Dr. Fred Silveria, a graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic, has been gently adjusting patients and soothing pain for more than 30 years. Drawing on this experience, Dr. Silveria can find the source of back pain by probing the back gently by hand, using x-rays to identify imbalances, or asking if you’ve starred in a series of popular trampoline-accident videos. Once he has discovered potential issues, he draws on a range of treatments. These can include physical therapy and supplements to help strengthen the body or orthopedic supplies designed to counter the tiny imbalances in the feet that lead to back pain.
When the clock strikes noon, most people start thinking about what’s for lunch. The instructors at Okunami Workplace Yoga, on the other hand, begin leading their students through a warm-up at the noon hour to prep them for an invigorating 50-minute yoga routine. They travel to highly populated office buildings throughout the Sacramento area on weekdays where they motivate businesspeople to launch into a midday workout to break up an otherwise sedentary day at the office. Instructor and owner Valerie Okunami’s passion for yoga shines through each class she leads, as she helps aspiring yogis of all ages and abilities lead more active and healthy lifestyles. In addition to traveling to their preset locations to lead public classes, she and her staff make special trips by request to office sites to lead private group lessons.
After spending two decades caring for smiles in Washington state, trained cosmetic dentist Dr. Gary P. Clusserath made his way to California to set up his latest practice, Summerhills Dental Care. Here, the experienced dentist works with Dr. Faryal Ismatt to create a comfortable environment for patients of all ages. Children as young as three can climb into a dental chair as Dr. Clusserath and company peek inside, assessing chompers and discussing signs of dental disease with parents. The versatile staff can also tailor dental services—from veneers to whitening—for seniors. Special attention includes scheduling senior appointments during the quiet morning hours before rambunctious kids and compulsive ice chewers come in.
Clint Robinson's U.S. Air Force duty took him around the world, but it was his time in South Korea that made the biggest mark. There, he learned the art of tae kwon do—and the positive fitness and values associated with it. When he returned to the states and left the Air Force, it didn't take long for him to found his own martial-arts school. More than 40 years and 19 locations later, Robinson's Taekwondo continues to thrive on the same principles on which Clint founded his business: excellence, personal attention, and tradition. He now counts children's, adult, and family programs as part of his curriculum. With continued training, students of all ages not only hone their fitness, but also improve their mental sharpness, self-confidence, and discipline.
Kim Stanford attributes her many ribbons, medals, and championship trophies to perseverance and proper training. At Moonstone Riding Academy & Show Barn, she emphasizes these principles as owner and head trainer. Against the backdrop of the Santa Ana Mountains, she teaches beginners and professional competitors alike safe riding techniques in the disciplines of English, huntseat, and equitation. When students aren't studying in the saddle, they'll become well-rounded horsepeople by participating in post-lesson grooming and tacking instead of nailing horseshoes to their boots as a way to bond with the animals.
The stylists at Belle Epoque Hair Styling strive to exceed the expectations of their customers with each and every haircut, coloring treatment, and styling service they perform. The salon has a full menu of spa services as well, including 60- to 90-minute massages and waxing services that defuzz eyebrows, upper lips, and bears taking a tropical vacation in the middle of hibernation.