Larry W. Svihlik, DC, DACBSP
Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians

3439 Grand Blvd
Brookfield, Illinois 60513
phone/fax 708-485-7112


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 am - noon; 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - noon

Saturdays by appointment
Wednesday and Sunday closed

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A.R.T. Instructor

22 years experience with Active Release Technique (ART) Soft-Tissue Management System
ART chiropractor for 16 Hawaiian IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Post-operative scar tissue management
Sports injury diagnosis, treatment & prevention of repetitive over-use injuries
Kinesotaping - by ROCKTAPE
Sports-specific rehabilitation exercises
Custom running/cycling orthotics by Sole Supports

Dr. Svihlik is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota and the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois.  He is one of only a handful of chiropractors in the state of Illinois to earn a diplomate status with The American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. Dr. Svihlik has published several articles in nationally peer reviewed journals over his career as well as continuing to stay abreast of the ever-expanding knowledge and advancement in the field of sports medicine.

Dr. Svihlik worked with Dr. Leahy as part of the first "official" chiropractic team for the Ironman Hawaiian Triathlon Championships in 1992. He has studied and practiced ART in his office ever since.

Dr. Svihlik's collegiate athletic background, along with his 30 years of experience in the conservative treatment of athletes at all levels, has provided him with a unique clinical insight necessary for effective athletic care. This doctor understands your training needs for rapid and early return to competition.  

ACTIVE  RECOVERY  STRATEGY   is  emphasized  at  this  office.

This practice focuses on INJURY CARE AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT through the use of the most up to date manual and rehabilitation methods.

Manipulation can be used to restore optimal joint function in conjunction with ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (ART) to restore normal soft tissue function. Low-tech equipment and therapeutic exercises are prescribed to complete the recovery process.This doctor strongly advocates patient involvement/compliance in their rehabilitative recovery. 

Recommendation of sports-specific exercises will always serve the athlete in their longevity, success and enjoyment of their chosen sport.


National College of Chiropractic, Lombard IL
Diplomate, American Chiropractic Sports Physician (DACBSP), 1994
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), 1988
Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), 1984
Bachelor of Science in Human Biology (BS), 1982

Minnesota State University, Mankato MN
Master of Arts in Physical Education (MA), 1973

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh WI
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (BS), 1971

A member of the first official sports chiropractic delegation to study at China's National Olympic Training Center
in Bejing China, April 1990


1992-2011 Ironman Triathlon World Championships, Kona HI
2002-2006 Ironman Triathlon Wisconsin, Madison WI
1998 Powerman Duathlon, UTI World Championship, St. Wendel Germany
1994 US Olympic Training Center (Internship), Colorado Springs CO
1992-1995 World's Toughest ProRodeo Competition, Rosemont and Rockford IL
1991-1992 Women's Midwest Gymnastics Championship, Wheaton IL
1991 World's Gymnastics Championship, Indianapolis IN
1990 US Classic Elite Women's Gymnastics National Championship, Saginaw MI



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