Nathan Baxter found his dream career in a not-so-comfortable way: by getting a concussion. In a high-school wrestling practice, his opponent tossed him into a solid metal door, and when he woke up, he had whiplash, as well as a nasty bump on the head. When his prescription didn't seem to help with the problem and he continued to miss school, his family doctor referred him to a chiropractor, and a few adjustments later, he was sleeping soundly and back in class. That experience set him on a path that would lead to founding his own chiropractic office, and to 5 years of helping other people overcome their injuries, structural problems, and discomfort.
Conventional medicine certainly seems logical: treat the symptoms of a disease when they occur. Unfortunately, sometimes treating symptoms doesn't get at the heart of the issue. Doctor of chiropractic Nicholas Curry believes there is better way. The professional chiropractor has studied sports science and rehabilitation long enough to know the limits of conventional medicine and the benefits of healthcare that actually treats ailments before they occur. At Integrative Health + Sports Performance, Dr. Curry and his staff?led by licensed massage therapist Grace Norwood?holistically heal bodies with services that range from sports massages to chiropractic adjustments.
A division of the Ohio Institute of Allied Health, Tranquility Mind & Body Spa comforts bodies with holistic medical massage therapy services. After an initial consultation, massage therapists tailor treatments to clients' needs, choosing appropriate essential oil for the aromatherapy treatment ($10). A hand-and-foot paraffin dip ($20) coats appendages in warm wax, softening and smoothing skin. Soothing scents waft through the air and recite poetry during the one-hour medical massage, which targets tight, sore, or injured areas with medical techniques such as neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release ($65). Some clients report the heat therapy and resulting boost in circulation alleviates discomfort from chronic pain, sports-related injuries, or excessive high-fiving with feet.
Patients have relied on Ohio Eyecare Specialists for more than 75 years, and today they count on four physicians and 30 talented staff members for exams, designer eyewear, and surgical solutions to health and cosmetic quandaries. During the latter, doctors use laser-based systems to treat glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, and they also operate on cataracts and even sagging eyelids. But as during a conversation with someone wearing a cool hat, the team doesn't just focus on the eyes; they also perform Botox injections and Obagi treatments that discourage wrinkles.
Premier Community Health keeps locals healthy with care that ranges from flu shots to education on women's health. Comprehensive health screenings check blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and lung strength, and the center's associated breast and cervical cancer project provides free mammograms and pap tests to uninsured women in the area.
PureMD's team of skilled medical practitioners resurrect youthful faces during this FDA-approved treatment. Smooth out under-eye creases, ease out crow's-feet, or heighten brows with carefully administered injections from a needle that lulls wrinkle-causing muscles into a blissful, four-month hibernation. The treatments last 10 minutes with no expected downtime and a discomfort level far lower than the audience's at Captain Ahab's first stand-up comedy show.