As an intern and associate, Dr. Leighton developed a passion for helping women during their pregnancy and postpartum phase by utilizing chiropractic care and acupuncture. She then decided to open her own clinic in Naperville dedicated to women’s health, prenatal and postpartum care, and family chiropractic care. Dr. Leighton has since complemented her practice with acupuncture services specifically targeted at enhancing natural fertility and support, for both men and women, while navigating various fertility treatments. Her own fertility challenges have allowed her to understand the physical and emotional components of infertility.

In addition to general pediatric chiropractic care, Dr. Leighton has completed extensive training is co-managing tethered oral tissues with various providers in the Chicagoland area such as pediatric dentists, ENTs, lactation consultants and pediatricians. As a mom to two kiddos who have also suffered the consequences of both lip and posterior tongue ties, she knows the frustration of infant feeding issues and the stress of oral tie release procedures firsthand. She is here to support you and your family as you navigate infancy, breastfeeding, and toddlerhood with a child who has tethered oral ties.

Outside of the office, Dr. Leighton enjoys spending time with her husband Brian and children Sophie and Jake, spending time at her family’s lakehouse in northern Michigan, and being active outdoors.

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • American Chiropractic Association
  • International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA)
  • International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals (IATP)
  • Motion Palpation Institute
  • Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance
  • American Pregnancy Association
  • My Mindful Birth

Certifications and Post-graduate Training:

  • Pediatric and Perinatal Chiropractic
    • ICPA Webster Technique
    • ICPA The Essentials of Chiropractic: Adjusting the Infant and Child
    • ICPA The Essentials of Chiropractic: Advanced Spinal Assessment for the Infant and Child
    • MPI Pregnant and Pediatric Patients
    • NUHS Infant (birth-three) Assessment & Alternative Treatments
  • Tethered Oral Tissues
    • Untying Ankyloglossia: The Impact on Infants and Children with Dr. Bobby Ghaheri
    • TheĀ Breathe Institute Baby Course
    • The Ties That Bind with Dr. Monika Buerger
    • A Professional’s Guide to Tongue Tie in the Breastfeeding Infant with Lisa Paladino CNM, IBCLC
  • Acupuncture
    • MSAc
    • 100 Hours
    • Treating Menopause with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Lifestyle with Giovanni Maciocia
  • Birth Doula Trained (International Doula Institute)
  • Fertility Doula Trained (Bebo Mia)
  • Fascial Movement Taping Level 1& 2 (Certified Rocktape Provider)
  • Active Release Technique-Spine
  • McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Lumbar Spine
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling