Doctors of Chiropractic Randy Goings and Vernishia Robinson share more than roots in South Carolina. Both of the board-certified chiropractors behind A Healing Touch Chiropractic Center possess a comprehensive knowledge of the human body’s inner workings. They draw on this knowledge to treat ailments that stem from bad posture, chronic stress, and pulling one’s car to save money on gas. They are aided in their efforts by a staff of trained assistants, many of whom help to detect the causes behind clients’ symptoms during personal consultations. After coming to understand their condition, the staff may lead patients to one of the office’s plush beds for a Swedish or deep-tissue massage or make way for one of the doctors, who can heal with advanced methods such as electrotherapy or provide nutritional advice for a holistic wellness program.
Blue Root Acupuncture’s licensed acupuncturist Angela Soto calls upon her extensive knowledge of medical and herbology practices when enhancing customer well-being during each of her facility’s health services. Treatments range from traditional acupuncture visits⎯which can be used to stimulate circulation, influence the release of neurotransmitters, and pop the bubble wrap that was distracting the immune system from operating properly⎯to treatments that include Energy Light Rejuvenation and fire cupping.
With a little bit of help, the human body is capable of caring for itself. This is the chiropractic philosophy of Dr. Drake Jacobs, who helps clients with treatments that address the underlying causes of chronic pain without resorting to prescription medication or invasive procedures. Instead, Dr. Jacobs and his staff work with clients to assess their condition and use x-rays to get a clearer look at the body's inner workings, especially the structure of the spinal column.
To effectively treat a variety of hard- and soft-tissue concerns, chiropractic care hinges upon manual adjustments, which realign the wayward vertebrae that may be interfering with communications sent from the brain down the spinal cord and throughout the body. These treatments help restore alignment and remove interference in the body's nervous system, providing a holistically focused alternative that allows the body to naturally recover from the aches and pains caused by pent-up stress, trauma, or sports injuries.
Each fully licensed Physicians Weight Loss Centers location houses a staff of dietary experts dedicated to helping their clients lead overall healthier lives. To help their clients achieve their goals, they offer six weight-loss programs—which have been honed over the last 30 years—that are tailored to suit their needs. The plans map out varying caloric levels and dietary approaches, and are customized to each client based on their health statistics and natural repartee with celery sticks. Putting patient education at the forefront, the staff promotes sustainable healthy eating habits, and helps clients ease the eventual transition from the weight-loss program to regular eating habits. The specialists augment the programs with a variety of in-person and online services, in addition to more than 65 weight-loss and nutrition products, ranging from vitamin B12 shots to specialized supplements.
A trio of experienced practitioners—two chiropractors and a physiatrist—stands at the helm of the spine-soothing ship that is Midlands Health Center. William A. Jones, R. Dean McCaughan, and Kiran K. Sandrapaty share a deep knowledge of the body’s inner workings and a patient-centered philosophy that compels them to begin each of their chiropractic treatments with a personal consultation. Their focus on holistic well-being does not preclude them from accounting for specific ailments; taking advantage of the center’s x-ray facilities, they can identify bodily issues such as vertebral subluxations and abnormally frightening skeletons. To ensure the health of spines and nervous systems, the doctors may employ manual and trigger-point therapies as well as other hands-on techniques.
Certified Rolfer Kimberly Richey eases bodies into balance during 75-minute Rolfing sessions. As opposed to massage therapists, who drive tension from muscles, or chiropractors, who realign spines by advising patients to sleep on a ruler, Richey’s practice focuses on the fascia, the soft tissue that surrounds muscles and connects organs to one another. Direct pressure coupled with guided movements work to release tightness within connective tissues, restoring proper movement to the body as a whole. Continued Rolfing sessions can result in improved posture and mobility, reduced pain and stiffness, and increased circulation.