Dr. Robert Stern takes satisfaction in straightening crooked smiles. He and Dr. Tanya Stavisky are backed by an experienced team, and they all work toward helping their patients achieve ideal oral health and maintain a preventive care regimen. The dentists can install Invisalign or conventional braces to straighten overcrowded or unevenly spaced teeth or correct strong over- or underbites. They also have experience treating conditions such as sleep apnea by designing mouthpieces that keep the throat from becoming blocked during sleep and make dreams about being a professional basketball player more realistic.
In the eyes of an exercise enthusiast, 700 Fitness looks like a playground. Heavy ropes, tall boxes, and mallets wait to be hurled or jumped on. Bars of different heights support bodies as they swing up into the air, and elastic, neon straps provide resistance for challenging body-weight exercises.
But much like a ventriloquist dummy, the equipment is useless without some instruction. With the help of 700 Fitness's trained instructors, students weave through fitness circuits, KO punching bags, and learn how to always win The Floor is Lava game during parkour classes for all ages.
"We give kids the confidence to protect themselves." These eight words sum up the motto for MartialArtsProgramsforkids.com as well as the mission of their curriculum. At a wealth of locations along the East Coast, youngsters learn confidence, discipline, and respect as they boost skills in a variety of disciplines, including jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts. The skills learned in these lessons can also help them defend themselves in the face of bullies and family cats that won't share the remote control.
Though she took her first yoga class when she was a teenager in 1992, it wasn't until Piera Chodorow Meil discovered Baron Baptiste's style of power Vinyasa yoga in 2006 that she began to seriously pursue her practice. After training under notable yogis such as Bill Raup and Bikram Choudhury—the founder of Bikram yoga—Piera opened her own studio, Yogi Power Yoga, to share her passion with students of all experience levels. Performed in a heated space to foster detoxification and help muscles to sink into deep stretches, the dynamic style of power yoga challenges practitioners to link a series of flowing postures with deep, mindful breaths. This idea of mindfulness extends to Yogi Power Yoga's physical practice space—environmentally friendly practices are used whenever possible, and much of the interior, including flooring, furnishings, and paint, consists of reclaimed or sustainable materials. Committed to helping its community, the studio offers donation-based classes and often partners with charity organizations, with initiatives that have included raising funds for the Farm Sanctuary, a rescue and refuge network for North American farm animals
A trayful of slowly hardening goo presses against the farthest recesses of your mouth, making drool run down your chin. For anyone who's ever endured dental impressions, this is a common (and unpleasant) experience—one which the team at Village Dental Arts helps patients avoid. Instead, the team uses a high-tech intraoral scanner to take impressions, waving a wand-like camera over the teeth and rendering the image into a 3D digital file. Such technology is just one of the many patient-friendly, advanced treatments the practice offers, along with Invisalign and Zoom! teeth whitening.
Even before patients encounter the high-tech instruments, Dr. Sweeney and her team make them feel comfortable at Village Dental Arts. Located inside a converted Victorian house, the office reflects the comforts of home with couches in the waiting room, televisions within the exam rooms, and shiny hardwood floors for viewing your reflection after each appointment. Though the staff's focus on regular dental care aims to reduce the time they spend treating disease, they can handle everything from cosmetic treatments to restorations such as root canals, crowns, and composite fillings.
At Marsteller Family Chiropractic, Dr. Matthew Marsteller helps his patients achieve optimal health without drugs or surgery. He uses his chiropractic knowledge to perform spinal adjustments, adding motion to spinal joints that can reduce nervous-system disruption and irritation of nearby nerves. Sometimes a popping sound is heard as Dr. Marsteller realigns joints, an indication that patients are on their way to reducing symptoms of issues such as chronic pain, allergies, headaches, bed-wetting, asthma, ear infections, and whiplash.