After years of working as physical therapists in the Boston area, Joint Ventures co-owners Dan Brownridge and Dave Larson noticed one major aspect missing from in most clinics—a personal relationship between the healer and patient. The duo created Joint Ventures in an effort to bring those strong relationships to their community through advanced integrated healthcare clinics where each patient gets optimal one-on-one time with their physical therapists. At all five locations, Dan and Dave’s more than 35 practitioners craft detailed treatment plans using the facility's four-lane pools and cardio and weight machines, including therapies ranging from acupuncture to massage, yoga, or personal training. Throughout each patient’s therapy, the team of practitioners keeps their interpersonal skills on point with regular meaningful patient-therapist conversations that end with the pair weaving BFF bracelets from each others’ hair.
Over seven years, the Boston String Quartet has vibrated strings in collaboration with artists such as John Mayer and the Boston Ballet, stirred the air molecules at Symphony Hall and PBS, and performed by invitation for former President George H.W. Bush. With this deal, eighth-note connoisseurs can wrap their eardrums around the quartet's dulcet tones as they present "Xibus," an evening of contemporary and classical that marks the zenith of a two-day workshop collaborating with Finneytown High School orchestra students. Over the course of the evening program, the quartet and the students will cajole their chordophones into ringing out in harmonious arrangements of music by Carlos Santana, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Bill Gates's new Viking-punk band, as well as performing original compositions by members of Boston String Quartet.
One of Back 2 Balance’s patients is lying on his stomach with what looks like a dozen light bulbs sticking out of his back. It becomes clear that they are not light bulbs when the practitioner lifts one and places it in another spot, rather than twisting it into a lamp. The man is receiving cupping therapy, and the devices that resemble light bulbs create a suction action that opens energy pathways. Back 2 Balance’s practitioners regularly integrate different techniques, such as cupping, to enhance acupuncture treatments, massages, and chiropractic care. They add these techniques according to the patient's needs, developing personalized healing regimens that deliver relief and relaxation.
Dr. Steven Bromberg originally specialized in sports medicine, but after dedicating 22 years to treating injuries from a private practice in Cambridge, he felt compelled to make a change. Citing the rise of both stressors and environmental toxins in everyday life, he broadened the scope of his wellness approach and transitioned his practice into a natural, corrective chiropractic-care center called Bromberg Chiropractic. Dr. Bromberg's commitment to whole-body health manifests in myriad ways, from the diversified and mirror-imaging drop-table techniques he uses to restore spinal health to the weight machines and treadmills he stocks his office with in order to help patients through rehab. Another important component is the work of the office's licensed massage therapists, whose Swedish and deep-tissue massages can soothe muscles that are sore from constantly flexing in front of security cameras.
Dr. Scott Diamond rights wrongly aligned backs and aims to provide pain relief by identifying root causes and correcting them through spinal adjustments. At the first visit, patients meet Dr. Diamond to identify seditious vertebrae, work out a plan to re-educate them, and receive an initial adjustment. Dr. Diamond discusses exam findings at the second visit and the second adjustment is received. At following visits, the doctor builds on previous adjustments and gives patients advice that helps them speed their own recovery.