Healing Therapeutic Massage
Krushenka Miller, LMT, LE is a vital part of our wellness team. She approaches patient care holistically, by providing the benefits of therapeutic massage in combination with chiropractic and related therapies offered at Back in Action Wellness Center, so patients can get back in action as soon as possible.
From stress relief to specific injury and soreness issues, Krushenka employs her extensive practical knowledge of human anatomy. She practices light to deep pressure therapeutic massage with great sensitivity to each patient’s personal preferences and needs for relaxation and healing. She incorporates stretches, myo-fascial, trigger point and selected Eastern (Shiatsu) principles and techniques into her sessions as needed by each patient.
Krushenka has already helped over 400 satisfied patients. She treats patients of all ages.
Karina Chionis, C.A. helped Dr. Santoliva open Back in Action Wellness Center in 2004, and serves as Chiropractic Assistant and Office Manager. She has had extensive clinical training under Dr. Santoliva’s direction for over 10 years. More than 15,000 patients later, Karina’s desire for patients to receive great care is as strong as ever − she takes care of our patients like family. Although Karina is responsible for the business aspect of the medical practice, patients are her priority. Karina makes a point of being readily accessible and quickly responsive to patients’ questions and needs.
Patient Wellness Support
Karina encourages patients to get the most from their treatment plans. She focuses on wellness maintenance by supporting patients to perform physical therapy exercises prescribed by the Chiropractor and Massage Therapist to strengthen muscles, increase range of motion, and restore the body’s structural integrity. She also follows up with patients on key aspects of treatment plans including prescribed diets and nutritional supplements, and at-home and in-office exercise regimens.
Chiropractic Assistant Role
In her role as Chiropractic Assistant, Karina assists with patient therapies and performs preliminary exams. Karina records patient health conditions, treatment plans and progress. She makes sure Dr. Santoliva is made aware of patients’ questions and concerns. She informs patients about the many different ways Back in Action Wellness Center can help to restore movement, pain free and maintain wellness so patients will be as healthy as possible.
Karina earned her Chiropractic Assistant (C.A.) degree from The Masters Circle in 2005. This cutting-edge, 12-module, 60-hour C.A. certification program prepared Karina to deliver outstanding, professional Chiropractic service.
Office Manager Responsibilities
As Office Manager, Karina is the primary person responsible for hospitality and patient reception, appointment scheduling, patient communications via phone, email and website, insurance verification and claims processing, office cleanliness, and patient satisfaction.
Karina was certified in Insurance Coding by Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois in 2006, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Roosevelt University in 1994.
Education and Certifications
Karina Espinosa, C.A. has had extensive clinical training under Dr. Santoliva’s direction at Back in Action Wellness Center, assisting patients with chiropractic and acupuncture treatments. For more than 5 years, Karina has served as Dr. Santoliva’s Chiropractic Assistant. Her careful attention to patients’ concerns and comfort helps Back in Action Wellness Center’s patients to quickly regain mobility pain free.
Karina’s Experience as Dr. Santoliva's Chiropractic Patient
“At the age of 19, I fell off a horse and broke my back. My doctor told me I would never walk again. He said, even if there was a slight chance of being able to walk again, I would never be able to run or regain the same balance. I was in the hospital for a month. After that, I was released with a full body cast.
I came to Dr Santoliva for a second opinion and she pushed me really hard to help me heal. She gave me chiropractic and acupuncture treatments three times a week for about a month, and frequent treatments monhtly for about six months. A year later, not only was I was able to walk, but I was able to ride my horses again!!!
Now I am married and have two beautiful children that I run after all the time. I don’t believe I would have my active life and family without Dr. Santoliva. She is not only my doctor but she takes great care of my family too.”
As Chiropractic Assistant, Karina provides exceptional patient care by assisting with therapies, performing exams, and educating patients on chiropractic care. She makes sure Dr. Santoliva is notified of all patient inquiries and records patient health conditions, treatment plans and progress.
Karina particularly enjoys helping Dr. Santoliva with acupuncture treatments to enhance the health improvement benefits of chiropractic treatments. She also performs general administrative duties and assists with the execution and coordination of marketing. Karina’s warm, enthusiastic manner and deep desire to help patients sets patients at ease as they progress to wellness.
Karina earned her Chiropractic Assistant (C.A.) degree from The Masters Circle in 2011. This cutting-edge, 12-module, 60-hour C.A. certification program prepared Karina to deliver outstanding, professional chiropractic service. She is also currently studying Oriental Medicine at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, Illinois (degree expected in 2018).
Chiropractic Office Hours
8:00 am-8:00 pm
8:00 am-8:00 pm
8:00 am-1:00 pm