Meet Our Team
Dr. Michael Davenport
Dr. Michael Davenport has been practicing as a Sports Chiropractic Physician for over 21 years in the Chicagoland area primarily in the Northwest Suburbs. He and his wife, Kristin, have two children, Libby and Katie, and live in Arlington Heights. Kris grew up in Arlington Heights and has lived here all of her life. Michael grew up primarily in central Ohio but has lived in many places around the country because his dad was retired U.S. Army and he was in the Army right after graduating high school. He came to the Chicagoland area early in 1988 after being transferred from Washington D.C. working with Electronic Data Systems or EDS at the Department of Agriculture as a computer systems engineer. Dr. D quickly got involved in the running scene and ran his first Chicago Marathon that year!
As a boy, he ran cross country and track in high school and participated in soccer and baseball. Although he has run most of his life, he began swimming when he was 30, prompted by an introduction into triathlon. Dr. D ran his first marathon at 20 years old, completed his first Ironman Triathlon at 32 years old and his first ultradistance trail race at 37 years old. Moreover, he continues to compete today in all these events!
Dr. D has been involved in the running and triathlon community for almost 30 years. He has competed in many races from 5Ks to 100 miles. He has completed 8 Ironman Triathlons and will compete in this year’s Wisconsin Ironman in September for his 6th time. He will also run the Chicago Marathon this fall for his 25th time! Dr. D has completed 24 100 mile trail races including his favorite, the Western States 100 mile trail run in Northern California 5 times. Although, he stays involved in the running and triathlon racing scene, he mostly enjoys treating athletes who want to continue to compete in various events from the elementary, middle school and high school athlete to the 80 year old completing his one and only Ironman World Championship in Kona or the Olympic athlete competing in her first Olympic Marathon. He also enjoys treating those who are active and want to remain active in whatever life brings them!
Dr. D began his Chiropractic career when he was 35 years old. He decided to return to the healthcare field after becoming a triathlete. He wanted to place his efforts into helping people understand their bodies and the healing properties it holds. Dr. D is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, an Acupuncturist, an ART provider and is currently working to complete his Doctor of Functional Medicine post-graduate degree this summer.
Dr. Ryan Hamm
Dr. Ryan Hamm has been practicing as a chiropractic physician in the Chicago area for over 25 years. He was born and raised in Peoria, IL and was avid for sports, participating in basketball, baseball, swimming and golf. Having a strong interest in anatomy, physiology, and the human body, Dr. Hamm chose to pursue an education and career in healthcare.
In 1991, Dr. Hamm enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. While at Palmer, he served as the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) club president and graduated in 1994 with honors. Upon graduation, he joined an upper cervical clinic in Chicago for three years before moving his practice to Arlington Heights where he has practiced ever since.
Dr. Hamm has an Advanced Certification in Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) Technique, a well-researched, evidence-based method of structural correction (realignment) of the spine and posture.
Dr. Hamm also has a strong interest in human movement and assessing movement as a way to identify movement “faults” that contribute to painful, degenerative conditions of the musculoskeletal system. In 2009, he learned about a new approach to assessing and correcting movement dysfunction called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS). He immediately began incorporating DNS methods into his treatment, rehabilitation, and exercise protocols. Dr. Hamm is a Certified DNS Exercise Trainer and in 2018, he became a Certified DNS Practitioner.
When he is not working on patients, Dr. Hamm enjoys cooking, golfing, traveling, scuba diving, and going to the beach. He also likes various types of exercise, including walking, running, hiking, cycling, DNS exercise and functional weight training.
Head Trainer – Performance Coach
Movement & Rehabilitation Specialist
Alex’s passion for the body is what drives him. His goal is to optimize the life of every athlete, client and patient he works with and improve not only their quality of life and performance but their mind, body and spirit. Alex work goes beyond the musculoskeletal system, looking at the complex issue in front of him from a lense of biophysics.
Every individual he works with is run through a thorough assessment. Each assessment is custom to the problem presented all receiving a systematic approach to the solution. Alex aims at identifying and differentiating the pain generator from the pain originator and treats not only the symptom but the cause.
In addition to the individualized assessment for all athletes, each strength and conditioning program is carefully created. Using evidence based research, programs are aimed to mitigate injury and improve strength, power, speed mobility and overall performance.
Alex places continuing education high on his list. In an ever changing field, he stays up to date with current studies and literature. Some notable certifications Alex has acquired include: DNS, FRCms, CIHP, CFSC, FMS, RPR, EBFA-BS, McGill Method.
Some of his health goals this year are to register for his first Olympic Weightlifting competition, in addition to running his several half marathon and his first tri.