Voted 2011's #1 Fitness Center by Suburban Focus, Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center’s 90,000-square-foot workout compound facilitates user-friendly body sculpting through its vast array of fitness and recreation equipment. Calibrated to absorb the pressure from running, walking, and galloping astride stick horses, the cushioned indoor track supports moving feet with a stress-free surface. Demonstrate a synchronized-swimming act in one of three pools, or take on a revivifying blast of vaporized water in the sauna and steam room. Patrons can build biceps and tone tensors with machine-bound and free weights or stack barbells until the pile resembles their favorite president. Flanked by a squadron of rowing machines and stationary bikes, a floor stocked with ellipticals, stair steppers, and treadmills keeps heart rates pumped.
IRC Chiropractic & Physical Therapy's licensed therapists knead away physical and mental stresses with five rejuvenating massage varieties. Submit scout-knotted muscles to a nimbly executed deep-tissue massage, where steady, intense motion breaks up persistent body tension while eradicating possible scar tissue. Or, elect for the soft-tissue massage, a pacifying treatment designed to streamline circulation and liberate endorphins from locked cerebral cages. The sports massage aims to unearth the body's full potential from areas of athletic concern, and the trigger-point massage helps diminish soreness by combining the client's strategic breathing with the practitioner's tactful bouts of musculoskeletal compression. Mothers-to-be can opt for the pregnancy massage, an approach specifically designed to relieve child-carrying back pain and raise infants' IQs by at least two points.
Rather than medicating pain away, the four chiropractors at Physicians Sports and Injury Center address it at its root: the spine. Their spinal adjustments can alleviate ailments such as neck-related headaches, the symptoms of whiplash, and athletic injuries. After curbing aches, the team helps clients avoid re-injury, crafting custom plans that eschew risky practices such as betting a vertebrae during poker games. To complement their natural medicine, the chiropractors also contour physiques with i-Lipo treatments, which catalyze the natural weight-loss process via low-level laser.
Zabrosky Chiropractic's diligent Doctor of Chiropractic Adriana Zabrosky and accommodating therapists evict troublesome aches and pains with individualized care and thorough consultations. Prior to the massage, the certified professionals capture x-rays if necessary, shedding light on bone weaknesses, structural issues, and chakra discoloration. A full exam ameliorates misalignment dilemmas, revealing areas where undue physical pressure affects the bones or sculpts muscles into curlicues. Chiropractic clients choose between two types of massage—deep tissue or Swedish—both of which last an hour. The Swedish massage uses long strokes to stimulate circulation and reduce pain, and the deep-tissue massage realigns connective tissue, making it possible to give the extreme tilt-a-whirl another go.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patients at the core of their efforts. Though the centers are spread the country, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, the company's mission remains to help patients and their surrounding communities reach their maximum potential through a combination of customized chiropractic treatment plans and education. This approach doesn't just assuage painful symptoms—it's also designed to uncover the root causes of ailments such as whiplash, insomnia, headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and more.
In their efforts to improve communication in the central nervous system by addressing nerve interference, chiropractors provide spinal adjustments and supplemental treatments such as cervical traction, therapeutic exercise and balance-strengthening wobble boards. Their practice extends far beyond the wellness centers, however: community-outreach efforts take them to health fairs, offsite spinal screenings, and complimentary workshops on a range of wellness topics. They also devote themselves to nonprofit work with several organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the Chiros Care Free Wellness Center, they examine and treat Chicago's homeless and HIV-positive population, fueled by their belief that everyone should have access to expert preventive care.
Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack opened the first HealthSource office in 2006 and has watched his business take flight, growing to more than 250 offices nationwide. The expansion is due in part to progressive-treatment protocols and business systems and in part to the experience Dr. Tomshack gained while in the US Air Force and the MBA program at the University of Toledo, and at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he graduated summa cum laude. At each of his offices, a team of chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and trainers helps to alleviate ailments such as disk degeneration and fibromyalgia. The team can also tailor treatments to alleviate pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, or arthritis, and its progressive-rehab program works with body areas that are known to cause trouble, such as weak lower backs and rebellious pinky toes.