At Five Roads Acupuncture, licensed acupuncturists Melissa Durgin and Matthew Sweeney employ a range of traditional Chinese therapies to help patients overcome tension and maintain long-term wellness. Their repertoire of services includes acupuncture, herbal Chinese medicine, needle-free acupressure, and nutritional counseling.
As someone who has completed multiple triathlons and has bicycled across the U.S., 5280 Chiropractic's principal practitioner, Doctor of Chiropractic John Lloyd, does not take spinal health for granted. His journey toward this heroic level of fitness, which he maintains with the help of his wife and son, began at Logan University of Health Sciences in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a sore back from how heavy his noggin had grown, he developed an interest in scoliosis treatment. He learned a method that eschews surgery and braces through study at the Clear Institute in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and then traveled to Germany to learn the Schroth Method's corrective exercise regimen.
Dr. Lloyd now balances muscles and straightens spines with a touch honed during 14 years of practice, in which time he has helped more than 11,000 patients go on to win games of hide-and-seek by hiding behind flag poles. He is attended by Dr. Jason Kroese, Dr. Michael Sutter, and Dr. Brandon Williamson, who earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Dr. Williamson specializes in prenatal and infant care.
While the walls to Hand in Hand Therapeutic Touch are finite, the list of treatments performed within them is staggering. From acupressure to Reiki to sports massage, the selection has something for most any ailment. The staff even tackles mental knots with hypnotherapy, where they help clients break bad habits or achieve emotional goals. Treatments can also take place in the comfort of clients' homes, where therapists finally get to unwind stressed telephone cords.
As the name suggests, Health Partners of Colorado combines the expertise of physicians, chiropractors, and massage therapists. Although they come from various schools of thought, each member of the team works toward the same goal: to help patients live healthy lives. To achieve this purpose, medical doctors use blood tests, electrocardiograms, and diagnostics; chiropractors apply noninvasive treatments to help the body heal itself; and massage therapists knead muscles and joints to relieve tension and pain.
Julie Odler is a licensed practitioner of acupuncture, an ancient healing art used to stimulate the body's immune system and promote natural wellness. Though Julie specializes in sports medicine and improving athletic performance, she offers relief from a wide array of ailments ranging from insomnia to migraines and chronic back pain.
Doctor of Chiropractic Omid Ferdowsian knows his way around the backbone. With advanced training in extremity and sports care and such chiropractic methods as the Thompson drop table, Gonstead, and flexion distraction, he can coax misalignments and nonconforming disks back into place with precision tilts atop a flexion table or with his skilled hands during full manual adjustments. To ensure patient comfort, he customizes sessions from low- to high-force, and keeps lines of communication open during the entire procedure, explaining the purpose behind techniques and answering questions such as, “Why does my back pop?” and “Where does my house go at night?”
Dr. Ferdowsian and his team of massage therapists emphasize an approach that preempts illness before it occurs. Rather than waiting for symptoms to set in, the team administers focused examinations, thoroughly checking out spines, medical history, and any current symptoms before customizing a treatment plan. Treatment plans can include any combination of acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, or nutritional education.
When most people think of massage, they think of a relaxing experience that's meant to slow down life's hectic pace for an hour or so. There's certainly something to that, as modalities such as Swedish massage counter stress with gentle kneads and short, hypnotically rhythmic strokes. But there's a lot more to massage than relaxing, as the therapists at Invigorate Massage and Wellness know. Several of their other modalities are actually intended to energize clients. Whether they're relieving a sprain to help you get back on the field or healing back pains so you get back to commuting to work on horseback, they focus on a lot more than short-term relaxation.