Dr. Martin J. LaBuda is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, IL where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1998 as a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.  Dr. LaBuda received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences in 2001.

He later completed training in becoming a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) through the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians in 2004.

Dr. LaBuda is a graduate of the Spine Research Institute of San Diego having received an Advanced Certification of Competency in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology in 2011.

He has completed advanced training and became certified in Graston Technique in 2012.

He also is certified in foot orthotic casting and evaluation by Sole Supports and The Orthotic Group.

He enjoys regularly attending post graduate seminars that enable him to stay on the cutting edge of the latest healthcare advances.


Dr. Brock Pluth became interested in Chiropractic Medicine through personal experience. He played most sports competitively growing up, but only played baseball and football throughout his high school years. He was an All-State selectee in baseball during the summer of 2012, and a member of the State Championship baseball team in 2013. He sustained knee, shoulder, and low back injuries at the end of his high school career. Chiropractic and physical therapy led to his recovery, and guided him in the direction to pursue a career in the chiropractic profession.

Dr. Pluth is passionate about treating and preventing injuries for patients of all ages to live a life of optimal health. Driving his practice are beliefs in the chiropractic approach, along with muscle and other soft tissue techniques. Dr. Pluth also uses the Graston Technique, trigger point release, and dynamic exercise therapy to improve a patient’s overall health and well-being.

Dr. Pluth is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. To obtain his Doctorate of Chiropractic, he went on to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, the oldest and biggest chiropractic school in the world.

In his free time, Brock enjoys working out, golfing, and cheering on Chicago sports and his Illini. Dr. Pluth enjoys the nutrition and healthy eating habits that surround living a well-balanced life, and is knowledgeable in nutritional and diet counseling.

Dr. Pluth is excited to treat your needs and lead you to optimal health at Lakeview Chiropractic.

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Dr. Katie Jo Schuler aims to advance ethical and patient-focused care while practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine. She received her masters and doctorate in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulations (IDFPR) as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac). Dr. Schuler is board certified by the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

In her professional roles, she works in the Supportive Oncology department at RUSH hospital in Chicago where she provides compassionate acupuncture services to patients navigating the complexities of cancer treatments. Her clinical expertise extends beyond oncology, as evidenced by her tenure as an intern at the Jesse Brown Veterans Medical Center, where she specialized in addressing pain management and mental health concerns through acupuncture interventions. In addition, she spent time at the Chicago Women’s Health Center, the Heartland Health and Pain Clinic, and in the Pacific College student clinic with patients who were coming in for treatment for varying pathologies.

Dr. Schuler’s holistic approach to healing is grounded in a deep belief in the body’s innate capacity for self-restoration. In her practice, she methodically crafts personalized treatment plans that encompass acupuncture and a myriad of natural therapies, recognizing that true wellness encompasses the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Her dedication to addressing the holistic needs of each patient shines through in her unwavering commitment to fostering healing and empowerment.

Recognizing that every individual’s journey to wellness is unique, Dr. Schuler takes the time to listen deeply to her patients, understanding their aspirations for balance and vitality. Through her warm-hearted guidance and wealth of knowledge, she empowers her patients to reclaim their health and embrace life. Her tireless efforts have transformed the lives of countless individuals, guiding them towards a path of lasting wellness and fulfillment.

Her caring and knowledgeable approach has helped many patients overcome chronic conditions and regain vitality. She views healing as a journey that she walks alongside her patients every step of the way. With unwavering dedication and boundless compassion, she continues to illuminate the path towards optimal health and harmony for all those she serves.

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