When he expertly plies the overworked muscles of professional clients—including personal trainers and nurses—certified massage therapist Daniel Foote pulls from a succinct menu of massage styles. The long, gliding strokes of a Swedish massage impart nerves and muscles with a sense of relaxation, and its rhythmic tapping shakes stresses out of their spinal hovels. During deep-tissue massages, the experienced therapist works out severe tension and lessens chronic pain collected throughout the body. Combining techniques from both styles, sports massage eases tautness and aches that have settled into muscles and joints from years of athletic activities and attempting to juggle discuses. Additionally, prenatal massages help relieve lower-back pain, headaches, and calf cramps in mothers-to-be, and hot-stone treatments bury muscles beneath an avalanche of therapeutic heat.
Once a smoker with a three-pack-a-day habit, Anne Penman now dedicates her time to helping others kick their smoking habits and conquer weight- and stress-related problems. Anne opened her main Glasgow office nearly 20 years ago; today, her custom style of laser therapy—known as the Anne Penman Method—can be found in more than 30 clinics worldwide. The Ireland native's therapeutic technique is founded on the Thor laser, whose cold, soft beams soak into specific energy points to release endorphins, thus reducing stress and cravings. Paired with motivating one-on-one sessions and a 24-hour support hotline, Anne's laser-therapy program has helped many a patient go smoke-free and overcome the urge to eat every cookbook in sight.
Though trained in a variety of pain-melting strokes, The Spine and Injury Center’s state-certified therapists specialize in the penetrative kneads of deep-tissue massage. The company believes that massages should serve a functional purpose, so the therapists use their keenly trained hands or tentacles to specifically seek out and delve into muscles plagued with chronic pain due to overexertion or medical conditions. To lead the therapists’ hands, The Spine and Injury Center of Fredericksburg allows patients to begin therapeutic massages with an evaluation by a licensed chiropractor to determine what modality and specific areas of focus would best suit the client.
A physician-directed, IAPAM-certified weight-loss facility, Winning at Wellness and Weight Loss helps clients shed unwanted pounds and keep them off. Led by Dr. Lisa King and Velma Bunch, PA-C, the experienced and diversified team of professionals designs individualized programs to get clients moving toward their personal goals. To do so, the team relies on a combination of dietary, medical, and behavioral interventions, including energy-boosting B12 injections and multi-week programs with in-depth dietary guidance.
Center for Vein Restoration has recruited a staff of highly accredited surgeons and licensed medical staffers across 21 locations in Maryland, Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, and western Michigan, all focused on offering minimally invasive, same-day outpatient clinical solutions that target varicose veins and spider veins. Board-certified doctors on staff are trained to treat patients who suffer from leg pain and other symptoms of varicose veins. While spider veins—which are typically a cosmetic blight—may be treated with sclerotherapy, varicose veins often require a more involved treatment, such as laser ablation—an outpatient surgical procedure. Aiming to make treatments as minimally invasive as possible, the doctors on staff can also prescribe lifestyle changes for less serious cases, which may include following exercise and nutrition plans or wearing compression stockings.
Doctor of Chiropractic Carmelo Caratozzolo—known to his patients as Dr. C.—has the professional goal of healing the body without breaking the skin. To achieve this, he relies on noninvasive chiropractic therapies, such as cold laser light and electromagnetic fields, and even uses the body’s own abilities. Once he’s located sources of pain with a NASA-certified nerve scanner, he triggers the body’s self-healing properties with spinal adjustments or accelerates tissue repair with cold-laser therapies and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy treatments—none of which involves any cuts or injections.
At Potomac ENT, Drs. Alidad Arabshahi and Ramin Ipakchi provide surgical procedures, patient education, and audiology exercises for those who have problems with their ENT: ears, nose, and throat. Complementing their medical practice, the doctors are also trained and board certified in facial plastic surgery, enhancing facescapes in the comfort of their office or in a surgery center. Additionally, a medical aesthetician with more than 20 years experience provides less invasive skincare procedures, such as chemical peels.