Two Hands Chiropractic & Acupuncture, PLLC - Pregnancy Care

111 N. Wabash Ave Suite 1414
Chicago, Illinois 60602

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Services in a nutshell

Two Hands Chiropractic & Acupuncture, PLLC offers compassionate, whole person, individualized health care in an upbeat and friendly environment. Using an integrated approach that can include acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, yoga and nutritional counseling, we confidently care for women throughout the childbearing year, from preconception and fertility care through pregnancy and the postpartum period, and for infants with a variety of acute and chronic issues.

Some of our patients are simply satisfied with Two Hands being their reliable, convenient wellness care provider. Other patients come to Two Hands with complicated issues needing complex testing and treatments. In all cases, we are motivated to ensure that our patients receive effective, holistic care.

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Pregnancy Support 

Dr. Fritsch and Dr. Pan know firsthand the ailments that often come with pregnancy.  Unfortunately, these complaints are often written off as “normal” which means the woman needlessly suffers with little support or care. They often hear patients say, “if only I would have known about you with my first pregnancy it would have been so much better” or “why don’t all pregnant women know about this?”.  Not only do the doctors each have over 16 years of experience treating pregnant women, they have also had the experience of being pregnant themselves. They feel passionately about supporting women to have the best pregnancy possible using hands-on care, nutrition, functional and natural medicine and recommendations from their vast knowledge of resources. They are compassionate & supportive of a family’s pregnancy, birth and parenting choices. 

We offer support for pain, nausea, headaches, reflux, constipation, sinusitis, insomnia, breech presentation, labor prep/induction, breastfeeding/milk supply, mood support, and immune support. 


Our team

Dr. Shanna C. Fritsch, Clinic Director, Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Shanna C. Fritsch founded Two Hands Chiropractic & Acupuncture in August 2006.

She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois, one of the most renowned, established and respected chiropractic educating institutions worldwide. She completed her Acupuncture and Meridian Therapy training through National University’s Postgraduate Program. Dr. Fritsch received her Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

Dr. Fritsch is a Certified Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Practitioner and a Registered Yoga Teacher. She has taken advanced seminars in the following areas: maternal care, pre-natal care, pediatrics, Chinese herbal formulas, TCM pulse diagnosis, fertility, running and gait disorders, custom orthotics, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, depression, fatigue, digestion, GI health, weight, blood chemistry, functional endocrinology, female hormones, and many courses on nutrition.

She is an active member of both the Illinois Chiropractic Society and the American Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Fritsch’s other interests include ergonomic-furniture design, yoga and spending time with her family.

Dr. Christine T. Pan, Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Christine T. Pan began working as an Associate Doctor at Two Hands in April of 2017. She is enthusiastic to be working alongside Dr. Fritsch and is an integral part of the team at Two Hands Chiropractic & Acupuncture. Dr. Pan has been practicing as a chiropractic physician in the Chicago area since 2007.

Dr. Pan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University, where she majored in psychology with a pre-medicine focus. She then entered graduate school at the University of Maryland at College Park where she earned a Master of Education degree in School Counseling. For five years, Dr. Pan served as a middle school guidance counselor in Fairfax County, VA, before she decided to pursue a career as a Chiropractic Physician. She had the desire to further her positive impact on lives by facilitating the healing of the body along with the mind. Dr. Pan moved to Illinois to attend National University of Health Sciences where she completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

While she attended chiropractic school, she completed coursework to earn her Certifications in Acupuncture and in Clinical Nutrition. She holds a National Board Certification in acupuncture and has had the opportunity to travel to Beijing, China to build further on her foundation of acupuncture knowledge and skills. Dr. Pan enjoys regularly attending seminars to be comprehensive, up-to-date, and versatile in her treatment approach, with her favorite topics focused on perinatal care, rehabilitation, functional medicine, and nutrition.

Dr. Pan is an active member of the Illinois Chiropractic Society and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

Dr. Pan’s other interests include spending time with her family, playing piano or her guitar while singing her children lullabies for bedtime, reading a good book, traveling, and enjoying a good laugh with friends.

Melanie Austin, Clinical Massage Therapist

Ms. Austin graduated with President’s Honors from The Soma Institute-The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy in December 2007. The Soma Institute is the only school in the U.S. that offers a diploma in Clinical Massage Therapy, which is a 750 clock-hour program. The program teaches “massage with a purpose” and is designed to prepare the Clinical Massage Therapist to offer a lot more to their clients than traditional massage therapists.  She was hired as a tutor for Soma from 2009 through 2012. She has been caring for patients at Two Hands Chiropractic and Acupuncture since October 2016.

Techniques Melanie uses include, but are not limited, to orthopedic massage, ART,  Active Release Technique for the upper extremity, releasing the iliopsoas, kinesiology taping, compression band flossing, cupping, FMT Blade work, trigger point, fascial release, therapeutic exercise and stretching.

As someone who has a long history of skiing, off-road biking, running, rollerblading and weightlifting, Ms. Austin knows firsthand the therapeutic benefits of Clinical Massage Therapy and she enjoys sharing these benefits with her clients.


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