Doctors Melissa Ryan, Ronald Masukawa, and Susan Crowe are the talented physicians behind Midwest Wellness Health Center, which has been providing holistic healthcare to McHenry County for more than 15 years. Dr. Ryan brings an expansive background of sports injuries and applied kinesiology to all of her chiropractic and acupuncture sessions. Throughout her career, she has found success utilizing acupuncture on a diverse client base, treating them for conditions such as stress relief, weight loss, insomnia, headaches, and cancer pain. Dr. Ryan's sports rehabilitative work complements Dr. Masukawa's in-depth knowledge of women's health and his focus on fertility. Dr. Crowe's family-practice specialization and psychology degree to create a rock-solid team ready to tackle any malady. Their expertise in holistic treatments allows Midwest Wellness Health Center to treat not just individual problems, but the whole patient. Patients of the facility can request acupuncture or individualized nutritional counseling or seek general chiropractic care.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Superior 24/7 Health Club accommodates even the busiest of schedules to help clients achieve their fitness goals. Whether fit-seekers are trying to lose weight, build muscle, or live a healthier lifestyle, the spacious fitness haven has the tools to help them succeed. The center fosters solo sweat sessions with a free-weight zone and Matrix cardio- and strength-training machines, and it hosts small-group fitness classes to boost camaraderie and personal accountability. Classes range from flexibility-focused yoga to high-energy Zumba, intense Les Mills Bodypump, Bodystep, and Bodycontact classes, and spin classes held in a studio stocked with Livestrong bikes. For a more customized fitness experience, personal trainers motivate clients with tailored workouts, nutrition coaching, and encouraging words such as, “You’re almost to the end of this treadmill’s road!” To pamper freshly trained muscles, massage therapists work out knots and tension, and a tanning studio with standup and traditional beds gives beach-ready bodies a sun-kissed glow.
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.
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For 18 years, the skilled and professional staff members of Vein Care Specialists have cleared exteriors of unsightly or painful varicose and spider veins. Board-certified Drs. Salvador Yunez and Alvaro Montoya rely on extensive training and years of experience to scrutinize and diagnose veins and decide on the appropriate treatment. The doctors choose from an arsenal of treatments—including sclerotherapy injections, endovenous laser treatments, and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy—to make veins vanish forever like chameleons thrown into a black hole.
Head trainer Jacki Larisch passes along an abiding passion for horsemanship to each student that she works with at Creekside Farm. Jacki inherited her love of horses from her parents, themselves International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) level competitors, and it continued through her four years as a member of The Ohio State University Hunt Seat Equestrian team. Today, Jacki shares her experience in proper English hunter and jumping technique in lessons that aim to create knowledgeable, well-rounded equestrians even if their previous experience only involves hours spent on coin-operated stallions outside grocery stores.