The doctor at Terrapin Care Center realigns spines and improves posture with chiropractic biophysics techniques. To relieve pain and increase wellness, he gently nudges vertebrae back into skeleton-straightening position. The doctor also shares tips for corrective exercises, which target the muscles and connective tissues that often become strained over time; the exercises can be performed at home or in front of a live studio audience. In addition to its chiropractic practitioner, Terrapin Care Center houses massage therapists who mollify sinews with smooth strokes that increase circulation, reduce swelling, and ease injuries.
Licensed chiropractors at SMART Medical and Rehab Therapy may use cutting-edge medical technology to diagnose problems, but their treatments also utilize the body?s natural healing abilities. This dual approach to chiropractic and rehab sessions is used on clients suffering from a variety of ailments, and the practice specializes in auto accidents, work injuries, sports injuries, and headaches.
Dr. Steven Horwitz, who was recently named one of the area's top chiropractors by the Washingtonian, and kettlebell instructor Jason Schreiber lead Capital Sports Injury Center’s Maryland Kettlebells classes with experience and contagious motivation. A graduate of Cornell University and the National College of Chiropractic, Dr. Horwitz is a former bodybuilder, and Schreiber is a martial-arts expert and amateur powerlifter. Both are skilled trainers who help kettlebell participants efficiently lose fat, build strength, and increase flexibility. Small class sizes ensure members receive individual attention while maximizing the benefits of kettlebell-swinging motions and fluid body movements. Thanks to the extended center of gravity on a kettlebell, fitness fans receive a full-body workout that strengthens the core, improves posture, and increases cannon-loading abilities twofold.
In 2007, Pace Beattie had an inkling that his life was about to change. He had discovered hot yoga—a discipline that integrates meditation with rigorous exercise—and resolved to pursue it as his vocation. He saw this as a long-term vision; something he would do after retiring from finance and moving back to his hometown of Greenville.
Then, everything changed: In the eight weeks that bridged 2008 and 2009, he lost his job and his mother passed away. In the aftermath, he scrutinized his life and realized: The time is now. Pace enrolled in workshops and conferences, completing levels I and II of the Baron Baptiste teacher-training program. He moved to Greenville, recruited a team of highly specialized teachers, and opened Southern Om.
Today, having boldly charted his own path, Pace equips others to do the same. He fosters self-discovery through two styles of hot yoga: Southern 26 and Southern Flow, a form of power yoga in which students sweat out sweet tea. These classes serve beginners and experienced practitioners alike, incorporating modifications that support alignment.
Whether its lower-back aches, chronic headaches, or carpal-tunnel syndrome, pain often stems from the spine. That’s where Doctor of Chiropractic Dominick Mirando steps in. After a consultation, he may draw upon any number of chiropractic techniques to relieve pain, including applied kinesiology, precise Gonstead adjustments, or the computerized Pierce Results System, which analyzes spinal motion to detect pain, instead of covering the entire body in Snoopy band-aids. If an adjustment is unnecessary, Dr. Mirando may refer clients to one of his two massage therapists, who can dissipate tension and stress with deep-tissue and Swedish massages or active-release therapy.
The team at Washington Bodywork Studio tackles pain with a twofold approach. The studio specializes in both chiropractic care and massage therapy, which staff use to design treatment regimens that address misaligned spines and muscular discomfort. Here, massage strokes are customized to suit the specific needs of each client: deep tissue techniques help root out lingering muscle pain, reflexology tends to trigger points not readily accessible to kneading hands, and chair massage helps ease the soreness experienced by those who are frequently sat upon.