Dr. Corey Weinfurtner, D.C, has been a licensed Chiropractic Physician upon graduating from the National University of Health Sciences in December 2002.
Dr. Corey has an extensive healthcare background of 30+ years. From 1988 - 2002, he worked in the X-Ray and Ultrasound fields as a Technician, served as Program Director of Ultrasound where he taught and oversaw the accrediting process for the program. While working in the field, he simultaneously obtained Associate Degrees, Bachelor's Degrees and his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (detailed below). All of this experience and education culminated in the opening Frontier Chiropractic, a private practice that has been serving the McHenry, IL area since April 2003.
Dr. Corey's main focus is his patients' overall health and well being through a variety of modalities including spinal manipulation, flexion/distraction, activation, acupuncture and physical therapy. Dr. Corey's overall driving philosophy is to care, listen, treat and review. Helping you to realize improved and continued health and well being is what he enjoys most about his profession.
Dr. Corey lives in the McHenry area with his wife of 30 years and 2 teenage children. He enjoys outdoor activities including watersports, hiking, camping, hunting & boating, being involved in the community through his children's activities and the church - and any travel involving time outdoors!
- International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine: Diplomate
- National University Of Health Sciences: BS in Biology, & Doctor of Chiropractic Degrees
- International Academy of Medical Acupuncture - Certified Fellow
- University of Wisconsin - Stout: BS in Vocational Technical Adult Education
- Chippewa Valley Technical College: Associate Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
- North Central Technical College: Associate Degree in Radiography (X-Ray)
- Licensed Chiropractic Physician
- Certified Medical Acupuncturist
- Diplomate Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
Memberships & Associations: Illinois Chiropractic Association, Wisconsin Chiropractic Association , McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce
Get to Know Dr. Corey:
I Chose to be a Chiropractor Because:
After spending ten years working in the hospital environment, I felt that there had to be a better way to treat and heal the body, other than the conventional approach of health care ..... That (better) way was Chiropractic.
What I find most rewarding about working with Chiropractic patients is:
The best thing about working with my patients is seeing their health improve through Chiropractic Care. It's a very rewarding experience to watch my patients feel relief from chronic pain and/or lingering ailments without having to use pharmaceuticals or endure surgery.
If I weren’t a Chiropractor, I would be:
My favorite past-time or hobby is:
Any activity that revolves around woods & water. I have hiked, hunted, camped and boated since I was child. I have "tromped around in the woods" scouting & hunting almost my entire life and am now showing my son "the ropes". When traveling on vacations, there is always some sort of hiking and water activity (boating, swimming, snorkeling or water skiing) planned .... I have been water skiing since age 9! Over the years, I have enjoyed teaching many people how to ski, including helping my 65 year old Uncle "barefoot" for the first time! My wife and I love boating so much that our wedding gift to one another was our first ski boat!
My favorite procedure to use for Patient Care is:
..... actually Acupuncture. Treating patients with Acupuncture can help as an adjunct treatment for almost any musculoskeletal issue. It can also be a primary treatment for many organic problems as well as allergy elimination. It is truly an all-inclusive treatment. While spinal manipulation and physical therapy are most of what I do in a day, Acupuncture is a wonderful tool in the arsenal to health & well being.
To me, being a Doctor of Chiropractic means that:
I can serve as an advocate for my patients' overall health & wellness. Too often in healthcare, physicians take a pre-determined course of action to Patient Care. Patients often feel as though they are not consulted with, or listened to, regarding their healthcare. I feel Chiropractic allows me to get to the source of a patient's health issues, subsequently treating the cause - rather than merely managing symptoms with pharmaceuticals or simply removing the pathologic structure through surgery without giving the patient a chance to heal themselves properly.
The training I feel most helps my patients is:
... actually my undergraduate training as an Adult Education Specialist. The knowledge and skills required to obtain the Doctor of Chiropractic degree and license are a given; you cannot receive these credentials if you are not proficient. However additional education such as my Teaching Degree helps me to be a better Doctor through the ability to educate my patients as to what the diagnosis is, why the health issue has occurred and what will be done as we navigate together through the acute, rehabilitation & continued wellness phases of their Care.