The massage therapists at The Pain Treatment & Wellness Center listen closely to patients' descriptions of aches and pains and use these reports to build personalized treatments. During bodywork sessions, therapists begin by adjusting environmental factors—music, lighting, and trade winds—to create a space that's completely free of stress factors. They go on to customize the style and pressure of each touch, rooting out pain as clients sprawl on heated tables with scentless linens. The lead therapist specializes in sports therapy, which helps athletes optimize their performance, and works alongside other therapists who practice deep-tissue, Swedish, pregnancy, and other modalities.
Director and naturopathic doctor Christine Brinker is a wellness wonder worker who has also earned her Master Herbalist degree and has been practicing since 1996. Initial consultations with Christine (a $120 value) last about an hour and include an iris analysis, nutritional assessment, and a biological terrain assessment (BTA; a $70 value). Natural Health Services' BTA is a state-of-the-art diagnostic assessment (one of the only labs of its type on the East Coast) that will generate a cellular panel used to customize each client's protocol. You'll receive a dietary and supplemental recommendation, along with a detailed exercise program and lifestyle coaching. Attend to plaguing health concerns, shape up for summer, or spring clean your immune system. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
Emily Andrews, a licensed acupuncturist, and Dr. Kevin Andrews, a chiropractic physician, share more than just their last name: they share an unwavering belief in the body's natural ability to heal itself. Backed by a master’s degree in acupuncture, Mrs. Andrews weaves together treatment plans that combine ancient Chinese techniques with modern approaches. Thin acupuncture needles aid the licensed practitioner as she attempts to restore the flow of health-promoting chi. For needlephobic patients, she can employ modalities such as cupping, acupressure, and Chinese massage. Mrs. Andrews's acupuncture treatments can address a wide range of ailments, from anxiety to birthday-balloon hoarding. Complementing Mrs. Andrews's services, Dr. Kevin Andrews uses chiropractic techniques to improve his patients' recovery time and prevent future injuries. A graduate of New York Chiropractic College, Dr. Andrews's background includes time working in VA hospitals, an experience that guides his spine-straightening hands to this day. The physician is also an ISSA-certified personal trainer, and he regularly incorporates exercise into treatment plans.
While awaiting one of these specialists' consultations in True Health and Fitness's reception area, clients can forgo penning answers onto lengthy forms. The office is entirely paperless; all check-ins and notes take place on iPads, creating electronic medical records that are HIPPA compliant while easing humans' natural transformation into microchips.
JG Yoga and Wellness owner Jennifer Goebel has been a fitness and wellness enthusiast for just under two decades. But in that stretch, she's packed her mind with a lifetime's worth of education. Jennifer holds certifications in yoga, Pilates, tai chi, aerobics, and spinning. She also has a master's degree in holistic health studies. All of Jennifer's hard work comes to fruition at her studio in Latrobe, where she leads several different types of classes, highlighted by beginner and all-level sessions of yoga. She also offers massage, reiki, and reflexology services by appointment, and yoga-instructor training which implements methods far more effective than having her students write "I will be stretchy" a thousand times on a blackboard.
At The Spine & Health Center of Pittsburgh, rehab and pain specialists work together to treat spinal conditions under the supervision of Doctor of Chiropractic William G. Cole III. At the heart of the center's treatments is the DRX9000 spinal-decompression system. A nonsurgical system, the DRX9000 is designed to relieve lower-back pain and sciatica by applying decompressing forces to strategic points along the spine. Using this and other methods, the center can deliver patients from the headaches and muscular weakness that result from spinal problems and the acute pains that result from sitting on a chair with no back, or seat, or legs.
When you step inside East Otterman Chiropractic, you won't hear clicks and pops coming from the treatment room—not even if you strain your ears. That's because Doctor of Chiropractic Yalana Austraw uses a gentle healing method known as the Sacro Occipital Technique. This method corrects the body's imbalances without the cracks and crunches commonly associated with chiropractic care. With more than nine years of experience in the field, Dr. Austraw heals not only neck and back pain, shoulder or knee pain, and arm or leg numbness, but also conditions such as headaches and digestive issues.