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Best Under 40: Nicholas Malooley

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 8:48 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 8:51 a.m. CDT
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Dr. Nicholas Malooley

Age: 36 Occupation: Doctor of chiropractic, Malooley Sport & Family Chiropractic Residence: Cary Hometown: Spring Valley Family: Wife, Laura; daughters Alanna, 3, and Tayven, 1. Education: Bachelor's degree in biology with focus on anatomy and physiology , Northern Illinois University;  chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic Favorite McHenry County Restaurant: Galati's Pizza and Pasta in Cary offers a delicious Italian menu with great atmosphere  Favorite movie: "Braveheart" One word that describes me: Driven

What is your job and what makes you good at it?

As a chiropractic physician, my purpose is to bring my patients to a better state of health and wellness. This is accomplished by balancing their nervous system through specific chiropractic spinal adjustments in conjunction with orthopedic rehabilitation and muscle therapy. Being a graduate of the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic places me within a select group of elite practitioners. Beyond that, I have extensive training in chiropractic orthopedics and active release technique, thus allowing me to be a diagnostic specialist of muscle-medicine and a master practitioner of manual therapy.

What accomplishments are you most proud of this year?

With regards to the business, Malooley Sport & Family Chiropractic’s patient base has tripled over this past year. That means triple the amount of people are now healthier than they were a year ago! I love the community where I practice and my goal is to increase the health and wellness of as many families as possible. On a personal level, my wife and I welcomed our baby girl, Tayven, to our family on July 27. She and her sister Alanna are the joy of our lives.

How do you give back to the community and what drives your service?

A strong community starts with the community’s families, especially the kids. Malooley Sport & Family Chiropractic donates time and money to various organizations. Some of those organizations are the Cary-Grove Junior Trojans, Cary-Grove High School football program, the Cary Trojan Travel Baseball League, the McHenry County Hurricanes Travel Baseball Teams, the Cary Basketball Association, the McHenry County Heatwave Softball Team and more. 

What is something you have never done but want to some day?

I would love to climb Mount Everest. There is something exciting about the idea of being on top of the world, literally!

What is the best career advice you received?

One of my mentors, Dr. Mike Leahy (chiropractor for the Denver Broncos) once told me, “You must provide the best care to all of your patients. That entails working with all spectrums of the medical field.”  With that being said, I have surrounded myself with the finest neurologists, physical therapists, podiatrists, pain management specialists, orthopedic surgeons, internists and acupuncturists. This allows me to coordinate the patient’s treatment with other specialists to receive the best care possible. 

Nominator’s comment:

“For a 36-year-old entrepreneur, Dr. Nick Malooley has amassed the credentials of a seasoned veteran. From humanitarian service, to community service and turning a retiring practice into a highly successful local resource, Nick hasn’t missed a beat,” said Suzanne Corr, executive director of the Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce. “Nick pursued chiropractic medicine after experiencing a grave infection in his bloodstream that he developed after suffering an adverse reaction to exposure to lime during a summer job at a [Starved Rock area] gravel pit at the age of 17. Scar tissue that developed from the infection in his spine left him in chronic pain. Working with a local chiropractor, he found considerable relief and a passion he was determined to pursue as a lifelong career.”

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