Pediatric Care | Less Anxiety | Autism

We had recently met with the doctor that diagnosed Yanni with Austism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in 2010 for a follow-up evaluation. She alerted me that as he gets older that we may need to consider medication. He was 8.5 when we met with her and said that he was showing signs of ADHD, which was the reason for the meds. This, of course, did not sit well with me and wanted to find alternative ways to help him. He has received therapy since the age of 3 yrs (Speech, OT, Developmental, and currently Behavior (ABA)). No medications. Ever.

Upon starting care at Roots Family Chiropractic, we started seeing the transformations within the first month. The results really showed through in the classroom. His teachers would come up to me saying that his speech especially had exploded. And that his participation really had evolved - kind of suddenly. And as the treatment progressed, he just overall calmed down.

Roots Family Chiropractic is awesome. If I can say with one word, Awesome! I first met Lauren and she was kindly described the treatment for Autism. Dr. Tom truly is passionate about caring for children. It shows with his patience and overall wellness for the entire family. He listens and tries to find ways to help me with my struggles too. The clinic is very inviting and comfortable. I cannot say enough to express how thankful I am to Dr. Tom and his loyalty for caring for Yanni. It’s amazing.
— Genia

Pediatric Care |  Better Concentration | Sensory Processing

Eleanor has been struggling with sensory processing issues since birth. She was bothered by certain touch or environmental stimulus. She was behind in several milestones. Night terrors took over our nights. She also had a hard time concentrating, dealing with emotions and following through with tasks. Occupational therapy was helpful in that it helped us parents learn what is going on and how to help her. But it never made the underlying issues go away. We used natural supplements daily for her to cope.

We started seeing Dr. Tom when she was 4 years old and saw immediate results with the first adjustment. Her school asked what we did differently because she was like a different kid in the classroom. She was concentrating better, handling her emotions, improving on potty training. With every adjustment, the sensory issues seem to just melt away.

With Eleanor feeling better, she is now starting to catch up at school. The stress at home has been much better and we get to enjoy more fun time together instead of always dealing with a melt down. We can even participate in more social activities! It’s like a wall has been lifted and Eleanor is able to be the person she is on the inside.

Dr Tom is the best! His specific chiropractic approach addresses the root cause and not just a temporary fix. He is open and helps each client how they need it. The office is very welcoming to families and is kid friendly.
— Missy

Panic Attack Free | Improved Allergies | Pre/Post-natal Support

I started chiropractic care when a friend recommended that I try it for my round ligament pain. I was in constant pain and along with severe nausea I had a hard time doing anything. I no longer wanted to go out, I hated doing my prenatal yoga, and even getting groceries was a chore! Sitting or standing didn’t make a difference, I couldn’t sleep and I thought if I am THIS miserable at this point of my pregnancy I don’t see how on earth I am going to make it. I was desperate! Then I started looking up chiropractors in my area and I ran across Root’s Family Chiropractic on Yelp and went on to the website. I really liked how Dr. Tom’s focus was on pre-natal and child care.

I have lots more energy (even with a newborn!) I no longer deal with panic attacks and now I walk all over the city no problem. My pregnancy journey changed from something that I had to “get through” to an experience I could enjoy. I would recommend Dr. Tom to every pregnant woman I came across. I noticed that I was feeling much better and that my over all health was improving. I was no longer constipated, I was not getting sick, and my allergies were much improved! I also only had mild discomfort with my round ligaments and Dr. Tom’s soft tissue work took care of that! The nurses and hospital staff could not believe how quickly I was healing and recovering, I feel that everything I did helped; but one of the biggest things was my chiropractic care with Dr. Tom. I even went in to get adjusted right before heading to the hospital! That’s how much I believe in being “well adjusted”.

Dr. Tom and the staff at Roots Family Chiropractic are amazing! Right from the beginning Dr. Tom explained what his process was and wanted to know what my “goals” were for my health. I’ve gone to different providers that are “alternative” and unlike those other practices, I was actually involved and played an active part in my treatment. I really appreciate that Dr. Tom and I built a relationship that allowed me to track my progress. After I came home from the hospital, I asked Dr. Tom if he would be willing to check my little bubba being that he had a traumatic birth and I wanted to get him back on track. He came to my home and adjusted the both of us! Dr. Tom goes above and beyond to take care of his patients and treats you as a part of his family. The staff at Roots Family Chiropractic is professional and friendly. If that is important to you have found the practice for you. I have enjoyed getting to know Lauren and Oliver and now that my whole family is being treated we have even more fun! Family centric care is the base of this practice with a commitment to helping you be your best self. My family is very fortunate to be a part of this practice.
— Jazmin

Pediatric Care | Depression Free | Balanced Behavior

I started chiropractic care for my son, Antonio, because I wanted to avoid giving him medication after he was diagnosed with ADHD and depression. They would tell him he was acting out in class, he couldn’t concentrate in school, and things were not really going his way leading him into depression. We were going to therapists and doctors with no results because they were not able to reach him and I had a difficult time understanding their process and expectations.

My most recent experience is that Antonio is talking more, he is more comfortable with people, and no longer depressed. He now knows when to control himself and is able to acknowledge when something is wrong. I have also seen his sleep and energy improve, he has a better appetite, he is less anxious, and he has not been sick since starting care.

When I met Dr. Tom, he explained everything about the body, the spinal cord, and I understood it. All I could do was hope it would work for my son, and thankfully it did! Dr. Tom and Lauren earned Antonio’s trust right from the start. He’s always excited to go into the office! Antonio tells me all the time that Dr. Tom is very nice and that he likes going there.
— Blanca

Pediatric Care | Improved Sleep

Luna started treatment at 18 months old. She was waking up every hour in the night. She was like this since birth. She also could not fall asleep unless she was nursing. I had to quit my job to stay with her since no one else could get her to sleep and I was sleep deprived. The first visit Luna was adjusted, she slept for hours in a row that night. Continuing treatment she has only gotten better. Three months later, she is sleeping well and can fall asleep without nursing. Seeing Dr. Tom has changed our lives. Sleeping baby equals sleeping mama equals happy family!
— Missy

Pediatric Care | Improved Behavior | Potty Training

We moved to the Chicago area from New York and it took a toll on our entire family, but mainly on our three year old son. We found Dr. Tom through some networking and I did not at the time understand how a chiropractor would be able to help with attitude and potty training. We made our very first visit in April of this year and I will admit I was skeptical at first, agian thinking how is this going to help.

Well, things did change and fairly quickly. I started to see changes in my son’s behavior after the first few weeks of having his adjustments. He was not as aggresive, he was not having his crying fits and he started to have more interest in using the potty. As time went on and the more adjustments he received, I could see significant improvment, he was lovie again, less moody and using the potty successfully.

Dr. Tom is great at what he does and has a lot of patience with the little ones. With that being said, I would recommend and encourage others to use this practice either for themselves or family members. I can say that I believe in it and saw first hand what Dr. Tom was able to do for my child.
— Anne

Pediatric Care | Constipation Free | Improved Sleep

My daughter had been suffering from constipation since she was 9 months old. Her regular pediatrician prescribed Miralax and I used it a couple months on and off. It definitely worked while we used it, but I was not comfortable giving my daughter any medication long term. I also noticed that once we were off Miralax, it seemed her constipation worsened. She would go 6 or 7 days without a bowel movement and when she did have one, it was painful and she had very hard dark stools. I took her to the hospital a couple of times and again all they would tell my is to give her Miralax. I would also use a suppository, but that was really something I didn’t want to do either. I tried giving her probiotics, magnesium supplements and I avoided all wheat and dairy for her, but it still didn’t do the trick. I learned from a doctor I follow on Facebook about chiropractic work. I found Roots Family Chiropractor and immediately made an appointment for my daughter and it has changed both of our lives.

Within the second week of treatment she pooped 6 out of 7 days on her own. I had already made the decision to stop Miralax because of research that I found about it. She is more regular now, although sometimes she skips a day or two. But compared to 6 or 7 days before, that is amazing and all on her own, no suppository and definitely no Miralax. I’ve also noticed her sleep has improved. She naps longer and sleeps longer at night.

Dr. Tom was very helpful since the beginning. Very thorough with his assessment and it is easy to understand with the way he explains it. During the first appointment, Dr. Tom had reassured me that I was doing the right thing and that we we’re in the right hands. That really stuck with me because I was so desperate for help with her constipation. If it wasn’t for chiropractic work I wouldn’t know where I would be now.
— Liliana

Pediatric Care | Constipation Free | Improved Sleep

My daughter, Jane, started chiropractic care with Dr. Tom about 2 months ago and she has been seeing him three times a week. I brought her in after she had been suffering with severe constipation as well as sleeping very poorly. We were desperate to find her some relief after being unsatisfied with previous chiropractic care for her as well as her doctor’s recommendations to just use a laxative on a regular basis.

Within four to six visits, Jane was sleeping remarkably better. She had been waking up on average three to four times a night; now she was only waking up one to two times a night. Her bowel movements also dramatically improved from a painful one once every eight days to going a few times a week without any tears. We were amazed with how quickly Jane started to experience results.

The Roots Family Chiropractic is a great office. I’ve really appreciated how family and child oriented they are. I can tell how comfortable Jane feels with Dr. Tom. She went from being quite nervous with a few tears during the early adjustments to now smiling after each one.
— Amy

Pediatric Care | Increased Focus | Improved Coordination

We started care because we wanted to strengthen Harrison’s brain/body connection. After seeing what changed for his sister, Stella, we were on board to get all the kids started! We have noticed a significant improvement in Harrison’s focus, coordination and mood since receiving care from Dr. Tom. We have even received positive feedback from his teachers and his coaches. His brain/body connection has since improved and he is also a lot calmer! Dr. Tom is fun and engaging with my children. He makes the appointments fun and my kids feel comfortable around him. Lauren is always cheerful when we walk in. Our visits are always a pleasure!
— Ashley

Pediatric Care | Improved Focus | Better Appetite

We brought our then 8 year old to Roots because of ADHD of the inattentive type diagnosed by CPS psychologists, therapists and counselors. We have been mildly aware of his difficulty to focus since he was three years old. We passed it off as “typical boy behavior”, but his grades began to slide as he was unable to finish projects, assignments and tests. We wanted to avoid medications and to pursue other avenues of treatment including chiropractic care. We became aware of RFC through friends and were delighted to find out that they treat children who have ADHD.

We have seen a marked improvement in our 9 year old son’s health. He is becoming more aware that he is what he eats, and his appetite and tastes in other foods has improved. His attention is better and he is more aware of his space and presence of others.

Dr. Tom and his team have given 100% of their effort to improve the quality of life and health of our 9 year old son. The office is professional and cordial, and yet there is still time for horse play and tickle attacks. Our boy loves coming here.
— Charlie

Panic Attack Free | More Sleep & Energy

Before coming into Roots, I was having panic attacks all night and couldn’t go to sleep. I have a history of anxiety and with a baby up all night, it became worse. I couldn’t sleep even given the opportunity. I was taking many natural supplements which helped, but they were just getting me by. I knew I had to do something before my body was pushed into worse health. I haven’t had a single panic attack since starting treatment. My anxiety is at a minimum. I rarely use any supplements and I am happy to not be reliant on them. I have enough energy to deal with the everyday stress of being a parent. I love what Dr Tom does at his office. I have seen other chiropractors. And they don’t try to get to the root cause like he does. This is a special place. It changed my life, my health and happiness.
— Missy

Pediatric Care | Pain Free | Balanced Mood & Energy

I brought my 10 year old daughter in because she was complaining of a neck ache for several weeks. We weren’t sure what the root of the problem was but it caused her to walk with her head hanging low, which then caused headaches. Dr. Tom recognized that she had some inflammation in her spine, which was the cause of her lower neck pain. After getting her adjustments, she hasn’t complained of any neck pain, headaches or back pain. The adjustments even helped with her chronic itching, her energy has been up, and she’s had a better mood! My family loves going into the office! They run in excited to tell Dr. Tom and Ms. Lauren about their day. It’s a very warm and inviting environment. Thank you for educating us about good health in a fun and engaging way, and thank you for making my family feel so special!
— Ashley

Prenatal Support | Headache Free | Decreased Discomfort

I first started seeing a chiropractor in my early 20’s mostly because my mother saw one. As I got older I went into the dental field and my neck symptoms worsened. I had frequent headaches and it was difficult for me to keep up with my work. In my late 20’s I had my first daughter and still remained very active, an active duty Army Dentist, in fact. The physical activity plus my posture at work started to cause extensive pain in my right hip. It got so bad that I couldn’t run anymore, short walks were painful, carrying groceries or even my own child. I saw 3 physical therapists and I was offered steroid injection into the bursa of my hip joint which I refused. Eventually I started having low back pain as well.

Chiropractic care has greatly improved my quality of life. My headaches are totally gone now, I do not have neck pain like I used to, and my low back pain has greatly reduced. But I can definitely notice a difference between when I get adjusted and when I don’t. My minor discomfort does not keep me from doing the things that I enjoy doing, playing with my child, or even sleeping comfortably. I am currently expecting my second child and am very grateful that the hip pain was resolved before being pregnant again and bearing more weight on my body.

I am very grateful for Dr. Tom. My history of hip problems had been treated by other clinicians before Dr. Tom, but everyone usually relied on x-rays to evaluate the area. I did not like the idea of constant radiation being exposed to my hip. One thing I appreciate about Dr. Tom’s approach was that he is able to use diagnostic tools that had no side effects. I also like that Dr. Tom is comfortable with treating children. In the past I took my daughter to a different chiropractor than my own, because the chiropractor I was seeing did not adjust kids. And finally, now that I am expecting my second child, I am thankful that Dr. Tom is comfortable and trained in adjusting pregnant woman. I am excited to see how chiropractic care affects my birthing story/delivery.
— Martha

Energized | Stress Managed | Pain Free

I started at Roots in the fall of 2016. I was right in the middle of one of the more stressful periods of my work life and was hoping to feel good and be at my best during this period. I’ve gone through periods where my body doesn’t feel good due to stress (physical and mental) and was hoping to remain fresh during what I knew would be a strenuous few months. I have a few physical issues that tend to pop up during these times (low back pain and neck pain) that I was hoping to avoid. In the past, I only would have taken care of it if it got to a pain point that I couldn’t mentally shove to the side and my methodology was just to take Advil or see a doctor.

For me, the biggest impact has been two things. First, my body has felt good even though my activity level has actually been lower than I’d like. I have not had any pain in my normal problem spots since I started, and I feel like I am getting good rest... as long as my kids don’t wake me up. Second, and more importantly, I’ve felt great mentally during a truly stressful period. This could be a byproduct of some of the physical benefits mentioned above, but I have also had my team tell me that I am in a better mood after my visits to Roots. There are other benefits that I’ve noticed, but these are the two that have had the most impact.

Dr. Tom and and the team at Roots are fantastic human beings. In my work, I know how important it is to truly care about the people you are working with and it is obvious from the first meeting that Dr. Tom and the team really care about helping people. Authenticity is something I highly value and I always feel like my conversations are real and valuable when I am at Roots. They also have a great focus on the community, specifically the families in the area.
— Jeff

Digestive Issues Resolved | Pediatric Care | Family Wellness

Dr. Tom and Lauren are two of the sweetest people you will meet. Both being well versed in natural health and chiropractic care, they are surely the ones to trust with your family’s well-being. Chiropractic care has helped our family stay healthy and equipped to approach life as naturally as possible. I particularly remember how incredible it was seeing our son have digestion issues resolved within hours after leaving from his adjustment, as an infant, nonetheless. Dr. Tom and Lauren’s space is inspiring and proves their commitment to their practice. Our family highly recommends Roots Family Chiropractic.
— Eric
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Pediatric Care | Prenatal Support

I have seen my chiropractor for a few years now, but I went more often throughout my pregnancy. I wholeheartedly believe I had such a quick labor with my first child because of routine care and alignments. After my daughter was born, I took her within a week to have her first adjustment. She has had regular adjustments monthly, and I am excited that she is growing and progressing perfectly! As a mother, I believe that chiropractic is a fantastic way to be proactive. If I can help prevent sickness, ear infections, behavioral issues etc. by having my child adjusted monthly, then I am all for it. I do it for myself so why wouldn’t I for my family?! Dr. Tom and his staff are highly recommended. They are passionate about what they do, and are always furthering their knowledge on a wide range of material. Follow their social media and website, read the articles they post. The information they provide their patients with is fantastic and life changing!
— Lindsay

Pediatric Care | Prenatal Support | Family Wellness

I love getting adjusted by Dr. Tom! I feel so refreshed afterwards. The office is comforting and Lauren is welcoming every time we see them in the office. They look at the whole body and helped me understand what the root cause of my problems were. More importantly, I truly appreciate the care he provided for my wife when she was pregnant and for my son right after he was born. Roots Family truly does care for the entire family and they are great with kids! I would recommend their office to anyone in Chicago.
— Mike

Headache Free | Increased Energy | Increased Physical Performance

I originally made the decision to begin chiropractic care as a complete approach to wellness. It quickly turned into something different as I was experiencing extreme fatigue, weight gain and infertility issues. After taking medication and having more problems than I started with, I decided to approach this in a more natural way. With a combination of functional medicine and chiropractic, I was able to correct these problems in a way I never thought possible. Chiropractic has opened my eyes to the ability that my body can heal itself. Rather than taking medications, I rely on trips to the chiropractor to remove any interferences that keep my body from healing on its own.

Since beginning care, I have seen a great improvement in posture. I actually find myself sitting up straight without consciously telling myself to maintain good posture. I have found it much more enjoyable to do a yoga workout as I am not struggling to hold poses like I used to. Yay flexibility! I have seen positive improvements in my energy levels. Before care, I would snooze the alarm 5 of 6 times (my husband loved that…). Now I wake up recharged and ready to take on the day.

Dr. Tom is great. I am someone who has learned the value of being educated on my health, and he is great about explaining what is going on and how he is going to address it. Lauren is always smiling and her positivity is contagious. My appointments are almost always in the morning before I head to work, so it’s nice to start the day on a positive note. Getting adjusted before work is also great because I feel like I just got a massage first thing in the morning. It is great!
— Leah
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Increased Energy | No Headaches | No Back Pain

I started chiropractic care because I had a good conversation with Dr. Tom about how my lower back was sore and I was experiencing frequent headaches. He shared that my nervous system might be all sorts of whacky and that I should get checked out. These headaches were affecting the quality time I could be spending with my wife in the evenings. In the past I saw a chiropractor on a pain based schedule, but now that chiropractic care is a regular part of my life, I feel great!

Overall, I feel much better. I feel rejuvenated in the morning when I wake up and not tired in the early evenings, like I was before. I also rarely have a headache, which in return, makes me feel much better. Chiropractic care has changed my life and it allowed me to spend more quality time with my wife and dog!

Dr. Tom and his office are top of the line! I know Dr. Tom personally and have for many years. His passion is contagious and he is fulfilling his dream of having his own practice. His staff, who happens to be his wife, Lauren, is very welcoming and friendly. They make a difference in their community.
— Austin

Sciatica Free | Improved Sleep

I started chiropractic care to combat long-term issues. Specifically back pain, tightness, and sciatica that have bothered me throughout the years. I didn’t feel like my body was working at its full potential. While under care I have noticed improved sleep, which was previously a major issue. Other changes I have noticed include minimal back tightness and my body re-charging faster after activity. The Roots team is great. Dr. Tom is passionate about what he does, and it is definitely evident!
— Jeremy

Increased Mobility | Wellness Care

I have been a patient of Dr. Tom for two months. Not only is he an expert in keeping me in tip/top shape, but he and his lovely wife, Lauren, are two of the kindest, most accommodating people you could ever meet!! It is always wonderful each Thursday morning to get properly aligned, visit a few moments and start my day!!
— Karl
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Increased Energy | Medication Free

Can’t thank them enough for helping me live a happier, healthier life with no medications or symptoms! My NEW “normal” is waking up energized so I can focus on enjoying each and every day! Families are blessed to have this pediatric practice in the Chicago area!
— Morgan

Wellness Care

Wow! What Dr. Tom has going on at this clinic is truly something special. I grew up with Chiropractic care in my family with a brother, cousins and uncles being practicing Doctors of Chiropractic so I can say with assurance that I know a great doctor when I see one. Dr. Tom is just that. He is so passionate about his patients and their health. It is amazing and truly inspiring to see someone that is so committed to the health and care of all of his patients. If you are looking for a Doc to take care of you, your family, and children, look no further. Dr. Tom Williams is just who you need to see.... especially if you are in the Chicago area. He and his wife Lauren are just an incredible team and I couldn’t suggest a better couple to help care for you and your families health and future.
— Keaton