Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic Lou Kessel knows what it is like to stand in the spotlight. Beginning his career as a competitive gymnast, he later became a gymnastics coach, and, eventually, the host of the local television show Peak Performance. Now, he shines the spotlight on his clients as he takes a natural and preventative approach to reducing pain without drugs.
With more than 30 years experience as a trained sports chiropractor, Kessel has mastered techniques for reducing and removing nervous-system dysfunctions––such as subluxations and knots––with customized adjustments and rehabilitation services. At his eponymous wellness center, two trained massage therapists work to soothe aches and pains during massage sessions, and an ionic footbath detox helps purge toxins and impurities through the foot's sweat glands. The clinic's online health store further encourages whole body well-being by providing natural supplements, cleansing herbal teas, and group counseling for toes who are no longer speaking.
At Chiropractor Back Care of NYC, Dr. Andrew Black, a licensed doctor of chiropractic, adjusts spines and manipulates soft tissue to ease pain, stiffness, and other sources of discomfort. He funnels more than 25 years of chiropractic experience into each appointment as he educates patients about posture, body motion, and ergonomics?the same characteristics that earned him appearances as an expert on Fox 5 News. In addition to aligning spines with traditional chiropractic methods and massaging sore backs using myofascial-release techniques, Dr. Black performs cold laser therapy using spinal-decompression treatments, and manipulation under anesthesia?MUA?to address the chronic pain that stems from conditions such as sciatica, fibromyalgia, and herniated discs. During MUA, an anesthesiologist administers a gentle sedation before Dr. Black works to break up scar tissue and fibrous adhesions with postural maneuvers, passive stretches, and by asking nicely.
Unlike the sculptors of the Venus de Milo or the Winged Victory of Samothrace, Dr. Karl Bauer uses the “whole person approach” in his practice. An experienced chiropractor, he reduces pain and corrects posture not just with chiropractic care, but also by examining patients’ lifestyles and determining the causes of their bodily disruption. During his comprehensive exam, he checks for problems in the neurological, orthopedic, and postural fields, and he treats these problems with spinal adjustments, physical therapy, massage, and big ol’ bear hugs. His wellness plans may also include corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, and nutritional counseling—services that are also available a la carte to all patients.
Instead of merely addressing symptoms as they arise, Transformative Health's staff promotes balanced wellbeing by targeting these symptoms' root causes. Every treatment here starts with a frank conversation about your personal needs and goals, as well as an explanation of the center's focus on natural healing. The treatments themselves can include everything from physical therapy and sports medicine to chiropractic care and massage?really, whatever your body requires to prevent future pain. Additionally, Transformative Health's team can help clients live healthier, more fulfilling lives outside the office with weight-loss programs that include periodic check-ins and complimentary high fives.
Led by Jeremie "Dr. Jonnie" Rachunow, the highly trained team at Ageonics works to improve their patients’ well-being with chiropractic, massage, and physical-therapy services, also offering a wide range of cosmetic injections and laser treatments. Chiropractic exams reveal musculoskeletal secrets that lead to tension and pain, such as the sites of old injuries or evidence pointing to the conclusion that the spleen stole the heart’s baseball-card collection. Pulses of light aims to stop the growth of unwanted fuzz during laser hair-removal treatments, and chemical peels evict depleted skin cells from face surfaces to reveal glowing skin and eliminate the need for night-lights in the bathroom.
Doctors Michael and Lori Smatt treat misaligned spines with corrective chiropractic care that has attracted celebrity clients and supporters, including Dr. Oz, Robert De Niro, Bill Clinton, and Sting. A belief that everyone deserves to live a healthy life fuels the Smatt doctors, who treat vertebral subluxations using adjustments and x-rays with the hopes of improving each patient's overall quality of life and ability to pronounce the term "vertebral subluxations." The duo boasts more than 50 collective years of experience, with a slew of certifications and numerous national and local distinctions in their field.