Windie McKay, DC, discovered chiropractic care in the fall of 1990 after suffering a back injury from a car accident. Traditional medicine did not provide relief from her pain. Shortly after seeking care from a chiropractor in New Paltz, New York, she was pain free. This led her to alter her coursework in college and discover a passion for herbal medicine, aromatherapy, massage and chiropractic.
Dr. McKay began her practice in Springfield, Il., in 1997, when there were few female chiropractors. She continued to seek further knowledge in additional areas of alternative medicine, such as Reiki and meditation.
Committed to bringing alternative medicine to a larger audience in the medical community, Dr. McKay joined Springfield Clinic in 2003, where she was able to establish a new department. This allowed her to connect with other medical providers and expand the awareness of chiropractic and alternative medicine. She also felt motivated to become a certified personal trainer and still maintains a love of exercise and fitness.
Dr. McKay has traveled the world in search of indigenous and ancient medicine. She has spent time with Native American medicine providers and tribal medicine chieftains.
She enjoys time with her family, music, cooking and gardening. She has also been involved in missionary work most of her life and plans to continue to devote her time and efforts to that work in the future. Her dream is to provide central Illinois with elite alternative medicine that is easily accessible.