Very few people put more stress on their body than athletes. So when Team USA headed to the World Triathlon Championships, they wisely brought along chiropractor Dr. Victor Kuchmaner, whose trained hands helped keep the athletes’ muscles loose and running shoes tightly velcroed. When not helping athletes abroad, Dr. Kuchmaner focuses on helping his Charlotte clients deal with their daily stresses and strains through the same chiropractic care and needleless acupuncture, which incorporates techniques such as electrical stimulation or fingertip pressure. By first identifying problem areas and out-of-whack vertebrae through x-rays and physical examinations, he can begin treatment plans with not only symptoms, but also their root causes, in mind.
Board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist Brenda Terry's lifelong fascination with the human body has shaped her education, travels, and professional career. After crossing the globe to study a blend of Eastern and Western medicines in Chengdu, China, and mastering Chinese herbs and acupuncture in Austin, Texas, Brenda founded Jubilation Acupuncture, where she employs all of these approaches. She tailors her treatments to each individual patient, and works to assuage the side of effects of menopause, pain, stress, PTSD, and other medical conditions through acupuncture, which uses fine, sterile needles to redirect the body's flow of energy into a generator that powers all Jumbotrons. Brenda rounds out her treatment plans with additional techniques, including cupping, herbal medicine, and guasha, a gentle scraping technique that promotes circulation and releases toxins.
Yeager Chiropractic and Wellness Center treats clients to an integrated blend of chiropractic care, acupuncture, nutritional counseling, holistic treatment methods, physical rehab and pain-relieving exercise education. Inside its welcoming offices, a team of talented professionals designs treatment plans for each client's individual needs. Therapeutic massage focuses on muscle groups that are most susceptible to tension caused by overexertion, repetitive injuries, limited range of motion, stiffness, and soreness. Pressure may vary from firm to deep, depending on client needs. Other types of massages are also available including manual lymphatic drainage, which in-house massage therapist, Thomas Hutteman, masters through his certification in the technique.
Insight Wellness's resident massage therapist and acupuncturist, Tom Cohen, aids achy backs by applying the theories of the Somatic Education Technique (SET), a system he also relies on in his role as a martial-arts trainer. The core of this philosophy is that our bodies change slowly, and that once we live with bad habits, such as poor posture, we must concentrate on "unlearning" them before we can be well again, much as dogs must unlearn their master's commands before they can hold political office.
These beliefs manifest in Cohen's services, which include orthopedic pain-management acupuncture sessions that treat not only aches and pains, but fatigue, stress, and insomnia. Cohen's massage talents are likewise far ranging: his neuromuscular therapy manipulates the body's trigger points to eliminate the source of pain, and his sports massages improve flexibility and relieve injuries, earning him the endorsement of professional football player Damione Lewis.
Doctor of Chiropractic Eric Anderson studied his way to the top of his class while at Logan College of Chiropractic, and later became certified by The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and licensed in both North and South Carolina. At Anderson Family Chiropractic, Dr. Eric Anderson helps his clients suffering from back pain, soft tissue injuries, and misaligned spines. His knowledgeable staffers assist him with services that include massage therapy, electrical stimulation, acupuncture, and cryotherapy. They also supply patients with vitamin and herbal supplements. All services aim to ease pain-ridden bones, muscles, and joints ailing from sporting injuries, auto accidents, and picking up that potato chip that fell.
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