With seven years of experience as a massage therapist and three as a chiropractor, Doctor of Chiropractic Max Lippman knows the ins and outs of musculature. Dr. Lippman and his team of massage therapists apply their skilled hands to therapeutic massages and adjustments that help their clients heal from everyday aches or painful sports or auto injuries. The doctor takes his time to listen to each patient who comes in, and learns about their situations while helping them develop a treatment plan customized to their wellness goals. Dr. Lippman keeps communication lines open during treatments, too, staying well away from pain thresholds while skirting the healthful discomfort often associated with receiving deep-tissue massages or acupuncture with pencils.
While Dr. Lippman looks out for patients’ health, Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy takes care of the environment. The ultramodern office eschews the use of paper by booking appointments online and running systems on organically-grown iPads and touchscreens.
The moment Dr. Jacob Lyhne’s discs erupted in his spine, he felt an explosion of pain through his back, leg, and foot. This pain was nothing he had experienced in his 27 years of life, and Dr. Lyhne had spent the better part of his teenage years with back pain. So Dr. Lyhne traveled to the one place he knew would help—a chiropractor’s office. Without any pain medicine, his back healed under trained chiropractic hands, and his calling to help others achieve the same results was determined. Nowadays, Dr. Lyhne finds himself beside the treatment table, rather than on it, as he works backs out of sore situations through a series of manual adjustments.
Chiropractic care is about more than solving back pain. As a treatment modality, it promotes overall wellbeing across the entire body by helping restore healthy neurological function. When physical trauma or daily stress causes spines to go rogue, chiropractors Drs. Jerry and Malia Kenny—the husband-wife founders of Kenny Family Chiropractic—roll out a combination of physical therapy and spinal adjustments to correct the problems. Their underlying philosophy goes beyond typical medical care to target both symptoms and causes to help bodies learn to naturally heal themselves.
Although hands-on treatments help the duo specifically target trouble areas, they also unholster some futuristic technology when it's needed. The Danville office's ML830 cold laser, for example, can noninvasively relieve stress in the body's deep tissues, far beyond the reach of hands or the laser-pointer therapy of a traveling charlatan.
A division of Beyond Chiropractic, Elite Massage's certified massage therapists treat bodies to an array of stature-mending services, including chiropractic care, massage therapy, and exercise rehabilitation. For each of the office's nine massage styles, a patient relaxes on a comfy leather bed inside one of the five dedicated massage rooms, each painted in a calming jungle green and softly lit by candles, paper lanterns, and auras on break. The therapist then sets to work manipulating the soft tissue and joints of the body through hands-on maneuvering. Each structured movement affects the tissue in a different manner and can ultimately promote proper circulation and functioning of the lymphatic and nervous systems.
Curtis J. Haake didn't always answer to "Doctor." He was actually on active duty in the Air Force when he sustained a back injury that forced him to return stateside. Seeking relief from pain, the Gulf War veteran naturally gravitated toward the health field and found his solution in chiropractic medicine.
Curtis was so blown away by chiropractic that he devoted his life to its study and practice. Today, Dr. Haake expertly examines and adjusts spines, but his services extend beyond traditional chiropractic care. His background as a health coach enables him to design complete wellness plans that incorporate exercise, nutrition, and a general avoidance of grizzly bears. He also provides his clients with online resources that pertain to diet and overall wellness.
For more than 15 years, Active Life Chiropractic has worked to quickly provide relief from pain, and to achieve long-lasting results. Chiropractor J. Scott Threde and his team of massage, polarity, and bodywork therapists build comprehensive treatment plans that include not only pain relief, but recommended lifestyle changes, ergonomic assessments, and referrals to an on-site staff of rehabilitative personal trainers. In addition to providing chiropractic care, Active Life's partnership with Walnut Creek Sports and Fitness Club allows for affordable, engaging childcare through the club's Kidzville program.