Richard J. Dietzen, D.C.

Richard J. Dietzen, D.C., Medical Director of Chicago Health and Physical Therapy Center, is a board certified, licensed Chiropractic Physician with a long and distinguished career as a medical professional.  He is an active force at both the state and national levels behind the recognition and growth of chiropractic science as a successful healthcare option in the diagnosis and treatment of illness and ailments.

Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Dietzen has served as:

  • President of the Chicago Chiropractic Society
  • President of the Illinois Chiropractic Society
  • Chairman of the board of Trustees of the
  • National University of Health Sciences
  • A past member of the Illinois Medical Licensing Board

Dr. Dietzen is also a certified acupuncturist and hypnotherapist.  His personal professional philosophy is to provide patients with conservative healthcare solutions as an alternative to surgical and aggressive pharmaceutical options along with his firm belief in patient education that emphasizes  healthy lifestyle choices.

Thomas Albert, D.C., M.D.

Thomas Albert, D.C., M.D., is proud to be a part of the chpt team as a board certified internal medicine specialist.

Prior to becoming a medical doctor, he spent over 15 years practicingchiropractic medicine in the Chicago area. In addition to his past experience in musculoskeletal and pain medicine, he has extensive experience in the diseases that affect adults including obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and stroke.

Dr. Albert believes that the best approach to health is to maximize one’s own healing resources through proper nutrition and fitness, using medication when necessary.

Dr. Albert’s background includes working both in the Loyola University andIngalls Hospital emergency medical system as a paramedic.

He has shared his passion for health and fitness as a consultant to schools, churches and community organizations throughout Chicago.

Additionally, Dr Albert has enjoyed teaching medical students, nurses and residents as an associate professor of medicine at Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine and West Suburban Medical Centers Internal medicine’s Residency Program.

Dr Albert maintains membership in the American College of physicians, the American college of Sports medicine, and the Christian medical and dental association. Dr. Albert has staff priviledges at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicicago.

Dr. Michael Koehler, D.C

Dr. Michael Koehler, D.C., is proud to be joining the CHPT team as an associate. He is a board certified chiropractor with over 25 years of experience.

Dr. Koehler hails from the city of Chicago and attended Lane Tech College Prep on the northwest side. He then joined the Marine Corp and served honorably for 3 years achieving the rank of sergeant.

The pursuit of health and wellness were always a part of his upbringing with his grandparents receiving chiropractic care every weekend to keep them in shape for the strenous work of farming.

Dr. Koehler obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from the National College of Chiropractic while working toward his Doctor of Chiropractic degree which he earned in 1984. Further interests have led him to pursue education in health related procedures such as acupuncture and kineseo taping for soft tissue related disorders.

With an orthopedic approach, based on optimizing body mechanics, for treating sports related injuries and disorders, Dr. Koehler quickly became known and preferred by professional athletes throughout Chicagoland.

As a former tri-athlete, He understands how every system of the body needs to work together to enable optimum performance.

Dr. Koehler has practiced in Chicago from 1984 to 2010 also opening a practice in Ingleside, Illinois.

He and his wife, Lynn have two children, Justin and Jaime. His hobbies include fishing and playing golf.

Posture Correction Treatment

Correct posture is at the core of optimizing health. Dr. Leimback’s posture correction treatments can help restore the curves in your spine back to the optimum position and relieve the stresses poor posture causes on your body. As your posture improves, you will notice not only a dramatic decrease in pain and discomfort, but more importantly a sense of restored health and energy.


Acupuncture is a safe and tested approach to healing used to relieve pain, prevent disease, and restore balance in the body. While some may be quick to assume that acupuncture is painful, many patients report a feeling of deep relaxation both during and following treatment. Acupuncture works by relaxing muscles, blocking pain, causing a whole body anti-inflammatory effect, and releasing endorphins, a natural pain reliever. Those who undergo treatment at our facility regularly experience a decrease in ongoing pain and improvement in many other areas of health, such as sleep, digestive issues, and sinus problems.

Dr. David J. Cunningham, D.C.

Dr. David J. Cunningham, D.C., rounds out the CHPT team as a chiropractor with over 17 years of experience.

Dr. Cunningham grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, but has called Chicago his home for the lasts 20 years. His collegiate education includes a Pre-Med/Biological Science Bachelor’s Degree from Youngstown State University and a Science/Human Anatomy Bachelor’s Degree from National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL. He graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine from National College in 2000 and has a Certificate of Acupuncture and Meridian Therapy.

Dr. Cunningham has great enthusiasm for sports medicine and athletic training. In his lifetime, he has participated in a plethora of sports including football, hockey, basketball, and track. He is currently an avid cyclist and enjoys participating in triathlons. When treating patients, he tries to infuse his athletic experience with the fundamentals of chiropractic medicine to always promote an overall healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Cunningham believes in the multi-disciplinary approach that CHPT embraces. He is a strong advocate of patient education. He enjoys helping patients get out of pain while promoting strong and fit bodies to avoid reoccurrence of symptoms. He looks forward to serving the surrounding community, embracing his ideals and working with patients’ individual needs.

Dr. Matthew Clement, D.C.

Dr. Clement‘s nomadic childhood landed him on the shores of Lake Michigan over 20 years ago, and he has called Chicago home ever since. After completing his certification in Massage Therapy at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, he practiced locally for 4 years before returning to acquire a Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences and a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine.

His fascination with the function of the human body continues, and he has gone on to complete advanced training in functional neurology, sports medicine and post surgical rehabilitation.

Dr. Clement has been an athlete for most of his life, participating primarily in sports like hockey and various martial arts, ranging from traditional styles like Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, to modern ones like Fiore and Capoeira. When he is not working to improve the health and mobility of his patients, he still trains in Muay Thai, Jujitsu and Wushu at a local Edgewater gym, and creates strength and conditioning programs to refine and improve the performance of the fighters he trains with, as well as assisting with their rehab when injuries occur.

Dr. Clement believes in the common sense and holistic approach to patient care that CHPT practices. He strives for clear communication with his patients so they may do their best work towards their own wellness, and ensuring they feel supported on that journey. He sees each individual as someone with unique needs, and enjoys the challenge of finding the right combination of therapies for their recovery.