Gordon Franks and Pat Worley are more than black belts. They’re ninth-degree black belts who share their chosen martial art with youngsters and adults alike through USA Karate, the school they cofounded. The school - which opened in 1973 and has been operating for more than 40 years - was featured on the local CBS station and teaches self-defense techniques that help students graduate to higher-level belts and translate into increased agility, coordination, and self-confidence.
Connect with Massage?s therapists?are always concerned with their clients' comfort. That's why they speak to them about their health concerns, ranging from sciatica to headaches to diabetes, before customizing a massage to help them find relief from the symptoms. Other specialty techniques focus on the discomforts of pregnancy or athletes' overworked muscles. The therapists also carefully drape areas of the body to keep them unexposed and encourage clients to voice their preference on which areas are OK to touch and if they're comfortable. During sessions, soothing music plays; alternatively, clients can bring their own soundtrack, such as a robotic voice repeating the word "relax" every two seconds.
At Sandpiper Dental, friendly isn’t just a vague way to describe the staff. Drs. Thomas W. Waite and David J. Trebisovsky, both University of Minnesota alums with more than 25 years of experience each, and their staff show patients how much they care by greeting everyone by their first name as they walk through the door. They also handwrite friendly notes to check in with patients after they’ve undergone a root canal or complicated surgery to extract stubborn popcorn kernels. They even have been known to send out hand-crafted birthday cards and flowers on special occasions, and they keep their office equipped with a children’s play area to make the space welcoming to whole family.
Ballplayers of all stripes can train year-round at Extra Innings. The 20,500-square-foot indoor facility is equipped six multi-purpose tunnels, three pitching tunnels, and three coin-operated batting cages that can sling baseballs and softballs between 40?80 mph. Hitters can also perfect their swings in the training area, and can enlist extra help from one of Extra Innings' seasoned instructors. During hitting leagues, participants compete to see who can hit a can of corn highest without splattering it over the 24-foot ceilings.
Founded in 1948, the ChiroCenter has succeeded through the decades due in large part to the expertise of their doctors of chiropractic, the ranks of whom now include nine different chiropractors with as much as 35 years of experience. At each of the center's five offices, these doctors alleviate their patients' pain using adjusting techniques whose purposes range from improving biomechanics to reducing nervous-system interference. One such technique is the activator method, a process for fixing subluxations that involves delivering low-force, high-speed thrusts with a handheld instrument that resembles a mini pogo stick or a giant ant pogo stick. These practices treat more than just the back; benefits also include reducing fatigue and improving headaches and sciatica.