Dr. Elizabeth Paunicka received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2011 and graduated magna cum laude. She also earned her Master’s degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation from Logan University. Dr. Paunicka holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from Logan University and a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, graduating magna cum laude. While completing her athletic training degree at Loras, Dr. Paunicka was a four year member of the volleyball team and earned IIAC All-Academic Team accolades.
After graduating from Logan College of Chiropractic, Dr. Paunicka was in practice as an associate at Decatur Back and Neck Center under the direction of Dr. Mario Fucinari for four years in Decatur, Illinois. It has always been the dream of Dr. Elizabeth to one day join her father, Dr. Mark Paunicka, in his private practice. She is thrilled to now be practicing with her father and to be back in the Champaign-Urbana community.
Dr. Paunicka has extensive experience in Sports Medicine as a certified athletic training as well as holding certifications in Active Release Technique (ART). She is trained in Gonstead, Thompson, Diversified, and Activator techniques. She is a member of the Illinois Chiropractic Society and the American Chiropractic Association. Dr. Paunicka is currently in her provisional year with the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana. She is pleased to provide many different aspects of chiropractic care for those in the Champaign-Urbana and surrounding communities in East Central Illinois. Her holistic approach to health care incorporates chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy, soft tissue mobilization, and rehabilitative exercise.