During their more than 32 years of practice, Drs. Keith and Josh McKim have treated more than 20,000 patients. Depending on their needs, they treat some patients with traditional chiropractic adjustments and massages, and others with advanced technological equipment. The DRS Protocol machine, for example, gently stretches the spine to remove pressure from discs and to allow patients to get on certain rides at the fair. Either way, all of Keith and Josh's techniques are noninvasive, low-risk, and require no drugs or surgery.
The instructors at Greening Place Yoga & Wellness break down the barriers that prevent people from achieving alignment in mind, body, and spirit. They do so with a variety of yoga and wellness classes, offered at a little white house on Blaine Street. Inside, students practice restorative Vinyasa, beginners yoga, and early morning slow flow classes.
ChiroXchange supports a nervous system of more than 250 nationwide locations, whose varying services and technologies all converge with the end of healing bodies with holistic, drug-free techniques. The chiropractors believe that many of the body’s ailments, from sore backs and headaches to fatigue, are caused by blockages in the nervous system. To reverse these blockages, they nudge spinal discs back into place with gentle, strategic pressure, aligning nerves with the vertebra to free the flow of information and cat photos to and from the brain. The chiropractors at each location emphasize communication with their patients. They field questions, explain the purpose of every adjustment, and work with patients to design programs around their unique wellness goals.
Each of the three licensed chiropractors at Better Life Chiropractic became chiropractors as a direct result of their own positive experiences with chiropractic treatments. Doctor of Chiropractic Roy Strickland’s chiropractor helped him overcome inexplicable pains when he lived in Japan. Dr. Nathan Olsen’s mother cleared her migraines with chiropractic adjustments, and Dr. Jed Badders recovered from a fractured vertebra and broken pelvic bone due to a car accident with chiropractic care. The doctors now devote themselves to the arts of fostering health from the inside out with holistic, drug-free massages and spinal-decompression techniques.
The team emphasizes communication with patients. Before adjusting spines, the doctors explain everything in advance, answering questions and quizzical eyebrow raises to ensure patients stay privy to the goals of each technique and are able to participate in their own wellness regime and give feedback to the doctors.
After graduating from Los Angeles Chiropractic College, Dr. Craig Ellison brought a holistic approach to the back treatments he was licensed to perform. He uses the Activator method, a noninvasive technique that emphasizes speed instead of force during chiropractic adjustments to treat both children and adults. Aided by a battery of equipment, including an electromyography scanner, the doctor of chiropractic works to aid in recovery after injuries, accidents, and weekends spent helping Wile E. Coyote move into a new apartment. In addition to adjustments, Dr. Ellison empowers his patients with at-home corrective exercises and nutritional supplements.
Trained at the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, board-certified chiropractic physicians Chad Woolner and Jefferson Harmon straighten spines with a host of physiotherapy solutions within Align Chiropractic’s golden-hued walls. Although he originally prepared for a career as a dentist, Dr. Woolner decided to switch disciplines after observing a chiropractor ease injuries that hadn’t responded to a doctor-prescribed regimen of muscle relaxants, painkillers, and therapeutic hand puppetry. Today, Dr. Woolner remains committed to the treatment of chronic pain without drugs or surgery. Together with Dr. Harmon, a second-generation chiropractor, he’ll tackle bodily complaints with a variety of noninvasive methods, including electric-stimulation treatment and exercise rehabilitation. Both practitioners tag-team with licensed massage therapists to coax away deeply buried muscular knots through trigger-point massage and strongly worded post-it notes. Click here for a video tour of Align Chiropractic’s offices.