Back in his wrestling days, Doctor of Chiropractic Andrew Hawley suffered a lower-back and rib injury that he thought would take him off the mat for good. However, a series of visits to a chiropractor soon restored him to competition shape. This experience drew him to chiropractic, and together with his wife, Doctor of Chiropractic Nicole Porzio-Hawley, he opened Porzio-Hawley Chiropractic and Nutrition Center.
Often the last resort for patients who have tried “everything else,” Dr. Hawley specializes in healing sports injuries that otherwise might be chronic. He treats muscle adhesions from athletic issues and repetitive use with the active-release technique and the instrument-assisted Graston technique. Both work to break down scar tissue and restore function and mobility.
With a forte in nutrition, Dr. Porzio-Hawley gives personalized nutrition advice that accounts for health problems and weight issues. In addition to passing this knowledge to clients, the trio escorts clients to the grocery store to suggest healthy choices and to ride in the cart. Other treatments, such as basic chiropractic care and acupuncture, support overall wellness.
Physical therapist and president of The Center of Medical Arts, Muna Swairjo understands true wellness requires a holistic approach. That’s why she and her team treat aches, pains, and illness with massage and physical therapy, while working to solve the causes of such maladies at their sources to prevent recurrences. Their services also include detoxifying acupuncture treatments as well as laser therapy, which can relieve everything from lower back pain and migraines to tennis elbow and skin ulcers.
For more than a decade, Physical Therapy and Massage of CT has sent calming ripples through achy muscle waters with its myriad bodywork techniques. The facility's licensed massage therapists can promote relaxation with flowing Swedish strokes or sideline lower-layer muscle aches with firm deep-tissue pressure. Guests also may request other wellness services such as gait training or postural reeducation after an ill-advised belly flop into a kiddie pool.
Dr. Jeff Martone, DPM, FACFAS and the staff at Family Foot Care Center's two offices help feet find relief from disease-, age-, and grape stomping-related symptoms with an array of services. They wield advanced technology during treatments, including the fungus-thwarting Cutera Nd:YAG laser and a noninvasive testing system for peripheral arterial disease. In addition to treating foot woes, the staff contributes to patients' podiatric knowledge with a slew of educational resources available on its website.
Working to empower individuals with disabilities to live life to the fullest, Futures, Inc. provides social-skills training, tutoring, independent-living training, and other support services to students and adults with disabilities. At the Futures School—Connecticut’s first community-based special-education school to be approved by the Department of Education—students aged 14–21 receive customized, one-on-one special education in their home communities. These education services include real-world work experience, transportation services, sessions with a full-time counselor, and typically lead to a high-school diploma from Futures School.
Led by physician and trained surgeon Dr. Ihsan I. Jabbour, the medical staff at PureSkin—which includes a registered nurse and two physician assistants—strives to make wrinkle reduction as convenient as possible. Working out of several locations, the skilled clinicians administer cosmetic injections to calm crease-causing muscles, and they diminish facial lines for up to one year with dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane, and Radiesse. The crew will even travel to deliver a custom Night of Beauty, allowing groups of friends to enjoy age-reversing treatments in the comfort of their own home or favorite unlocked mansion.