Despite its wide range of therapeutic services, Rapha Physical Therapy maintains a cozy, welcoming atmosphere that won't intimidate the kids it exclusively treats. Physical therapists work on strength and motion, occupational therapists focus on functional motor skills, and speech therapists tend to communication disorders. Other kid-oriented experts give parents a hand by teaching them about their child's diagnosis or helping their young athlete recover after an injury.
Dedicated solely to laser tattoo and laser hair removal, Dr. Tattoff clinics have performed more than 200,000 procedures total, and have garnered national attention from press such as the New York Times and People magazine. The business’s specialized approach relies on experience—procedures are performed by clinicians who have performed thousands of treatments each—and science, which is especially evident through the Kirby-Desai scale. Created in-house, the Kirby-Desai scale enables doctors to accurately determine how many treatments a tattoo needs for complete removal as well as the tattoo’s weight, in case patients want to mail it to their past selves as a warning. Dr. Tattoff devotes similar scrutiny to its laser hair-removal treatments, and the clinic backs both procedures with steadfast guarantees.
It was inside his grandfather's herbal pharmacy in Taiwan that Shawn Tseng realized his passion for ancient acupuncture and oriental medicine. After beholding the renewed vigor and celebratory slam dunks displayed by patient after patient, Shawn hit the books in America before returning to his homeland for a hands-on externship at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Now, the acupuncturist surrounds himself with a passionate staff whose journeys are every bit as personal as his own. Just ask them and they'll attest to the positive changes they've seen in their own lives thanks to the healing properties of oriental medicine and mind-body restoration.
Trained to treat everything from arthritis and asthma to joint pain and sciatica, Shawn's crew cycles between traditional and electro-acupuncture and massage therapy, tailoring treatments to clients’ individual conditions and desires. In a comfy, half-open setting, patients rest on recliners or treatment tables as staffers restore mind-body balance via acupressure points, meridian lines, and cooperative spirit animals.
At Advance Detox Center, certified colon hydrotherapists use FDA-approved devices to gently remove excess waste. Optional aromatherapy stimulates the senses with soothing fragrances as clients experience the cleansing benefits of the gravity-fed Libbe open system. The knowledgeable technicians use disposable tubing to ensure cleanliness, and can enhance colon-hydrotherapy sessions with health-boosting add-ins such as acidophilus, aloe vera, coffee, or liquefied sunshine.
In addition to colonics, the crew offers detoxifying treatments such as infrared-sauna therapy, ionic footbaths, and ear candling.
A licensed aesthetician keeps patients in tip-top shape with wrinkle-reducing treatments such as microdermabrasion. The doctors perform a number of services, including Juvéderm, Radiesse, Botox, and weight-loss management. They also help curb appetites with medication-assisted diet programs and dispense nutritional supplements.
Dr. James J. Chao oversees plastic surgeries and medical-spa treatments behind the elegant glass façade of his office at Image Spa MD. The doctor and his expert team polish faces with chemical and glycolic peels, enhance eyelashes with Latisse, and warm paraffin wax for hands chapped by weather or hanging from tattered monkey bars. Though some may recognize Dr. Chao from the sidelines of NFL Chargers games—he serves as the team's plastic and hand surgeon—he often makes possible lasting enhancements in the lives of everyday clientele with cosmetic injectables, as well as plastic surgeries such as liposuction, breast augmentation, and rhinoplasties.