Licensed massage therapists Sandra Hunter, Peggy Elliott, and Caroline Colletti specialize in such modalities as craniosacral therapy, post mastectomy lymph therapy, and infant massage. Their medical massages treat anything from chronic pain to injuries caused by car crashes and thumb-wrestling accidents. The clinic has an onsite FAR infrared sauna that works to detoxify and improve circulation.
"Tailgating With a Purpose" raises funds for Covenant Hospice—a local care service for people with life-limiting illnesses—with three hours of outdoor beer drinking, grilled edible munching, and prize chasing. Guests can bask in garnet and gold at Florida State's Doak Campbell Stadium as they sip a frosty beer or practice for gridiron season by punting barbecued foods through the goals. Tailgaters can let the Wilson Dean Band and the Sarah Mac Band rock them to the core with a night of live, breathing tunes that fill the air with good vibes and resonate with philanthropy. Visitors can enter a prize drawing to win tickets to the Florida State vs. Oklahoma football game, peruse a silent auction, or compete for the Best Tailgating Attire prize by making a ball gown out of astroturf and strategically placed mouthguards.
Jim Pruchniewski peered down his leg at his blackened toes. He'd been rushed to the hospital after a blizzard waylaid him on a mountainside in Lake Placid. "You have third-degree frostbite," the doctor confirmed. "We'll have to amputate." Fortunately for Jim and his digits, the US Olympic ski team was training nearby. The team's podiatrist hurried to the hospital like a long-lost lover hurries to interrupt a wedding before the end of a movie. "Stop!" he might have shouted as the buzz saw probably descended toward the patient's toes. The hero, our Olympic podiatrist, examined the foot and concluded that the damage was superficial. The toes would recover. And they did. The episode moved Jim Pruchniewski, a former biology teacher, to earn his medical degree. Over the last 20 years, he's gained fourfold board certification in podiatric orthopedics, surgery, primary care, and the treatment of diabetic foot wounds. At North Lakeland Foot Clinic, he examines feet with the same attention that saved his toes decades ago. He and his staff do everything in their power to keep feet healthy and, in the case of diabetic patients, avert extreme measures like amputation.
Fun Station Jr. assembles playful activities geared to ages 1–12 in a wonderland voted Tallahassee magazine's Best Place to Take the Kids from 2007 to 2010 under the facility's old moniker, Zoinks. Technicolor arcade games trumpet winners of plush plunder, and bumper cars slap sides in rubbery high-fives. An inflatable bounce area draws excess energy from sock-footed youths, and a concession stand serves trail mix, bottled water, and slices of pizza to replenish empty fuel tanks.
Staff members prioritize safety in conjunction with fun, fitting groups with matching wristbands to help them to stay together and dedicating an area to toddlers who intimidate older children by claiming to be dinosaurs. In a separate lounge, adults rest in comfortable chairs during breaks from friendly competition to catch up on work with complimentary WiFi or to watch what's playing on high-definition TVs.
Natural light, coming from numerous huge windows, floods M. Darrh Bryant DMD, P.L.'s office. Inside, the dentist and his staff work with the same transparency as those windows, knowing it comforts clients who are reticent to visit. The team specializes in cosmetic and restorative procedures, such as whitening and veneers, however, it is equally adept at general dentistry.