The massage therapists at Spirit Massage & Bodywork believe that massage is key when it comes to helping people recover from injuries. Before each massage, whether they’re there to heal an injury or just relax, clients chat with a therapist to ensure the treatment meets their body’s needs. The therapist then relieves deep tension using kneading techniques perfected from years of studying alternative medicine and the behaviors of housecats.
Inova Physical Therapy Centers is part of a non-profit comprehensive health-care network. The network provides physical therapy across more than a dozen locations, which provide varied forms of physical therapy, from aquatic therapy and dry needling to massage therapy. Each center is staffed with licensed massage therapists with medical and orthopedic experience that can help address specific targets with therapeutic massage, such as the neck, knees, hips, as well as assist with therapy goals. The medical massage program can be tailored to the individual needs of their clients and has treatments appropriate to for pain relief and injury recovery. In addition to varied methods, Inova Physical Therapy Centers also offers numerous specialities, including aquatic and massage therapy, orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation, balance rehabilitation, hand rehabilitation, and women's rehabilitation and therapeutic treatments.
Center for Vein Restoration has recruited a staff of highly accredited surgeons and licensed medical staffers across 21 locations in Maryland, Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, and western Michigan, all focused on offering minimally invasive, same-day outpatient clinical solutions that target varicose veins and spider veins. Board-certified doctors on staff are trained to treat patients who suffer from leg pain and other symptoms of varicose veins. While spider veins—which are typically a cosmetic blight—may be treated with sclerotherapy, varicose veins often require a more involved treatment, such as laser ablation—an outpatient surgical procedure. Aiming to make treatments as minimally invasive as possible, the doctors on staff can also prescribe lifestyle changes for less serious cases, which may include following exercise and nutrition plans or wearing compression stockings.
Registered nurse and certified laser specialist Sharon E. Blondeau is adept at removing pigment from the skin, whether that pigment was placed there by a tattoo artist's needle or occurred naturally in the form of age spots and freckles. She does so using the CynoSure Affinity QS and Accolade QS lasers, which treat tattoo colors including hard-to-remove reds, greens, and even black. The lasers come in a variety of wavelengths so they can quickly treat large areas, like the stomach part of a tattoo of fat Elvis juggling.
The diverse staff at WithInMeMD is focused on delivering evidence-based wellness services that improve the lives of patients, having performed more than 500 treatments to date. The hormone-replacement therapy helps older patients overcome diminishing bone density, wavering sex drives, and concentration problems. Two weight-loss programs—nutritional and exercise counseling and HCG therapy—attempt to alleviate or prevent chronic conditions. A nonsurgical treatment, platelet-rich plasma therapy, meanwhile, kicks the body's natural healing processes into gear, helping patients of all ages recover from injury and the image of catching their parents kiss.
Even if Dr. Pearl weren't a podiatrist, he’d still be thankful for feet. In his free time, he presses his own against bike pedals, straps them into skis, and puts them through their paces on running trails. This active lifestyle helps him empathize with his patients at Arlington Foot and Ankle, where he works to promote wellness from the soles up.
Besides his special interest in sports medicine, Dr. Pearl draws on extensive training that ably prepared him for the fractures, ingrown toenails, and cases of rheumatoid arthritis he regularly treats. As a board-certified podiatric surgeon, he can remove bunions, and as a fan of light, he also offers laser nail treatments. The practice can also mold custom orthotics that can be worn to help realign foot structure.