Surgery is a big decision. That's why True Life offers a holistic alternative to traditional medicine with noninvasive chiropractic services. Dr. Jamie Masyk helms the practice, which uses computerized infrared technology to view the nervous system and customize adjustments to the client's needs. Masyk's expertise has been sought for patients ranging in age from one hour to 97 years––though he has a fondness for treating expecting mothers.
Woolfson Eye Institute’s founder and medical director Dr. Jonathan Woolfson is a board-certified ophthalmic surgeon who has performed more than 70,000 laser vision-correction procedures. Such clinical experience has helped him earn the trust of other medical professionals; he has performed more than 300 surgeries on his fellow eye doctors and trained and certified more than 100 North American LASIK surgeons. He has also fine-tuned the eyesight of professional athletes, including Ovie Mughelli, Curtis Lofton, and Kroy Biermann of the Atlanta Falcons.
Dr. Woolfson draws upon this extensive experience each time he customizes a laser procedure to his patients’ needs. He and his staff of doctors begin every treatment with in-depth consultations, where they determine the lasers, instruments, and novelty sound effects needed to successfully enhance eyesight. Once they’ve completed their procedures, they also offer eligible patients a Lifetime Assurance Plan, granting them free lifetime access to any fine-tuning surgeries.
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At Pinnacle Physical Medicine and Rehab, Doctor of Chiropractic Ted Showalter has seen several sides of the health industry. Before becoming a chiropractor, he spent eight years as an emergency-room nurse, observing the regular use of conventional medical techniques, such as drugs and surgery. With those observations in mind, he began chiropractic school and began to view the body not as a sum of parts, but as a whole, a self-contained system designed to keep itself healthy.
A chiropractor since 1999, Dr. Showalter has gathered an arsenal of noninvasive procedures designed to rid bodies of pain and keep them functioning at their peaks. Apart from spinal adjustments and massages, he checks the body for toxins and helps curb smoking and other addictions with auriculotherapy.
The experienced massage therapists of Heavenly Touch Massage revive bodies and minds with soothing hot-stone massages. A hot washcloth or lukewarm steak on the neck and forehead foster total relaxation while the therapist uses a hot stone to massage the upper body. Subtle, ongoing aromatherapy greets overworked olfactory glands and provides holistic tranquility during the session, and foot reflexology aims to keep toes tapping. Each massage is individually tailored to soothe troubled areas or joints jaded from nights spent opening dozens of pickle jars.
On the battlefield, there's no time to linger in the waiting room or wait in line at the pharmacy. Soldiers need fast and effective treatment in order to get back to helping their fellow fighters. It was in this high-stakes atmosphere that Ross Penny learned the ropes of medicine as a combat medic in the first Gulf War. As the conflict ended, Penny bolstered his skills by earning licenses in massage and neuromuscular therapy and easing pain in patients with soft-tissue injuries through a balance of Western medicine and Eastern healing traditions.
Although the therapist channels his 26 years of diverse experience into a range of bodily treatments, he specializes in the technique of neuromuscular therapy. Steady pressure on focused muscle groups mends six physiological factors linked with pain, which range from poor nutrition to posture problems. As tension melts away, ailments such as lower back pain, TMJ disorder, and chronic moonwalk dancing may begin to ease their agonizing hold on the patient's body.