As a young man, Doctor of Chiropractic Korosh Shakeri was a rugby player, and like many athletes playing full-contact sports, he was subjected to a number of hard collisions. His resulting injuries inspired him to become involved in chiropractic studies. At Life Chiropractic College West, he focused his studies in neurology training. Today, Dr. Shakeri specializes in treating ailing athletes, including football, tennis, and soccer players.
At Berkeley Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Shakeri’s services emphasize the whole-person approach. All first visits include a consultation to address persistent health or lifestyle concerns. Using this information, Dr. Shakeri and his staff can map a blueprint of chiropractic treatments, corrective exercises, or nutritional counseling to treat these issues. In addition, massage-therapy treatments aim to alleviate muscle pain and swelling and help people to recover from athletic injuries and gigs as a grand-piano mover.
Since 1976, the Acupressure Institute has offered comprehensive Acupressure trainings in traditional Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) such as Chinese Meridian Massage (Tui Na) and Shiatsu massage. We also teach a subtle touch form of Energy work we call Ren Shen* (“Compassion Spirit”, transliterated Japanese = Jin Shin).
They say the body is a temple, but treating it like one is a challenge. The chiropractors, sports-medicine practitioners, and physical therapists at Innersport Chiropractic help keep active bodies in top shape by providing holistic healing and preventive services. By conducting client histories and video analyses of athletes in motion, the team can determine the underlying causes of muscle pain or help athletes train to compete at a higher level. Massages and adjustments are also at the core of the center's practices, helping active people get back on their feet without medicine or surgery.
Since everyone experiences life through one medium—their bodies—professional Rolfer Jed Bentley uses his hands-on skills to ensure those bodies are in good working order. As a certified Rolfer, Jed has studied the ways in which all parts of the body are connected, and he knows how to correct ailments with manual adjustments of the fascia—the body's connective tissue. When fascia constricts, it causes bodily pain and poor posture. Once it has been adjusted during a Rolfing session, the body can stand taller and straighter without any additional effort and with less pain. Jed emphasizes that Rolfing addresses emotional troubles as well as physical ones—clients who have tension in certain areas due to trauma or negative experiences need to communicate that before the session to see long-lasting results, usually in a few months. Clients who wish to better acquaint themselves with the Rolfing process can peruse the FAQ here.
A simple adjustment of one’s spine can affect the entire body. Migraines dissipate, lower-back pain starts to melt away, and even arthritic joints begin to feel better. Routine adjustments help keep pain in check, almost as well as wearing clothes made only out of bubble wrap. At The Joint, experienced chiropractors work out subluxations and rectify spines with their walk-in services, caring for regular exercisers, athletes, and anyone experiencing bodily pain or limited function.
Acupuncture is a 2,500 year old form of medicine from China which in the United States has become a leading choice for the treatment of pain and hundreds of other conditions. During a typical treatment very thin, solid, hair like needles are placed with little or no sensation at specific points on the body. The stimulation