Malina Chin, OTR/L,LAc.
Vital Points Therapy
326 S. Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
Malina Chin, OTR/L,LAc.
I have been a therapist for over 25 years. I have treated everything from stroke and trauma patients to premature or injured children. My commitment to learning has developed into expertise in a variety of areas. What I do best is to inspire you to want to exercise your choices for health and wellness. I pull resources from my years as a rehabilitation specialist, pediatric, manual therapist, and Oriental Medicine practitioner to affect a change in your health. Are you ready to live with VITALITY?
Years In Practice
University of ILL; BS OT, Midwest College of OM; MSOM, Nutrition
Malina received her training at the U of I Medical Center for Occupational Therapy from 1981 to 1984. She practiced as an OT to assist people of all ages and diagnosis toward health and independence. Malina specialized in Manual Therapy to correct soft tissue problems and relieve pain. She also earned a Master''s in Oriental Medicine after 3000 hours of academic and clinical service in a free clinic in Chicago. Malina also completed an internship in China as part of her studies.
Certified by NCCAOM as Acupuncturist
Certified by NBCOTA as Occupational Therapist
Certified as Early Intervention Specialist
The staff includes Physical and Occupational Therapists, Acupuncturists, and Chinese Nutritionists.
We accept most major insurance such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Credit Cards and Checks. Most insurance companies do not pay for Acupuncture but it is the client''s responsibility to check for covered services though we offer that service as a courtesy. Therapy services requires a referral from a medical professional such as MD, DO, DC, RN or DDS.
We offer a variety of services that range from Orthotics to Manual Therapy. Effective treatments for back pain, shoulder, and hip problems will be available as well as health and nutritional coaching.
Manual Therapy releases restriction in connective tissue, to uncover protective mechanisms and heal the underlying issues. Connective tissue is found everywhere in the body – the ECM, the walls of arteries, through tendons, ligaments and fascia to bone. Restrictions are caused by trauma, but also by the body trying to protect an organ or body part. Any symptom tells us that the body has tried to adjust and protect itself as best it can,. Pain happens where pressures and forces and tensions collide - often from those same accommodations. We help the body release those restrictions, uncover the protective mechanisms, and heal whatever the body is protecting.
CranioSacral: A gentle form of manipulation that facilitates the movements of the cranium, spinal column and the sacrum to improve circulation, restore balance and improve biological function. CST is effective for colic, headaches, restoring cranial shape from a traumatic birth, decreasing hyperactivity and sensory sensitivity.
Visceral Manipulation: A gently technique taught by French Osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral to facilitate correct relationship between organs and the connective tissues, Visceral Manipulation is specific placement of soft manual forces to encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and their connective tissues. These gentle manipulations can improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body.
Orthotics has to do more than be comfortable or support the arches of the foot. They have to correct the biomechanics of the foot. They have to allow the many joints of the foot to operate in the correct timing and the correct sequence, so that the weight can come around the arch and then onto the inside of the foot, so that the foot can become a rigid lever again in time to propel you forwards. We custom make biomechanically correct orthotics for you.
Articulation/Phonological Processing Therapy: This treatment corrects inappropriate productions of standard speech sounds due to incorrect placement of the lips, tongue, teeth, velum, and pharynx.