Reflections of Health Integrative Care Center's trained staff dissipate tension-filled nodules through a one-hour massage and wellness practices tailored for each client. Let the licensed therapists decompress overstressed bodies with the deep-tissue massage, in which a muscle manipulator's dexterous digits delve into the deeper layers of tissue to release chronic stress and cooped-up sardines. Treat tired tootsies to the foot-centric reflexology massage, during which specific nerve zones in the feet are targeted to bring harmony to tone-deaf Achilles tendons, or unwind as a therapist renders relaxation and physiological benefits through a hot-stone massage. Other available massages include Swedish, sports, and prenatal.
Equipped with a degree from the National University of Health Sciences, a passion for modern science and alternative medicine, and a desire to educate others about leading a wellness-oriented lifestyle, Doctor of Chiropractic Valentino R. Botti began his practice to guide members of his community toward happier, healthier lives. During each of his one-on-one chiropractic sessions, Dr. Botti gives patients a thorough exam, during which he tests their posture, flexibility, and reflexes, especially when it comes to surprise bear hugs. After determining causes of pain, the doctor then walks patients through a range of holistic services that may target their particular issues, such as massage therapy, acupuncture, or cold-laser therapy. Each session takes place in a private treatment room, enabling patients to emit "oohs" and "aahs" at their own discretion.
Experiences gained during a decade of work as a chiropractor guide the steady hands of Dr. A. S. Jaber, who works to ease patient discomfort and promote wellness in Ridgeland Health's twin offices. Dr. Jaber's skilled team assists clients in their struggles with headaches and stress, helps relieve musculoskeletal pain, treats childhood injuries, and provides relief for carpal tunnel, a disorder people often acquire by frequently googling "How to tell if you have carpal-tunnel syndrome."
Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack opened the first HealthSource office in 2006 and has watched his business take flight. Named No. 1 New Franchise by Entrepreneur in 2011 and profiled in Inc., HealthSource has grown to more than 400 offices nationwide. The expansion is due in part to progressive-treatment protocols and business systems and in part to the experience Dr. Tomshack gained while in the US Air Force and the MBA program at the University of Toledo, and at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he graduated summa cum laude.
At each of his offices, a team of chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and trainers helps to alleviate ailments such as disk degeneration and fibromyalgia. The team can also tailor treatments to alleviate pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, or arthritis. Licensed, board-certified acupuncturist Shannan Walker performs sessions that help relieve pain and stress. A progressive-rehab program works with body areas that are known to cause trouble, such as weak lower backs and rebellious pinky toes.
Licensed doctors Tim Erickson, Lori Portnoy, and Eric Eickhorst eschew needle-based acupuncture, instead easing myriad ailments with gentle electrical stimulation, fingertip pressure, and metallic balls. After a consultation to determine the appropriate treatment itinerary, patients receive full spine x-rays and an exam. Next, a brief relief treatment stretches spines to help reduce muscle spasms and aches while preparing patients for International Crabwalk to Work Day. The acupuncture treatment usually lasts fewer than two minutes and helps to attack causes of corporeal discomfort, such as ulcers, abnormal blood pressure, and headaches.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patients at the core of their efforts. Though the centers are spread the country, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, the company's mission remains to help patients and their surrounding communities reach their maximum potential through a combination of customized chiropractic treatment plans and education. This approach doesn't just assuage painful symptoms—it's also designed to uncover the root causes of ailments such as whiplash, insomnia, headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and more.
In their efforts to improve communication in the central nervous system by addressing nerve interference, chiropractors provide spinal adjustments and supplemental treatments such as cervical traction, therapeutic exercise and balance-strengthening wobble boards. Their practice extends far beyond the wellness centers, however: community-outreach efforts take them to health fairs, offsite spinal screenings, and complimentary workshops on a range of wellness topics. They also devote themselves to nonprofit work with several organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the Chiros Care Free Wellness Center, they examine and treat Chicago's homeless and HIV-positive population, fueled by their belief that everyone should have access to expert preventive care.