Dr. Dimitry Likterev was born in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to United States as a child. He grew up in Milwaukee, attended High school there and went on to University of Wisconsin for his undergraduate studies. He then went on to National University of Health Sciences (formerly NCC), receiving his Bachelors of Human Biology, and then Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the University.
Dr. Likterev developed his interest in Chiropractic medicine while in college, when he was treated by a chiropractor for a motorcycle injury. Dr. Likterev’s interest in natural medicines and sports rehab also included extensive studies of neurology, acupuncture and Kinesio Taping, in which he is certified and is member of KTAI. He is also certified and practices MUA (manipulation under anesthesia). In addition, Dr. Likterev uses latest treatment and assessment tools available, such as Flexion-Distraction tables and Foot Levelers orthotic supports.
Dr. Likterev has volunteered and worked as sports chiropractor at numerous sports events, including World Swimming Championship in Goteberg, Sweden. There, his athlete, Vlad Pyshnenko took all three (50m, 100m, 200m free) gold medals for the events he has participated in.
Today, after many years in practice, Dr. Likterev continues to read, take seminars and pursue clinical excellence by keeping up with any information that might be helpful to his patients.
Dr. Layal Rashid first became interested in alternative medicine while growing up in Cyprus where most people would choose natural options to cure ailments before resorting to drugs or surgery.
During her undergraduate degree in Canada she began working with an on-campus Chiropractor and learning more about this discipline. After graduating with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL in 2006 she also became interested in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
She later became certified in Acupuncture through the same university and currently utilizes both in her practices. Dr. Layal is also certified with Sole Supports for custom foot orthotics.
Dr. Nelli Kaplunskaya was born in Baku, Azerbaijan and raised in Chicago. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in clinical psychology and then went on to earn her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa. Dr. Kaplunskaya is well versed in several chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, and Activator protocol.
She enjoys weight training, yoga, her puppy (Mia), and cheering on her Chicago sports teams.
Dr. Kaplunskaya’s passion is to help people stay healthy through routine chiropractic care.
Krzysztof (Chris) Krasowski, is a licensed physical therapist. He graduated with his master’s degree in physical therapy from Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland in 1985. Krzysztof is extremely hands on with his patients and provides one- on – one time with his patients to allow for the best of care.
With over 20 years of experience, he assists in treating all cases from sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, even to chronic pain conditions. By joining Absolute Health Clinic, Krzysztof allows prospective patients to come in when it is convenient for them, such as during evening hours.
Joana came to Absolute Health Clinic in 2007. She started working with Dr. Likterev at their previous location in 2007. As the office expanded so did the services and staff. Joana went from entry level experience, to outstanding recognition of client needs and basic care. Continuing to grow over the years under Dimitry Likterev`s guidance she now has the ability to take on many office tasks and demands. Being a mother she is always striving to provide the best quality of care and compassion to all clients and patients as if they were her own family. Gaining knowledge on a variety of medical necessities she is confidant in providing excellent care. Born and raised in Mexico, she overcame many obstacles in life. This making her the sweet and independent person she is today. “Junie” has dedicated many years to Dr. Likterev and ABSOLUTE and she is an integral part of the growth and development of this successful clinic.
Linda has recently joined the Absolute team in Arlington Heights after transferring from our Zion location. She has been involved in the medical field for over 3 years and is passionate about the holistic approach of medicine, wellness and healthy living. She is currently a certified Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist, and is pursuing her Nursing degree. Linda enjoy’s seeing others smile and shares her positive attitude with patients, team members and friends. She’s excited to work with Dr. Dimitry and the Absolute team, and help us give patients the best treatment possible.