OUR CLINIC
Bloomington Chiropractic Center is a patient - wellness centered clinic using integrated techniques and approaches such as CHIROPRACTIC, FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE, and COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE.  As a family centered office, all ages will find our caring staff serving their health needs in a warm and friendly environment.  Using the latest technology and modern health medicine, this Holistic approach helps our Doctors and Staff quickly discover and assess your health concerns.  And, they strive to resolve them just as quickly to get you back to your activities and daily life routines.  Always listening with care, our staff and Doctors will target your health needs and desired health goals as the focus of this team approach.  Education about your current health picture is key in helping you rehabilitate yourself.  Under our highly trained and experienced Doctor's care, you will be assisted in reaching your optimum health and improving your quality of life.  Wellness is our business!  Read more


OUR DOCTORS

Norman J. Houze, DC   CHIROPRACTOR & CLINIC DIRECTOR Dr. Norman Houze began practicing in 1978 and opened Bloomington Chiropractic  Center the following year.  He earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National
College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois, now called the National University of Health Sciences.  NUHS is considered the world leader in chiropractic and natural health care education.  Dr. Houze is still associated with NUHS as an adjunct faculty member training new doctors in clinical practice management.
 
     
Dr. Houze utilizes various chiropractic techniques including diversified techniques such as Cox Flexion-Distraction, Distraction, Spinal decompression, Applied Kinesiology, Gonstead, Activator, Cranial-sacral, Soft Tissue Release, and pierceless acupuncture.  Dr. Houze's practice includes patients of all ages, infants to senior citizens as well as  high performance athletes, many of whom are associated with Indiana University.  

Dr. Houze has helped pioneer the use of Functional Medicine over 30-years.  Today he has one of the clinics in Indiana utilizing this modern approach to individualized health care and quality body composition.  He has overseen the wellness power of natural health care for thousands of patients with diversity of problems.
 
Dr. Houze is a proud member of the American Chiropractic Association and the Indiana State Chiropractic Association.   He is married with to Cricket had has two daughters, Daphne and Alyssa.   Dr. Norm continues to coach Indiana University cycling teams who won the Little 500 in 2006 and 2007.  He also coaches the local high school Solar Bike Team, several teams of which have been national champions going on to race in Japan.  Still acting as the director of deCycles for over 23 years, he continues this popular bicycling youth development program challenging teens on high adventure cross-country bicycle trips.  He performs on the piano and synthesizer frequently at church occasions and weddings.  There isn't a sport or song he doesn't love.  
 


  
Megan Lade, DC
  CHIROPRACTOR 
Dr. Megan Lade is a graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic – Florida Campus in Port Orange, Florida. She received her undergraduate degree at Indiana UniversityBloomington with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology focusing on Exercise Science.

Dr. Lade is from
Dillsboro, IN and attended Milan High School.  During her precollegiate years, she was involved in sports of all kinds beginning with gymnastics at the age of 5.  In high school she played basketball, ran track and cross country and participated in cheerleading.  At Indiana University, she became a cheerleader on the all-girl Crimson Squad supporting Hoosier football, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball. 

Dr. Lade understands the importance of sports rehabilitation along with proper nutrition and structural alignment in order to perform at the most optimal level.  She is a strong supporter of total body health with chiropractor care as a key component.  She is currently taking new patients of all ages and conditions.  She invites athletes of all skill levels and all sports to make an appointment for evaluation and guidance for the ultimate enhanced performance.

OUR STAFF

                      

Cricket Houze, B.S, M.A.  LIFESTYLE and WELLNESS COACH   
Cricket Houze is BCC's Wellness Coach.  She is a graduate of Ball State University with
 a BS in Education.  Her Masters in Education and Reading is from Indiana University,  
 Bloomington. She is trained and certified through Diet Conscious Food Preparation and  
 Healthy Eating from the Hinsdale Hospital and Sanitarium,  from Kushi Macrobiotics  Institute,  and from Jeffrey Woodward's The Healing Power of Food Program.  Her current interest and focus is Juicing and Raw Foods Diet as well as "Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type" diet and exercise perspective.

As the clinic's Wellness Coach, she conducts individual consultations regarding all phases of nutrition and food preparation done in conjunction with the clinic doctor's individual recommendations and goals.  Healthy eating, "kitchen makeovers", personal and family meal planning, meal preparation for the chronically ill as well as healthy food choices, shopping, and food substitutions are all services provided by Cricket. 

She has grown food for her family since leaving her family farm in Auburn, Indiana.  There most everything eaten was grown at home.  Her farming background provided experiences in gardening, food preparation, canning, freezing, sprouting, vegetarian and vegan dishes as well as creative cooking.  Cricket is a wife and mother of 2 two daughters.  She enjoys a variety of volunteer activities.  She has ridden across America in 7 weeks and continues to bike with deCycles.  She is also active in Unity church. 
Cricket's main goal is to live a fulfilling and purposeful life while taking care of this planet and its family.


                          
 Aaron Smith, CMT  MASSSAGE THERAPIST
Aaron Smith is a master in the area of Massage and Myofascial Release Therapy serving patients and athletes in the Bloomington area.  With over 300 hours of clinical training, he specialized in athletic body work and rehabilitation.  He is a graduate of the Bloomington massage school.  His training included work on football and basketball players at our Big Ten university of IU - Indiana University. 

 
Aaron's Deep Tissue and Relaxation Massage is an integral part of the Chiropractic care.  At this clinic, his work is excellent and designed to thoroughly prepare your body for longer lasting and deeper adjustments as well as reducing the discomfort of chronic pain conditions or injuries.  His work helps to also balance the body's energy.  His sessions are like a physical "relaxation  meditation".  As a father and husband, he is in tune to the needs and discomforts of all ages.  His techniques are versatile and quite beneficial for the young and the senior citizens as well.

    As a full time massage therapist and body worker, Aaron's hours are everyday of the week.  Most sessions are scheduled before chiropractic alignments and AK or Applied Kinesiology balancing.  Times offered range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes.  Appointments are made by calling Bloomington Chiropractic Center (812) 332-6427.  Our office can file this body work to insurance if covered by your policy.  We can help you determine if your insurance will cover massage and myofascial work at this clinic.  An examination by the clinic doctors will have to be rendered before your massage should you want insurance to be filed. 



Carol Wilson, CMT  MASSSAGE THERAPIST 
Carol is a graduate of the Bloomington Massage School. She has become a master in the area of Massage both relaxing and therapeutic along with Myofascial Release Therapy serving patients in this south central Indiana region.  She has over 1 year of
clinical training as well as 5 years in the field.   She specialized in athletic body work and rehabilitation.

Deep Tissue and Relaxation Massage is an integral part of Catol's techniques.  This are very complimentary to Chiropractic care.  At this clinic, her work is excellent and designed to thoroughly prepare your body for longer lasting and deeper Chiropractic adjustments as well as reducing the discomfort of chronic pain conditions or injuries.  She is extremely successful at removing" lumps and bumps" through trigger point therapy and deep tissue work.  She has treated individuals with musculature complications and physical handicaps.

    As a full time massage therapist and body worker, Carol's hours are everyday of the week.  Most sessions are scheduled before chiropractic alignments and AK or Applied Kinesiology balancing.  Times offered range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes.  Appointments are made by calling Bloomington Chiropractic Center (812) 332-6427.  This office can file this body work to insurance if covered by your policy.  We can help you determine if your insurance will cover massage and myofascial work at this clinic.  An examination by the clinic doctors will have to be rendered before your massage if you want insurance to be filed. 



Kristi Shields, CMT   MASSAGE THERAPIST
Kristi joined Bloomington Chiropractic Center's staff in 2014.  She has over 12 years of experience treating many of the same patients she had when she first started.  This speaks of her thorough and relaxing techniques.  Her training and experience has prepared her for a variety of conditions and pain concerns.  She enjoys the challenge of new patient conditions and is currently accepting patients here at BCC. 

Kristi's hours include evenings and Saturday mornings from 8:00 - 2:00.  This makes our clinic and massage therapy accessible for all those working Monday through Friday or even for those that work out of town with late hours.  Call this clinic at (812) 332-6427 and make an appointment.  Times range from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.  Let the clinic know if you have insurance you would like to use.  The receptionist will schedule and appointment with one of the clinic doctors to assess your specific areas of need before you would see the massage therapist.


                             
  Ron Masters, LCSW; ACCESS MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
 
   Ron Masters is in private practice at ACCESS Counseling.   He specializes in trauma, 
    stress, and anger counseling at Bloomington Chiropractic Center as well as in
    Columbus, Indiana.   With a strong focus on emotional health, he brings 12 years of
    coaching in mental wellness experience to this office.
  

    He is a key component to BCC's comprehensive, Holistic approach to wellness in the
    areas of emotional and mental health.  Ron is certified in EMDR, a specific treatment for
    trauma of all types and helpful with anxiety, fear, panic, PTSD or post traumatic stress 
    disorder, and phobias. 
 
 
  Available for individual appointments, sessions last one hour except for the initial consultation which is one and a half hours long.  Adults and adolescents are accepted are as clients with minors needing to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  ACCESS Counseling is in network with many insurance companies and can file claims for you.  Call BCC - this clinic at (812) 332-6427 or ACCESS Counseling (812) 335-8555 if you have any questions or wish to make an appointment.

Ron and his wife Carolyn were both born and raised in Bloomington.  Raising a family and doing things together has always been important to them.  They have 2 lovely daughters and 4 grandchildren in the Midwest.  Ron enjoys special times with his wife, canoeing, and tennis.  He is active in his church, Unity, where he leads Sunday morning book study classes as well as shares his talent as a singer.