Integrity. Compassion. Dedication. Fun.



At Ballard Family Chiropractic, we believe that health is our most valuable possession.  We may not always realize, but it is a simple fact, that we experience life THROUGH our nervous system. From taste and smell, to movement and touch, every sensation and function has to be communicated from our body to our brain and vice versa. Wouldn't it be amazing to not just believe, but to actually know that communication is perfect for you or your child? We believe so, and through the incredible power of chiropractic care, we know so. That's why the care we give is different. 


Everyday, more individuals and families are seeking out ways to enhance their lives naturally and are turning to a chiropractor to do so. A chiropractic lifestyle is an opportunity for you to reduce stress on your body, support healing, and optimize the communication between your brain and body, which in turn will promote greater energy and a healthier, more vital life. Now is the time to make the positive changes that will ensure your health! If you are ready to take charge of your future, get in touch with us today!

Ashley L

“My family of 5 have been seeing Dr. Ballard since my oldest was a newborn. She was very colicky as a baby and Dr. Ballard did wonders for her! We have since continued with all our children maintaining their adjustments and increasing as things appear. She has been a huge part in our overall health and we have nothing but top notch words to say! ” 

We are here to help you...
Rewire the connections.

At BFC, we recognize that every person is unique. For that reason, every care plan is written with the individual (and their unique Insight scans and history) in mind. We also offer several chiropractic adjusting styles from table-assisted, to manual and instrument adjusting. Dr. Ballard practices 13 different techniques to meet your particular needs/preferences. As a Certified Pediatric Chiropractor, Dr. Ballard focuses on the safest low/no-force adjusting methods for children.

Heal the whole body.

Functional Medicine focuses on restoring normal function in the body by looking at symptoms as clues to find the true root cause of the issues your body is expressing. By finding and correcting the underlying dysfunction, rather than masking the symptoms with medications and temporary fixes, not only is your body supported in healing, but new levels of health are achieved naturally




We have a vision of being a mecca for health and wellness in the Effingham area and surrounding communities. 

We believe that everyone deserves a life fully connected.  We believe that the truth empowers and support overcomes. We believe that to make a difference, we have to be different. We believe in the power of a like-minded community. We believe that healthcare should focus on actual health! 


If you find yourself nodding along, then welcome, you've found your tribe! We can't wait to meet you, but in the meantime, look around, get to know us, and please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!  

Dr. Ballard's biggest passion is taking care of children.  She is the area's only Certified Pediatric Chiropractor and has been building a successful practice full of kids for the last 8 years. She works together with local medical doctors, OBGYNs and lactation consultants to help bring children closer to their full potential at each visit. Learn more about Dr. Ballard by clicking the link below.  

Inspired by the art and science of the mind-body connection, Sadie decided to pursue a career in massage and bodywork after she earned her associate's degree. Since 2009 she has helped people improve their well-being through therapeutic touch. She is currently expanding her practice into craniosacral therapy and the pediatric and special needs realm in order to help maximize healing for the most precious of our community, the children. She has been a part of the BFC administrative team since 2018 and has thoroughly enjoyed it! Learn more about Sadie by clicking the link below.

Tammie is the very embodiment of nurturing.  Having her own in home daycare for 14 years, teaching Sunday school, leading  both Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, sponsoring youth groups, and acting as a safe haven home as part of the foster system have all allowed her to live her purpose of serving children. Tammie is excited to be a part of the exceptional team at Ballard Family Chiropractic and looks forward to continuing to touch the lives of children of all ages. Click below to learn more about Tammie! 


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14225 Rickelman 

PO Box 6108

Effingham, IL 62401

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Tel: 217-347-5010

Fax: 1-866-849-1536

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Monday, Wednesday, Friday

8:30 - 12:00 & 2:00 - 5:30

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