Doctor of Chiropractic Stacy Cohen founded First State Health & Wellness shortly after he received his degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1984. Since then, his center has expanded to six locations and welcomed aboard 12 other chiropractic physicians.
Each location features traditional adjustment techniques and Activator tools that rapidly and gently prod trouble spots. A few locations feature specialty techniques such as the Newark location's high-tech subluxation scanning and the Wilmington location's adjustable Thompson Terminal Point table made up of several different cushions that help it morph into an even more therapeutic surface: a ping-pong table.
Dr. Cohen and his staff complement their chiropractic touch with acupuncture, massage, and nutritional counseling services, which are overseen by the center's own licensed acupuncturists and certified massage therapists. Together, the team's collective efforts have been awarded The News Journal's Reader's Choice Award for Best Chiropractic Office in 2010, 2011, and 2012, as well as the BBB's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in 2003 and 2009.
Douglas J. Lavenburg, M.D. leads a team of optometrists that oversees the welfare of patients’ eyes and vision with up-to-date optometric techniques. But their services extend beyond eye exams, vision correction, and LASIK surgery. Microdermabrasions, pulsed-light hair removal, and Botox revamp complexions, and facials sprinkled with Obagi professional skin products, keep wrinkles at bay.
Helmed by fitness guru Christine Polecaro, Lifestyle Fitness's staff of dedicated instructors fortifies physiques for a variety of age groups with yoga. During Yoga for Everyone classes, both teens and adults boost flexibility and body awareness through a series of Vinyasa poses. Yogis can contort on their personal mat, use a free mat, or purchase one from Lifestyle Fitness (a $5 additional fee) before vogue-ing through the fluid set of postures, honing focus with breathing exercises to engender relaxation and link postures as gracefully as a conga line of swans. To help ensure a fulfilling workout for all students, Lifestyle Fitness's enthusiastic instructors creatively tailor students' positions and techniques throughout the session to patiently accommodate students with varying levels of experience, mobility, or Dungeons & Dragons expertise.
Headed by veteran ophthalmologist and LASIK surgeon Dr. Frank Owczarek, Eye Care of Delaware fixes faulty vision in a welcoming and attentive environment. Patients begin their ocular odyssey with an initial one-hour consultation to evaluate whether they’re eligible for LASIK. Unlike a staring contest with a stuffed leopard, the surgery itself takes less than one hour, starting with eye-numbing drops to ease discomfort and a detailed, computerized mapping of the eye for high-precision surgery. During the procedure, a powerful laser reshapes the tissue of the cornea, changing the eye's shape to better focus light on visual receptors. Most patients report an uncomfortable pressure during the process, though the sensation is generally mild.
Established more than 45 years ago, the teeth technicians at Kirkwood Dental Associates seek to listen, educate, and provide comprehensive dental care for patients in a personalized and professional manner. Their practice includes five dentists with more than 100 years of collective experience in eradicating incisor imperfections and capsizing cavities. Visit either of the two locations for all-important dental services. Enjoy the refreshment of a cleaning, including dental exam and bite-wing x-rays that will reveal the hidden treasure map tattooed on the crown of your left maxillary first molar. Alternately, teeth-whitening services begin by having custom trays fitted to in-office teeth. They'll be ready around a week later, along with a take-home bleaching kit sure to expunge coffee stains and freshly spilled tar from dainty dentition.