Rather than focusing on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, we emphasize improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness beforehand. The treatment approach at Afferent Influence goes beyond the traditional, passive protocols in which patients receive just an adjustment, modality, and massage. While that treatment methodology may work for some, patients seeking our help will be taking part in active care. Our primary focus is to help patients eliminate pain, achieve greater levels of activity, and become more functional.
Dr. Bill Bolster is the owner of Afferent Influence, earning his doctorate from the National University of Health sciences. He spent his undergraduate years locally, by completing his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. Dr. Bolster is currently furthering his education by preparing to be a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), along with a Diplomate on the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board (DACRB).
Dr. Bolster utilizes tools as a performance enhancement specialist (PES) and corrective exercise specialist (CES), as well as extensive training in rehabilitation to help individuals eliminate pain. Additionally, Dr. Bolster uses Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), acupuncture, Active Release Technique (ART), and nutritional consultations to help relieve pain, discomfort, and physical limitations.
Dr. Bolster's enthusiasm for physical medicine and rehabilitation came after being a chronic back pain patient at a young age, which eventually lead to back surgery. This personal experience allows Dr. Bolster to provide unique and successful healthcare to those experiencing pain, dysfunction, and disability.