Zemaitis Health and Wellness

October Newsletter

October is National Chiropractic Month!

October is National Chiropractic month and this year's theme is Move4Life. Movement is vitally important to overall health. Physical activity not only helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and even some cancers, it also strengthens our bones and muscles. As we age, the health of our bones and muscles -- also known as our musculoskeletal system -- is especially important in reducing the frequency and severity of back pain as well as preventing falls and other injuries that can lead to disability and limit our ability to engage in work and other daily activities. For these reasons, it’s essential to move now, to move later…to move for life…to stay healthy and strong, active and engaged.

Back pain remains one of the most prevalent and disabling conditions worldwide. It is one of the most common reasons that patients visit their doctors, and one of the most common conditions for which doctors prescribe opioid pain medications. Since the overuse and abuse of prescription opioid painkillers in the United States remains a top public health problem, it’s essential for health care consumers and providers to understand that spinal manipulation and other conservative approaches can get you moving by treating musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain safely and effectively.

We will be posting facts, figures, exercises and more throughout the month on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you have not already done so, like Zemaitis Health and Wellness on Facebook, follow drpattyz on Instagram, and @drpattyz on Twiter.

National Chiropractic Month Contest

We want to thank you for your support of chiropractic and what better way is with a contest?

For every appointment you come to you will earn 1 entry. Refer in a new chiropractic or acupuncture patient and both of you will get 5 entries once the new patient has their appointment.

There will be 3 winners picked the first week of November. If you have questions please let us know!

Going Green 101- How using essential oils can de-chemical your life.

Saturday, Oct. 27th, 3pm

77 W Washington St Suite 1704 Chicago Il 60602

Join Dr. Patty as she explains how essential oils and products that contain essential oils can lead to a life with less chemicals in it. We will discuss the ways essential oils are used, how they can help switch out products that are filled with potentially health harming chemicals and more. Applications of essential oils are vast, ranging from cooking, cleaning and even makeup. You will get the chance to smell and try essential oils as well as oil containing products.

There is no fee to come to this event but RSVP is needed as space it limited. RSVP can be made by calling 312-852-1021, emailing Dr. Patty at zemaitishealthwellness@gmail.com, or through Facebook. Please contact us with any questions.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

October Recipe: Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Dr. Patty recently got an Instant Pot and uses it a lot. This recipe is a quick and easy risotto recipe that doesn't require you to stand over a stove for long periods of time. This recipe comes from https://damndelicious.net.


4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, diced

8 ounces cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 cups chicken broth

1 cup arborio rice

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

2 cups baby spinach

3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan


1.Set a 6-qt Instant Pot® to the high saute setting. Melt 2 tablespoons butter; add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 3-4 minutes.

2.Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

3.Stir in chicken broth, rice and thyme. Select manual setting; adjust pressure to high, and set time for 6 minutes. When finished cooking, quick-release pressure according to manufacturer’s directions.

4.Stir in spinach and remaining 2 tablespoons butter until the spinach has wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in peas and Parmesan until heated through, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.

5.Serve immediately.

Meet our Associates

In each location that Dr. Patty practices in, there are other types of professionals practicing and we wanted to shine a spotlight on them. This month we want to introduce Dr. Christina Samycia, PsyD.

Dr. Christina holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, a masters degree in Kinesiology and is the author of Discovering Inner Peace. She seeks to inspire and challenge individuals to discover their authentic selves and lead a more meaningful and spiritual life. She works with individuals who are interested in personal and spiritual growth, looking to enhance their lives and are ready to make life-altering changes. She has over ten years of experience as a psychologist in Chicago. She is eclectic in her approach and utilizes insight-oriented, existential, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral interventions in combination with neuro-emotional technique (NET) and hypnosis. She emphasizes mindfulness and a mind-body approach. Her method is unique and impactful because she assists in uncovering and releasing conscious and subconscious patterns and belief systems that trigger emotional responses and keeps us stuck in dysfunctional behaviors. She believes that in order to transcend our emotional pain and make permanent lifestyle change, it is important to work on the conscious, subconscious and energetic levels. Her specialties include depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, trauma, as well as working with individuals who are highly sensitive, introverted and/or intuitive.

Dr .Christina is in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare. She does accept other insurances but is considered out of network. Appointment can be made by calling 312-285-5287.

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About Us

We are in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO and Choice Plans, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Medicare. We do accept other insurances but we would be considered out of network and patient's out of pocket expenses are higher.

Hours of Operation

77 W Washington St Suite 1704

Chicago, Il 60602

Tuesdays/Thursdays 10-7

Saturdays 9-3

20006 S Wolf Rd

Mokena, Il 60448

Inside Absolute Vision Care

Mondays 12-7

Fridays 9-2

5553 W 127th St

Crestwood, Il 60418

Inside Absolute Vision Care

Wednesdays by appointment