Our elite team of specialists, ready to help you on your journey
MEET OUR TEAM
Dr. Daiva Lindisas is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences and a board-certified practitioner of chiropractic medicine and physiotherapy by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Her time at National University of Health Sciences included an internship at the Primary Care Integrative Medicine Clinic which focused on drug-free and surgery-free approaches to improving one’s health.
Her previously gained degree in Physical Therapy coupled with her extensive experience in both private practices and multi-disciplinary clinics allows her to implement multifaceted and individualized care to her patients. Dr. Daiva is a multi-lingual provider who always strives to make each patient feel welcome.
A note from Dr. Daiva…
“My family and I are very excited to be a part of the lively and diverse Evanston
community. I am eagerly looking forward to helping the patients at Optimized Health
achieve their unique functional health goals. I believe that every day is an opportunity to
get stronger, eat better, and live a healthier, happier life.”
Certifications and Advanced Training
McKenzie Part A, B, C, D Certification 2021, 2019, 2018, 2016
Webster Techniques Certification, 2021
FMS Certification, 2021
SFMA Certification, 2019
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) Certification, 2014
Pneumex Certification: Advanced Scoliosis Workshop, 1999
Children with Special Needs Certification, 1996
External Fixation in Traumatology and Orthopedics, 1996
Health Care Symposium Certification, 1996
Rehband Orthoses and Thermo Supports Certification, 1995
National Board of Chiropractic Examines Certification
Part I - 2013, Part II, III and Physiotherapy - 2016, Part IV -2016
National University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Chiropractic, 2016
Lithuanian Sports University
B.S., Physical Therapy, 1995
Member of American Chiropractic Association
Member of Illinois Chiropractic Society
Member of International Chiropractic Pediatric
DR. DAIVA LINDISAS, DC
DR. KRISTAL RICHARDSON, ND
Dr. Kristal began her nontraditional route to the medical field as an artist, who volunteered as a community sexual health educator. While advocating for HIV awareness and education, she decided that she wanted to attend medical school to help find a cure for the disease. (Things didn't go as planned.) In the midst of applying to allopathic medical school, Dr. Kristal began her own personal journey towards health and realized that she didn't know what health and wellness were. While researching, she came across a magazine article that described 7 different type of doctors and made the decision to attend naturopathic medical school. Naturopathic medical school deepened her appreciation for holistic approaches and reinforced her belief that you have to create the conditions for health.
Dr. Kristal loves helping her patients make better choices and learn healthy habits to improve their overall health and wellness. She understands the uniqueness of each individual and treats the whole person.
She is an expert at sexual health education, naturopathic nutrition, and bridging the gap between conventional medicine and alternative therapies. She specializes in prevention, hormonal imbalances, gastrointestinal disorders, and autoimmune conditions. She is passionate about helping individuals prevent and manage disease, and wants to be the reliable source of health and wellness for people of color.
Certifications and Advanced Training
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND)
Master of Acupuncture (MSAc)
Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)
Alina Grinkevicius (200 hour CYT) is your yoga guide and a member of the Optimized Health care team. Alina always brings her own unique blend of experience and personality to every class she guides. She is here to answer your questions, help you work through challenges, and find postural modifications that suit your unique body. Come and discover something new that will help you start or refocus your practice and improve the quality of your life.
“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” -Rumi
Allow Alina and Optimized Health to help you figure out what your body is telling you and how to best help it.
FRONT DESK COORDINATOR
Beatrice Janickas is a member of the Optimized Health care team. As the front desk coordinator, she strives to create a welcoming and supportive environment. She wants the best for our patients and will provide the information and support they need to ensure a positive visit. Beatrice is fluent in English and Lithuanian.
A note from Beatrice…
“I am happy to be a part of Optimized Health and to see patients receive long-term relief and comfort.”