Though the focus of conventional medicine is most often to treat ailments after they’ve occurred, chiropractic care works not only to restore health but also to prevent future issues from surfacing. WellnessFirst Chiropractic employs a well-versed team of chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists who work to fortify patients’ abilities to self-heal, much like art teachers who let youngsters work with band-aids. In addition to redirecting muscle and spinal structures, the team works with clients during brain-based wellness services such as nutritional counseling and lifestyle advice.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Center's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.
Working as a paramedic for 10 years, Beth Thompson witnessed the damage of unhealthy eating habits up close and personal. With a passion for wellness burnished by her experiences in that job, she earned her teacher’s license to show young people how to preempt diet-caused illness. That endeavor eventually led her to create Target Metabolism, a health-and-wellness company that champions weight loss through accurate analysis of the body and caloric tracking. Beth and her team of registered dieticians work with clients to create personal portraits of their metabolic needs, and they delve into thinking past carbohydrates and focusing on a “calories in vs. calories out” metric. This caloric count is based on the client's specific metabolism, rather than the average metabolism of the client's age, weight, height, and gender group. In addition to dieticians, the staff includes massage therapists that offer specific treatments to help the body relax during the weight-loss process. Modalities include hot stone and aromatherapy.
Jerry Rankin doesn’t rush to treat surface-level symptoms with medications or surgeries. Instead, the NCCAOM-certified acupuncturist—who has master’s degrees in Oriental medicine and metaphysics—targets underlying conditions, relying on the ancient practices of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and tui na massage. His wife, Carolyn Rankin, lends a hand by practicing EFT—a therapy that combines energy balancing and affirmations—and meeting with clients in the office, via Skype, or via messenger pigeons that still do great work. Other services, such as nutritional counseling, help clients get back into shape and stay healthy.
When Dr. Brian Green isn't treating patients at Back To Health, he can often be found in a courtroom testifying as an expert witness for auto accidents, as well as reconstructing the accidents based on the injuries they've caused. Green has developed these powers of deduction over the 20 years he's worked as a chiropractor. Spinal decompression and massage therapy are two techniques that he employs on those suffering from accident injuries, as well as on those suffering from sports injuries and work-related injuries. Yet, he provides more than pain-relief services, offering nutrition consultations and spot fat-reduction treatments that use a noninvasive slimming Lipolaser to sculpt arms, bellies, thighs, or egos with concentrated beams of light.
Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack founded HealthSource, a network of more than 380 practices across the country, based on his innovative treatment protocols and rehab techniques. One such trademarked therapy is his Progressive Rehab, which works to strengthen the area of the body that is causing the pain, rather than numbing it with medication or introspective lectures on mortality.
Avon Chiropractic and Acupuncture's James Keating, boasts not only a doctorate in chiropractic but a master's degree in acupuncture and a bachelor's degree in biology. With this level of education and experience guiding him, Dr. Keating effectively treats his clients while respecting their valuable time—acupuncture sessions last about 30 minutes and can be complemented by 15 minutes of massage.