Dr. Robin Ackerman
Dr. Robin Ackerman, owner and founder of Balance Family Chiropractic, attended Loyola University in Chicago and then received her doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2000. She worked as an associate at Ginsberg Chiropractic in Geneva for three years before opening Balance Family Chiropractic in 2003.
Dr. Ackerman, one of only a handful of pediatric specialists in the nation, received her diplomate in Chiropractic Pediatrics in 2005 after three years of postgraduate studies. She enjoys working with newborns through adults, caring for many families.
She regularly lectures to numerous groups and organizations on topics such as autism, asthma & allergies, ADD/ADHD, hormone balance & infertility, ear infections, fibromyalgia and trigger point therapy.
Dr. Ackerman decided at the age of 15 to become a chiropractor after talking with her uncle, Dr. Steve. She had been suffering from excruciating headaches following a car accident and Dr. Steve explained how chiropractic could help. After just a few adjustments she was in awe at the feeling of relief from her headaches. Dr. Ackerman is now blessed to be able to help other adults and children that may have the same ailments.
Dr. Ackerman is married to her husband Scott and is a mother of two sons, an active 15 year old named Gabriel and a fun-loving 4 year old named Julian. In her free time she enjoys exercising, healthy cooking, travelling, church activities, and spending time with her family.
Cassie Wolfe, Chiropractic Assistant
Cassie was introduced to the chiropractic world at the young age of 13. She immediately felt relief as she regularly suffered from back pain, allergies and migraines. After experiencing the benefits of care for herself, she wanted to spread the word and help others discover chiropractic as well. She was hired at that very same office that she started as a patient in and worked as a chiropractic assistant/practice representative for over 7 years. She is very excited to spread her knowledge and continue to grow at Balance Family Chiropractic. Aside from helping others heal and feel their best, Cassie enjoys camping, fishing and hiking with her boyfriend, Phil and her two dogs, Beans and Daisy.
Kari Hoffman, Practice Representative
Having worked within the healthcare field for the majority of her career, Kari has a true passion for helping others. She believes in living a healthy lifestyle and is working towards becoming a certified group fitness instructor. Kari’s strong desire for health and wellness has brought her to the position at Balance Family Chiropractic. She is able to build relationships as well as educate the community on the essential benefits of preventative Chiropractic care. In her free time, she enjoys participating in church activities, dining out, traveling to tropical climates and animal welfare.
Krissi Gabrel, Practice Representative
Krissi was introduced to chiropractic care in her home town of Seattle. She began seeing a chiropractor because she was suffering from sciatic pain that was affecting her ability to walk. She started working in the customer service industry as a flight attendant for about 10 years. When she felt she needed a change, she moved to direct sales, and is now happily at Balance Family Chiropractic. She loves the benefits of chiropractic care and enjoys teaching others how chiropractic care can help change their lives for the better! When she’s not working at events as an office representative, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.