Doug Ringwald

Coaching the Body Practitioner

Doug Ringwald

Therapist and Educator

An innovative system of bodywork and movement therapy.

Revolutionary pain treatment.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy is the CTB framework for understanding and treating pain.  It is a “cutting edge” understanding of the neuromuscular system, pain referral and movement dysfunction.

Thai Bodywork

The techniques of Thai bodywork (aka Thai massage) are the foundation of CTB bodywork.  They are ingenious ways of applying compression to muscles during passive and active movement.

Corrective Exercise

Muscles need balanced strength for pain-free movement.  The CTB corrective exercise methods restore and maintain healthy muscle tone and function.

Different Perspective, Different Treatment

Studies have shown that over 80% of pain complaints presented at clinics are likely to be caused by myofascial trigger points rather than actual tissue damage, arthritis, bone spurs or other diagnoses. These diagnoses can lead to treatment with drugs, steroid injections and surgery.  The Coaching the Body approach has a high rate of success with even very serious pain across a wide variety of diagnoses.

  • Headaches
  • Vertigo
  • Neck pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Back pain
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain

and many, many more…

“Doug has tremedous technical ability and great observation and listening skills. He is able to diagnose and correct problems that seem to baffle other healthcare professionals.”

I refer many patients to Doug that need extensive soft tissue work to relieve their pain.  He is highly skilled, knowledgeable and very effective.

Dr. Tom Bryant

Chiropractor, Health Solutions

Doug is great!  He has helped me and many of my personal training clients.  I often refer people to him that are experiencing pain and movement dysfunction.  He consistently delivers great results, helps me keep people moving!

Anne Connors

Personal Trainer, Fitness Plus

When I first came to Doug, I could not move my left shoulder without pain and could not swim.  With his treatments I got out of pain, was able to continue training, and not only finished the Mont-Tremblant IronMan, I won!  I could not have done it without him!

Susan N.

Competitive Triathlete, Iron Man

Doug is an extremely knowledgable bodyworker. He is a very professional and caring person. Also, he explains what he is doing and how the muscles correspond with a certain trigger point in the body. I highly recommend him!

J.C. Morris

Yoga Instructor/Bodyworker, JC Yoga

Amazing results! Recommending Doug to everyone I know. So grateful for Doug’s patience and expertise. He’s truly gifted. I’ve had a painful and stiff neck for 3 months and after various types of treatment Doug is the only person that has been able to help.

Carmen K.

Job Role, Company

Doug very obviously knows what he is doing. I went for relief from a specific injury. I was able to go back to work the next day.

Fred S.

Lead Carpenter, C & P Remodeling

“Save your time and money…go to Doug. He is a detective, figures out where the problem is and then works to fix it.”

Sessions available at 2 locations

Body Balance Bodywork

474 Comstock Place, Highland Park, IL 60035
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

Thai Bodywork School & Coaching the Body Institute

537 Custer Ave., Evanston, IL 60202
Wednesdays, Fridays

Body Balance Bodywork, Highland Park

474 Comstock Place, Highland Park, IL . 60035

Tuesdays:  10am-7pm

Thursdays:  10am-5pm

Thai Bodywork School & Coaching the Body Institute, Evanston

537 Custer Ave., Evanston, IL  60202

Wednesdays:  1-6:30pm

Fridays:  1-5pm

For appointment scheduling and info