The elbow is a fascinating joint that’s made up of three bones surrounded by many muscles, tendons, and ligaments which work together to form a supportive sling like apparatus. The muscles of the elbow work somewhat like a pulley mechanism lifting and lowering the arm as needed. Making this joint more complex are three important nerves that twist and wind their way in and out of surrounding tissues as they make their way to the wrist and hand.

All of these structures can become vulnerable to injury whether the insult is traumatic or repetitive, so it’s important that the entire upper extremity is carefully examined when determining the exact cause of pain in the elbow.

Outside of their training in chiropractic medicine, Dr. Zhao and Dr. Pommerehn have additional training in Active Release Tecnniques®, Graston Technique®, McKenzie Therapy®, and Physical Rehabilitation — all of which can target and quickly treat many conditions that cause pain and dysfunction of the elbow. Patients at our clinic are also taught specific home exercises and self soft tissue therapies to speed their recover and reduce treatment dependency.

With the above techniques most issues related to the muscle, tendon, ligaments, nerves or joints see significant improvement within the first three treatment sessions. Special diagnostic image tests can also be ordered if needed.

Elbow Conditions we Commonly  Treat

Techniques We Often Use

Chiropractic care
Active Release Technique
Graston Technique
McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment
Physical Rehabilitation
Manual Massage techniques

Our Services

Dr. Iris Zhao
D.C., M.S.O.M., L.Ac.

Dr. Graham Pommerehn

Active Release Techniques
Proud Partner IRONMAN
Graston Technique Provider
McKenzie Method
The doctors here are wonderful. Dr Pommerehn helped me find ways to take care of my back after it had left me immobilized and unable to go to work.
Let me first start by saying that I was totally against any type of chiropractic care until I hurt my back earlier this year.  After some nudging from a coworker, I decided it was time to get help.  I searched for a Chiropractor in my area and the Chicago Whole Health Center came up.  I called immediately and spoke with Dr. Graham Pommerehn aka "Dr. Feel Good"!  I was truly surprised and overjoyed that I felt so much better after my first visit!  "Dr. Feel Good" worked his magic on me and did it with the best bedside manner I ...
Great service and great people.  I've had chronic back problems over the last 20 years and have been to a number of loop area places and Chicago Whole Health is definitely the standout.  On my first visit it was clear that their interests truly lie in resolving the issue rather than ensuring a larger number of visits (they showed me how to effectively self treat to the extent possible).  While I went there only for lower back issues, they offer a pretty expansive line of services.  I highly recommend this place to anyone.
I had broken my tailbone a few years ago and recently was having more pain around it. I thought surgery may be my only option, but decided to try chiropracticcare for the injury and I'm so glad I found this place! Dr. Pommerehn is amazing! He was very upfront and honest during our initial exam and thoroughly explained every part of the treatment plan. Given the extent of my I injury we weren't sure treatment would help, but his patience and treatment paid off!After a few weeks of intense treatment (three times a week) I have been able to manage ...
This is a great place.  Dr. Pommerehn was so good. I had lots of problems with my shoulder, which we tried therapy on to fix.  He explained everything in detail, and finally when my shoulder did not get completely better, he sent me for an MRI, which showed a tear.  He said I would might need surgery.No one could believe that a Chiropractor was helping me so much - I really appreciated the work that he did with me, and the honesty with which he treated me.I will definitely use this place again.
I have had some medical issues that I have not been able to resolve for the past few years. Having tried Western medicine and holistic methods, I decided to try out acupuncture.I was not sure where to find a good acupuncturist (other than Chinatown). I really wanted someone I could communicate my problems to and who could communicate with me so that I could understand everything. Dr. Zhao was the answer to my problems. She speaks English and some Mandarin!I had told Dr. Zhao that it was my first time to acupuncture and told her my problems.  She explained everything ...