Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack opened the first HealthSource office in 2006 and has watched his business take flight. Named No. 1 New Franchise by Entrepreneur in 2011 and profiled in Inc., HealthSource has grown to more than 400 offices nationwide. The expansion is due in part to progressive-treatment protocols and business systems and in part to the experience Dr. Tomshack gained while in the US Air Force and the MBA program at the University of Toledo, and at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he graduated summa cum laude. At each of his offices, a team of chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and trainers helps to alleviate ailments such as disk degeneration and fibromyalgia. The team can also tailor treatments to alleviate pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, or arthritis, and its progressive-rehab program works with body areas that are known to cause trouble, such as weak lower backs and rebellious pinky toes.
From straightening crooked spines to nutritional counseling, the doctors of chiropractic at Chiropractic Centers of the Palm Beaches help patients achieve overall wellness. Inside each of the three locations, the staff also banishes unwanted fuzz with laser hair removal, eases pain via acupuncture, and doles out lifestyle advice, suggesting exercise regimens and the best way to befriend someone who owns a boat. The center respects patient privacy with separate rooms for physical therapy, massages, and chiropractic adjustments.
If chiropractic hadn?t intervened two decades ago, Doctor of Chiropractic Dean Mammales would have been an ex-wrestler with a metal rod in his back instead of the chiropractor (sans metal rod) he would later become. His chiropractor at the time?like all chiropractors?didn?t deal in metal rods, invasive surgeries, or overly potent medications. Instead, he realigned the discs in Dr. Mammales? injured back so they wouldn?t pinch the delicate nerve tissue of the spinal cord. Today, Dr. Mammales carries on this chiropractic tradition, aligning spines and vanquishing maladies in patients of all ages without resorting to harsh measures such as surgery and kick-me signs. In addition to realignments, his staff renders massage therapy in modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point therapy.
After studying at Integrated Medicine College in Taiwan, Nancy Chiu went on to deepen her knowledge of Chinese medicine by studying under Dr. Shiu–a leading infertility doctor at TaiPei Chinese Medical Association for Gynecology and Infertility. Today, she shares her skills at Coastal Chiropractic. Though Chiu specializes in women's health services, she also expertly uses slim, sterile acupuncture needles to treat issues such as headaches, depression, and chronic pain in men and women. Those who desire needle-free treatment may benefit from auricular therapy, cupping, and Chinese Tui Na technique.
At Massage Kneads, licensed massage therapist Florence Lewis relieves tension with treatments that vary in intensity. She delivers smooth, continuous Swedish strokes by lubricating hand motions with essential oils extracted from plants or robot joints. Alternatively, she breaks up knots with firm deep-tissue kneads. She also practices reflexology, a technique that normalizes the body's functions through specific manipulations of the feet.