Just as he was about to leave for physical-therapy school, Dr. Jeffrey Gerdes, D.C., threw out his back. Despite a prescription for painkillers, he said the pain was so bad he "was waking up in the middle of the night." After being introduced to a chiropractor, he scheduled an appointment for a treatment. In two visits, his back pain was gone. "I was amazed," Dr. Gerdes says. "I thought to myself, 'Why didn't anyone tell me about this sooner?'"
After studying chiropractic at Palmer College, Dr. Gerdes keeps up-to-date on the latest treatments and technology with ongoing education resources from establishments such as Harvard Medical School and the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. He and his team at Carolina ChiroCare and Rehab help patients stand straighter, recover from surgery or injury, and more easily high-five their friends in the NBA. "We've had people who've had chronic pain for years, who are literally wheeled in [to the office]," Dr. Gerdes says. After treatments, "they were able to see for themselves the changes … to open their eyes to the pain relief" that chiropractic provides.
At Ananda, each person is guided along the journey to healing and blissful existence by the experienced hands of Anisha Desai, a licensed acupuncturist, yoga teacher, and medical Qi Gong therapist. Patients first receive a consultation that addresses their health concerns, teaches them about Chinese medicine, and evaluates their wellness level through a physical examination. Then, during a comfortable 90-minute acupuncture session, stress is relieved by the loving energy manipulations of small, thin needles. For no additional cost, patients may request cupping, which places vacuum suction cups that would put even the most talented octopus to shame on qi pathways in the back for five to ten minutes in order to diminish pain, or Qi Gong therapy, a movement technique said to aid in restoring the balance of all-important qi.
Michael Hoehle knows first-hand the toll sports can take on the body. Years of football and ice hockey barraged his back, causing discomfort and weariness. Physicality nurtured Michael's passion for competition, and it would eventually inspire him to combat injury as a profession. With an athlete's drive, he conquered his undergraduate studies and completed the chiropractic program at Palmer College of Chiropractic. His mission of natural healing then led him to North Carolina, where his experiences gave him the knowledge necessary to open his own chiropractic office.
At Raleigh Chiropractic & Wellness, Michael aids patients in achieving a healthy state without invasive treatments or medications. His consultation services investigate backbone health and potential issues, and his meticulous adjustment treatments and chiropractic massage services reduce the aches that so often stem from giving piggyback rides to actual pigs.
Growing up with a father who worked as an athletic trainer and martial-arts instructor, Amber Dunn has been familiar with healthy living since childhood. Now a licensed massage and bodywork therapist, she treats patients of Sonoma Massage & Bodywork Therapy with relaxing Swedish massages, myofascial release therapy, soothing hot-stone therapy, and other techniques. As an added benefit, she includes complimentary table stretching with each treatment.
At HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab, staff members work with clients to develop written individual action plans to treat joint and muscle pain. A tailored treatment can blend attention from chiropractors, massage therapists, and progressive rehabilitation staff to leverage the diverse benefits of a variety of modalities in the same visit. All staffers are trained to educate clients about chiropractic care's role in overall physical well-being, using a nifty song that helps you remember what the hipbone is connected to—a USB port.
Body Elemental is a massage therapy studio devoted to your health, energetic balance, and overall well-being. At Body Elemental you will experience a variety of therapies to create a unique-to-you session that address your physcial, mental and spritual health.