Chiropractic and Naturopathic Approaches Together for Autism (Chiropractic Continuing Ed Track registrants only)

Chiropractic and Naturopathic Medicines have much to offer the Autism community.  We will discuss the commonalities and differences of the two professions as they apply to the Autism community.  In this talk we will provide practical ways to help children and adults with ASD, while applying specific modalities and treatment approaches.  The treatment approaches will be designated as DC, ND, or both.  The treatment approaches and modalities will address the underlying conditions which contribute to the Autism diagnosis.  The DC in attendance will walk away with a greater understanding of how their profession can serve the Autism community and how to work with, and or apply ND therapies as appropriate. 

Jill Skurnowicz, RN, BSN, CRNA, ND

Dr. Jill Skurnowicz graduated with her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in December 2017 as Valedictorian of her naturopathic medical school class at National University of Health Sciences (NUHS).  She successfully completed an internship at the primary care integrative medicine clinic at NUHS. The internship focused on drug-free and surgery-free approaches to improving health conditions. Dr. Skurnowicz graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1994. She worked in the Surgical intensive care unit for one year before moving to the Cardiac Intensive Care unit where she spent 3 years taking care of critically ill cardiac patients.  Education has always been paramount in her life, and the next progression was to the field of Anesthesia.  Graduating with a Masters in Science and a certificate in Anesthesia in 2000, Dr. Skurnowicz continues to work in the field of anesthesia providing a variety of anesthetics to all age groups at Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills Michigan. After 17 years in Anesthesia, Dr. Skurnowicz became interested in treating the large iatrogenic epidemic of Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders that were increasing in number in her anesthesia practice. 

Dr. Skurnowicz received additional training in Fundamentals of Functional Blood Chemistry, Functional Endocrinology and Mastering Brain Chemistry and completed 100 hours in Acupuncture training. She is an active member in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the Naturopathic Medicine Institute.  Dr. Skurnowicz practices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and provides affordable, progressive, naturopathic care to all cohorts with particular emphasis on pediatrics and the burgeoning neurological sequelae associated with that population.  In her free time Dr. Skurnowicz enjoys spending time outdoors with her puppy, hiking along Lake Michigan, and quality time with her family and adored nieces.   

Julia Malkowski, DC, ND

Dr. Julia Malkowski graduated with a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in December 2017 and a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine in April 2016 from National University of Health Sciences (NUHS). Dr. Malkowski successfully completed an internship at the primary care integrative medicine clinic at NUHS. The internship focused on drug-free and surgery-free approaches to improving health conditions. During this time, Dr. Malkowski also completed Motion Palpation Institute’s, The Masters Series: Full Spine Analysis and Adjustive TechniqueBiomedical Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders SeminarFundamentals of Functional Blood ChemistryMastering the Thyroid Seminar and 100 hours in functional neurology applied to childhood neurobehavioral disorders.  Dr. Malkowski is an active member of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute.

Dr. Malkowski received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from National University of Health Sciences, which includes extensive education in microbiology, physiology, chemistry, anatomy, biochemistry and nutrition. Dr. Malkowski credits her excellent health, and the health of her two children to naturopathic medicine. Dr. Malkowski began pursuing naturopathic and chiropractic medicine as a career after seeing first hand its excellent results. Dr. Malkowski remains committed to optimal health on a personal and professional level. She aims to help others thrive and maintain optimal health serving as a primary care physician at Brannick Clinic of Natural Medicine in LaGrange Park, IL.

In her free time, Dr. Malkowski enjoys keeping up with her two young children and running with her German Shepherd. Dr. Malkowski also enjoys hiking, yoga, spin, weight training and traveling. She has traveled across the continental US, Asia and Central America, visiting the Grand Canyon, Mt. Everest and building orphanages in the Caribbean.