Dr. Richard Bragg's first patient after founding Svelte Medical Weight Management was Dr. Richard Bragg himself. Determined to lose weight for good, Dr. Bragg built a weight-loss plan around the concept of lowering insulin levels, as well as supplementing a diet plan with vitamin injections, appetite suppressants, and forks that taste like inspiration.
Galelli Health Wellness Center's certified acupuncturist eases the pains and thwarts the illnesses of clients with little more than a set of slim needles and an intimate understanding of the body’s inner workings. Instead of treating the symptoms of one's complaints, a blend of herbal prescriptions and acupuncture address root causes of physical problems, such as an energy imbalance or cursed pair of knee socks. As the bad humors behind maladies, from sinusitis to tennis elbow, depart the body, clients stay calm reclined in a treatment chair set in the center’s communal treatment room.
Doctors of Chiropractic Victor Lasa and Suanette Torres helm Encompass Chiropractic Center, providing physical, massage, and laser therapy to treat injury and musculoskeletal concerns. Concerned with overall health, they treat the conditions and not just the pain to prevent recurrences. They also design weight-loss and nutrition programs to bolster well-being.
Doctor of Chiropractic Nateshia Williams believes in a personalized approach to chiropractic healing. That's why before any treatment, she holds personal consultations with clients to determine the source of lingering tension. From there, ChiroCare's treatment options are diverse, ranging from traditional spine adjustments and physical therapy to extensive nutrition and exercise counseling. The facility also staffs licensed massage therapists who are experts in treating all types of unwieldy muscular ailments. In the comfort of a private room, clients can enjoy a low- to moderate-pressure massage to relieve tension or a firm-pressure massage to improve mobility after a car accident, sports injury, or limbo party gone horribly wrong.
Upon first glance, the treatment room at Salt Room at Millenia seems suspiciously barren; visitors who stick around, however, may soon notice the immunity-boosting effects of the 2.5 tons of Himalayan salt that adorn the walls and flood the atmosphere with a sea of negatively charged ions. As the lights dim and guests settle into lounge chairs, an amber glow overtakes the room to facilitate deep relaxation while mineral-rich salt aerosols seep into sinuses and pores. With each breath of air or lick of wall, waves of all-natural salt pervade the lungs to assuage respiratory illnesses and calm aches and pains.
Though the salt rooms for children and adults are its main draw, Salt Room at Millenia has several other healing tricks buried in its spice rack. Professional acupuncturists arrange hair-thin needles across backsides to alleviate pain and fatigue, and massage therapists wipe away aches with soothing back rubs. After all the lounging, spa visitors can awaken their limbs in one of the center's fitness classes, which include Pilates, yoga, and qi gong.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jason Farmer needed a chiropractor before he became one. Suffering from scoliosis as a child, he went to his family chiropractor, whose hands-on techniques kept him out of the operatory and in sports. Wanting to take costly, risky surgery out of the equation for others, Dr. Farmer attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, the world's oldest chiropractic school, where he eventually became a teacher.
Now ensconced at Orlando Chiropractic and Physical Rehab, LLC, Dr. Farmer treats his patients with spinal rehabilitation therapy (SRT). This therapy seeks to reverse the five components of spinal injury, such as pain and loss of motion, with a combination of traditional chiropractic adjustments, massage, and physical rehab. He and the team demonstrate their devotion to patients by taking time to get to know them during consultations and listening to questions and concerns while helping devise a treatment plan. If, through careful examination, Dr. Farmer believes he can't help a patient, he and the staff work to locate someone who can, either through extensive research or by making smoke signals in doctor script.