Five minutes. That's the longest LifeStyle Chiropractic Centers aims to have their patients wait to be seen. Valuing their clients' time is just one of the things that set this office apart. Their clinical team has rendered more than 100,000 patient treatments for a wide variety of ailments, from orthopedic issues related to sports injuries and car accidents to the effects of neurological disorders such as strokes and spinal cord injuries. The staff also participates in upwards of 80 hours of continuing education annually, more than eight times the time it takes to watch the first season of Grey's Anatomy. Using this know-how, they can work with both doctors and insurance companies to ensure a truly collaborative rehabilitation experience.
Dr. Ghassan Abboud believes that if a business is a good member of the community and helps those around it, success will follow—a philosophy he explained during his interview with Naperville Community Television, Channel 17. It was this approach—doing things such as helping people with financing and offering free dental care to those in need on certain days—that allowed Abboud to expand from one 1st Family Dental office in 1996 to 10 offices in the Chicagoland area.
1st Family Dental believes in providing all patients—insured and uninsured—with affordable, high-quality dental care in an appealing setting at the hands of friendly, talented doctors and staff. The practice’s dentists have also helped draw in patients with their multiple awards, their credentials in everything from maxillofacial surgery to orthodontics to prosthodontics, and their refusal to use duct tape to attach crowns. Their cosmetic-dentistry services let clients revamp their smiles with Zoom! whitening treatments and let dental implants replace any missing teeth. The 1st Family Dental experts practice dentistry for the whole family, teaching young ones how to clean their teeth without having to smile while walking through a car wash.
Any client of Dr. Lin Chen is in good hands. As a doctor at the first affiliated hospital of Chongqing Medical University, she taught medical-school students in advanced acupuncture methods. Now as chief acupuncturist and herbalist at Advanced Acupuncture Clinic, she can put her expertise into more direct practice through a host of holistic healing treatments. Clients can solicit Dr. Chen for Chinese herbal supplements, or request a private acupuncture session to treat maladies ranging from neck pain to infertility.
Founded by Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association–certified collector Tim Thoelecke Jr., InOut Labs helps patrons monitor their health with a battery of tests. DNA testing helps determine genetic relationships and proves to side-walking acquaintances that they aren’t part-crab. The labs also offer drug and alcohol testing for businesses, helping companies keep their work environments safe.
Instead of modifying one’s natural reaction to danger, YMA Krav Maga & K.O. Bag Fitness builds upon inborn instincts. Its namesake method of self-defense, krav maga, hails from Israel but has sharpened the arsenal of the Secret Service, FBI, CIA, and NYPD. The noncompetitive technique can be boiled down to a central mantra: use the nearest tool for the job to finish the fight as quickly as possible. This means striking attackers in vulnerable areas with whichever limb will land a blow quickly and efficiently—whether that is a fist punching the neck, an elbow or knee to the groin, or a toe tickling an armpit. Students master these tenants of krav maga in group classes, which also teach how to fend off takedowns and weapons by acting out real-life situations. Fitness and the ability to smell danger inherently result from krav maga training, and K.O. Bag workout classes can put some extra oomph into exercise with challenging cardio and strength routines that include boxing and martial-arts kicks.
Co-owner Craig Kastning and his crew of devoted personal trainers push clients toward the finish lines of personal fitness goals through fat-burning and muscle-toning exercises. Fueled by motivational words from exercise gurus and promises of a MAS*H-reunion episode, customers reduce corporeal circumferences by relying on a nutrition cheat sheet and custom workout routines. In addition to burning calories and building up formerly dilapidated muscle groups, the trainers at Chi Town Boot Camps boost trainee endurance through jogging and other exercises that set heart rates racing.