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Dr. Laurie Mestdagh, of Columbia IL, is of Belgian decent, and was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Dr. Mestdagh attended the University of Manitoba for six years, graduating with honors and two degrees. He left Canada to pursue his education at the famous Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta, Georgia graduating with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Mestdagh received many awards at Life College including the prestigious and coveted Clinician Award for Outstanding Service. Dr. Mestdagh also taught anatomy dissection lab and further received a diploma in physiotherapy at the Brennau College, University of Georgia.
Dr. Mestdagh returned to Winnipeg to practice in1981 and soon established one of the largest practices in Canada, caring for over 15,000 patients. Dr. has had the honor and incredibly rewarding experience of adjusting and caring for people of all races, creeds and colors, from the very young (1 day old) to the aged (98 years old). In his office he has seen healings ranging from disabled patients suffering with chronic pain for fifty years recovering fully to miracle cases of the blind having their sight restored to patients with fatal diseases go into remission. This all through chiropractic care, with the right intention, an open mind, a caring heart and a balancing of the nervous system produced by a properly delivered chiropractic adjustment.
Dr. Mestdagh has been actively involved in his profession and the community. He is a member of the International Chiropractic Association, the Illinois Chiropractic Society, and has an active license in Arizona and Illinois. He has served as a board member, Committee Chairman for the Workers Compensation Board, and the Automobile Insurance Corporation, Medicare Chairman, Post Graduate Education Chairman, Complaints and Disciplinary Chairman and Legislative Committee Chair. In the community he helped establish food drives for the Harvest Food co-op, collectively donating over one million pounds of food to the needy.
Dr. Mestdagh has taken over 200 post graduate educational courses to supplement his knowledge and desire to provide the finest care possible. Courses in Neurology, Orthopedics, Nutrition, Sports Injuries, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, X-ray, Disability, Auto and Work Injuries, Muscular and Chiropractic adjusting techniques. Dr. Laurie has an extensive library and has read hundreds of books concerning the optimization of human health and performance. He gives lectures and speaks to various organizations, groups and professionals, from hospitals to schools and church groups. Dr. Mestdagh also works closely with attorneys and insurance adjusters who deal with auto related and workers comp injuries, and has been called on to share his knowledge and experience as an expert witness in trial situations.
Dr. Mestdagh, moved to Columbia, IL to practice in 2002 and has become active in the community. Dr. Mestdagh has 3 fantastic children, James, Sarah, and Heather, who is now also a Chiropractor. Chiropractic is in Dr. Mestdagh's family with two brothers and a nephew who are also Chiropractors. Outside chiropractic, Dr. Mestdagh has always been attracted to the most unique experiences and has a dedicated goal of living an extraordinary life. He actively engages in running marathons, bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, balloon riding, backpacking in the wilderness, road trips with his family, golf, socializing with great friends, weight training, traveling the world experiencing other cultures such as Africa or sailing the South Pacific, playing competitive USTA tennis, rock climbing, meditation, and centering with the spirit.
Dr. Mestdagh was introduced to chiropractic at a young age suffering with severe asthma, headaches, and many serious injuries from sports. Receiving enormous benefit, chiropractic corrected the cause of his problems, restoring his health completely. Dr. Mestdagh remains excited about practicing chiropractic and about really helping people to eliminate their pain, improve their health, and improve their life. Dr. Mestdagh works with the whole person in improving spiritual, emotional, nutritional and physical health. He likes you to know, no matter the circumstances, there is hope and that you can overcome illness, injury, pain and depression. He is committed to this task naturally without the use of drugs or surgery. He says “Expect a Miracle!”
Dr. Heather is Dr. Laurie's daughter. She was born at home naturally and got her first adjustment within 5 minutes of life. Chiropractic has been a major part of her life ever since. She attained both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree and had worked in 4 busy Chiropractic offices before deciding to relocate from Winnipeg, MB, Canada to St Louis and attend Logan College of Chiropractic where she graduated from in 2010.
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