Dr. Andrew Kiper

Chiropractic Physician Dr. Andrew Kiper moved to Chicago in 2001 from Central 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 tightness, 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 care could 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 passion is to help patients suffering with any type of pain find lasting resolution and teach them ways to prevent future occurrences.

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, as well as food sensitivity testing and supplement counseling and sales.

When he’s not treating patients you can typically find him racing sailboats out on lake Michigan, snowmobiling up in the north woods of Wisconsin, and spending time with his friends and family.

Dr. Kiper is excited to serve the vibrant north-side Chicago communities of 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. Andrew Kiper
Chiropractic Physician / MDT Specialist

Joni Gatz

Joni Gatz is happy to join Lakeside Spine & Wellness as the Office Manager and Community Outreach Coordinator. In her spare time, she presents Brain Health Education programs to the elderly at Chicago Senior Centers and retirement communities throughout the Chicagoland area.

She has worked in the medical arena for over 12 years for both Northwestern Medical School and Rush University Medical Group. Having degrees in both education and theatre management affords Joni the comfort of teaching and managing a practice. Since 2001, she has been taking various gerontology classes to provide continuing certification and to keep her own brain healthy.

Joni Gatz
Office Manager / Community Outreach Coordinator

Sam Pare

Samuel Pare is originally from Grand Rapids Michigan and attended the University of Colorado. He obtained his M.S. in Physiology from the University of Michigan prior to attending National University of Health Sciences for chiropractic school. Throughout his time at National he has attended seminars in rehabilitation to complement his interest in quality mechanical care and self-treatment . He is currently an intern at National’s Salvation Army Clinic downtown and utilizes rehabilitative exercises, functional movement,  and specific adjustments with his patients. Samuel also has a passion for nutrition and is gaining a M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. When he is not busy with school and clinic he enjoys cooking meals at home, spending time in the city with friends and family, and getting away to nature whenever possible. He is excited to aid in your path to health and healing with Dr. Kiper and the Lakeside Spine and Wellness team.

Sam Pare
Chiropractic Assistant / Rehab Specialist

Lily Wirth

Lily Wirth is a 2015 graduate of the New School for Massage & Bodywork in River North. She maintains an active practice at The Spa at Palmer House in downtown Chicago and is thrilled to be joining the Lakeside Spine & Wellness team! Utilizing Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, and myofascial release therapies, she has helped clients relieve back pain, neck pain, headaches, TMJ dysfunction, sciatica, general stress and tension, and more. Lily believes in the body’s ability to heal itself through a combination of movement therapy and massage, and enjoys working with anyone who’s work requires repetitive movement or holding patterns, athletes, dancers, parents with small children, body-workers, and other health professionals. When she’s not doing bodywork, Lily is a freelance classical singer and enjoys a good road trip and nesting in her home in Albany Park Chicago.

Lily Wirth
Licensed Massage Therapist

Hank Greenberg

Hank Greenberg is an Illinois and New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. Hank is living and working in the Chicago area. His background in both Eastern and Western massage therapy techniques enables him to work with a wide range of clients. His clients’ needs vary based on their individual goals. Each session is customized for that client and is deep, integrative therapeutic massage.

Hank Greenberg
Licensed Massage Therapist