Even after 25 years practicing, Doctor of Chiropractic Mark McGregor continues to seek out new and innovative ways to improve the health and well-being of his clients. In addition to performing traditional chiropractic adjustments that alleviate back pain, he can administer body wraps that melt down cellulite, infrared-sauna sessions that encourage detoxification, whole body vibration to burn calories, oxygen therapy to aid in the metabolism of the released fat and LipoLaser technologies that emulsify extra fat. Clients can also opt for Mind Technology born from the cranium of Dr. Patrick Porter, who came up with a specialized recipe of light and sound therapies that can motivate subjects to remember more memories, stop smoking, sleep better, curve food cravings, make better food choices, and break emotional ties to food.
Unlike symptom-based medicine that focuses on a single problem, Doctor of Chiropractic Albert Couillard’s holistic approach ensures the whole body is in working order. He omits drugs and surgery from his healing repertoire in favor of techniques that stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself.
Dr. Albert focuses on resolving pain to help clients experience relief quickly. Relief care aims to relieve pain, but the body still needs corrective care to help muscles heal more completely, which prevents further pain. During this time, the doctor may use such techniques as spinal adjustments and the Graston Technique to help heal damaged muscle tissue, restore and improve range of motion, and reduce the likelihood of recurring pain and injuries. Once the body is taken care of, clients can come back whenever they need for routine chiropractic care.
To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get in Shape for Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. Each of their small-group sessions are tailored to each exerciser. The trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating 30 minutes of strength-training drills—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each student's abilities. Then, they do 25 minutes of cardio—the trainers might start beginners with a walk on the treadmill or light elliptical training, and challenge more advanced exercisers to high-intensity interval-training sessions for increased results.
The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To track ladies' progress toward reaching their goals, the trainers measure their weight and body-fat percentage every two weeks.
At The Rothfeld Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld, MD, leads a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, and acupuncturists, drawing upon his nearly 35 years of experience as a doctor and acupuncturist. Dr. Rothfeld and his team work to not only diagnose symptoms, but to identify underlying causes, providing clients with more complete and effective treatment. Together he and his team provide medical acupuncture treatments, IV nutrient infusion therapy, allergy testing and treatment services, and weight loss therapy.
Body and Spirit helps reshape bodies and reduce the appearance of cellulite with Celluderm treatments. This FDA-approved technology helps break down fat cells and smooth skin using heat and vacuum suction. The device not only reduces the appearance of cellulite and drops inches from the body, but also helps with fatigue and headaches.
Koko FitClub’s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness level and baseline measurements, which Koko’s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The patented Smartraining machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change, to constantly challenge the body. Exercisers can track their results and body composition measurements online and even compare individual fitness levels to others in the Koko FitClub community.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jean Peelor wants to make sure her patients feel even better at home than they do when they leave her office. First, she examines patients and adjusts spines to reduce pain inside her comfortable office, and then she goes the extra mile by designing a custom wellness program that patients can follow through with at home. These effective at-home programs can include exercises, stretches, and ice or heat applications.
Though patients can maintain their health at home, regular visits to Dr. Peelor can still play a vital part in recovery and health maintenance. Her meticulous examinations and adjustments to the spine can help stave off future problems in addition to relieving any pain the patient feels on an ongoing basis. Taking a whole-body approach to care, she also offers nutritional counseling, massage therapy, and skin services at Discover Health and Wellness. The doctor also helps educate both patients and the general public with a biweekly newsletter that provides updates on modern chiropractic and crossword puzzles in which all the answers are “spine.”