In her early twenties, Denise Wheeler was injured in a car accident. Daily headaches and neck pain served as a constant reminder of the incident. The pain left her unable to concentrate on her college work, so she sought medical assistance from doctors and therapists. Nothing worked for her until she found a chiropractor, whose careful adjustments relieved her of pain and changed the course of her life. So whole was her recovery that it inspired her to become a chiropractor as well, and after many years of schooling, she opened Pelham Family Chiropractic.
Doctor of Chiropractic Wheeler addresses each patient’s issues on a case-by-case basis, examining medical history and symptoms and perusing x-rays before conducting her own orthopedic exams. Based on her findings, she provides patients with a clear diagnosis and recommends a course of treatment, which can consist of adjustments to correct subluxations or interventions to coax the hipbone and thighbone to just get along.
Since board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic Jason J. Koenig graduated from Parker University, he has completed myriad training courses and received certifications for acupuncture and applied clinical nutrition. Everything he has learned and continues to learn about chiropractic, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling services he applies to Koenig Wellness. For treatments outside his wheelhouse, he relies on his skilled staff that includes licensed massage therapists, a certified personal trainer, a life coach, and an SETT—a specialized energy testing technician.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Chiropractic and acupuncture
Brands Used: Pro-Adjuster
Pro Tip: Wear loose clothing - tank top and shorts preferable
At a young age, Dr. James E. McMinn accompanied his army father across the world—a journey that gained the attention of Birmingham Medical News. This early exposure to other cultures introduced Dr. McMinn to a panoply of cultures, but most importantly, it taught him to find common ground between his beliefs and those of others. Now, as an established Western-trained doctor with more than two decades of experience, Dr. McMinn has found a balance between healing patients with science-based treatments and holistic therapies. And it is back in his hometown of Birmingham that he provides these integrative medical.
Dr. McMinn leads a dedicated team, working from the belief that health issues, including fatigue, hair loss, and low libido, can be prevented. He’s even formulated foundations of wellness, which label "nutrition, hydration, exercise, and sleep" as the basic building blocks of healthy living. From that foundation, the staff—which includes a doctor of Chinese medicine, registered nurse, professional counselor, and medical assistants—aims to attack maladies at the root with a variety of treatments, such as acupuncture, hormone therapy, and FDA breast-cancer screenings with thermography.
For more cosmetic concerns, an onsite aesthetician wards off signs of aging with antioxidant-rich Glo Therapeutic and Environ products. She augments that with a slew of advanced treatments, such as skin-tightening Thermage sessions and exfoliating chemical peels, both of which leave complexions glowing brighter than the glitter waterfalls that dot Candy Land.
The experienced and certified therapists at Restorative Therapies, LLC specialize in the treatment of chronic pain and physical and emotional distress. The treatments offered work to rid fatigued bodies and their sticky, viscous auras of all things unpleasant. An hour-long massage, utilizing your choice of deep-tissue or neuromuscular therapy, targets deeply embedded body pain, retrieves it, and reduces it to ash at a safe distance. Alternately, energy healing in the mode of reiki, reconnective, or Pranic Healing is entrenched in eastern spiritual and medical traditions, and works to repair the less-visible but still important energies that surround the human body.
Rahul Gupta has been enamored with the rejuvenating effects of massage for most of his life. At the urging of a friend, he decided to channel this passion into a profession by becoming a licensed therapist and founding RG Massage & Wellness. Gupta specializes in treating the sorts of chronic pains that affect the neck, shoulder, and lower back. Since virtually every client experiences these pains differently, he customizes his approach for each appointment and utilizes specific modalities to better address the troublesome areas. Gentle Swedish strokes can help ease tension near the surface, although Gupta can also use deep-tissue pressure, neuromuscular therapy, or heated stones provide much-needed relief. In addition to soothing aches, these massages can help clients by increasing circulation, making joints more flexible, or even improving posture.