar fasciitis.
30-45 minute appointments 1-on-1 with doctor
All prescribed rehab exercises are on video
We take all BCBS PPO insurance plans and HSA's/FSA's
No long term treatment plans
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