Meet Our Team
Allergies, Aches & Pains Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center, Ltd, opened in Sycamore on July 9, 2002. Since then, we have been fortunate to accrue the staff that we now have.
If you are looking for a health care team that will listen and provide you with individualized care, look no farther. We are happy to be a part of this community and are grateful for the opportunities we have to help improve the health of each and every one of our clients.
If you think that allergies, aches and pains are a normal part of life let us show you differently. Aches & pains are signs of imbalance your body manifests to alert you to disturbances needing corrected. Let us help you correct those imbalances and improve your quality of life today!
Chiropractor Teresa Melton D.C.
Dr. Teresa Melton opened Allergies, Aches & Pains Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center, Ltd. in Sycamore, on July 9, 2002. Since that time, she has grown to include Massage Therapy in the services provided. Prior to that, she practiced in Elgin for 5 years. Dr. Melton had the privilege of training with Dr. Jon A. Sunderlage, a leader in the acupuncture community and her mentor.
Dr. Melton is a 1997 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic. She is a Licensed Chiropractic Physician and Acupuncturist in the State of Illinois.
Through her post-graduate studies, Dr. Melton has further studied acupuncture and obtained a Fellowship from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. She, additionally, has studied Chiropractic Care for Pre-natal and Pediatrics and obtained Certification from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics, as well as Webster Technique Certification, which is a safe means to restoring proper pelvic balance and function during pregnancy. Dr. Melton has additionally studied Complementary Alternative Medical options for children with neurodevelopmental disorders through Intersect4Kids.
Dr. Melton enjoys being able to assist people in their healing process. While she treats people with a multitude of health conditions ranging from headaches, pain, digestive stress, etc., she specializes in care for the entire family starting with pre-natal & pediatrics. Dr. Melton will spend the time to listen to your health concerns and formulate a pathway of care that is most suitable for your needs. She is eager to be a part of your health team providers and assist you in improving your health so that you may enjoy a better quality of life.
Dr. Melton enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.
Office Manager Kim Foster
Hello, my name is Kim Foster; I live in DeKalb with my husband Tom and our children. I enjoy spending my time outside whenever I can or finding new and fun activities to take the kids to on the weekends.
I am very happy to be a part of the Allergies, Aches and Pains team. I have always been interested by alternative medicine; it has been wonderful incorporating new practices in mine and my family’s life. Witnessing the effect chiropractic and acupuncture care has had on some of Dr. Melton’s patients has been fascinating to me.
Chiropractic Assistant Sally Riccardi
Sally Riccardi lives in Sycamore, IL with her husband. As a recent meteorology graduate, she is an extreme weather enthusiast and a passionate environmentalist. She enjoys spending time outdoors camping, hiking, or playing games with her niece and nephews. She also enjoys being creative whether it be painting, taking photos, or just creating something.
Sally really enjoys working with the team at Allergies, Aches, and Pains. She worked here for 2 years before going away to school. Now that she is graduated, she is back in the office helping Dr. Melton out with all things as the assistant. Dr. Melton introduced Sally to a new, healthier way of life when she began work here 5 years ago. Sally has lived that way ever since and has encouraged others to be healthier too.
Chiropractic Assistant Amy McCreery
Amy McCreery lives in Sycamore, IL with her husband and children. She graduated from NIU with a B.A. in Psychology and a M.S. in Applied Family and Child Studies. After the birth of her first child, she pursued training as a birth doula and childbirth educator. Amy learned about the benefits of chiropractic care during her own pregnancies and has seen the many benefits to the people she has assisted in birth work. She is excited to work with Dr. Melton and continue learning about natural approaches for a healthy lifestyle.
Massage Therapist Rachel Graf
Rachel Graf graduated from the Kishwaukee Community College Massage Therapy program in 2005. Rachel has extensive experience as well as continuing education in Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy. Other training and experience includes Prenatal, Swedish/Relaxation, and Aromatherapy.
Rachel believes that massage needs to be experienced to fully understand its benefits. Decreased pain, soreness, and stiffness on a day to day basis, as well as Increased Range of Motion or Less Frequent Headaches, are just a few benefits that can only be understood after they happen. Massage may be the key to make that happen for you.
Massage Therapist Melissa Smith
Melissa is a 2001 graduate of the Kishwaukee College Massage Therapy Program. She has been a Massage Therapist for 16 years, working in a variety of settings from Chiropractic offices, Multi-disciplinary clinics and different spas in the Chicago area. Over the years, she has developed her skills and utilizes a range of techniques from deep tissue, trigger point, sports, pre-natal and relaxation. Melissa also is trained and offers Raindrop Technique which is a unique application of essential oils to provide balance and harmony to the body-physically, mentally, and emotionally. It’s a technique you’ll want to experience!
Massage Therapist Jennifer Miller - Trudo
Jennifer is a graduate of Cortiva Chicago Institute. She has practiced at a few different health clinics and we are glad to add her to our team. She offers, Trigger Point, Pre-natal, Deep Tissue and Reflexology. Additionally, she is Certified in Medical Massage and is working towards her Medical Massage Practitioner Level. She currently lives in Belvidere and enjoys going for walks and camping.