Doctor of Chiropractic Barrett Newton and the team at Alliance Chiropractic Center target aches and pains with noninvasive spinal adjustments and muscle-mollifying physical therapies. In the first 75-minute session, Dr. Newton uses a chiropractic evaluation that may include x-rays to determine the proper course of treatment for kinked vertebrae and jack-knifed musculature. The doctor gently manipulates the spine to attempt to restore optimal movement during a chiropractic adjustment, and a massage therapist, whose specialties include deep tissue, trigger point, and reflexology, enacts 30 minutes of stress-relieving muscle work on weary surfaces. Follow-up visits, which can last up to 45 minutes each depending on treatments, combine additional spinal alignments with therapies such as a hot-pack application, electrical muscle stimulation, and intersegmental traction, which works to return mobility to rusty joints.
A healer with more than 25 years of experience, Doctor of Chiropractic James Bissland is a spinal samurai who does honorable battle with a wide variety of aches, pains, and stresses. Appointments begin with a complimentary consultation to assess the guest’s health needs and lottery-winning strategies. If needed, x-rays ($100–$200) can reveal what lies beneath, and several forms of diagnostic examination ($70 each) give a more thorough picture of the issues that might be causing trouble for patients. The moire contour analysis looks for spine misalignment and musculoskeletal distortions, and the postural analysis helps patients finally meet the height requirement for the dragon coaster.
Licensed and certified acupuncturist Chris M. Ohman combines his specialty with a range of complementary procedures that together coax discomfort out of his patients’ bodies. During consultations, he pores over medical histories, chats with patients, and answers any questions about acupuncture and whether or not he considers his current lab coat his lucky one. Through the careful placement of very fine needles at key points on the body’s energy pathways, the practitioner works to address such maladies as insomnia, allergies, pain, and stress. Should he deem it necessary, he couples the acupuncture service with the complementary services of far-infrared heat and moxibustion, a treatment based on the belief that mugwort has soothing powers.
No one knows the pain of never enjoying a panoramic view like someone with a spinal misalignment. The doctors at Brooks Spinal Care save clients from immobility and pain with adjustments and massages that allow them to enjoy the office's panoramic view of Tulsa from 34 stories up. Dr. Robert Brooks and Dr. Scott Hanson work in tandem to provide new clients with complimentary consultations and a full spinal x-ray to help identify misalignments and why clients can't sleep comfortably in their refrigerators. Their reception staff adds luxury to appointments by refreshing waiting clients with all-natural juices and teas.
A staff of male and female massage therapists, headed by Alicia Fleming, distinguishes between spinal problems and areas of tension to eradicate muscle pain with heated stones and traditional touch. The massage room could be more aptly called a suite; Fleming says it's the size of a master bedroom with windows overlooking the city, ambient lighting, and soft music.
At Synergy Holistic Health, certified yoga instructor Abigail Engel tones bodies and clears cluttered minds during private and small-group lessons. One-on-one yoga sessions begin with students discussing their skill level, interests, and injuries caused by overenthusiastic YMCA-dance renditions with Engel, who then designs a highly personalized yoga regimen. Students hone simple, equipment-free routines that can be practiced whenever chakras slip out of alignment. Alternatively, small classes of no more than five students congregate in the sunlit studio during morning beginners’ yoga classes, where gentle stretching and meditation soothes bodies bedraggled by tackling roosters. An intermediate class delves into more challenging postures, which students perfect atop provided mats and equipment. Check the schedule for upcoming classes.
Doctor of Chiropractic Doug Pray believes in healing the whole person—rather than one aspect of pain—to better his patients’ lives. He combines hands-on chiropractic techniques, physiotherapy procedures, and natural vitamins and mineral supplements to combat chronic pain and aid recovery from injuries. In addition to facilitating in-person wellness, Dr. Pray is also an accomplished author of two weight-loss books.
Before Dr. Pray’s colleague, licensed massage therapist Tracie Winegar, came to Cherry Street Chiropractic & Wellness Center, she was inspired to pursue massage therapy by a practicing friend and continued to graduate from Oklahoma Health Academy in 2008. Specializing in deep-tissue, Swedish, and therapeutic massages, Tracie is dedicated to helping people feel better.