One Dollar For Five Minutes?
“As a young child, I can remember sitting in the car behind my mom and massaging her shoulders since she mentioned it helped reduce the stress and tension she had in her back. The relief it provided her was greatly appreciated, and I was even compensated one dollar for five minutes! At that early age, I just knew I wanted to help people with their aches and pains and to serve others in the healthcare industry.”
It’s A Miracle!
“While attending Augustana College in 2007, I was rear ended in a car accident. I knew instantly that I injured my lower back. I sought help from many different medical professionals, had expensive imaging, and even injections to my spine with no relief. Upon arriving home, my mom recommended seeing her chiropractor. I was apprehensive as I had never gone to a chiropractor before. After only a few treatments my back pain subsided. I was amazed and relieved; it felt good to be active again without having to worry that the pain would come back. It’s poignant to reflect on my career choice and the influence my mom had on me and what I’m doing today.”
Cutting Edge Learning
“After getting my degree in Biology at Augustana College, I went on to further my passion to help others at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois where I received my Doctor Of Chiropractic. I also became a member of The Illinois Chiropractic Society. I believe in the importance of continuing education to learn the most updated and well-researched techniques in patient care. I became interested and studied The McKenzie Method which provides substantial improvements in patient outcomes and faster recovery times. I also became credentialed in SMART tool therapy, a form of myofascial and muscle release technique, to aid in the improvement in pain caused by muscle injury and over-activity. In addition, I became certified in acupuncture as I saw this as a treatment tool to resolve many different symptoms and conditions that patients were suffering with.
My Favorite Things
“My wife, Dr. Alyssa Papuga and I reside in Naperville, Illinois where we enjoy spending time with our sons Layton (born October 2018) and Holdon (born June 2020). We also have two Norwich Terriers named Lilly and Archer. If I’m not in the office or taking baby yoga classes then I enjoy watching sports, running, hiking, and most importantly FOOD! I am also a member of Good Shepherd Church in Naperville, IL.
I have worked with a diverse population in group as well as solo settings throughout my career. I started practicing at Salama Chiropratic Center, in Winston Salem, North Carolina and at the same time, I was the chiropractor for Wake Forest University’s Athletic Program. I then worked at Illinois Spinal and Sports Rehabilitation in Naperville, IL for a year before taking over Russeau Team Health Care and opened Wheaton Healthcare LLC in Wheaton, IL. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the Wheaton, Naperville and surrounding community with the experience and skills that I have developed through my education and experience.”