As a former athlete who played football in college, Advanced Health & Wellness Center's Doctor of Chiropractic Brandon Bupp became interested in health care after sustaining several injuries. The doctor wanted to know how to treat them, which led him to a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and a chiropractic degree. Now, at the center, he and his staff treat high-school, college, and professional athletes to keep them competitive in games of football and slapjack. They also treat nonathletes with therapies such as spine adjustments, corrective exercises, wellness advice, and posture and spinal screenings aided by digital spinal imaging.
Dr. David J. Hintz earned avanced degrees at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland State University, and other institutes of higher education. Now, with the help of a team of registered nurses and licensed physical therapists, he treats podiatric issues ranging from warts to bone fractures. Patients can also opt for cosmetic procedures, such as Q-Clear laser treatments that clear away unsightly toenail fungus.
The instructors and therapists at Synergy Sports Massage introduce clients to new realms of health and wellness with innovative treatments and fitness classes. Groups convene to tone muscles in belly dance and AntiGravity yoga classes, which incorporate silk hammocks to suspend bodies in restorative poses. Specialists loosen tissues with customized massages and quickly lower skin temperature during cryotherapy sessions, which may help relieve pain and inflammation.
People from 40 states and 12 countries have come to Tenpenny Integrative Medical Center for treatment. Though the holistic facility offers a range of traditional and alternative medical services, more than 8,000 patients from across the globe have arrived at its door with the specific goal of experiencing the Tenpenny Sensitivity Reduction Technique—T-SRT—an anti-allergy methodology developed by founder Sherri Tenpenny, DO, in 1997. The technique combines three complementary practices—kinesiology, homeopathy, and acupressure—to evaluate and redirect bodily energy. The treatment requires patients to be in contact with the allergen while the practitioner activates a series of acupressure points on the spine, arms, and legs, and it can provide relief from common irritants such as ragweed, food allergens, and infomercials.
The caring, multidisciplinary staff also provides nonpharmaceutical solutions to family health issues. Pediatrician and homeopathic physician Janet Levatin, MD, keeps kids healthy, and Doctor of Chiropractic Matt Grant helps patients manage their chronic pain. Licensed acupuncturist Linda Corlett treats issues from insomnia to weight gain with traditional and needle-free treatments, and holistic gynecologist Dr. Cindy Fraed keeps women healthy with infusions of bio-identical hormones. The center also features breast thermography, a radiation-free detection system that can identify areas of concern up seven years before the abnormality could be detected by traditional mammography.
You won't find much in the way of chemicals and surgical implements at Richfield Natural Health Center, whose therapists believe that natural and preventative healthcare is the answer to most afflictions. Given their results, it's difficult to argue. They work closely with clients and their physicians, developing custom plans to help tackle issues ranging from stress to chronic pain. Through treatments such as reflexology and elemental aromatherapy, they help clients relax more effectively than squeezing a pillow or screaming into a stress ball.
The staff of Aesthetic Laser Solutions wield lasers daily, but unlike the characters in some sci-fi writer's novel, they wield their futuristic technologies to beautify the human body with efficient, comfortable, and safe treatments. They zap away hair at the follicle, performing more than 100,000 procedures in the last ten years. Despite the high-tech toys, the company's president says the clients remain her favorite part of her job, especially "seeing a client begin to feel more confident or more beautiful after a treatment."