Hands on Family Health, P.C.

Dr. William S. Fager

William S. Fager, Doctor of Chiropractic, is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College, where he graduated with Honors and was included on the Dean’s List. In addition, he acquired a Bachelor of Professional Studies from New York Chiropractic College. He completed his internship at a health clinic in Levittown, New York and then worked as an associate at Allied Medical, a multidisciplinary practice in Massapequa, New York. He now resides in Palatine, Illinois where he has established his own clinic with his wife, Dr. Tara Lynn Whiteman-Fager.

Work History

Dr. Fager opened his first practice as an independent contractor within a facility located in Palatine, IL which was directed by the nationally known, former Mr. Universe, Mr. US, and Mr. American bodybuilder, Bob Gajda. Shortly after this experience as an independent contractor, Dr. Fager and his wife were inspired to expand their practice. The practice was relocated within the community where they were able to accommodate not only athletes but serve the general population at large.

Certification and Innovation

Dr. Fager treats people of all ages and interest groups, but especially enjoys working with athletes. He donated a year of services to his alma mater, treating the Saint Xavier University football team. Dr. Fager is skilled in the practice of several techniques, including but not limited to Diversified, Drop Table, Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and SOT. He is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is Webster Technique certified. Dr. Fager also offers a fairly new and unique technique called Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), for which he traveled nationally as well as to Canada to become certified. He is certified in Upper and Lower Extremity, Spine, Biomechanics, Masters, Nerve Entrapment, and Active Palpation.
Through his A.R.T. career, he has had to opportunity to volunteer services such as at a Lake Placid Iron Man Race in 2007. This state-of-the-art, highly successful technique, invented by Michael Leahy, D.C., targets soft tissue injuries, nerve entrapments, and other such ailments. Combined with chiropractic manipulative therapy or utilized alone, A.R.T. has by far been the greatest asset for Dr. Fager and his patients.

Personal Life

Dr. Fager was born and raised in Kankakee, Illinois, and is a Bishop McNamara high school graduate. He then graduated with Honors, Magna Cum Laude, from Saint Xavier, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology while also playing tight end for the Cougars’ football team.

Dr. Fager has three happy, healthy boys. The chiropractor’s special interests are spending time with his family, exercising, and anything sport related. In particular, Dr. Fager has a strong passion for golf.