SCHOOL/EDUCATION: Patrick J. Morris, DC is a Chiropractic Physician whom brings his passion for health and wellness to his patients. Dr. Pat graduated from Blackburn College in central Illinois with a degree in English before pursuing his Doctor of Chiropractic at The National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois.
EXPERIENCE: Dr. Pat has been practicing since 1997 throughout the North and Northwest suburbs of Chicago. In line with his philosophy that health care should be delivered in a team approach, he has been the lead Chiropractor for several multidisciplinary clinics who’s teams included Chiropractors, Medical Doctors, Physical Therapists, Functional Medicine, Massage Therapists and Rehabilitation Specialists.
SPECIALTY: As a Division III Soccer Player at Blackburn College, Dr. Pat developed debilitating back and leg pain. After unsuccessful medical treatment, he sought the care at a local Chiropractic office. After a series of adjustments and a comprehensive rehabilitation plan, Dr. Pat returned to the field and was able to complete his college athletic endeavors. After graduation form Blackburn, he decided that a career in Chiropractic would allow him to give back to others what his Chiropractor had given to him, the ability to live life to its greatest potential. Dr. Pat is an expert in Flexion/Distraction technique for the treatment of low back pain and herniated discs, as well as certification in accupunture.
DISTINGUISHED ROLES: Dr. Morris was a Faculty member at Robert Morris University in their College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Q&A WITH PATRICK MORRIS
What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
Professionally I’m most passionate about helping patients return to what it is they are passionate about. That could be their athletic pursuits, working pain free, ability to play with their children, or just be able to walk without pain. Personally I’m passionate about my family, friends, and ultra-running.
What three traits define you?
Empathetic, Passionate, Funny
What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
Care for youth athletes.
What are you surprisingly good at?
Writing pageant speeches
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
What’s the biggest proof that you’re good at what you do?
Patients have followed me, even when I changed jobs.
How long have you been working in your field?
What’s your biggest accomplishment?
Raised three amazing and successful Children, Completed a 100 mile Ultra Marathon, and becoming a Chiropractor
What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?
Finding a way to get them back to what they are passionate about.
What are you complimented on most in your work?
Tenacity to find a solution for their health care problem.
Who is your ideal client and why should they connect with you?
Someone whom has an impairment that is making their life difficult, and stopping them from doing what they love.
Do you have any other passions of personal goals that you would like to share?
Continue to attempt, and hopefully complete, difficult ultra-marathons.
What do you do for fun in your spare time? What are your hobbies?
Hanging out with my kids, running, hiking and camping.