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.
26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles must work in harmony for the human foot to function properly. At Alexandria Family Podiatry, Dr. Richard Lee and Dr. Steven Lin use x-rays and ultrasounds to locate disturbances in the foot's complex machinery. They use the computerized pressure analysis of Footmaxx to customize orthotics to each patient's gait, turning shuffles to confident strides and limps to military marches. Through laser treatments and surgical procedures, they work to liberate feet from common problems such as plantar fasciitis, hammertoe, and foot fungus.
Licensed podiatrists Dr. Francis J. Smith and Dr. Michael A. Klein deliver soothing relief to feet and ankles aching from infections, poor circulation, and arthritis. Operating out of two facilities, the doctors work with such advanced technology as the OssaTron shock-wave system, which treats conditions of the bone, joint, and tendon, and specially designed lasers that painlessly wipe away bacteria tucked beneath nail beds. The staff ensure that patients thoroughly understand their treatments beforehand, and work to offer each one a comfortable, educational visit and free hourly puppet shows at the receptionist’s desk.
Even if Dr. Pearl weren't a podiatrist, he’d still be thankful for feet. In his free time, he presses his own against bike pedals, straps them into skis, and puts them through their paces on running trails. This active lifestyle helps him empathize with his patients at Arlington Foot and Ankle, where he works to promote wellness from the soles up.
Besides his special interest in sports medicine, Dr. Pearl draws on extensive training that ably prepared him for the fractures, ingrown toenails, and cases of rheumatoid arthritis he regularly treats. As a board-certified podiatric surgeon, he can remove bunions, and as a fan of light, he also offers laser nail treatments. The practice can also mold custom orthotics that can be worn to help realign foot structure.
Supervised by a trio of doctors, Elysee 360 Concierge Med-Spa specializes in beautifying clients with FDA-approved techniques and treatments. The licensed staff includes medical aestheticians, laser specialists, makeup artists, and massage therapists well-versed in their respective service offerings. Although the team performs complimentary consultations for most skin services, patients can speak to a doctor for an additional fee.
Dr. Kokabi Ludi and the team at Lansdowne Dental Arts emphasize education and preventive care within a practice outfitted with the latest in dental technology. New-patient exams begin with a professional cleaning, which removes plaque, nixes tartar, and polishes teeth till they’re shinier than a seal in a patent-leather wetsuit. X-rays detect decay, tumors, or bone loss, and also illustrate the root positions of all teeth. The exam can help to stave off illness through early detection, inspecting the mouth for oral cancer, gum disease, decay, or vampire fangs. Alternatively, a custom-made tray lifts stains from patients' mouth bones, and a Zoom! whitening treatment lightens chompers with gel and three 15-minute blasts of focused light.
Inside Happy Feet's serene and contemporary salon, guests are free to let their brains and extremities relax to the soothing soundtrack saturating the space and the rhythmic touches tingling their toe- and fingertips. The signature reflexology session—40 minutes of hand, arm, and foot reflexology and 20 minutes of back, shoulder, and neck massage—grants total body care through pinpoint pressure and elongated stretching. Both relaxing and therapeutic, the hourlong session can provide relief for general pain, stiffness, headaches, fatigue, sleep disorders, chilly bloods, and a long list of other ailments. Throughout the session, lounging visitors can either offer direction—for specific areas in need of attention—or kick back, feel the flow, and dream about tiptoeing across undulating jellyfish seas.