Discover our comprehensive and seamlessly integrated holistic treatment programs encompassing Chiropractic care, Acupuncture, and Massage therapy. Our focus is on equipping your body with the essential sustenance it requires to embark on a natural journey of healing, free from the need for invasive procedures.



Frequently Asked Questions

Windy City Wellness accepts credit cards.
Windy City Wellness has 5 stars.
Windy City Wellness is open Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat.
Windy City Wellness is a chiropractic practice in Wicker Park that offers an integrative approach to care for athletes, dancers, circus performers, and individuals seeking optimal well-being. They combine neuro-orthopedic rehab, acupuncture, nutrition, and manual therapies to achieve comprehensive results.
Dr. Michael Pontarelli is the chiropractor at Windy City Wellness. He takes a holistic approach to patient care, considering past and present history, environmental influences, and individual goals. He focuses on all-encompassing treatment plans and empowers patients to take control of their well-being.
Windy City Wellness offers an inviting and relaxing space for patients to receive care. Dr. Pontarelli's approach is laid-back and empathetic, making patients feel comfortable. The practice integrates brain-based therapies, sports-related rehab, acupuncture, and nutrition to provide holistic and effective care.
Chiropractic care at Windy City Wellness benefits athletes, dancers, circus performers, and individuals who demand a lot from their bodies. The integrative approach helps patients achieve optimal results and function at their highest level. Chiropractic care addresses injuries, enhances performance, and promotes overall well-being.
At Windy City Wellness, you can expect a warm and inviting environment. Dr. Pontarelli takes the time to listen to your health concerns and goals. He offers comprehensive treatment plans tailored to individual needs. The practice encourages patients to be active participants in their health journey.
Chiropractic care at Windy City Wellness can address a wide range of conditions, including sports injuries, back pain, migraines, and digestive issues. The practice utilizes functional neurology, sports rehab, nutrition, and acupuncture to provide comprehensive care that goes beyond traditional chiropractic methods.
Yes, Windy City Wellness is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Healthlink, and PHCS. They can also help you submit claims to other insurance plans.
To get started, you can contact Windy City Wellness to schedule an appointment. The practice is conveniently located and accessible by train, Metra, Blue Line, El, and Highway 94 from downtown Chicago.
Functional Neurology is a powerful approach to healthcare that engages both the brain and body. Dr. Pontarelli, as a Functional Neurologist, assesses the nervous system in depth and provides treatments to improve sensory-motor function, promoting better overall health and performance. This approach utilizes neuroplasticity to stimulate new neural responses and habits.
Windy City Wellness provides a comprehensive approach to care that includes functional neurology, sports rehab, nutrition, and acupuncture. This approach goes beyond traditional chiropractic care, allowing the practice to address longstanding issues and open the door to new capabilities through improved nervous system function.
To learn more about Windy City Wellness, their approach to care, and how they can help you achieve optimal well-being, you can visit their website or contact them directly. The practice is committed to partnering with patients on their wellness journey.

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Chris Naranjo

July 10, 2023

I highly recommend Dr. Mike to all my friends and anyone reading this. Dr. Mike is kind and amazing at his craft. I first hurt my back playing soccer. I didn’t know at the time but it was due to a misaligned SI joint. I couldn’t sit, I couldn’t walk, and my body was literally leaning in a wrong position. I originally went to a different chiropractor first and had a terrible experience. Fortunately, my PCP later referred me to Dr. Mike. Dr. Mike took a holistic approach, understood the cause of the pain, and coordinated a multi visit approach focused on stretches, massages, and exercises to ultimately align me back to tip top shape. The beauty of Dr. Mike is that he cares and he cares most about you being healthy, making sure you understand how to prevent future issues, and not being dependent on his services. I’m back to playing soccer and participating in everyday activities, and have continued to see Dr. Mike on and off for the past several years (only when I do something stupid in my athletic endeavors or just feel like I need a tuneup).

Fatimeh Pahlavan

July 7, 2023

Dr. Michael is a pleasure to work with. He has a vast skill set and wonderful bedside manner. He helped me to address from some nerve issues related to my lower back and I am enormously grateful for his support.

adele bach

June 8, 2023

I’ve been going to Dr. Pontarelli’s Windy City Wellness since 2018. Dr. Mike was highly recommended by another ballroom dancer when my feet started acting up. Whenever my knees ache or my neck gets stiff, I call for an appointment and get immediate relief with backup exercises to do at home.

Shanu Khanuja

June 7, 2023

I absolutely counted on Dr. Mike for his help to rehabilitate me and my shoulders, hips after chemo and reconstruction. He even helped with acupuncture and accompanying band movements. I felt amazing after each of my sessions and I had about 6 weeks of twice a week with him.

John Heintz

June 7, 2023

Dr Mike has taken excellent care of me for a long time. He takes time to listen and has helped me work through some fairly painful and debilitating episodes over almost two decades. I keep sending family and friends to see him for a range of problems and everyone comes back thrilled.

Bonnie Nield

April 11, 2023

Dr. Pontarelli has been extremely helpful over the years for fixing a variety of tweaks and pain in my body. He is knowledgeable, thorough, and kind. He has not only been able to bring relief during the appointment, but has provided me with exercises to help strengthen or stretch the affected area. I highly recommend Dr Michael for your chiropractic care.

Amanda Crockett

April 3, 2023

Dr. Mike has healed what ails me for over a decade. He is knowledgeable, professional, interested and creative, always working to find new ways to help heal/correct an injury or imbalance. I'm a professional acrobat, so having someone amazing on my side is essential. Dr. Mike and Windy City Wellness are amazing and I can't recommend them enough.

mimi n

March 31, 2023

Dr. Pontarelli is an excellent chiropractor who integrates a variety of techniques in a deliberate and thoughtful way. He has helped me for a variety of issues (neck tension, lower back pain and hip and knee mobility) over the years with the goal of helping me understand what actions I need to take to support my body’s functioning. While I first went to Windy City Wellness in 2015, each time I have gone has been time-limited with the goal of addressing the problem and then giving me exercises to do at home to maintain my physical health. In addition to his expertise, he is a warm and caring doctor. I highly recommend him.

Wade Marshall

March 8, 2023

Dr. Pontarelli is so much more than a Chiropractor. I even hesitate to call him that as my experience with your typical one is a routine of adjustments, come back x number of times, get adjusted, rinse and repeat. He is not that! He gives you a real assessment, focuses on giving you the tools to get better and keep yourself moving with the things you can do at home. Over the years I’ve had some adjustments, a lot of stretching instructions, acupuncture, cupping with his guidance. I interact with a lot of people as a realtor and I have told so many people about him it’s hard to keep track of them. Plus he is a really awesome guy! Go see him!

Devanathan Damodaran

March 8, 2023

Michael is a miracle worker. I went to him after pulling different times for different muscles (with rollercoaster, lifting a heavy laptop bag and doing incorrect yoga). Every single time, I walked into his office with enormous pain and walked out within an hour with the pain reduced by 60% and within a few days I even forgot about it. He is the best. He knows what he is doing and I never felt pressured to see him even for a follow-up. He even suggested some in-home exercises to resolve future issues. Michael is someone who loves what he does and you can feel it in his work. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a chiropractor. Best wishes Michael.