Meet The Doctors & Staff
Dr. Richard Gelband DC
Dr. Richard Gelband was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. His interest, even throughout his early education, has always been in the field of science. Undergraduate studies led to a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering. His passion for science continued and gradually shifted to the biological sciences. It was then that he was introduced to the field of Chiropractic. The philosophy was in perfect alignment with everything he believed about healthcare.
“Doctors don’t heal the body; the body heals itself. The doctor simply breaks down the obstacles to healing so that the body can return to its natural state. The power that created us is the power that heals us.”
As his education continued, Dr. Gelband began to witness the amazing healing potential this discipline had to offer. Also, his background in Applied Kinesiology (AK) led him to consider the wide range of possibilities for healing beyond simply treating the structure. Though his study of AK was not a part of traditional chiropractic curriculum, to this day it plays a major role in his highly effective protocol.
Since graduating for National College of Chiropractic in 1976, his education of AK and other related techniques continue; frequently attending workshops and seminars throughout the United States. This active participation allows him to remain on the cutting edge of new and unique treatment options. Dr. Gelband currently presents workshops and lectures to groups and organizations in the surrounding area.
In addition to treating the traditional musculoskeletal disorders, a large segment of his practice is devoted to the care of other functional conditions. After thirty three years of practice, Dr. Gelband is still passionate about chiropractic and energy medicine and it is in this arena that he truly feels at home. He is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the Illinois Chiropractic Society and the International College of Applied Kinesiology.
Dr. Gelband resides in Naperville, Illinois. His life has been blessed by three grown sons, all of whom live close by.
Dr. Jeffrey Gelband DC
Dr. Jeffrey Gelband grew up in Naperville, IL. Having been raised around chiropractic and energy medicine his entire life, he has seen the benefits it provides. Dr. Jeff has always had an interest in healthcare and helping others. One avenue to achieving this goal was his enlistment in Air National Guard in 2004. After completing his military training, Dr. Jeff earned his Associate of Science degree in Aviation Maintenance Technologies from the Community College of the Air Force in 2011. Dr. Jeff graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2012, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He continued his education at National University of Health Sciences, receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2017.
Dr. Jeff continues to serve in the Air National Guard, and as a veteran believes that all veterans should have access to chiropractic care. Currently, only one-third of VA hospitals employ chiropractors. He supports the goal of increasing the number of chiropractors in VA hospitals and incorporating chiropractic into the uniformed services.
Dr. Jeff’s strong interest in the intricacies of how the body systems interact drives his desire to get to the true root of his patient’s problems. He is currently enrolled in a program which will earn him a diplomate in internal diagnosis and disorders (DABCI). In addition to standard chiropractic techniques, Dr. Jeff has a considerable knowledge of nutrition and herbal medicine allowing him to treat a larger number of problems than chiropractic can address alone.
Dr. Jennifer Skrabutenas DC
Dr. Jennifer obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University. She continued her education at the National University of Health Sciences, graduating with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2017. Since graduating she has obtained a certification in acupuncture and cosmetic acupuncture. She lives locally in Wheaton with her family.
As the mother of two children, she knows the difficulties and joys involved with raising a family. Her children are very active and involved in several extracurricular activities, including sports, which sometimes leads to aches and pains. Dr. Jennifer’s experience treating her own children ignited her passion for helping other pediatric patients. She has a very gentle approach to chiropractic care, making her an excellent choice for pediatric and pregnant patients. Dr. Jennifer has a healthy enthusiasm for chiropractic which inspires her to continuously expand her education beyond her doctoral degree. She has dedicated her life to helping others in a holistic way using multiple healing arts, and plans to continue to serve her community and improve the quality of life for her patients.
Keith DeStefano, LMT
Keith is a licensed massage therapist; he graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago in 2011. He is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Keith specializes in acute and chronic pain management using massage and bodywork such as Shiatsu, Swedish, Tui Na, Trigger Point Therapy, Table Thai (yoga) massage, and isolated stretches. He is also trained in the Hawaiian massage Lomi Lomi and is currently a student of the Healing Touch Program. Keith enjoys helping people reduce or eliminate their pain, helping athletes get past a plateau, and just helping people relax from their everyday stresses.
Deborah Johnson, LMT
Deborah is a licensed massage therapist with over 25 years experience in the field. She graduated from the Ohio College of Massotherapy in 1990 and is a member of ABMP (American Bodyworkers & Massage Professionals). Deborah believes that deep relaxation is the first, essential step to healing. She combines relaxation techniques with corrective therapeutic massage to yield great results for you. Deborah connects with her clients to create a cooperative spirit towards wellness. She is trained in Medical Orthopedic Massage, Sports Massage, Touch for Health, Acupressure, Reflexology, Geriatric Massage, Hospice Care, and Aromatherapy. Her approach is holistic-centered and her other associative training includes background in Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Metaphysics, and the Science of Breath.
“Massage helps you in a special way and complements other therapies you are receiving. Massage ignites your nervous system, digestion, and sleep centers and should be a part of any health maintenance regime. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your health maintenance team!”
Sylvia Williams LMT, CIMI, CLT
Sylvia is a licensed massage therapist who graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1992 (now the Cortiva Institute). She has been a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) since 1992. In May 2011, she became certified in Lymphedema Therapy (Vodder Technique) through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. Lymphedema therapy consists of manual lymph drainage and complete decongestive therapy (MLD/CDT). Sylvia specializes in chronic pain management using modalities such as neuromuscular therapy, myofascial therapy, soft tissue release, and active isolated stretching. She also provides sports massage, relaxation massage, prenatal massage, and is an infant massage instructor. She is very passionate about helping people manage their pain and regain mobility through customized treatments, as well as teaching self- help methods to maintain minimum to no pain.