There's a reason why the teeth of Dr. Tatiana Herzog's patients often look brand new—they are. Her specialty is implant dentistry, a technique she honed at The Misch International Implant Institute after getting her dental degree from Howard University. Nowadays, she and Galt Family Dentistry's Dr. Douglas Pyser also install dental implants and perform other types of restorative and cosmetic dentistry, including fillings, crowns, and veneers. Their practice has been in operation for more than two decades, but you wouldn't know it from looking at their exam rooms, as each one is outfitted with digital x-ray machines.
Founded in 2004 by physical therapist Darlene Wooldridge, Back to Health has since more than tripled its staff to better help patients eliminate pain, restore function, and foster general fitness and well-being. The bilingual therapists help revitalize bodies and spines with everything from therapeutic yoga classes to the use of MedX equipment—machines designed to target specific lumbar and cervical muscles through isolated strengthening.
In addition to treating common foot maladies such as broken bones and ingrown nails, Dr. Gary Wallach also conducts elective procedures. He combats the burning soles often associated with wearing high heels with injections of Sculptra, a solution typically used to ward off facial furrows. Other beauty injections fight in-shoe perspiration, and his Solecare regimen softens heels' tough candy shells. Pedicures at Coral Ridge Podiatry combine both a medical and spa experience, focusing equally on foot health and nail handsomeness during sessions performed with hospital-grade hygiene standards.
Led by Dr. Stephen Cosentino and his wife Lorena, an aesthetician and laser specialist, the medically supervised team at VIP Aesthetics performs minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in a facility that is both a functioning med spa and an education center. Dr. Cosentino partners with Empire Medical Training and often allows other physicians to observe him as he performs certain treatments. These can include tumescent liposuction or VelaShape sessions, which contour bodies, sclerotherapy injections, which battle visible veins, or photofacials and chemical peels, which soften signs of aging such as sun damage, fine lines, and “I Heart Grover Cleveland” tattoos.
At Inline Health & Wellness, wellness is a collaborative effort. The eclectic team of chiropractors, doctors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, and massage therapists works together to treat patients. The services the practitioners provide run the gamut from physical therapy and acupuncture to food sensitivity testing and hormone replacement therapy, and they incorporate new technology such as fat-busting lasers and digital x-ray imaging.
Equipment: Mats, blankets, bolsters, blocks, and straps
Students should bring: Towel, bottle of water, and comfortable workout clothes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Free street parking