American Chiropractic Association member Dr. Adam Woods and his staff at Woods Chiropractic adjust joints, manipulate muscle tissue, and advise on rehabilitative exercises that foster health in the neuromusculoskeletal system. The chiropractic evaluation (a $100–$150 value) involves an examination of the body's framework to check for potential postural imbalances that may be contributing to physical aches related to carrying fruit baskets atop the head. To create a more in-depth picture, the body's framework is x-rayed (a $100–$150 value, depending on number of images), allowing the doctor to analyze any spinal misalignments and diagnose the appropriate corrective therapy if needed.
Doctor of Chiropractic Cody Elledge treats more than just backaches and stiff necks—he works to keep the nervous system tuned up and humming efficiently. By maintaining the health of the body's control centers, Dr. Elledge is able to help his patients overcome many a malady without drugs or surgery. Acupuncture treatments complement his holistic treatment regimens, lending to his well-rounded approach to bringing balance to the body.
Asthma, migraines, and menstrual cramps are not usually ailments that prompt patients to visit a chiropractor. Yet Doctor of Chiropractic Broc Derryberry is confident he can help. Rather than immediately turn to medications, the doc invites patients of all ages and illnesses to stop into his office for a thorough consultation and exam. After reviewing a patient’s medical history, he conducts a physical, neurological, and orthopedic exam, taking notes about the spine, posture, reflexes, and joint motions as he goes and snapping any x-rays that are needed.
With this comprehensive report, he can treat a variety of bodily issues through manual manipulation of the spine. By returning the vertebrae to their normal position, adjustments can relieve symptoms beyond the typical back and neck pain. For example, Dr. Derryberry can help treat numbness, sports injuries, and even asthma and emphysema by releasing tension in the chest. And after each appointment, he and his staff provide a holistic health rundown, offering advice for exercise, diet, and nutrition, as well as a prescription for weekly bear hugs.
Practitioners at Stretch U employ The Carey Stretch method, which was developed by professional physical therapist John Carey. Through his work with countless professional athletes, including baseball players and golfers, John developed his method to help unblock constricted neural pathways and help boost functioning of the nervous system. Through a combination of stretching muscles, nerves, and the myofascial system, the Cary Stretch method strives to improve athletic performance, increase mobility, and increase range of motion.
Dr. Richard Huffman gently renews zest in soul sacks after leading thorough consultations and exams that unveil each client's medical history, pains, and eagerness to smile for x-rays. Huffman also uses this time to explain the science behind chiropractic practices, which generally aim to treat the "whole person" by addressing misalignments in one of the body's seven spinal columns. Once Huffman has collected and shared adequate information, he treats the client's body to a soothing first treatment that may include a bone adjustment and dose of needleless, pressure-centric acupuncture.
Carol S. Hickman started practicing massage therapy in 1993, but it wasn’t until 1995 that she really saw the full effect her skills could have on others. After the Oklahoma City bombing, she used her knack for healing to bring the victims physical and mental peace. The satisfaction of helping others—and to see their faces fade from tortured to pain-free—is what has kept Hickman in this career path for nearly 20 years.
Her treatment repertoire includes hot-stone and therapeutic massages meant to soothe muscles and stiff necks, and zen body therapy, which uses high-intensity energy treatments similar to rolfing to straighten the spine, similar to those used to roll out an old, dry piece of play-doh. Hickman also extends her services to animals with arthritis and to infants, focusing on instilling good posture when children’s bones are the most pliable.