Jim Nugent, DC

Jim Nugent, DC
River Forest Health and Wellness 7353 Lake Street River Forest, IL 60305

Jim Nugent, DC

Dr. Jim Nugent, originally from Oak Park, IL, earned a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences. He developed an appreciation for the profession at an early age, when he received the healing benefits of a chiropractic treatment himself. In addition to fundamental chiropractic care, Dr. Nugent now has expertise in sports and musculoskeletal inju​ries, biomechanics, and rehabilitation. Dr. Nugent took over 200 hours of post-graduate programs while he attended NUHS. Dr. Nugent uses a variety of diagnostic and treatment modalities which include Motion Palpation, McKenzie Diagnosis and Therapy, Function Rehabilitation, Dynamic Neuromuscular Re-education, Vojta Therapy, Graston Therapy, Kinesiology Taping and many more. Dr. Nugent continues to expand his knowledge and is currently enrolled in a 2 year post-doctorate program in rehabilitation.

While Dr. Nugent has geared his practice around sports medicine and sports related injuries, he has also developed a passion for treating the pediatric population and studying Developmental Kinesiology. He has found that correcting developmental dysfunction at a young age reduces the subsequent risk of injuries such as scoliosis, ACL tears, and many other common musculoskeletal disorders in late adolescence and adulthood.

While at National University of Health Sciences, Dr. Nugent was elected to the executive board of the Chiropractic Fraternity, Sigma Phi Kappa, where he furthered his skills amongst peers. Along with being school representative to the Motion Palpation Institute, he was President of NUHS's Motion Palpation Club, giving him the opportunity to not only learn, but teach and review biomechanics, palpation and manipulation to his peers. While enrolled at NUHS, Dr. Nugent attended multiple post-graduate seminars on biomechanics, rehabilitation, and adjustments of the spine and extremities through the Motion Palpation Institute.

​Prior to attending National University of Health Sciences, Dr. Nugent attended Elmhurst College, where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology. On his days away from the office, Dr. Nugent enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing golf, and exercising.
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Gender Male
Payment Options Most major medical insurance accepted. All major credit card accepted.
Services Jim Nugent, DC practices at 7353 Lake Street , River Forest, IL 60305. Chiropractors diagnose and treat common spinal misalignments that can occur from lifestyle or injuries causing pain, discomfort and degenerative conditions.

Jim Nugent, DC may be able to treat; back pain, sciatica, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, sports injuries, and auto accident injuries.

To learn more, or to make an appointment with Jim Nugent, DC in River Forest, IL, please call (708) 488-0900 for more information.
Additional Services Rehabilitation, McKenzie Therapy, Vojta Therapy, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
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My husband and I found Dr Jim Nugent to be a wonderfully kind, understanding, patient and very knowledgeable professional healer.
by Pat & Tony xxx.xxx.8.174
February 04, 2017