Comings & Goings: Chiropractor opens Elite Performance Institute

This Week Elite Performance Institute Where: 1112 S. Washington St., suite 114a, Naperville Call: 331-472-4326 Web: Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday; 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (appointment preferred) Spice N Rice Where: 1301 S. Route 59, Naperville Call: 630-717-9103 Facebook: SpiceNRiceNaperville Hours: 1 to 8:30 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday West Physical Therapy Where: 1551 Bond St., suite 143, Naperville Call: 630-983-0253 Web: Hours: By appointment (online scheduling available)

Dr. Brian Damhoff learned from the best. An internship with Dr. Stuart Yoss, the official Chicago Blackhawks chiropractor, Damhoff said, was one of his most influential experiences. And it served as the foundation of his approach in his new practice at Elite Performance Institute, 1112 S. Washington St.

The recently opened clinic combines chiropractic care with advanced rehabilitation techniques meant to heal and get athletes back on track as fast as possible.

“I want to understand the injury or pain, and then bring the athlete back to performance level as fast as possible,” he says. He also happily sees non-athletes at his practice.

Founder and clinical director, Damhoff has a long history as an athlete and coach. He earned a doctorate of chiropractic and a master’s degree in sports rehabilitation.

“We see a lot of spine problems and carpal tunnel issues nowadays,” Damhoff says. He says often one injury or posture problem leads to other sprains, strains or injuries.

Damhoff is a proponent of the Active Release Technique, or ART.

“It’s a soft tissue technique that works the muscle, ligaments and tendons and breaks down scar and knot tissue,” Damhoff says.

Damhoff, grew up in Fulton, Ill., and fell in love with Naperville during one of his collegiate track meets here.

“I was impressed with the town and the athletics in Naperville,” he remembers.

When thinking about where to open his own practice, Naperville was his first choice.

“I like the community, and I like to give back to the community,” Damhoff says.

He also partners with Loaves and Fishes, volunteers in the community, as well as coaches at Plainfield North High School and Lewis University.

Indian grocer moves

Spice ’N’ Rice, an Indian grocery store, recently re-located to 1301 S. Route 59, Naperville.

“We opened March 1,” says owner Jaspal Singh who first opened Spice ’N’ Rice at 2695 Forgue Drive five years ago. After his lease ran out in October, Singh decided to move to a brighter and slightly larger corner unit farther north on Route 59.

“We have a gorgeous window front now with high ceilings and natural light,” Singh says. New shelving and a new layout came with the move.

Spice ’N’ Rice continues to offer a wide selection of both northern and southern pre-packaged Indian foods and spices.

“The fresh vegetable section is larger and has more variety,” he says. It includes Indian eggplant, okra, methel leaves, curry leaves and a large section of pickled condiments.

“We also carry some local and imported Indian sweets from brands like Haldiram’s Sweets, Anand Bhogh and Himalya,” Singh adds.

Spice ’N’ Rice also sells a variety of pots, pans and pressure cookers essential in ethnic cooking.

Talk of more Indian-themed shops at the White Eagle Commons Plaza is ongoing.

“Maybe a boutique and a salon. It would be like an Indian mini-plaza,” Singh suggests.

Another West Physical Therapy

West Physical Therapy, with offices in Geneva and Sugar Grove, opened its first Naperville location March 3 at 1551 Bond St.

“At West Physical Therapy, our impressive outcomes are due to our compassionate one-on-one care coupled with research-based treatment techniques,” says Dr. Matt Logeman, who will be leading the Naperville location.

The office’s large treatment area for patients facilitates in the treatment, and ample parking out front is a plus.

West Physical Therapy, or West PT, has a large staff of therapists with various specialties.

“You’ll find a friendly, comfortable atmosphere with highly compassionate therapists,” their website promises.

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