As coheadliner of Integrated Health and Wellness Centers, Doctor of Chiropractic Antonio Bifero applies what he teaches as a professor at the National University of Health Sciences to help patients recover from and avoid preventable diseases. He prides himself on his ability to get "to the source of the underlying condition and work diligently to make my patients’ quality of life improve greatly.”
Just as diligent, his partner, Doctor of Chiropractic Louis Luna, builds his practice around functional body mechanics, focused functional rehabilitation, and neuromuscular repatterning. Together, they lead a staff of doctors, nurses, and massage therapists that enhances well-being with a variety of all-purpose services mirroring integrative medical spas in Europe. Through custom treatments plans that include a new diet, personalized exercises, and self-affirming back pats, the center helps patients heal and proactively change their lifestyles.
Chiropractors Dr. Brendan Lee and Dr. Eric Soule have been in business for about 17 years, but despite the large number of clients they’ve amassed over that time, it’s very rare that a client has to wait more than a few minutes to see them. That’s because their two offices have a no-wait policy, and staff aim to usher patients from the lobby into large, private treatment rooms as soon as they arrive.
During appointments, the doctors consult with patients about their health history, then analyze chronic pains caused by injuries, accidents, or medical conditions. Drawing upon a wealth of chiropractic knowledge, doctors will then decide on one of several treatment options and make adjustments to the skeleton or recommend massage therapy that can remove tensions and toxins from soft tissues. In addition, they also practice acupuncture to treat the nervous system, which controls the patient’s ability to walk, run, and hopscotch, among over things.
Gold Coast Wellness brings both traditional and alternative healing under one roof. But whether a treatment plan involves chiropractic services, physical therapy, rehabilitation, or massage therapy, the center’s staff of physicians and medical professionals follows through with the aid of modern technology, from x-rays for diagnosis to X-wing fighters for defending the airspace over the clinic.
The staff shies away from what they call “ornamental aesthetics,” forgoing soothing music in favor of medical-grade techniques. But the office does hang local artists' paintings and photos on the walls to help guests take their minds off stiff necks and achy muscles. And to prevent mental strain and physical “darn it”-saying, the center provides online scheduling and complimentary valet parking.
Owned and operated by physical therapists, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers welcomes patients into a massive network of 200 centers. Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers' cohort of therapists helps to restore the strength, motor skills, and physical functions of patients.
The overarching approach is defined by a patients-first philosophy—the therapists actively listen and understand their patients' issues before crafting individual recovery programs tailored to athletes, children, industrial workers, or cartoon coyotes with anvil-related injuries. The rehab pros also serve community youth by supporting programs such as Kick It Right, a soccer program designed to enrich children's lives.
After earning her degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and fulfilling a residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Bernadette Mayer dedicated her career as a healer to the practice of anti-aging medicine. Using her 20 years of broad medical experience and a board certification in internal medicine, she helps patients achieve their beauty goals while simultaneously treating the underlying physical flaws that threaten self-confidence. Her med spa houses therapeutic skin treatments including photofacials and microdermabrasion sessions that clarify skin tone and rough patches. Aided by lasers harnessed from medical-grade lightsaber replicas, her laser tattoo- and hair-removal services zap away offending pigments and hair follicles.
Under the direction of Dr. George Tsatsos, Dr. Svetlana Zats, Dr. Mariano Rivera and Dr. Kevin Massard, the staff of Ankle N Foot Center performs podiatric and medical aesthetics services equally adeptly. Doctors can craft customized orthotics from patients' digital measurements, diagnose problems with in-house x-rays and ultrasounds, and help heal injuries with physical-therapy programs led by a penitent stiletto heel. Clients on already happy feet can waltz toward the medical salon, where aestheticians use medically sanitized instruments and safe, natural products to exfoliate feet and polish nails.