As a Chicagoland native, Dr. Claire Kacena, D.C. is thrilled to be providing high-quality care and health education to patients as the chiropractic director at Chiro One Wellness Center of The Loop.
Dr. Claire has seen the healing power of chiropractic firsthand. In 2010, her father was diagnosed with a significant disc herniation in his low back that caused him debilitating pain. He was even forced to take time off of work; his condition put his entire life and family on hold, and for Dr. Claire, it was the first time in her entire life that she wasn’t able to help her dad.
Chiropractic was his last possible option before drugs and surgery, and he made the decision to start care. After six months of intense chiropractic, Dr. Claire’s dad was fully mobile and back to work full time. This is when Dr. Claire realized that chiropractic was her calling, and this experience inspired her to switch her graduate school plans to chiropractic.
After receiving her bachelor of science in environmental chemistry, Dr. Claire went on to complete her doctorate of chiropractic at the National University of Health Sciences where she was a member of the Student American Chiropractic Association. She is also still active in both the American Chiropractic Association and the Illinois Chiropractic Society.
In practice, Dr. Claire is motivated by the personal and professional knowledge that chiropractic can and has altered so many lives for the better. Her favorite part of being a chiropractor is helping, educating and inspiring patients to lead healthier lifestyles and teaching them how the body has the power to heal itself. She also loves utilizing nutrition to help support this process, allowing food to become medicine.
In her spare time, Dr. Claire likes practicing yoga, snowboarding, hiking, camping, traveling and spending quality time with her friends, family and rescue pup, Koda.