Morgan Sheedy, DC
Dr. Morgan Sheedy is originally from Kenai, Alaska and made her way down to the mid-west when she became interested in Chiropractic. She attended Palmer College of Chiropractic where she obtained her Doctorate in Chiropractic. At a young age, Dr. Morgan has always had an interest in the human body and it’s complexity. She knew that later in life she would be working with people. She started seeing a chiropractor at a young age initially for sports injury and then for wellness. She feels that chiropractic care is what allowed her to perform well in all areas of life.
Since graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Morgan is continuing her education in areas of nutrition, pediatric care, pregnacy care, pre-conception health, fertility health and overall wellness. Dr. Morgan believes that starting your family’s health care even before you have a family is essential to having a healthy, happy family!
Dr. Morgan is certified in the Webster Technique. This is essential for pregnancy care to help balance the sacrum and pelvis for proper growth, movement and a healthy delivery for mom and baby!
Dr. Morgan is Board Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Parts 1-4, Physiotherapy) and member of International Chiropractic Predicatric Association (ICPA). She is currently working toward her certification in the ICPA to be able to continue to help pregnant women and children as much as possible.
Zac Sheedy, DC
Dr. Zac Sheedy is from Davenport, IA where he began and finished his formal education. He attended St. Ambrose University where he earned his degree in Business Administration and played football. After completing his education at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Zac graduated as the 33rd Chiropractor in his family. While at Palmer he played on one of the nation’s top Rugby teams.
In 2009, Dr. Zac moved to Sycamore where he would eventually take over his Uncle Mike’s chiropractic practice. Over the next several years, Dr. Zac—along with his wife and business partner Dr. Morgan—transformed the practice into what it is today: a successful multidisciplinary practice with a team of chiropractic and medical physicians. What was once strictly a chiropractic office is now a clinic that boasts chiropractic, medical, massage therapy, physical therapy and weight loss.
Dr. Zac Sheedy is committed to helping families and improving the health and vitality of the Sycamore community. He enjoys educating others on how to manage stress, prevent injury in the workplace or home, and attain peak performance in all facets of life. His mission is to empower as many people as possible to achieve their optimal health potential through education and professional care. Dr. Zac enjoys working with families, as well as treating athletic injuries and practicing athletic injury prevention.
Laura Pierobon, APN, DNP, NP-C, DC
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Laura joined the SIH team in June of 2020. She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Rush University in Chicago. She knew she wanted to be a healthcare provider because there is no career more rewarding than one where you get to have a positive impact on someone’s health and wellbeing. Her favorite part of practicing is getting to hear patients’ goals for their daily life, and helping them achieve these goals through an integrative care model.
In her free time, Laura loves to spend time with her husband, Bobby, and toddler, Bo. She is also a black belt in Karate, and has been since age 11.
Austin Mennen, DC
Dr. Austin Mennen grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa, where he began seeing a chiropractor in his adolescent years. Later in life, he accredits chiropractic care with keeping him on the field as well as decreasing recovery time between injuries. Dr. Austin attended University of Northern Iowa where he was later recruited to play rugby for Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Austin was always interested in the human body and helping people excel, but he was unsure of his final field until his first visit to Palmer College. While earning his doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Austin was a Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Department intern where he further learned and honed his skills to better address his patient’s unique needs. He has further training in DNS Exercise, a rehab technique that is designed to restore and stabilize locomotor function.
Dr. Austin played football through high school and founded his high school’s rugby team in his junior year. He later went on to play rugby across the country (and Canada once!). Dr. Austin picked up powerlifting along the way and continues that today. Through powerlifting, Dr. Austin has been certified in Westside Barbell’s Rule of Three, a youth strength and conditioning protocol.
Dr. Austin is excited to help you conquer your health and wellness goals.
Michael Waido, DC
Dr. Mike joined SIH in November 2020. He is a graduate of North Central College in Naperville and completed his doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Mike embarked on his chiropractic career because he wanted to be able to help patients achieve their overall health goals, and live their lives unrestricted by pain and improper function. During his time at Palmer, Dr. Mike also sought out additional training in treating extremities with manipulations and functional movements. He completed advanced training in the Sports Rehabilitation Clinic at Palmer, where he was able to learn a variety of soft tissue and functional ability techniques that influence his treatments across his patients.
While he isn’t treating patients, Dr. Mike enjoys hiking and traveling to new areas. He is an avid Cubs and Bears fan, and enjoys spending free time with his friends and family.
Angie Duncan, LAT, ATC
Rehab Floor Manager
I am originally from Fairmont, West Virginia. I have been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 2012. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training with a minor in Strength Training and Conditioning from Alderson Broaddus College. While working on my Masters in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention from California University of Pennsylvania, I obtained certification as a Performance Enhancement Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I have also received the FIFA Diploma, a soccer specific program designed to optimize health care and performance while preventing injuries. Before coming to IL, I worked with Division II NCAA athletes for 6 years where I covered a variety of sports including soccer, lacrosse, basketball, football, and acrobatics and tumbling. As an athletic trainer, my responsibilities consisted of injury prevention, emergency care, evaluating injuries, and creating rehab programs for acute injuries and post-operative cases. I live in Dekalb with my husband, Heath, and our dog, Sammy.
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
I’m Gina Downey, I grew up in Roscoe, IL and moved to the area in 2013. I received my personal training certification through the American Council of Exercise in 2014 and my certification in therapeutic massage in 2017. I currently live in Sycamore with my dog, Parker.
Since working as a certified chiropractic assistant I have experienced numerous patient success stories as a direct result of chiropractic care. I wholeheartedly believe in the body’s innate ability to heal. I have spent 15 years working in chiropractic clinics, attending the largest chiropractic seminars, and meeting as many chiropractors as possible! After working the front desk and greeting my patients with my big hair, I love to beat the locals at foosball whenever I can.
I’ve always been interested in the medical field. The idea of helping people and making them feel better has always appealed to me. With massage, you can see the results right away and see how much people appreciate it. After high school, I stumbled upon the idea of massage therapy and after some thought, I knew it would be a good fit. I graduated high school early and started with massage school right away at Universal Spa Training Academy in Downers Grove. I’m certified in hot stone, prenatal, Thai, and cold stone. I grew up in the country so I love to be outdoors! In the summer I love to go camping and go to music festivals. I think any live music is wonderful!
I have been with Sycamore Integrated Health since 2012 and I have had the pleasure of helping grow and transform the clinic into what it is today. My passions lie in improving healthcare quality and efficiency, as well as community outreach and health education. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration.
I am a proud Sycamore native. In my free time, I love to travel the world with my husband, Chad, work on our old farmhouse, and snuggle up on the couch with our two gorgeous pugs, Doug and Ernie.
My name is Judi Galick and I am the Billing Coordinator at Sycamore Integrated Health. In this position, I verify the insurance benefits of our patients, bill their insurance companies and make sure their claims are paid correctly.
My late teens and early 20s were spent working at record stores. I got my start in the health care field as a customer service representative for a utilization review company and then as a claims processor for a dental insurance company. Subsequently, I decided to go back to school and earned a Certificate in Medical Transcription from College of DuPage and worked in that field for many years. Eventually, I went back to school yet again and earned a Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding from Kishwaukee College and obtained my Certified Professional Coder certification.
I was born and raised in Plainfield, Illinois. My hobbies include drinking coffee, eating Mexican food, trying out new microbreweries and going to concerts.