I met Dr. Julie about 10 years ago when my Collie, Promise needed chiropractic care. Promise was doing agility (all that jumping and quick turns can play havoc on the body) at the time and I felt it would be beneficial to her to have monthly adjustments. She absolutely loved being adjusted- you could see her physically and mentally relax following treatment. She would get so excited when I’d say “We’re going to see Dr. Julie today”. Promise continued to see one of her favorite people right up until her death. I believe Dr. Julie took her passing just as hard as I did.
I eventually learned that “Dr. Julie” was also a human chiropractor. Yippee and woo-hoo! So I started my own monthly sessions with her. At first the visits were for monthly “maintenance” and the occasional “ouch”but after I suffered a stroke in 2007, my visits with Dr. Julie became a real godsend. I could not lift my arm above my head.She worked diligently with me. She was a “woman on a mission” to help me. I benefited more from those sessions with Dr. Julie then I did from the physical and occupational therapists. Don’t get me wrong. They got me going again, but it was Dr. Julie who got me really moving. Within 4 months, I could lift my arm above my head pain free. If it wasn’t for her dedication, I don’t think I’d be where I am today, better than 98% recovered!
It is because of my past experiences with Dr. Julie Levering, whether it be human or animal, my new Collie pup and I will continue to see her to draw the benefits of her expertise. We look forward to many years of her care.
– Chris – Oswego, IL
My black and tan dachshund, Clyde, ruptured a disc in 2007 before he turned 10 years old. The only relief I could find for him was steroids and pain medications which left him lethargic and still in some pain.He was able to relieve his bladder and bowel but he stumbled when he walked and was unable to sit or lay down with any comfort. The vet who saw Clyde had only two suggestions, surgery or putting him to sleep. This is when I heard about animal chiropractic services. The owner of the pet store where I shop for Clyde’s natural food and treats told me a chiropractor comes to her store once a month.
So I made an appointment and never regretted the decision once. Dr. Julie examined Clyde and studied his x-rays. She worked her hands over him and gave him some adjustments. He seemed better as soon as we returned home. I then continued to see Dr. Julie once a month for the next several months.
About a year later, Clyde re-injured himself and this time it was worse. He was unable to use his back legs at all, but still maintained control of his bladder and bowel. The vet put him back on medications and still gave the options of surgery or putting him to sleep. I took him to Purdue Veterinary Hospital and they wanted to do surgery immediately but offered no assurance he would be better. So I decided to try medications, crate rest and Dr. Julie. I am certain her care of Clyde was a huge reason Clyde has healed and is now doing well. He was so bad Dr. Julie came to the house to treat Clyde which I so appreciated. She never gave up hope he would get better and this helped me to get by those weeks he was so bad.
I still take Clyde in periodically for treatment and to let Dr. Julie check him. I don’t think he would be here today without the help and care from Dr. Julie. I would recommend Dr. Julie to any of my friends. She not only is very knowledgeable about animals and their treatment, but also cares about you and your pet.
– Ruth – Kankakee, IL