The Functional Therapy Centre
Dr. Kelly Wells is part of an integrative team of specialists focused on reversing the underlying causes of dysfunction and correcting habits that prevent patients from experiencing health and wellness at their full genetic potential.
The Centre for Integrative Orthodontics and the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Chicago go far beyond the traditional approach, restoring proper function and good health gently and effectively. Conditions that typically respond favorably to our integrative model include OSA/sleep apnea in adults and children, dental crowding, headaches, jaw pain, ear aches and infections, breastfeeding/feeding issues, vertigo/dizziness, neck and back pain, sciatica, plagiocephaly, tongue/lip tie, and more.
Our team of highly qualified doctors and staff are here to make a profound impact on people’s lives. We put decades of proven hands-on experience to work for you as we look at, evaluate, and consider your overall health and well-being.
What we offer
Craniopathy + Chiropractic Treatment
Helps promote optimal function of the central nervous system using advanced techniques requiring specialized training to study the skull.
Breathing Re-Education (Buteyko)
Patients at our practice are taught specific exercises based on their individual needs, while being supported by our experienced staff.
OMT (Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy)
The re-patterning of the tongue, lips, jaw, and facial muscles through specialized exercises and behavior modification techniques.
What is Integrative Treatment?
The way we breathe and use the muscles of the face, cheeks and lips, have an impact on how the jaws, faces and teeth develop. Ultimately, when the face and jaws don’t grow to the ideal size or proportions, the airway doesn’t grow enough for normal function.
If our airway is compromised enough, it has a chronic negative impact on brain function and overall health. The nervous system becomes stuck in fight or flight mode and healing is compromised.
Problems Related to Dysfunctional Breathing
- 50% of children breathe through their mouth on a regular basis
- Adults over 40 years old are 6 times more likely to breathe through their mouth
- Mouth breathing reduces the normal amount of Nitric Oxide (NO) by 95%
- Mouth breathing increases asthma symptoms and need for medication
- Decreased days missed from school when children switch to nasal breathing
Highly Qualified Doctors & Staff
Our team has over 12,000 hours of post graduate training.
Kelly Wells, DC
Myofunctional & Myobrace
Ed Lipskis, DDS, MS
Centre for Integrative Orthodontics
Lynn Lipskis, DDS
TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre
Who we are
Our goal is to help patients achieve optimal health and wellness
Why Patients Choose Us?
- Skilled Chiropractic Physician
- We are a family clinic
- Noninvasive Therapies
- State of the Art Equipment
- Integrative Treatment