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.
At Skinlogica Spa, plastic surgeon Dr. Stefan Mark Szczerba, MD, and his team of medical aestheticians custom tailor a range of spa, medical, and holistic therapies. For first time clients, the staff begins visit with a 20-minute consultation and skin analysis to help tailor treatments to each individual’s skin type, lifestyle, and amount of time they’ll be spending on expeditions to Mars. Skinlogica revitalizes skin with a range of services, from classic European and medical facials, to microdermasion and chemical peels. Aestheticians can also remove hair with waxing treatments, or add length to eyelashes for improved intelligibility when blinking in Morse code.
Afford MD corals a team of licensed, certified doctors and physicians into a virtual, online cache of health professionals. The team dispenses medical information vie telephone, secure email, and live streaming video, allowing customers to consult with a doctor without going to a doctor’s office or crashing a med school graduation party. Afford MD is designed for non-urgent medical care, allowing doctors to discuss symptoms, diagnose conditions, and offer treatment options.
Reavy Rehab's staff tends to tense frames with clinical massages administered inside a physical therapy facility that has attracted clients such as professional athletes Dwyane Wade and Matt Forte. During one-hour deep-tissue sessions, a licensed massage therapist prods protoplasm in search of aches or knots left by mischievous midshipmen. By applying pressure to precise points, deep-tissue massage can help lower blood pressure, ease joint movement, and convince migraines to migrate elsewhere. Guests who wake up in the morning feeling like they were hastily assembled by elves the night before can alternatively apply the value of their Groupon toward a physical therapy session ($250/hour) to nurse less-than-blissful backs back to health.
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.
Since doctor's offices tend to stress people out, Performance Chiropractic Center prides itself on a chill atmosphere adorned with local art that doesn't feel like a doctor's office outside of the fact that everything is very clean. The laid-back Dr. Michael Karl will seem so much like one of your Xbox buddies that you might not even realize how carefully he's examining your physical injuries. Once he's determined the source of your body's complaints, he'll consult with you on the best method for treating it. The exam and consultation ($150 value) includes a chiropractic examination and a customized foot orthotic consultation using the tech-cool GaitScan. During your two treatments, Dr. Karl will employ multiple therapeutic modalities, including trigger-point therapy and a chiropractic adjustment ($75 each). Your first session will take about an hour, while the second will take a half hour. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.