After earning his bachelor's degree at Cairo University in Egypt, Emad Elmarakby headed to Boston University's College of Health & Rehabilitation to attain his doctorate in physical therapy. After his graduation, the newly appointed Dr. Elmarakby opened Michigan Universal Physical Therapy, a private practice where he could apply his knowledge of anatomy and interest in functional biomechanics to help his patients recover from chronic ailments. Today, the center’s friendly staff continues to tend to sore joints and muscles with rehabilitative services that range from massages to postoperation orthopedics. Aside from these and other healing services, Dr. Elmarakby’s specialty treatment programs assist patients suffering from ailments such as aching joints, osteoporosis, and bodies that stubbornly refuse to travel except via crabwalk.
Board-certified nurse practitioner Marian Blaesser Kahn heads up Wellness NP of Michigan, a weight-loss clinic focused on permanent slimming results achieved through healthy methods. The pound-shedding plans include comprehensive lab work to assess body composition and blood pressure, as well as nutritional guidance from a dietitian and the option of supplementary vitamin injections. Followup visits provide both support and encouragement, something your emotionally unavailable treadmill will never be able to give you.
SVS Vision Center?s founders opened their first shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan, in 1974 to help the community clear up its vision. But even these optical gurus never foresaw their humble business expanding to more than 60 locations sprawled across 8 states. Today, each shop continues the tradition of ensuring ocular health and crystalline sight, beginning with exams from seasoned optometrists. Afterward, patients head to the optical dispensary, where they try on frames by Coach, Tiffany, Nike, Versace, or Ray-Ban. The staff then fits the stylish selection with polarized and scratch-protected prescription lenses to help guests read books clearly or see a charging moose from a distance. Most of SVS Vision Center?s frames can also hold sunglass lenses as well, eliminating squinting during summer months and tropical vacations.
To complete her 200-hour teacher certification, Andrea Cesarek ventured all the way to yoga’s birthplace—India. It was there, enveloped in the culture, that Andrea mastered the tenets of Hatha yoga. This traditional practice springs from three fundamental components: focused breath, proper posture, and complete relaxation. As an alternative—or complement—to yoga, Andrea also practices reiki, a Japanese method that channels calming energy into clients by laying hands on or near the body.
Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Center's team, which is captained by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rifai, enhances anatomical aesthetics with noninvasive treatments and surgical procedures such as liposuction and facelifts. Microdermabrasion wands zip over sun-hardened skin and injectables such as Botox and Juvéderm work to firm up facial surfaces and fade fine lines. The med spa procedures address a range of concerns, from unwanted hair to achy muscles. Furthermore, consultations at the center are always complimentary.
The clinic?s leader, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Doug Cutler, draws on his training in environmental medicine to discover and treat not only the symptoms, but the root causes of illnesses, whether they be nutritionally, biochemically, genetically, or emotionally based. At the integrative clinic, he and his certified colon hydrotherapist team up to restore patients? equilibrium, offering services including homeopathic medicine, acupuncture, and colon and constitutional hydrotherapy, and working to keep clients? bodies and minds as balanced as an unsuccessful seesaw.