Dr. Paul Dukovac D.C. L.Ac. is a graduate of Cornell University and National University of Health Sciences. He has been studying the body and its' workings for over 20 years, has practiced Sports Chiropractic since 2000 and has been coaching hockey since 1988.
Dr. Dukovac has acted as team chiropractor to four different professional sports teams where his understanding of the body’s mechanics and hands-on care helped the athletes perform to the best of their abilities. He has worked in many different healthcare settings, including Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, Chicago Lakeshore Geriatric Clinic and Chicago Salvation Army Freedom Clinic. He has also served as a wellness consultant to corporations and has developed corporate wellness programs.
He played Junior hockey for the Barrie Colts in Ontario Canada and played collegiate hockey at Cornell University and captained both teams. He was a draft choice of the Vancouver Canucks, played professional hockey for 2 years and professional roller hockey for 3 years. His understanding of functional biomechanics and the technical side of the different hockey and skating skills brings added value to his skills coaching.
Coach Dukovac first started running summer hockey schools while still attending Cornell University. Upon finishing his professional hockey career, he started coaching and running skills practices for the Naperville Sabres Hockey organization and has been doing so for the past 17 years. Most recently he has also coached with Team Illinois and CYA AAA hockey organizations and served as the defensive coordinator for CYA. He was also the hockey strength and conditioning coach for Naperville Central High School, Cyclones and Freeze hockey organizations. Over summers and Christmas breaks, he runs Defensemen Camps and Power Skating Camps.
Dr. Dukovac is married and has four children, all of whom play hockey.