About Us

Dr. Joshua Hover

Dr. Joshua Hover was raised in Battle Creek, MI where he was an avid participant in all sports growing up. “Dr. J” started playing hockey at the age of 3 and used the athleticism he built from this sport to excel in many other athletic endeavors throughout grade school and high school including golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, and AAA hockey. He continued participating in competitive hockey at the University of Michigan where he played in the ACHA for the University of Michigan’s Men’s Club Hockey Team. He also earned his Bachelor of Science in Movement Science with an emphasis in Motor Control.

After graduation he moved to Chicago where he earned another Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences along with his Doctorate of Chiropractic at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois.

Dr. J was a clinic director for 10 years at a successful sports chiropractic office in the Chicago land area before starting Hover Chiropractic and Sports Medicine.  His formula of treating the underlying problem and not just the symptoms has produced much success in the treatment of high school athletes, professional athletes, weekend warriors, and soccer moms/dads alike.

He can still be found year-round playing in numerous ice and roller hockey leagues around the Chicago-land area.


Dr. Valerie Hover

Dr. Valerie Hover grew up in Glen Ellyn, IL  where she attended Glenbard South High School. “Doc Val” started ice skating at the age of 3, which built up her love for sports.  She participated in high school/travel volleyball and softball where she was captain of her team.

After graduating high school, Doc Val pursued a Bachelor of Science in Biology, with minors in Spanish and Statistics at the University of Iowa. After graduation, Doc Val attended the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL and obtained her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree, along with another Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences, graduating with honors.

Doc Val has worked at a few clinics over the past 10 years prior to starting her own successful durable medical equipment comp any.  She specializes in fitness, diet and nutrition and uses her skills and knowledge to get to the root cause of symptoms, helping patients achieve their maximum overall health potential.  She treats people of all ages, including pediatrics and expecting mothers.

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