Stephanie Maj

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“I have been a practicing chiropractor for over 16 years and have seen many survivors of sexual violence in my practice. Being a woman, I have attracted a large number of women to my practice. I serve the LGBTQ population. I have found this type of trauma very prevalent in this community as well. There is something in my field called somatization. This means that trauma of any kind can get trapped in the soft tissue of the body. As a chiropractor, I feel like anything I can do to heal the nerves, muscles and other soft tissues will help that person with a true WHOLISTIC healing!”

Contact Information:

Website: www.communitychiropractic.net | Phone: 773-528-8485 | Practice Location: 1442 West Belmont Avenue, Suite 1 East, Chicago, IL 60657

Practice Information

About Stephanie Maj, DC

Dr. Stephanie Maj earned her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition/PreMed from Ohio University in 1988 and her Doctorate in Chiropractic from National College of Chiropractic in 1994. Since 1996, Dr. Maj has run a family-oriented wellness practice in the Chicago area where she specializes in women, pediatric, family, and wellness care.

Dr. Maj is certified in Pediatrics from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association where she completed over 120 hours of curriculum offering techniques and protocols of care for children and pregnant women. Dr. Maj is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, the Royal Chiropractic Knights of the Roundtable, the World Congress of Women Chiropractors, the League of Women Chiropractors, the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance, and the National Wellness Foundation.  She currently lives in Chicago were she is in private practice specializing in women, families, pregnancy and pediatrics.

Experience

I have been a practicing chiropractor for over 16 years and have seen many survivors of sexual violence in my practice. Being a woman, I have attracted a large number of women to my practice. I serve the LGBTQ population. I have found this type of trauma very prevalent in this community as well. I have done mission work in the Dominican Republic and I am embarking on street mission work here in Chicago with The Night Ministry – which is helping LGBTQ homeless youth. I authored the book “You Can Be Well!” which discusses the five critical steps to wellness: Remove Nerve Interference; Supply Nutritional Sufficiency; Reduce Stress; Exercise is a Nutrient; Remove Toxicity and is available online.

My Interest in Working with Survivors

I see first hand the physical manifestations of trauma in the body. There is a very specific presentation to a patient that has undergone this violence and even when they do not confide in me, or maybe they don’t even remember the abuse, it goes in and needs healed. I also have a specialty in working with pregnancy. I find that survivors of sexual violence need more support during this vulnerable and sometimes frightening time.

Treatment Modality

I have a family wellness practice serving the Lakeview community of Chicago for 16+ years.  I use both traditional and low force chiropractic techniques, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling.

How My Practice Holistically Addresses the Impacts of Sexual Violence

There is something in my field called somatization. This means that trauma of any kind can get trapped in the soft tissue of the body. As a chiropractor, I feel like anything I can do to heal the nerves, muscles and other soft tissues will help that person with a true WHOLISTIC healing!

Modifications

I pride myself in offering a safe place for people to heal. I am open to tweaking anything in my treatment to make that person more comfortable.

Payment Options

While I do not offer a sliding-scale, I do have payment plans to help ensure people receive the care they need. I do not participate in insurance so this allows me to keep my fees very reasonable and my payment methods flexible.

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