Dustin Tavenner, D.C.
“My passion in life is helping people feel better. I do NOT take a cookie cutter approach to my patients. I understand that each patient that walks through my door presents unique findings and symptoms which is why I tailor my treatments to each patient. Although my treatments are individualized, my goal for each person is the same; to restore balance to the body while keeping the patient active and pain-free. ” – Dr. Tavenner
Dr Dustin Tavenner achieved his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Montana. His passion for helping people and the broad scope of practice that the Chiropractic field offered brought him to the National University of Health Sciences. Here he furthered his understanding of the human body while serving as the University’s Athletic Director before graduating in May of 2008. After graduation, he spent a year working as an Associate Doctor in a Chicago clinic focusing on Spinal Decompression, Pain Management and Physical Therapy. He was then offered a job working with a physical therapy office providing therapy for patients involved in personal injury cases, workman’s compensation as well as private insurance. He spent 1.5 years with the physical office before deciding to open Lakeshore Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center (LCRC) in 2010. During the clinic’s first year of business, Dr. Tavenner continued to provide physical therapy and it did not take long until his Chiropractic clinic became busy. Since that time, LCRC has moved to Michigan Avenue and continues to provide high-quality, tailored Chiropractic care to downtown Chicago. The clinic currently uses a variety of treatments consisting of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture and Custom Foot Orthotics in order to best treat their patients.
Sarah B Edwards, L.Ac, C.SMA
Sarah is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and is licensed in the state of Illinois. She is also a member of the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ILAAOM).
Sarah received her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Illinois State University and completed her acupuncture training at National University of Health Sciences, receiving a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. While training, Sarah completed an internship at Cook County Stroger Hospital in the pain clinic, and studied world health through a volunteer program with Natural Doctors International in Nicaragua.
Sarah is certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture® and is passionate about treating pain, fertility, and chronic disease. She uses acupuncture, Chinese herbs, essential oils, Chinese therapeutic massage, nutritional therapy, posture assessment, and corrective exercises to promote health and well-being.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys hiking, biking, and spending time in nature, as well as exploring the restaurants and culture of the city.
Sarah Hitt, Office Manager
“Sometimes all we need to do is take a deep breath, close our eyes, and pay attention. You can change the world with small acts of kindness; the little things add up to big things.” – Sarah Hitt
Sarah Hitt has always had a desire to be of service. Her earliest jobs were at the local nursing home where she developed a passion for enhancing the lives of the elderly. She has worked in various areas of health care, from vocational rehabilitation and job coaching for patients with traumatic brain injuries, to Therapeutic Recreation for patients with Alzheimer’s and other dementia, to certified nursing assistant roles in various long term care facilities. Outside of work, Sarah trained at Second City Training Center in the improv program. Sarah spent many years working at Midtown Tennis Club at the front desk and in member services. In those roles, she was able to utilize her drive to help people and her unique personality to make sure all the members felt listened to and taken care of. She has always had a passion for holistic and natural medicine and is proud to be part of a team that shares her beliefs that there are better solutions than just turning to surgery and medication.
Teig Schneider, L.M.T.
Teig Schneider is originally from Michigan and came to Chicago in the winter of 2007 to pursue the live acting scene. In the process taking acting classes and auditioning, his search for a job that simply, “he did not want to hate,” he found his real passion: healing through touch. For Teig, massage is the perfect combination of mind and body: critical thinking, creativity, and physical exercise. Not everyone can say that they love their job or that work is a place for escape from the stress and hustle of life. But that is exactly what massage therapy is for Teig. Not only he is passionate about helping others to heal, it is the very practice of massage therapy that is healing to Teig.
Since finding his passion, Teig has been practicing massage therapy in Chicago for over eight years and has over 8,000 hours of experience in both spa and clinical settings. As a graduate of the Soma Institute, he applies a diverse approach to each treatment as he combines swedish, deep tissue, trigger point and sports massage techniques that best suit each patient.