Dr. Virgilio C. Castillo was born in the Philippines and was raised on the Northside of Chicago. He is a 1989 graduate of Lane Tech High School and received his Bachelorate of Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995. Dr. Castillo received a Bachelorate in Human Biology (1997) and his Doctorate of Chiropractic at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL in 1998. Dr. Castillo completed his post-graduate studies in sports medicine at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO in 2007.
Dr. Castillo is a board certified chiropractor through The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® through the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™. He is also a certified acupuncturist. He has continued his post-graduate studies to become a certified KinesioTex Tape-Practitioner, a certified Graston Technique provider, and a certified FirstLine Therapy® Healthcare provider through Metagenics, Inc. Dr. Castillo continues to learn and tries to keep current on the latest wholistic treatment and rehabilitative methods to better service his patients.
Dr. Castillo has serviced the Lincoln Square community from 2002 to 2013 before relocating to his current location at the BASH Sports Academy.
Dr. Castillo has treated a variety of professional and non-professional athletes from:
- AVP® (Association of Volleyball Professionals)
- The Chicago Force (the only professional women's football team in Chicago)
- ATP® (Association of Tennis Professionals)
- Judo and semi-pro football athletes
Away from the clinic, Dr. Castillo enjoys being with his family, traveling, and spending time outdoors. He is an avid tennis player and is a certified PTR teaching professional teaching tennis part-time for the Chicago Park District. Dr. Castillo is also a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. His passion and involvement in sports has helped him develop his practice philosophy.
Dr. Darren D. Hancock was born and raised in Chicago. After graduating from Lane Technical High School he went on to fulfill his undergraduate prerequisites for chiropractic school at the University of Illinois-Chicago. After graduating from the National University of Health Sciences in 1995, he joined his uncle, Dr. Richard Warren, DN in practice where they founded Northwest Health Center located at the northwest side of Chicago. They continued to practice together for 10 years until his retirement. It was at this point that Dr. Hancock founded Chicago Sports & Chiropractic Medicine in 2005 located at 3546 N. Nora Ave. In 2012, Dr. Hancock established a satellite clinic at the BASH Sports Academy.
In order to fulfill his vision of becoming a versatile physician he took postgraduate training in acupuncture, functional medicine, physical rehabilitation, whiplash injury biomechanics and sports medicine. In addition to being a former Graston Technique instructor and a Certified Kinesiotaping Instructor he also holds a Diplomate from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (one of only 300 chiropractors to obtain this distinction). He is also a certified FirstLine Therapy® Healthcare provider through Metagenics, Inc. and a TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor (Titleist). In his career he has had the privilege of teaching at all of the US Olympic Training Centers, Mayo Clinic, Green Bay Packers, universities, hospitals and in multiple European countries. He has worked with athletes of all ages and levels and has seen first hand the essential role chiropractic can and should play in the sports medicine arena. He is presently a team physician for the Chicago Force football team of the WFA.
Member of American Chiropractic Association, Illinois Chiropractic Society, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association and National Pitching Association.
Outside of his professional life Dr. Hancock enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, skiing, coaching basketball and becoming a better guitar player.