A Chicago suburb native, Dr. Michael McGovern, D.C., is thrilled to serve patients as the associate chiropractor of Chiro One Wellness Centers of Vernon Hills. He enjoys helping patients learn new ways to health and well-being and teaching them how to be in tune with their bodies’ needs.
Dr. Michael attended University of Illinois, studying community health, before transferring to Palmer College of Chiropractic. He went on to earn his doctorate of chiropractic from Palmer, where he was an active member of the Motion Palpation, Gonstead and Extremity Adjusting clubs. In addition to his board certification in chiropractic, Dr. Michael is also specialized in nutrition, hormone balancing, sleep optimization, vitamin therapy and adrenal fatigue.
At 11 years old, Dr. Michael was injured while wrestling in gym class. After his injury, he struggled to walk without assistance. His mom was seeing a chiropractor at the time and made him an appointment right away. Unable to walk into the chiropractor’s office on his own, Dr. Michael found himself able to walk out of his appointment after just one adjustment. He credits chiropractic care as the sole reason he was able to continue to compete in athletics throughout high school and into his adult years.
In his free time, Dr. Michael loves to play disc golf, read, do yoga, meditate and cycle. A quote that inspires him is from Tony Robbins, “"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."