Dr. Nadrine Omar, DC, is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences where she obtained her Doctorate of Chiropractic medicine. While at National, Dr. Omar utilized her time to learn several different tools and treatment styles to give her patients the best care. Dr. Omar took several rehabilitative seminars through the Midwest Rehabilitation Institute to be able to better address musculoskeletal conditions and treatment options. While at National University, Dr. Omar worked as a Teacher’s Assistant in the Anatomy labs, tutoring students at different levels of their education. She obtained her Bachelors from DePaul University studying both Psychology and Biology. It was at DePaul where Dr. Omar cultivated her passion for Physical Medicine and musculoskeletal conditions, while working at a physical therapy and chiropractic office downtown.
Nadrine specializes in both athletic injuries and in wellness care. She utilizes several soft tissue techniques, rehabilitation exercises, acupuncture, and crafted adjustments to treat her patients. Many of the patients she treats are avid cyclists, weight lifters, runners, and weekend warriors. She also treats the ‘”typical” desk worker, nurse, parent, and child. She is a certified Rock Tape practitioner, and utilizes several soft tissue techniques with her patients.
Q&A WITH DR. OMAR
What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
Professionally, helping people reach goals they never thought they can obtain whether it’s at the gym, at home, or at work.
Personally, I am very passionate about Lou Malnati’s Deep Dish Pizza.
What three traits define you?
I’ve been told…Funny, comforting, driven.
What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
Travel for food.
What are you surprisingly good at?
Impressions, home repairs/ building things, accents, impressing the cashier with the weight of my hand crafted Fro-Yo concoction, and water skiing wipeouts.
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
Kris Bryant (and the Cubs), Coffee, George Michael and Deep Dish. Not in that order.
What’s the biggest proof that you’re good at what you do?
My patients like and trust me enough to share their secret restaurant spots in the city. But I’ll never tell.
What’s your biggest accomplishment? So far?
Winning an award for my Alzheimer’s Research in College, as well as obtaining my Doctorate.
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
How much time do we have? Well, I was once an Au Pair for my Professor and her son while traveling across Europe. I also set up and worked at a haunted house once, and scared all the kids I used to babysit.
How does your education connect to your professional career? What about personal experiences?
My friends and I, in high school, were those kids who always got injured, and I was constantly on the sideline helping out. I always knew I wanted to incorporate physical medicine, athletics, and body mechanics into my career.
What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?
How to improve their activities of daily living without their chief complaints creeping back in.
What are you complimented on most in your work?
My ability to put patients who have never experienced Chiropractic at ease.
What is your grand, audacious goal? What do you wish people would know, believe, do? Grand Goal would be to help people realize their capabilities, and to never ever give up.
Do you have any other passions of personal goals that you would like to share?
Perhaps enter a fitness competition some day, or do a triathlon (for now).
What do you do for fun in your spare time?
For fun? I like to grocery shop at Costco. I don’t want to admit the amount of time I dedicate to watching “The Bachelor.” When I’m not doing that I like to do anything outdoors – i.e hiking in LA, traveling, anything in/on the water, weight lifting, watching Romantic Comedies, theme parks, and discovering new restaurants.
What are your hobbies?
My list includes competitive beach volleyball, baking, cycling, rollerblading, and weight lifting.
What is something unique that most people don’t know about you?
My middle name is Sinead, after the singer Sinead O’connor. I did not, however, take her hairstyle.