Dr. James Judge, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. James’ love for Chiropractic began from the influence of what he says is his greatest mentor, his Grandfather. Dr. James grew up in La Salle, Illinois, where he participated in competitive swimming from the age of four and throughout college. His late career placed him on a National pedestal, when he competed at LaSalle-Peru High School and Northern Illinois University. The passion dedicated to his competitive swimming placed a positive influence on his career path, in efforts to continue the long line of chiropractors in his family.
This tradition began in 1923, when the first in his family, James Bernard Judge, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa. In 2007, Dr. James made his mark on this tradition and earned his license from Palmer College, making him the 28th family member to make an impact on this inspiring Chiropractic practices. In 2010, his sister, Dr. Kalie Judge, followed suit and brought the family’s total to 32, making it the largest chiropractic family in the United States.
Upon graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. James moved to Celebration, Florida for six months to continue his chiropractic studies under Dr. Ben Lerner. Dr. Lerner has had success coaching chiropractors to build some of the highest volume Chiropractic offices in the country, impacting thousands of lives daily, and continues to do so today. After this training, Dr. James moved to Saint Charles, Illinois and opened Judge Family Chiropractic, a Maximized Living Health Center, in Sept of 2007. The practice is family based and has seen many lives transform through the application of the spinal correction techniques and the five essentials of health. His main purpose is to prevent suffering caused by unnecessary degenerative disease through the vehicle of Maximized Living. His vision is to change the health of the community through the application of the five essentials. Judge Family Chiropractic has become one of the fastest growing Chiropractic offices in the History of the profession, and Dr. Judge’s unmatched passion for serving and helping people has been a catalyst for his early success.
Dr. James is passionate about communicating what health truly is to his community. Dr. James holds weekly lunch and learns, educational “dinner with the Doc”, spinal health screenings, phone consultations, and much more. He attends seminars throughout the year to keep him up to date on the state of the art spinal corrective techniques that he uses in the office. He has also spent hundreds of hours learning about topics like nutrition, detoxification, and proper exercise. Dr. James understands how the body truly heals and this is a major reason why he continues to be very successful in getting people well.
Dr. Kalie E. Judge, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Kalie E. Judge was raised in LaSalle, Illinois. She was always involved in competitive sports growing up. She attained all-star level over several years of city league softball, while making it to the state level championships. She was the captain of her high school basketball and softball teams. She received a full sports and academic scholarship to Illinois Valley Community College to play on their softball team. Shortly after IVCC, Dr. Kalie moved to Davenport, Iowa to start her life-long journey in the chiropractic field. Dr. Kalie worked diligently at Palmer College of Chiropractic; simultaneously working on her bachelors degree and also participating in the doctor of chiropractic program. Dr. Kalie was involved in several clubs while attending Palmer College; president of the Philosophy Club and playing a major role in the Maximized Living Student Club in Iowa.
In October 2010, Dr. Kalie graduated and became the 32nd chiropractor in her family which includes her brother, Dr. James Judge (28th chiropractor in the Judge family). This tradition began in 1923 when Dr. James Bernard Palmer received his degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He was introduced by his sister to the Palmer Clinic because he was suffering from severe asthma and was losing hope. Within weeks of being treated by Dr. BJ Palmer, Dr. J.B. Judge found relief. This set him off to leave a legacy in his family and in the chiropractic profession.
Dr. Kalie embarked on a new journey when she decided to join Dr. James in St. Charles. Dr. James has had the office since September 2007. The two have been serving the community together since October 2010. She has received extra certification in Nutrition, Maximized Metabolix, and Spinal Correction. She hopes to extend her knowledge and expertise to the community to help each person reach their potential. Dr. Kalie is a speaker and advocate for health. She has traveled the world teaching and providing chiropractic care. Dr. Kalie has been to Fiji, Belize, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Aruba on mission trips and teaching the locals the benefits of chiropractic and what it takes to heal and function at 100%. In 2015, Dr. Kalie will be traveling with the USA Women’s Wrestling Team to ensure they are performing at their optimal level.
Dr. Kalie still keeps her competitive edge while training and competing in 5k races, sprint distance triathlons, olympic distance triathlons, and even Half Ironman. She also enjoys yoga and believes that everyone can benefit from practicing yoga.