Dr. Mendez grew up in Schaumburg, Illinois where she attended Schaumburg High School and eventually graduated from Roosevelt University with her Bachelor’s degree in Science. In her youth, she was very active in soccer and eventually played volleyball in high school.
After achieving her bachelor’s degree, she moved to Downers Grove to attend chiropractic school at National University of Health Sciences. She graduated from National University of Health Sciences in December of 2012 with her doctorate in chiropractic as well as her certification in acupuncture medicine.
After graduating, she achieved her post doctorate certification as a chiropractic sports physician as well as her certification in dry needling. Her education allows her to specialize in sports injury as well as prevention of injury for the active individual.
Dr. Mendez enjoys promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. Educating her patients about their body and injury is key to helping the patient take control of their own health and to prevent re-injury. Additionally, addressing functional dysfunctions before an injury occurs is crucial in allowing her patients remain active and healthy.
Dr. Mendez continues to be active with both the Schaumburg and Arlington Heights community. Growing up, she volunteered with several organizations giving back her time to those who she could help. That passion of giving back in her community has continued into adulthood. She is an active board member of the Schaumburg Jaycees, part of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce, and enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband and daughter, as well as their two dogs.
Certifications & Skills
- Bachelors in Science, Roosevelt University
- Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine, National University of Health Sciences
- Acupuncture Certification, National University of Health Sciences
- Post-doctorate Certifications: Biomedical Dry Needling, Sports
- McKenzie Method Trained Cervical and Lumbar Spine
- Adjunct Professor: Human Anatomy & Physiology, College of DuPage