When interviewed by Holistic Health magazine in 2006, Dr. Scott Denny proclaimed, “There is a great synergy when conventional medicine and oriental medicine are applied together.” This holistic harmony is readily apparent at Integrative Hospital Associates and MultiCare Clinic, where Dr. Denny has devoted his life to treating acute and chronic health issues with an approach that integrates the healing philosophies of both Eastern and Western medicine. Together with his personable team of chiropractic physicians, nutrition experts, and massage therapists, Dr. Denny works tirelessly to enhance clients' well-being through acupuncture and an array of other therapies designed to help combat addiction, disease, and habitual sleepsurfing. Oriental-medicine techniques, such as herbal medicine and the Gua Sha healing process, work alongside services based in conventional science, such as cold-laser therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.
Among other accolades, Dr. Denny is the 11-time recipient of the Continuing Education Excellence Award in Pain Management and has served as the President of the American Academy of Pain Management and the head of acupuncture services at Holy Cross Hospital Feldman Center for Optimal Health. The compassionate doctor has been featured in local news media for his “multifaceted approach” to treating chronic pain and is also the inventor of Dodai Fusion Therapy, a combination of ancient Japanese manual therapy and meridian-based acupuncture techniques.
Though the instructors at Brazilates teach classic techniques for toning the stomach and achieving a lean dancer's figure, they also honor the power of curves. As a testament to that, their Brazilian Butt Lift classes craft shapely rears with a combination of dance moves and lower-body exercises. As they demonstrate pliés and squats, they adjust their maneuvers to each student's skill level, fostering a compassionate space for beginners and regulars alike.
Their other classes focus on the four tenets of Pilates: stability, strength, stretch, and stamina. With wall-mounted springboards contributing resistance, groups work through routines that align backbones, enhance balance, and make it easier to dress as a slinky for Halloween. The curriculum covers mat Pilates, yoga, and cardio Brazilates—an energetic class that utilizes barres for leverage during ballet and jazz aerobics.
Brazilates is devoted to the strengthening of minds as well as muscles. Guests who want to flex their wits can attend the studio's improvisational acting classes, whereas those who want to let go of their mental stress can benefit from a massage.
After graduating from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Robert Stanton, DMD returned to his native Florida determined to bring patients the most advanced technology. Stanton is certified as an educator in computer-designed dentistry and lectures on the subject across the country. He creates single-visit crowns and centimeter-high porcelain dolls using computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) systems, including the CEREC Acquisition Center and E4D technology. The dentist also beautifies smiles with veneers and Invisalign treatments.
As a specialist in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Stanton is able to give back to people in need in his community. According to a news story on CBS4, the doctor works with an organization called Neighbors 4 Neighbors and recently performed a pro bono full-mouth reconstruction for a woman in pain.
Thanks to the wide variety of classes that Bombay Room Yoga offers, students have a good chance of finding the one that speaks to them. The studio encourages visitors to attend virtually any class, regardless of their skill or fitness level, so that they can learn what sort of practice leaves them feeling centered and mentally and physically rejuvenated. The classes range in intensity and purpose: Vinyasa sequences harness controlled breathing and free-flowing transitions to provide a more dynamic session, and yin yoga embraces the opposite end of the spectrum by calling on deep, sustained stretches to liberate the joints and help students discover whether they're made of Laffy Taffy. Since every class is designed for newcomers as well as experienced students, the instructors take time to wander throughout the room and aid participants in their practice by correcting their posture and suggesting modified poses.
Since 1991, board-certified optometrist Gary Enker has performed more than 20,000 eye exams and 10,000 contact-lens fittings. He has also trained in emergency and pediatric treatment, as well as the fitting of specialty contact lenses and has been commended for his dedication to the field. Dr. Enker draws on that expertise at his eye-care center, where he and a skilled staff test patients' vision with advanced technology and old-fashioned care.
The technicians at the clinic’s onsite eyeglass lab outfit guests with contacts or glasses in about an hour. Clients choose from more than 3,000 pairs of designer frames, which staffers then fill with the proper lenses to suit their needs. The team also offers free routine adjustments for the life of the glasses, from tweaking the fit to adding miniature telescopes.
South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery's board-certified surgeons harness the latest laser technology, including Smartlipo—a laser fat-reduction treatment that helps sculpt healthy, active bodies beset by lingering paunch. The all-inclusive package includes Smartlipo treatment on a choice of a small area, all pre- and post-op procedures, surgeon and operation-facility fees, any necessary recovery garments, and prescription laughter to aid recovery (a $3,500 value). Smartlipo enhances body contours less invasively and can result in faster recovery than traditional liposuction, and requires only general anesthetic to prep for a series of small, precise incisions, although local anesthetic may be used in addition if needed. In about 90 minutes per treatment area, a laser does its best Death Star impression on fat cells as a tiny tube gently sweeps up the debris. Simultaneously, the laser coagulates blood vessels to minimize bruising and swelling, and it may also stimulate collagen growth and result in a firmer, more toned appearance. Many patients resume normal daily activities such as washing the mail within a day, though strenuous physical activity should be avoided for up to 10 days. Most patients see results immediately and make complete recovery within a month.