Jim Nugent DC, Cert MDT
Dr. Jim Nugent founded River Forest Health and Wellness in 2010. Dr Nugent was born in Oak Park, IL and is a current resident of River Forest. He earned a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences.
At the time of his certification in 2012, Dr Nugent is one of a few chiropractors in the world certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) also known as McKenzie Therapy. While in school, he felt that something was missing from the typical chiropractic treatment and found that by incorporating physiotherapy assessments, developed by Robin McKenzie and the McKenzie institute, his patients had the best outcomes. Through the information established in the McKenzie assessment, Dr Nugent can properly educate each patient on self treatment. He has found that patient eduction coupled with simple and effective home exercises reduce the number of in office visits and significantly improves patient outcomes.
Dr. Nugent also incorporates a variety of diagnostic and treatment modalities which, compliment McKenzie Therapy including Motion Palpation, Functional Rehabilitation, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Vojta Therapy, Graston Therapy, Kinesiology Taping, dry needling and more.
While Dr. Nugent has geared his practice around sports medicine, treating high school, collegiate and even professional athletes, he also has a passion for treating the pediatric population and frequently utilizes principles of developmental kinesiology in his work. He has found that correcting developmental delays and/or dysfunction at a young age reduces the subsequent risk of injuries such as scoliosis, ACL tears, and many other common musculoskeletal disorders that manifest in late adolescence and early adulthood.
Dr Nugent has had the opportunity to develop great professional relationships with some of the best orthopedic physicians, neurologist and pain management and rehabilitation Physicians at Rush, Midwest orthopedics, Loyal and West Suburban Hospital. This has been a great benefit to his patients to be able to co-manage cases with some of the best physicians in the Chicagoland area.
On his days away from the office, Dr. Nugent enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing golf, and exercising.