The healthcare practitioners at Advanced Physical Medicine utilize advanced technology in their comprehensive, multifaceted approach to pain management, physical therapy, and fitness. Chiropractic physicians treat injuries and misaligned spines with therapies that include decompression machines, and acupuncture sessions address chronic pain from sciatica or carpal-tunnel symptoms acquired while positioning full-size construction cranes over vending-machine toys. Physical therapists focus on rehabilitating patients who have suffered accidental injuries, incorporating innovative ultrasound and light-therapy treatments to promote healing. To encourage wellness from the inside out, certified colonic therapists rid intestines of accumulated waste and toxins, and weight-loss experts help clients to overcome house clutter by creating extra storage space in their pants.
Both the Chicago and Oak Park locations welcome guests with an abundance of natural light and cheerful green exercise machines. Giving back to the local community is a passion enjoyed by many on the staff, including podiatrist and college-level instructor Dr. Mary Ann Bender, who, along with her students, provides foot care at eight uninsured and homeless clinics in Chicago.
Dr. Mark Jones is a licensed acupuncturist—a designation reserved for practitioners who have completed more than 2,500 hours of training, have passed a battery of rigorous tests, and can locate a needle in any standard-size haystack. In addition to these credentials, Jones has more than 28 years of experience administering professional acupuncture treatments to help relieve a variety of ailments via the strategic insertion of oh-so-fine needles. Though weight loss acupuncture is not offered, Jones is also a doctor of chiropractic and is knowledgeable in many areas of Chinese medicine.
The board-certified MDs and chiropractic physicians at Healthy Connection Physical Medicine focus on medical treatments that help their clients overcome pain. Their services range from traditional and alternative medicinal treatments––such as physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractics, and applied kinesiology––which are conducted after exams determine which treatment best suits an individual's needs. Healthy Connection Physical Medicine has been in business for more than 13 years.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Body-contouring laser, nutrition
Brands Used: Standard Process, Nurtiwest, Xmogen, Lipo Light
Pro Tip: Relax, rejuvinate, recharge your body, mind and spirit for total health
Despite a long list of beautifying hair services and soothing massages, the most important sense at C'zar Salon-Spa is not sight or touch, but smell. Stemming from natural Aveda products, aromas drift throughout the space, tinting the air with rosemary, peppermint, and lavender scents that evoke pastoral scenes pulled straight out of the organic farms on which many of their ingredients grew. The Stress-Fix line of lotions?whose fragrances help to reduce anxiety?cloaks hands and feet in sage during specialty mani-pedis, and customized blends of essential oils augment Elemental Nature massages and facials.
Plants play a role in even the most detailed procedures at C'zar Salon-Spa. Flowers contribute extracts to the salon's cosmetics, and Nufree hair-removal formulas provide a botanical alternative to wax that's more gentle than tweezing with a venus flytrap. Although they don't incorporate leafy greens, wellness treatments such as acupuncture and cupping strive to round out makeovers by goading the body?s healing processes. For special events, the staff can accommodate groups inside the calming venue or transport their perfumed practices to a specified location.
When Dr. Jon Heyer graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic, he had already come around to viewing the human body as a complex, interconnected organism. His desire to put this holistic philosophy into action soon compelled him to open Holistic Health & Chiropractic of Frankfort, an innovative treatment center that eschews symptom-specific methods in favor of chiropractic techniques designed to promote total-body health.
Today, Dr. Heyer continues to lead his patients through three phases of care that work progressively to relieve pain, correct ailments, and maintain newfound health. As a licensed acupuncturist, he takes cues from ancient Chinese medical practices to ease ailments such as fibromyalgia, respiratory disorders, and chronic pain with fine needles. Though he wears his penchant for holistic methods on his white coat sleeves, Dr. Heyer also strives to stay at the forefront of traditional medical technologies. When he isn't studying the latest developments in the world of nutritional supplements, he can be found soothing muscles with ultrasound therapy, mechanical traction, and whispered lullabies.