Stony Brook native Michael Gallagher, DC, gives back to the community that nurtured him since childhood with soothing and therapeutic physical treatments. Gallagher's only sustained absence was in the mid 1990s, when he pursued his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, Georgia. Empowered by a career he chose as an expression of public service, the new doctor immediately returned to Long Island to share his expertise in physical rehabilitation and chiropractic care. Dr. Gallagher opened North Country Health Spa in 2007, deepening his community ties via friendship bracelets lashed to the bedrock while branching out into other holistic therapies and pampering treatments for skin and muscles.
Today, the doctor betters himself with continuing education and has earned a certification in biomechanical injury treatment that complements the treatment and training he does for athletes at Stony Brook University and several other colleges. Dr. Gallagher's two kids keep him invested in the Three Village school district, and his telltale ticker reminds him to give generously to the American Heart Association
At Complete Chiropractic Rehabilitation, the chiropractors believe that prevention is the best medicine. With that in mind, they stave off pain and illness with natural healing services. With a focus on chiropractic methods, they also foray into exercise and massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle coaching.
Cara Cipriano is very familiar with the healing power of touch, using massage to treat chronic pain, injuries, arthritis, and stress-related medical symptoms. To realign tissues and relieve aches and pains, she calls upon her education—which covered anatomy, myology, neurology, and kinesiology—and her experience using a variety of classic massage styles. Her available modalities even include acupressure and reflexology. Whether she’s tailoring a massage to a pregnant client, developing an oncology massage for the individual on her table, or helping a stressed-out disk of pizza dough to relax, Cara Cipriano understands that each treatment can be as different as her clients.
At Fingers From Heaven, licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist Connie Tjaden can tell what's going on inside the body without seeing an x-ray. Drawing from more than two decades of experience, she taps into the body's meridians—its energy pathways—which point to the source of imbalances and illness. Once she's zeroed in on the source of the problem, she administers her signature massages and acupuncture treatments—both of which are designed to be as relaxing as they are healthy.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jamie Skaggs firmly believes that everyone should have a say in the care they receive. After graduating from New York Chiropractic College, he practiced his craft in New York and Baltimore before opening Skaggs Chiropractic Care. Now he and his staff of massage therapists, acupuncturists, physical therapists, and medical doctors rely on old-school techniques and modern equipment to ease aches. Their arsenal of stress- and pain-relieving gadgets includes ultrasound devices, electric muscle stimulation, and x-ray machines.