Oak Brook, IL—August 31st, 2011—Chiro One Wellness Centers (www.ChiroOne.net), the nation’s fastest growing Chiropractic Physician’s Group, today announced it was named to the 2011 Inc. 500/5000 list. Chiro One Wellness Centers ranked 1,035th overall, 71st in the Health Industry, and 37th in the Chicago area. The list, presided over by the esteemed Inc. Magazine, is the gold standard of entrepreneurial success and with this distinction, Chiro One joins the likes of other Inc. 500/5000 award winners and business icons such as Microsoft, Zappos, and Under Armour.

Dr. Stuart Bernsen, Chiro One’s Chief Executive Officer said, "We are pleased to be recognized by the Inc. 500/5000 list. 2010 was another banner year for Chiro One, and we anticipate that 2011 will be even better. Our three year growth rate of 292% is truly a tribute to the critical need for chiropractic care and the combined efforts of our extraordinary teams’ passionate commitment to our Vision, ‘that every human being discovers their full potential’.” 

“For years, chiropractic has been the best kept secret in healthcare in the United States,” states Brett Penager, Chiro One’s Chief Marketing Officer. “It is fast becoming a secret no more. Armed with our Vision, we are making headway into educating our communities and allowing them to choose the extraordinary wellness benefits that chiropractic care provides. It is cost effective, proactive, and empowers the individual to take charge of their health. Our growth is a testament to the voice and vote of the consumer.”

In the past year, Chiro One has entered the Dallas market with two offices, and plans to add two more in the fourth quarter of this year. CEO Stuart Bernsen, 44, has also added seven offices in the Louisville/Lexington market in Kentucky as well as additional offices around Chicago. In all, there are now 64 branches in three states. “We are proud of what we’ve accomplished thus far, however, with our long term plan to have 500 offices in 25 different markets by 2020, there is a tremendous amount of opportunity in front of us and even more work ahead,” states Bernsen. “We are not just looking at growth in the US but also internationally in markets such as the Middle and Far East where chiropractic has not existed before now.” 

Dr. Bernsen, a graduate of Palmer University, founded Lifeline Chiropractic Wellness Center in Evanston, IL in 1992. In 2004, he founded LifeWorks Health Centers which expanded to seven clinics. Joining forces with Chiropractic One in the spring of 2006, Dr. Bernsen led the merger which created Chiro One Wellness Centers. Currently Chiro One has 64 centers throughout the greater Chicago area, Kentucky and Texas. Dr. Bernsen is the author of World’s Greatest Health Secrets Revealed, is on the extension faculty of three graduate schools and is a nationally sought after speaker. Dr. Bernsen was also recently named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for 2011, one of the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs, and Chiro One ranked #9 on Crain's Fast Fifty List of Fastest Growing Chicago Area Companies in 2011.

Each year, Inc. Magazine releases its 500|5000 list, which ranks the fastest-growing, private companies in the U.S. The list results are based on the percentage of revenue growth from 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must be based in the United States and have earned a minimum revenue of $100,000 in 2007 and a minimum revenue of $2 million in 2010. 

The U.S.-based company expects to be included in next year’s list as the company continues to expand its office base in its three state market.

For more information on Chiro One Wellness Centers’ inclusion in the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 and for the complete list, visit www.inc.com

About Chiro One Wellness Centers

Headquartered in Oak Brook, IL, Chiro One Wellness Centers serves Chicagoland, Kentucky and Texas with 64 convenient locations and provides a variety of services including corrective care, core stabilization and workshops and lectures on a wide variety of health topics.

Chiro One Wellness Centers’ Vision is, “that every human being discovers their full potential.” Their Mission: Being leaders in developing extraordinary wellness for families and individuals by taking a stand for the well being of their communities through education and service. For more information, visit http://www.ChiroOne.net. Find Chiro One at Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ChiroOne.