Dr. Ralph Kruse, owner and clinic director of Chiropractic Care, is pleased to announce his twenty-five year anniversary providing Chiropractic services in the Homewood Flossmoor and surrounding Chicago suburban area.
Kruse opened his first two-room office in Flossmoor just months after graduating from National University of Health Sciences in 1990. After one year he moved his practice to a significantly larger office in Olympia Fields where he practiced for 10 years. In 2001, Dr. Kruse purchased his current office location in Westgate Plaza on 183rd Street in Homewood. Having attended Western Avenue elementary school, and having patronized Homewood’s local businesses, especially Aurelio’s, for decades, he was excited to return to Homewood as a resident and business owner. Since opening this office, he has been a member of the Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce, the Homewood Business Association and served on Homewood’s Beautification committee. He has found Homewood’s location and sense of community ideal to operate and grow his practice. He attempts to help make Westgate Plaza a pleasing and welcoming location which has earned him the Beautification award every year.
As business continued to grow Dr. Kruse was fortunate enough to expand and acquire the adjacent space in Homewood previously occupied by the Golden Buddha Restaurant. After significant re-design, the space became his Health & Wellness Center located immediately west of the main Chiropractic office. This expansion provides ample space for rehabilitation, physician-guided stretches and exercises and exercise classes and lectures. Dr. Kruse also expanded by opening a satellite practice on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago’s Loop.
In pursuit of improving his clinical skills through post-graduate education, Dr. Kruse became a Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist (DABCO), Chiropractic Consultant (DABCC) and Cox Flexion-Distraction practitioner. Being invited and trained as a Certified Instructor for Cox Technic, a method developed by his mentor, Dr. James Cox, was an extreme honor. Kruse was invited to become a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (FACO), and a Member of the American Pregnancy Association. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, and a manuscript reviewer for peer-reviewed chiropractic journals.
As an instructor for Cox Technic adjusting, he has been participating in the certification of many chiropractors throughout the country for over a decade. Dr. Kruse has had the privilege of presenting Cox Technic courses to numerous chiropractic organizations including: New York College of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Canadian Chiropractic Association and Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. In 2016, he travelled to England to instruct Cox Technic to the Anglo-European Chiropractic Association. Kruse was especially honored to be an instructor for the Swiss Chiropractic Academy in Berne Switzerland. He also instructs hands-on seminars at his offices where Doctors of Chiropractic come to practice and refine their technique.
Dr. Kruse enjoys sharing his successes by publishing his results. He has authored numerous papers on the treatment of disc herniations, degeneration and stenosis in the neck and back as well as post-surgical continued pain treatment. He authored a chapter on back pain in pregnant patients in Dr. Cox’s textbook, and a study showing how Cox Flexion Distraction helped a pregnant woman with sciatica.
Dr. Kruse has been participating as a clinical researcher in federally funded (NIH) research studies for over two decades. He has worked alongside medical doctors, surgeons and researchers at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, National University of Health Sciences and Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Dr. Kruse attributes his success in part from striving to achieve the best research-driven and evidence-based chiropractic care possible and satisfaction with his patients’ results. He also contributes the success of his offices to a dedicated and qualified staff. Over the 25 years he has employed dozens including offices managers, chiropractic assistants, licensed massage therapists and exercise specialists.
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