At age 18, Dr. Sean Price of ChiroSpa felt the first twinges of back pain—a pain that continued to worsen, eventually sidelining him from martial arts training. After electing to have lower back surgery, he began researching natural alternatives in order to avoid having to make such a decision again. This led him to pursue a massage therapy license followed closely by a degree in chiropractics. These days, Dr. Price takes a holistic approach in his practice: instead of simply treating the symptoms, he looks for the underlying causes of pain such as working at a physically demanding job or sleeping in a dollhouse. He then consults with patients to recommend lifestyle adjustments and treat ailments with massage, nutritional counseling, and physiotherapy.
Board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic Erik R. Persiani is well-versed in both acupuncture and chiropractic techniques. At White Sands Chiropractic Clinic, he draws from this experience to treat, as well as diagnose, a range of physical injuries and stress-related ailments. To do this, he and his staff employ manual techniques and up-to-date technology—including custom pelvic stabilizers and joint-pain-easing electric stimulation, ultrasound, and LED light therapy.
Emerald Coast Chiropractic’s Florida-licensed massage therapists assist aching bodies with a variety of massage modalities that soothe away stress in a private room. The skilled therapists know how to augment chiropractic adjustment with deep-tissue techniques that target a specific joint, muscle, or muscle group. Pre-treatment, staffers spend time with each client, addressing any concerns and educating on the benefits of massage. A Swedish kneading increases circulation and blood flow as oil, cream, or lotion smoothes over skin with long, fluid strokes that deepen relaxation. Trigger-point therapy eases tension and boosts muscular function, and neuromuscular therapy addresses specific problems discovered during a postural assessment and telepathic Q and A.
Doctor of Chiropractic Shawna Hogan’s biggest complaint about health care is that “patients are so often rushed in and out of doctors’ offices today without ever feeling that they are being listened to,” she says. “My objective is to go the distance so that every patient feels that he or she is a priority.”
That attitude has helped her clinic, Regatta Chiropractic and Laser Center, flourish with a variety of patients, including multiple physicians, children, and pregnant women. When she’s not administering chiropractic treatments, such as manual adjustments, massage therapy, and cold-laser therapy, she’s helping clients slim down with Zerona noninvasive laser body contouring. In addition to making patients feel confident that they could slip through jail-cell bars any time they want, the Zerona treatments help patients struggling with back pain attributed to excess weight.
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Men and women can improve their golf game at Destin Golf Fitness. Their medical professionals, who hold certifications from the Titleist Performance Institute, assess players' swings and overall physicality, pin pointing any issues that may be hindering their game. In addition to shaving points off rounds, they can also address issues such as lack of flexibility and over training.
Dr. Christopher Cave and his medical staff guide clients through the daunting task of losing weight with programs tailored to each individual. Visits kick off with a consultation with Dr. Cave and a registered nurse, who evaluate clients inside and out with blood work, measurements, and a frank and earnest discussion of their weight-loss goals. Then the team devises a plan of action that can involve any combination of appetite suppressants, recipes, exercise programs, and HCG hormone injections. The team demonstrates their commitment to results by following up with clients every week with blood-pressure checks and weigh-ins.