Welcome to Wellness

Every individual is unique. At New Life, we customize treatment plans specific to each patient. Our nutrition, metabolic, and lifestyle modifications complement and enhance chiropractic healing. Whether you want to find freedom from chronic pain and suffering or pursue optimal wellness, you’ve come to the right place.







Results-oriented: You’ll be delighted

Dr. Tim Mertes developed a hands-on, integrative system of care to manage the wellness of his patients. Most importantly, his proven system addresses each patient’s needs – both physical and emotional.

New Life. supports and elevates the total health of each member in our vibrant and diverse community. We help the greater Chicago area live their best active, healthy, and happy life.

Dr. Mertes has been nationally recognized as a premier pain specialist. His unique approach is holistic, integrative, and above all, gets results.

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Dr. Tim Mertes
Dr. Tim MertesDoctor
Dr. Tim graduated with honors from the prestigious Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX in April 2001. Three months later, he moved back to Illinois to open his first office in Peru. In December 2017, he opened his second office in Bolingbrook. He provides natural, sustainable pain relief and preventative care to patients of all ages.

Dr. Tim has extensive training in nutrition, mindset, exercise, and minimization of toxins. In his practice, he performs a wide variety of full spinal adjusting techniques, and provides nutrition and lifestyle counseling to promote the body’s natural healing ability.

Chiropractic was a large part of his lifestyle while growing up, which formed his natural and holistic approach to healthcare. Upon meeting his future wife, Nicole, in 1996, Dr. Tim added to her family’s legacy by going on to become the seventh chiropractor in her family. He has dedicated his career to helping people create a personal and natural health and wellness plan for life.

In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Tim leads an active and dynamic lifestyle. He and Nicole have five children: Jack, Emma, Luke, Will, and Quinn. He enjoys golfing, fishing, and many varied activities with his family.

Ms. Meghan Kiely
Ms. Meghan KielyPractice Manager
Ms. Meghan Kiely is responsible for the daily operations of the New Life Bolingbrook office. She oversees the on-boarding process of new patients, provides training, ensures legal obligations are met, and handles patient complaints and concerns.

Meghan is a writer and consultant, originally from Chicago, who lived in California for 20 years before returning to Illinois to care for her ailing father. As a writer, she worked on The Simpsons, multiple films, and Emmy award-winning shows. She also owns a business and writing consulting firm.

Meghan discovered chiropractic care during her training and coaching for endurance events while fundraising for cancer research.

Mrs. Kelsey KiersnowskiPractice Manager, Peru
Mrs. Kelsey Kiersnowski has been part of New Life for seven years. She is responsible for the daily operations of New Life’s Peru office. Kelsey manages patient interactions, and handles any complaints or concerns. She also oversees the on-boarding process of new patients, provides training, and ensures legal obligations are met.

Kelsey was born and raised in the Illinois Valley. Before coming to New Life, she managed the Health Market at Hy-Vee. She has a BA in management.

Kelsey and her husband, Joe, have three girls. Chiropractic has been a major part of Kelsey’s life and a normal part of her family’s health care routine.