Dr. Maurer began practicing in 2009 and specializes primarily in treating patients with musculoskeletal problems. While he uses a variety of approaches when caring for patients, he believes the most important tool is the relationship between a patient and their chosen physician. That relationship is built on thoughtfully discussing a patient’s history, understanding how a problem impacts their life, and collaborating with them on approaches that are evidence-based and appropriate for that person. While he utilizes traditional joint and soft tissue manipulation in many cases, this is only one tool. It’s useful in some circumstances, but certainly not all. Dr. Maurer has trained extensively in patient-centered approaches help alleviate pain and restore function throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He uses the McKenzie Method, Mulligan Concept, isometrics, progressive loading, and other approaches aimed at using a patient’s symptoms and function to determine individual treatment strategies. Treatment in the clinic is important, his goal is always to develop a plan that empowers patients to help manage their own condition and recover in ways that are meaningful to them.
While Dr. Maurer helps patients with all musculoskeletal problems, he has particular interest in shoulder pain, headaches, spinal pain, and vertigo. He has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, and regularly sees patients for orthopedic, sports medicine, and neurological problems. As a chiropractic physician, he is trained and licensed as a primary care physician as well, and assists patients in identifying general health concerns, ordering lab tests, and diagnostic imaging. Dr. Maurer is fortunate to have extensive referral resources to leading specialists throughout the Chicago area and across the United States when additional help is needed.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Maurer travels throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to participate in and assist with teaching professional development courses. He utilizes video telemedicine to meet with patients, evaluate them remotely, and discuss management and treatment strategies they can do at home to address their concerns. Dr. Maurer mentors other clinicians and offers second opinion consultations as well. In his spare time, Dr. Maurer enjoys traveling, hiking, scuba diving, cycling, volunteering, and spending time in his kitchen, often accompanied by his dog.
SHOULD I SEE HIM? YES!
- If you have suffered an injury that prevents you from doing activities you enjoy.
- If you experience chronic pain that interferes with your daily life.
- If you suffer from shoulder, back or neck pain, headaches, jaw pain, or numbness and tingling in your arms or legs.
- If you have vertigo or dizziness, whether it is a new symptom or a chronic problem.
- If you are looking for a healthcare provider who values clinician/patient relationships, and uses individualized approaches to address your health complaints.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY VISIT?
- An in-depth discussion of what brought you into the clinic, your personal and family medical history, as well as a thorough examination and treatment when appropriate.
- Education about the cause of your symptoms and options on how to address your concerns.
- An individualized treatment plan. There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” plan to address your concerns, so it is important that we work together to develop a course of treatment most appropriate for you.
- An opportunity to ask questions and discuss concerns you have – a partnership in your healthcare.
- An integrative team approach to your healthcare, and collaboration with other specialists as appropriate.
Tuesdays 8am-6pm, Wednesdays 11am-6pm, Thursdays 11am-6pm, Saturdays 8am-3pm.
*Acute appointments are available upon request.
FROM DR. MAURER…
“Healthcare is most effective when there is a partnership between patients and clinicians. While treatment in the office is important, real change happens when we understand our medical condition; why it’s happening, and what to do about it. When seeking a medical provider, look for someone who listens to you, addresses your questions, and can help you make sense of a distressing health issue. Your understanding of what’s going on and how to manage your condition is just as important as a diagnostic test or treatment. Clear communication about your health is key!”
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