When Dr. Shane Kepler was diagnosed with severe scoliosis at age five, traditional medicine presented his parents with two options: risky surgery or a lifetime of debilitating physical challenges. Following the advice of a family friend, his parents took him to a chiropractor. Dr. Kepler not only developed a straight spine but also went on to win college athletic scholarships. At Kepler Family Chiropractic, he converts his personal experience with pain into opportunities to help patients live without it.
The team's philosophy emphasizes patient education and promotes preventative chiropractic care as much as the treatment of existing ailments. Dr. Kepler has adjusted patients ranging from newborn babies to 99-year-olds, as well as faithful clients who have been visiting his practice since it first opened 13 years ago. The compassionate crew also aids the local community with Lunch & Learn programs that encourage healthy living and reduce the number of water cooler refill-related injuries in the workplace.
Start the process by plumbing your body's well of wellness with a lifestyle questionnaire detailing diet and exercise routines. After discussing your health concerns and goals, Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Duffy will administer tests to determine lung capacity, body-fat percentage, muscle strength, stress levels, and other important factors that can help improve the ratio of healthy Pac-Men to grief-causing ghouls parading through your gaming system. A rolling thermal scan will assess the functioning of the spine and central nervous system.
Chiropractors David Lauer and Tyler Ideus know firsthand how effective chiropractic adjustments and manual therapy can be. After being told at the age of 19 that he had a degenerative disc, an emergency room nurse told an initially skeptical Lauer to see a chiropractor. Many years later, he is not only leading an active, limitless lifestyle but also learned a great deal about the self-healing capacity of the human body. Dr. Ideus, who was once a patient and intern at Havelock Chiropractic Center, has traveled the country learning the latest rehabilitation techniques from renowned chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapists. Even the center's resident massage therapist has personally experienced the benefits of chiropractic care, having been successfully treated for headaches by Dr. Lauer. Both chiropractors treat a variety of conditions with their extensive postgraduate training in Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) adjustment techniques. They also offer an array of cutting-edge therapies, including spinal decompression for bulging discs, or the Active Release Technique (ART) for muscles overused while running marathons or jogging alongside an ice-cream truck in order to read the fine print.
Sharon Maricle knows that good massage should never hurt. In her 20 years of providing bodywork therapy, the licensed massage therapist has come to believe that pure, complete relief can be attained without the deep-pressure, painful massage styles adopted by many therapists. Of course, Sharon understands that everybody has a different pressure threshold, and she adjusts her technique to suit her client, ensuring everyone can enjoy a deep, therapeutic massage. Instead of using one-size-fits-all massage strokes, Sharon attends to her clients' specific concerns, including soreness and tension, with everything from light, relaxing strokes to deeper and more focused pressure. She augments traditional Swedish massage with specialty techniques including Chinese cupping and color puncture, which uses colored lights instead of acupuncture needles to stimulate the body's meridian points and demonstrate the potential of black-and-white tattoos.
The technicians at Innovative Laser Institute target stubborn fat, cellulite, and lax skin with the i-Lipo laser system. Before beginning any treatment protocol, staffers sit down with clients to go over a complete health and medical questionnaire to ensure suitability for the process. The technician then positions the low-level laser device over the body area; the laser energy alters cells' chemistry and triggers the release of a lipase enzyme. The i-Lipo system is also referred to as a cold laser because most patients feel only a slight warming sensation during treatment. Its body-contouring effects can be permanent if clients eat sensibly, exercise, and annually surrender a sacrificial jelly donut into their fireplace.
After a hard hit during college football, Doctor of Chiropractic Travis Bangert thought his season was over. But then he saw the team chiropractor and, to his astonishment, he was back on the field and 100% better by the next game. It was at that moment that he knew he would become a chiropractor to help others achieve the same results.
Dr. Bangert’s colleague at Advanced Chiropractic Solutions, Doctor of Chiropractic Jessica Fleming, also found her passion for chiropractic treatments through a sports injury. She was 10 years old and competing in gymnastics tournaments nearly every weekend. Traditional medical doctors told her rest would heal her back; it did not. So she saw a chiropractor, and within weeks, she was back to her normal sports routine.
Both doctors’ backgrounds help them truly understand what their patients are going through when they come in for help. The chiropractors dispense manual adjustments and massages to alleviate everything from migraines to back injuries caused by patients trying to manually adjust their own spines.