Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack founded HealthSource, a network of more than 380 practices across the country, based on his innovative treatment protocols and rehab techniques. One such trademarked therapy is his Progressive Rehab, which works to strengthen the area of the body that is causing the pain, rather than numbing it with medication or introspective lectures on mortality.
Matt Thomas, a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic, runs 360° Chiropractic & Wellness with his wife Monesa, the business's director of operations. Extensively experienced in the spinal arts, Dr. Thomas, who also responds to the less formal Dr. Matt, will begin each appointment with a full exam (a $135 value) and consultation (a $75 value). After listening to both the muscular and skeletal sides of the story, he'll internalize the investigation with a set of x-rays (a $150 value). After a full report of the findings (a $90 value), Dr. Thomas will perform a full adjustment (a $55 value). At 360° Chiropractic & Wellness, sound nutritional guidance walks hand in hand with specific chiropractic care. Instead of rewarding patients with a lollipop, the licensed massage therapists delight backs with a 30-minute deep-tissue massage (a $30 value). Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
At Starwood Cafe, 6:30 in the morning might as well be time for dessert. The breakfast menu here doesn't shy away from sweet specialty dishes, including homemade french crepes stuffed with bananas and Nutella or pancakes with Oreo crumbles blended into the batter. But this family-owned restaurant does more than just churn out inventive sweets. The staffers also tip their collective hats to the classics. They serve biscuits with sausage gravy, farm-fresh eggs with grits, and skillets full of hash browns and toppings.
Once the day segues into lunchtime, the cafe composes sandwiches and wraps alongside gourmet salads. Grilled teriyaki-salmon stir-fry speaks to the kitchen's versatility, while tuna melts and deep-fried Atari games show the cooks' passion for nostalgia. And some entrees, such as the chicken-fried steak, are just as delicious in the afternoon as they are at sunrise. Regardless of what you order, almost everything that makes its way from the kitchen to the dining table abides by Starwood's strict philosophy, which prizes freshness and made-from-scratch quality above all else.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patients at the core of their efforts. Though the centers are spread the country, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, the company's mission remains to help patients and their surrounding communities reach their maximum potential through a combination of customized chiropractic treatment plans and education. This approach doesn't just assuage painful symptoms—it's also designed to uncover the root causes of ailments such as whiplash, insomnia, headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and more.
In their efforts to improve communication in the central nervous system by addressing nerve interference, chiropractors provide spinal adjustments and supplemental treatments such as cervical traction, therapeutic exercise and balance-strengthening wobble boards. Their practice extends far beyond the wellness centers, however: community-outreach efforts take them to health fairs, offsite spinal screenings, and complimentary workshops on a range of wellness topics. They also devote themselves to nonprofit work with several organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the Chiros Care Free Wellness Center, they examine and treat Chicago's homeless and HIV-positive population, fueled by their belief that everyone should have access to expert preventive care.
With years of experience under his belt and a dedicated team of chiropractic professionals behind his perfectly aligned back, Dr. David Cox eases aches and pains with a gentle, healing touch. Like tattooing a self-affirming message onto the back of your hand, therapeutic massages aim to create a sustainable sense of well-being, alleviating pent-up tension in the joints and top layers of muscle. The Swedish-style rubdowns relax and invigorate, employing long strokes and gentle kneading from the hands of a licensed therapist. In order to avoid long-term loitering in the waiting room or being stuck as the caboose on massage trains, patients may complete all necessary forms prior to their appointment.