meet the team
Mark Glesener, D.C.
Dr. Mark Glesener was born and raised on a farm in DeWitt, Iowa. He attended Central College in Pella, Iowa where he received his Bachelor of Science degree and went on to earn his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1987.
Practicing in St. Charles Illinois since 1988, his primary focus has been on injury prevention, wellness, and early intervention. His goals include teaching people how to prevent injury, recover from painful conditions quickly, and live a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Mark Glesener is active in his local community, often speaking to local community groups and corporations on wellness and injury prevention.
Continuing his education with an emphasis on updating his knowledge and skills to eliminate acute, chronic, and recurring pain, allows him to include treatment methods that are on the cutting edge of healthcare. Helping people recover their lives and return to work and the leisure activities they enjoy are the reward he reaps for his efforts.
- St. Charles Breakfast Rotary
- St. Charles Chamber of Commerce
- Illinois Chiropractic Society
- American Chiropractic Association
- ACA Council on Occupational Health
- International Academy of Chiropractic Occupational Health Consultants
- Certified Graston Practitioner
- Fascial Manipulation Association
Onsite Wellness Care Physician:
- Grahams Fine Chocolates - Geneva, IL
- Grahams 318 - Geneva, IL
- Local manufacturing and food processing plants - St. Charles, IL
I woke up with severe pain.
It hurt to move my neck. It even hurt to breath. I was five.
They loaded me horizontally into the back of the family station wagon and crept slowly down the gravel road. I moaned. The highway was easier, but the trip to the doctor was long and painful.
Offloading me, my neck hurt walking to the doctor’s office. We went in and waited.
Fourteen years later…
I was good at football. The next step was a college program. The first two days went well, and then I injured by back. There was no space in the training room for a freshman, so they laid me on the cement hallway floor and ice massaged my back. Then I could not move. Everyone went back to their dorm rooms. The trainer said the pain would release in a bit and then I could leave. Alone in the Field House, after an hour I could stand. It was a long slow limp back to my dorm room.
I suffered through half the season; every hit was agonizing. Each trip to the team doctor got me more 800 mg Motrin. The medication barely took the edge off my pain.
Talking to my parents one night, they said, “why don’t you see a chiropractor?” I scheduled with Dr. Fox for his last appointment, so I could go after practice. He examined me. I do not recall anything that he said. I remembered what he did. I got adjusted and immediately stood up without pain. Leaving the office into the cold fall night I was thinking, WOW, that worked so well. Why didn’t the team doctor, coach or trainer send me to see the chiropractor?
Back to the first story
My turn came in the doctor’s office. He had me lie on the table. He was old, his hands were strong. I was scared. Dr. Petersen worked on me for some time. When he was done the pain was gone. Dr. Petersen was a chiropractor.
Throughout my life there have been times chiropractic was a first choice for care. Unfortunately, there have been many times I suffered, later to learn that chiropractic care should have been my first choice.
From all my experiences I decided to become a chiropractor. I wanted to help people. Along the way I thought, wouldn’t it be great if we all could find a doctor to take care of pain quickly? I found smart people and learned from then. Taking this knowledge, I have created and continuously improved a new treatment model. Something unusual in healthcare – rapid recovery without prolonged treatment or medication.
My way of treating is unlike medicine’s watchful waiting with drugs. It goes beyond physical therapy’s endless exercises. I am much different than the regular chiropractor, who wants to treat you three times a week for a year and promises to heal everything and restore your spinal curves. My focus is rapid pain relief.
People do not have to suffer with pain. If you have not found something that works, or want to avoid medication and possible surgery, I am here for you.
When I see you, the first question I ask my doctor-self is, “should you even be in my office, or is there another doctor who can help you more?” If you need surgery, I will send you, and tell you more about what is going to happen than the typical surgeon. If you need medication or another specialist, I will send you to them. Most people just need a short course of quality treatment to feel and stay better.
At our office, we approach your case with a targeted, personalized, and progressive approach. We call it the Rapid Recovery Difference. (It is so different than anything I have seen, we had to give it a name.) Our goals: getting you out of pain quickly and teaching you ways to stay better longer.
If you think our approach would help you, give us a call and we will schedule you for a free initial examination and consultation. From there, we will see if you can benefit from our Rapid Recovery Difference and be pain free.
Paul Turrell, D.C.
As a multi-sport athlete in high school and playing 4 years of baseball at a Division II school, Dr. Turrell understands what it takes to be a successful athlete today. Dr. Turrell graduated from the National University of Health Sciences in 2012. He is certified in acupuncture and physiotherapy.
With his training, Dr. Turrell has treated professional athletes from the Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Pirates, Dallas Cowboys, and Pittsburgh Penguins to name a few. In 2014, Dr. Turrell was chosen by the wellness team director of the US Open to work alongside and collaborate with a multitude of practitioners to effectively treat golfers and caddies during the US Open.
Steve Belano, D.C.
Prior to becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Steve Belano used his exercise physiology degree in the fitness industry. He enjoyed training in powerlifting and bodybuilding while using his education and personal experience to train others. During this work he found nutritional programming to be an essential part of his client’s success.
Through his own struggles with sports injuries, he sought chiropractic care to help him recover. He was so impressed with the results that he decided to become a chiropractor to help others achieve outstanding outcomes.
Dr. Belano graduated from the National University of Health Sciences in 1999. As a chiropractor, he has had the opportunity to treat many different athletes from the NBA, UFC, Ms. Fitness, and competitive powerlifters. Presently, he is focused on different myofascial techniques and biomechanics as part of his continuing education. He enjoys working patients through complicated injuries using his acquired knowledge and ongoing training. He is excited to bring his experience to our office, adding to our patient’s success.
John Wascow, D.C.
Dr. Wascow followed a different path than most to become a chiropractor. He began his working career as a Mechanical Engineer. During this time, He competed in motorcycle racing. An accident during a race left him with a multiple injuries to his brain and body. These required extensive recovery time and rehabilitation.
His battle back to recovery fueled his interest in helping people suffering from pain and trauma. This led him to the chiropractic field so he could give back and help people as he had been helped.
Graduating from National University of Health Sciences in 2009, Dr. John has used his chiropractic training in many different settings. Drawing from his own recovery, and professional training, he has helped professional athletes in the NBA and NFL. More locally, his work in sports and rehab clinics has benefited athletes at all levels and patients with injuries commonly found in general practice.
Going forward on his path, Dr. John looks toward using his personal experience, accumulation of knowledge and new techniques, to bring rapid recovery to our patient's health.
Sam has been working with Dr. Glesener on and off since 2007. She graduated in 2008 from the Wellness and Massage Training Institute. Sam enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She loves to travel and is also an avid animal lover. She has two cats who provide hours of entertainment.
Sam Has Been Trained In:
- Swedish Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Positional Release
- A.I.S. (Active Isolated Stretching)
- Prenatal Massage
"I find great joy in the work I do and love knowing that I take part in helping people on their way to recovering from an accident or moving towards a healthier lifestyle."
Marcy has devoted her career to medical office administration. She has a passion for helping others. It can be as simple as a smile for someone who is in pain. She strives to be a ray of sunshine to anyone who crosses her path. Marcy is married to her husband Ed and they share 4 children.
She enjoys reading, outdoor activities with her family on sunny days, and making people laugh. She hopes to someday move to Tennessee, long after her children are grown, to get away from such harsh winters (the cold is not her favorite). She enjoys the hills and mountains that TN has to offer.
Katrina has many interests which include yoga, hiking, and gardening. She is furthering her education to become a yoga instructor and health coach. Being wholistic and healthy has helped her mentally, physically, and emotionally. She looks forward to sharing that positive experience with others.
One of her passions is growing and learning about the different herbs in her garden. She says it's interesting to see the health benefits that each can provide. This has led her to create her own teas and salves from mixing dried herbs. She also loves juicing greens from her garden creating her own 'super green juice'.
Finding and creating natural DIY beauty products takes her further into educating herself about natural and holistic health. She really likes applying what she learns on her own journey of health. Learning new instruments excites her. Currently, she is learning how to play the keyboard and violin. She enjoys being a part of the chiropractic office. It allows her to be with other people who work at and take care of their health. Taking care of patients is the best part of the job.
Nate has been a massage therapist since 2001. He started his career with Dr. Glesener and has been a part of Fox Valley Chiropractic Physicians ever since. Nate enjoys being outdoors and working in his workshop creating wood projects (a.k.a. making sawdust).
Nate Is Trained & Certified In The Following:
- Swedish Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- A.I.S. (active isolated stretching)
- I.A.S.T.M. (instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation)
- K.T. Taping
He loves ALMOST all animals (he has an allergy to cats sooo…). Travel is something he enjoys, meeting new people, and learning about different places has always interested him.
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