Holistic Sports Medicine & Podiatry

We offer various holistic treatments, products and services to compliment our traditional protocols

We want our patients to be well-informed about their conditions and treatment decisions. Discussion and education about the root cause of the patient's diagnosis will help to prevent future reoccurrence.

Our goal is a happy and healthy patient.

Since Dr. Schoene promotes many integrative therapies, the plan may also include, acupuncture, nutritional testing and supplements, homeopathic and essential oil treatments.

Most patients do very well with this holistic well-rounded approach, as it accelerates the healing time for optimal results, which is always the end goal with all her runners.

Our office supplies and sells many sports medicine products, like compression socks, Therabands, sports creams etc. to help the runner and athlete get back to performance quickly, and to enhance the other treatments for recovery.

Holistic and alternative therapies are becoming more accepted by many patient populations. For many patients, the traditional therapies may not improve the condition or symptoms quickly or complete enough, and alternative therapies are a nice addition to traditional therapies, to complete the care. It is our office’s passion to deliver these most contemporary and cutting edge treatments and therapies.

We strive to keep up with all cutting edge medical, surgical, and rehabilitation treatments, as well as cutting edge “true” alternative therapies. Dr. Schoene has been utilizing, lecturing, writing and teaching all of these techniques and modalities for many years.

For many conditions and problems, we can combine traditional treatments and incorporate other alternative therapies, which work well together.

Our office offers new treatments for the general Podiatric, Orthopedic and Rehabilitative patient.

  • Laser therapy; class IV laser Physical Therapy treatments to improve collagen and tissue repair at an accelerated rate.
  • Kinesiotaping techniques, utilized for all types of therapy needs. Hyaluronic acid joint infections to stimulate cartridge repair.
  • Needling/Prolotherapy techniques for repair of damaged soft tissues
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for muscle, tendon ligament injuries, tears, and ulcer repair.
  • Hyaluronic (gel) acid joint injections to stimulate cartilage production.
  • Growth factor injection products to stimulate collagen repair.
  • Acupuncture techniques for the lower extremity.
  • Homeopathic medications, topical, injectable, or oral applications.
  • Intracellular nutritional testing for improved health and wellness
  • Chiropractic care available through our referral network.
  • Essential Oils whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive, healthful effects of essential oils are boundless.
  • Various supplements can be used for nutritional deficiencies.
  • We carry Metagenics & Xymogen supplement products.
She always keeps in mind the movements of each sport and incorporates that into the treatment plan.

Using a combination of holistic, traditional, and new emerging treatments will help our patients to recover quickly and conservatively.


"I really appreciated the caring detailed approach Dr. Schoene took in assessing my situation. I felt like she really listened to my concerns and made additional referrals. All the staff was very helpful and friendly."

- T.A.


Not every injury or ailment requires surgery, and a holistic approach to medicine can be beneficial. While we keep up with cutting-edge surgical and medical treatments and rehabilitation treatments, Dr. Schoene and her team have been integrating holistic treatment methods into patient therapies for years. We believe that our patients deserve to be well-informed about their treatment options, conditions, and how to prevent reoccurrence in the future. Using a combination of traditional, new emerging methods and holistic treatment options, we help our patients recover conservatively and quickly. Call the office of Dr. Schoene at Gurnee Podiatry & Sports Medicine Associates today.

What Is Holistic Medicine?

The chances are, you've heard of holistic medicine before. Whether you've heard the phrases "alternative medicine" or "integrative medicine," a holistic approach to medicine focuses on treating the patient as a whole person, treating the mind, body, and spirit. By treating the underlying condition, we're doing more than just alleviating symptoms. Dr. Schoene uses holistic medicine approaches along with traditional medicine, such as surgery or medication, to provide you with a thorough treatment plan to complete your care. Most of our patients do well with this well-rounded approach and experience an accelerated healing time.

Holistic Medicine for Orthopedic, Podiatric, and Rehabilitation

Dr. Schoene practices various methods of holistic sports medicine for her orthopedic, podiatric, and rehabilitation patients. We help our patients recover quickly by using traditional and emerging treatment methods combined with the following:

  • Class IV laser therapy used in physical therapy helps promote tissue repair and improve collagen at an accelerated rate.
  • Needling and prolotherapy help to repair soft tissue damage.
  • Kinesiotaping is used for various therapy needs, including supporting weak zones or re-educating muscles.
  • Hyaluronic acid injections in the joints help to stimulate cartilage production.
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections are used to repair muscle, ulcers, tendon ligament injuries, and tears.
  • Lower extremity acupuncture.
  • Growth factor injections help to stimulate collagen repair.
  • Supplements such as Xymogen and Metagenics, as well as compression socks, sports creams, Therabands, and more to help you get back to performance quickly. These also help to enhance your recovery and other treatment methods.
  • Supplements that can be used for certain nutritional deficiencies.
  • Essential oil therapy can offer various positive health benefits by ingesting, applying topically, or using aromatherapy.
  • Chiropractic care from a network of providers. We can refer you for treatment of various ailments.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Schoene and work together to develop a treatment plan that works for you, contact us today. She will keep in mind your lifestyle, movements of the sports you participate in, and use that to develop a plan that will work best for you.

Products That We Utilize for Holistic Medicine

The office of Dr. Schoene at Gurnee Podiatry & Sports Medicine Associates utilizes various holistic and regenerative treatment methods to encourage healing from the inside out. These medications and treatment methods have proven to have fantastic healing effects on many conditions we treat. 

  • One medication we use to treat musculoskeletal conditions is Traumeel. It's safe for people of all ages and is an inflammation-regulating drug. It can be used topically, orally, and can even be injected.
  • Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally produced within your body to help keep cartilage healthy. We utilize hyaluronic acid injection in the ankle and foot joints to help keep the cartilage lubricated.
  • Acupuncture is used as a supplement in our office to other holistic and traditional treatment methods. This simple approach has been proven to help reduce the aches and pains associated with chronic and acute injuries. It encourages healing by activating neurohormonal pathways.

Can Essential Oils Help?

Essential oils are a great way to take care of your health. These products, when made with safe, pure ingredients, offer various health benefits. They can typically be applied topically, taken internally, or by diffusing for aromatic benefits, but only under the careful guidance of a professional. Certain oils provide calming effects, while others are stimulating. Before using or applying, it's important to read directions and ingredients to avoid unwanted effects. Certain essential oils are known to help with arthritis pain, inflammation, and even anxiety before surgery. For any questions about whether or not you would benefit from essential oil therapy, reach out to Dr. Schoene today.

A Nutritional Approach

Dr. Schoene believes that healing takes place from the inside out. With a keen interest in nutrition and how it affects the body, she will discuss your health history and lifestyle choices, including diet and supplements, with you at your appointment. Many conditions can be improved by changing sleeping habits, watching your diet, reducing stress, and adding exercise and supplements to your daily regimen. Nutritional testing can also help us evaluate for arthritic, hormonal, autoimmune, and inflammatory conditions that might be affecting your overall health.

A Natural Approach to Orthopedic and Podiatric Medicine

At Gurnee Podiatry & Sports Medicine Associates, Dr. Schoene and her team believe in taking a natural approach to orthopedic and podiatric medicine when possible. Healing takes place from the inside out, and a variety of conditions, even painful ones, can be treated by balancing overall health. Between lifestyle and diet changes, the treatment methods we've discussed above, and traditional medicine, it's possible to get back to a pain-free lifestyle. By combining essential oil treatments, acupuncture, and even nutritional testing, we can develop a plan that works for you.

Reach Out to Dr. Schoene Today

If you're experiencing issues and would like to connect with Dr. Schoene at Gurnee Podiatry & Sports Medicine Associates, please don't hesitate to reach out to us today. We'll explore treatment options, including holistic podiatry and orthopedic treatments and develop a plan that will help you get back to the pain-free life that you deserve. You can find us in Gurnee Podiatry & Sports Medicine Associates at 351 S. Greenleaf St. in Park City or in Chicago at 401 W. Ontario St. Send us a message online to request an appointment or give us a call at either of our offices today.


She always keeps in mind the movements of each sport and incorporates that into the treatment plan.