meet the team

Chiropractor Peoria IL Dr. James Malavolti


James Malavolti D.C.

Dr. Malavolti is a life-long resident of the Central Illinois River Valley growing up in Putnam, Illinois. He was one of eight children. He married his wife Paula and moved to the Peoria area in 1983, where he worked as a printer and Paula as a registered nurse. In 1986, Dr. Malavolti embarked upon his under-graduate chiropractic pre-requisites at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, Illinois where he graduated with an Associate in Science degree in 1987.

In July, 1987, he matriculated into the chiropractic curriculum at Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated in 1990 with a Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic. He established a Peoria area practice in 1991 in the Lake of the Woods area of Dunlap, IL. In 1996 he relocated to his current Pioneer Parkway facility located at 7918 North Hale Avenue in Peoria, Illinois.

Dr. Malavolti and his family are active members of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He and his wife Paula have three sons and one daughter (all married), and have three grandchildren. Dr. Malavolti also serves as a VIP for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Peoria Telethon each year. His hobbies include hunting, gardening, biking, hiking, and woodworking.

Chiropractor Peoria IL Dr. Abby Sherwood


Abby Sherwood D.C.

Dr. Sherwood grew up in the small community of Wee-Ma-Tuk outside of Canton, IL. She graduated from Cuba High School and then went to Western Illinois University for her undergraduate studies. She then attended Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO. and graduated in 2012 with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree as well as a Master's Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. She is also acupuncture certified.

Dr. Sherwood practiced in Canton, IL from 2012-2019, and has been with Malavolti Chiropractic Center since 2019. Chiropractic and natural health care have been a big part of her life and passions. She always knew she wanted to help people and is so glad she perused this career.

Dr. Sherwood has two fur-babies, Jaxon and Asher, who are big fluffy, crazy, lovable dogs! They keep her active and laughing. She enjoys spending time with friends and family especially her niece, who doesn't know a stranger. Dr. Sherwood is active in her community and is currently a member of Women in Leadership in Peoria.


  • Flexion Distraction
  • Diversified
  • Thompson Drop
  • Graston
  • Acupuncture


8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:30pm

2:00pm - 5:30pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:30pm

2:00pm - 5:30pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:30pm

Mornings By Appointment

Malavolti Chiropractic Center
7918 North Hale Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 693-7887