Dr. Andrew KiperClinic Director / Chiropractic Physician / MDT Specialist
Dr. Andrew Kiper (founder and owner of Lakeside Spine & Wellness) moved to Chicago in 2001 from Bloomington IL to attend Columbia College. He majored in TV/Film production with a minor in American Sign Language. While working in the film and television industry he began to have neck pain for no apparent reason. After months of chronic pain, headaches and muscle stiffness, he was introduced to Chiropractic medicine. Growing up in a family that relied strictly on traditional Western medicine, he was a bit unsure if Chiropractic or conservative care of any kind would work for him.
After three visits with his new Chiropractic Physician, the pain had completely vanished, and he felt better than ever before! He was immediately drawn to the profession and within a few weeks had decided to quit his job and go back to school to become a Chiropractor himself. His life’s passion is to help patients suffering with any type of pain find lasting resolution and teach them ways to manage future occurrences through prevention and self-care!
Dr. Kiper attended the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard IL for his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. While at National, he served as the University President for the Motion Palpation Institute, teaching students manual therapy and rehab techniques twice a week. He also practiced as a chiropractic intern at The Salvation Army clinic in downtown Chicago.
In addition to his D.C. degree, Dr. Kiper attained his acupuncture license and also received additional advanced post-graduate training in various physical medicine techniques including; McKenzie therapy® (MDT), Motion Palpation Certified, Webster Technique, Graston Therapy and RockTape®.
Dr. Kiper treats a wide range of musculoskeletal, work and sports related injuries for patients of all ages. If it hurts, we can help you fix it for good!
When he’s not treating patients in the clinic you can typically find him racing sailboats out on lake Michigan, snowmobiling up in the north woods of Wisconsin, dining at various restaurants around Chicagoland, biking along the lakefront, and spending time with his friends and family.
Dr. Kiper is excited to serve the vibrant north-side Chicago communities of Andersonville / Ravenswood / Lincoln- Square, with a personalized, evidence-based treatment approach.
“PAIN is the final stage of DYSFUNCTION. Let’s correct the dysfunction together and move forward pain free!” Dr. Andrew Kiper
Dr. Samuel PareChiropractic Physician / Cert MDT
Dr. Samuel Pare grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan before attending the University of Colorado in Boulder where he studied Integrative Physiology. Growing up a science nerd he always knew that he wanted to pursue healthcare, but was unsure of the trajectory he wanted to take. He received his Masters in Physiology from the University of Michigan where he realized a traditional job in Western Medicine was not for him. There, he found that he advocates for a more whole-health approach, instilling the need for lifestyle changes over medications and surgery.
He decided to attend The National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois for his Doctor of Chiropractic degree where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. While in his clinical rotation, he worked with Lakeside Spine and Wellness as a Chiropractic Assistant and Rehab Specialist. Since graduating in April 2018, he worked downtown in the Loop. His focus there was in educating his patient-base of business professionals and weekend warriors on effective self-care to reduce pain and increase performance.
Dr. Pare has obtained extensive continuing education and post-graduate work, such as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) which he is fully certified in. Additionally, he received continuing education in Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) both of which focus on proper joint function, mobility, and core stability. He also obtained a Masters Degree in Functional Medicine and Human Nutrition from the University of Western States.
His passion for health lies in educating patients on the steps needed to ensure a pain-free and functional life, without the need for continuous chiropractic care week in and week out. He values the ability of his patients to be independent and focuses on giving them the proper knowledge-base to avoid the need for long term care.
Dr. Pare enjoys exercising, biking, yoga, climbing, and shuffleboard. He loves to cook and explore the Chicago culinary scene with friends and family. On the weekends, he tries to get out of the city as much as possible to enjoy camping, hiking, and boating around the Midwest.
Dr. Christian KochChiropractic Physician / MDT Specialist
Dr. Christian Koch grew up in Bluffton, Ohio, before attending Miami University of Ohio, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health. While at Miami, Dr. Koch was a walk-on turned scholarship athlete in Division 1 football, serving as the team’s starting punter. His experience in college athletics, paired with the passion for healthcare, shaped Dr. Koch’s approach. He relies on a comprehension of biomechanics and an understanding of how movement is a form of medicine to help patients accomplish their goals and strive to be their best.
Dr. Koch went on to attend National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois, for his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. While finishing his clinical rotations at the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center, he worked as a Rehab Specialist here at Lakeside Spine and Wellness.
Dr. Koch has extended his education with post-graduate education in McKenzie Therapy ® (MDT) to help further assess and treat patients in the most scientifically supported and non-invasive way possible. Dr. Koch believes that patient education should play a major role in the way he treats, and he enjoys not only helping patients understand their aches and pains but also taking an individualized approach with the necessary steps to get them moving in the right direction and to live pain free!
Ken CookLicensed Massage Therapist
Ken Cook, a graduate of Cortiva Chicago School of Massage Therapy, has been a working LMT since 2010. As a former NCAA volleyball player who often received treatment for a few nagging injuries, Ken was naturally drawn to the profession because of his interest in the body and the rehabilitative impact that bodywork can have.
Fusing several modalities during his sessions with patients, such as TMJD, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial and Swedish massage; Ken and the doctor’s create unique and individualized treatment plans for each patient’s needs.
When Ken is not working with his amazing team at Lakeside, he loves to spend his free time with his wife and their dog either relaxing at home, playing at the beach, working out, making music with friends and watching or playing basketball or volleyball.
Isaac MastersChiropractic Assistant / Rehab Specialist
Isaac Masters is excited to join the Lakeside team as a chiropractic assistant and rehab specialist. Isaac grew up in Greenfield, Illinois, a small farm town roughly 4 hours south of downtown Chicago. He attended Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin where he studied pre-med Chemistry-Biology and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Isaac currently attends National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois where he intends to graduate with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2022.
His previous experiences working in gyms and other chiropractic clinics have molded his approach to healthcare. This philosophy is rooted in evidence-based practices to provide the best possible rehabilitation for patients at Lakeside Spine and Wellness.
In his spare time, Isaac enjoys working out, running along the lakefront, playing in intramural basketball and softball leagues, and watching every sporting event available on television.
Hannah BurkeLead Patient Care Coordinator
Hannah is so excited to join the team at Lakeside Spine and Wellness! Hannah has over 15 years of customer service and hospitality experience and loves helping people.
As someone who has struggled with her scoliosis since she was young, she understands and appreciates the life changing benefits of Chiropractic care.
She recently graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and has a passion for holistic health and well-being. She enjoys yoga and fitness, exploring the Chicago dinning scene and spending time with her mom and 5 sisters.
Lauren TwomblyPatient Care Coordinator
Lauren studied acting at Chicago’s Black Box Conservatory program and has her degree in music with a concentration in theatre. She began her journey into health and wellness when she started running and training for the Chicago Triathlon.
A running injury brought her to physical therapy where she worked for several years as a patient care coordinator. She completed her yoga teacher training and taught for a couple of years at various gyms and studios across Chicago. She loves to cook, bake, and enjoy all the great food Chicago has to offer. She is excited to bring her passion for health and wellness to Lakeside Spine & Wellness.