DR. KARA HOEVEL DC, DACNB
Dr. Hoevel is a Doctor of Chiropractic specializing in Functional Neurology. She has recently moved back to her hometown of Spring Grove, Illinois after 8 years away at school. She may appear to be a familiar face around the office as she has worked and shadowed here since high school. Her love for neurology grew the more time she spent working alongside the knowledgeable clinicians in the office over the years. Dr. Hoevel also has a personal understanding of the therapy, treatment and everything in between after personally suffering from many concussions as well as having a traumatic brain injury at a young age.
Dr. Hoevel attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri where she received a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. She went on to complete her Doctorate at Life University in Marietta, Georgia, where she graduated summa cum laude. During her time at Life, she began her studies through the Carrick Institute and went on to serve as an officer of the Functional Neurology Club. She credits her deep understanding of neurology, biomechanics and the fascial system to her mentor Dr. Marc Ellis, an expert in the field of neurological rehabilitation.
In October of 2021 she traveled to Houston, Texas to sit for her board exam. In December 2021 she received the highest level of training in Functional Neurology by attaining her Diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology
Dr. Hoevel is grateful to have found such a rewarding profession that focuses on changing the brain and moving a patient towards health. She is excited to provide the best personalized care to her patients around the Chicagoland area. When Dr. Hoevel is not in the office she will likely be found spending time with her dog Stanley. She has always been into fitness and enjoys working out and lifting weights. Recently her hobbies have also included snowboarding and wake surfing.