At each of HealthSource Chiropractic's hundreds of locations throughout the country, chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and physical therapists work together to treat and prevent chronic aches and pains. By combining chiropractic adjustments with strengthening therapy in a technique the center dubs "progressive rehab," specialists can both ease pain and take steps to ensure it doesn't return. This body-care methodology also incorporates whole-body wellness, which focuses on prevention of pain and maintaining a nutritious lifestyle. Therapists not only assist clients in achieving optimal health, but also tend to back pain, neck pain headache, sciatica, fibromyalgia and other common concerns.
CryoAZ balances bodies and promotes overall wellbeing with cryotherapy. The three-minute Cryosauna session encapsulates bodies within a pod-like casing before blasting them with a breath of chilly, nontoxic nitrogen. The short contact to fridge-like conditions jolts the immune system, which then sends out messages to each organ, instructing them to begin the process of healing. The brief session can benefit those ailing from joint pain, sports injuries, certain skin conditions, and meatloaf ears, raise metabolism enough to burn an additional 800 calories posttreatment, and increase smile-inducing endorphins. This treatment is not recommended for children younger than 12 years old, horses before big races, or anyone suffering from heart disease, seizures, Reynaud's syndrome, uncontrolled blood pressure, or acute infection.
The specialists at Stellar Physical Medicine practice the ancient principles of Chinese medicine to promote health and wellness for the whole body, in an integrated medical clinic that provides both conventional and complimentary treatments. Using all-natural therapies, they address a variety of maladies such as acute and chronic pain, allergies, migraines, and sports and work injuries. Their medical weight loss program is provided by both an acupuncturist and a nurse practitioner, and they also offer expertise in Chinese herbal medicine, which calls on a cache of more than 900 formulas and 2,000 herbs to treat internal and external afflictions.
As the name implies, Active Lifestyle Medical dedicates itself to helping patients live energetic, pain-free lives. To do so, they combine the skills of doctors who practice conventional medicine, and chiropractors and acupuncturists who view the body holistically. These two philosophies work elbow to elbow to treat a range of conditions from alleviating pain to promoting sharper mental function.
As a championship sprinter and active triathlete, Dr. Joseph Johnson understands the frustrating limitations of back and muscle pain. At XCEL Sports Clinic, Dr. Johnson uses a blend of traditional adjustments and modern sports medicine to get patients back to running, biking, or swimming through tar pits. Myofascial release helps clear restrictions in the muscle fabric, and kinesiology taping helps stabilize muscles and correct natural imbalances.
Who could have guessed that Dr. Dane Buxbaum’s chronic anxiety stemmed from food allergies? Then just a teenager, he might not have believed it himself except for the effectiveness with which his doctor treated him. His doctor had searched for the cause of the ailment, tracing his anxiety back to its roots rather than addressing the symptoms with pills. Inspired by his experience, Dr. Buxbaum would devote the rest of his life and the waning hours of every afternoon to helping people overcome their ailments by discovering their source, not simply numbing them with chemistry.
Today, Dr. Buxbaum triggers the body’s innate healing powers with holistic, naturopathic methods. His detox treatments work to eliminate poisons coursing through the system, and his knowledge of botanical medicine allows him to prescribe natural supplements to boost metabolism and banish calories. From this diverse skill set, Dr. Buxbaum customizes plans to treat a range of issues, from depression to digestive disorders.
Dr. Roxie Strand founded her naturopathic clinic so she could have another way to help heal people. The caring doctor, whose passion is to help those in great need, worked with the Peace Corps in Cameroon and with the homeless in Phoenix for two years before she decided to turn to naturopathic medicine to heal people in mind, body, and soul.
At her clinic, Dr. Strand and her colleagues—two other naturopathic physicians including Dr. Dane Buxbaum and a clinical psychologist—boost total wellness with custom treatments. Their approach blends acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and lifestyle counseling to address the root causes of a wide range of complaints, including general pain, cardiovascular diseases, digestive disorders, and ingrown bellybuttons.
When she's not at her clinic, which features a tranquil courtyard with five waterfalls splashing amid tropical plants and trees, Dr. Strand is traveling to developing countries to offer medical care to those in need. She's also the medical director of Rebecca's Home, an orphanage in Mozambique.