Meet the Doctor

Hi there!  Welcome to our website!  Most of my patients call me Dr. Trina.  I opened Blackman Family Chiropractic in 2003 with a lot of help from friends and family.  We had a vision to help as many people as possible discover thier true health potential.  I knew that people trully wanted to be well, but they were not quite sure how to do that.  My goal was to teach as many people as possible about chiropractic and how they could live better physically, mentally and socially with chiropractic.  From there, word started to spread!

We found that you were definitly looking for another option to keep your family healthy.  You did not want more drugs or surgery.  The more we have taught the more we are amazed at how many people have made a decision with their families to use chiropractic to live better lives.

Along with spinal adjusting I specialize in Cranial Adjusting (Cranial Adjusting Turner Style).  The human skull is structured like a puzzle, comprised of 22 bones joined by sutures. There is also a space between the brain and scull known as the arachnoid space. Within this space there is Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) and a rich blood supply to the brain. Certain injuries to the skull can cause the bones to be knocked out of their proper alignment. These misalignments can interfere with an individual’s nerve, CSF and blood supply to the brain. A misaligned skull can also exert extra pressure on the brain which interferes with the brain’s nutrient and oxygen supply, where pain and altered functions can be a direct result of the added intra-cranial pressure.

When you sit in our office you will hear many stories of how peoples lives have been improved through chiropractic.  We invite to start your journey today.  Weather you are in good health or trying to scrap your way back we will do our best to help you.

I am always avaliable and would love to talk to you.

God Bless,

Dr. Trina

Education

  • Palmer College of Chiropractic (2000)
  • Cranial Adjusting Turner Style (C.A.T.S)

Associations & Memberships

  • Illinois State Board of Chiropractic
  • Mentor IV Coaching Program
  • Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association

 

Meet Our Staff

Our staff has been helping people live pain free since this clinic opened in 2003.  They are experienced and committed to promoting health.  They are full of energy and a HUGE asset to the practice!

Staff Member

Cammi Gates is responsible for billing insurance which is a service we provide for our patients.  She has been with us since 2003 and she is extremely dedicated to working with our patients to ensure that they maintain a great relationship with their insurance.  She is also a mother of two beautiful children and she just so happens to be Dr. Trina's older sister (so she keeps us in line).  We love her!!

 

Staff Member

Jude Schaedel, C.A is one of the happy faces that will greet as you enter our office.  She has been with us since 2007 and has been a fabulous addition to the clinic.  She is married and has two girls, Danielle and Ashlee.  If you have any questions about scheduling your appointments, financial or insurance questions or even a heads up about referring in your mother-in-law to our office, you can count on her.  She is also open to being bribed by chocolate chip cookies.  So, if you need a last minute appointment, or things get crazy in your life, she can help you, just bring in your  cookies.  Her job doesn't stop there.  She also works closely with Dr. Trina and Dr. Brooke as an assistant in radiology as well as being a new patient advocate.

Staff Member

 

Ashlee Schaedel, C.A. works with us on Mondays. She will also help with patient scheduling. Ashlee is also responsible for a lot of the patient education programs we run in the office. She helps keep things fun and educational!! She is pursuing her career in cosmetology at Sanctuary Spa in Rockton when she is not at the office. We are honored to have her as part of our team.

Staff Member

Pam Aarli, Licensed Massage Therapist offering Swedish Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Massage and Pre-natal Massage.  Come in, relax and drift away with Pam Aarli Massage.