As a second-generation chiropractor, Doctor of Chiropractic Melinda Tolitsky knew from an early age the advantages of a natural approach to health care. At St. Johns Family Chiropractic, she helps patients find relief from pain with manual adjustments and electrical muscle stimulation. Dr. Tolitsky also encourages patients to rehabilitate with therapeutic exercises, such as double leg lifts, hip rolls, and the cat-camel stretch.
"Something hurts." The doctors at Absolute Medical Clinic?which has eight locations in Jacksonville and its surrounding areas?are used to hearing that from their patients. Fortunately, their clinics' thorough diagnostics systems can swiftly pinpoint the issue in most cases. After x-rays, ultrasounds, or other tests, they work with men, women, and kids to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Like a truck driver who's way ahead of schedule, their treatment plans might take a lot of different routes. In addition to chiropractic treatments, the doctors on staff have experience in rehabilitation, physical therapy, and various forms of medical care. They work alongside massage therapists, and the team also gives guidance on nutrition and overall health. Med spa treatments including laser hair removal and body contouring mean that the outside of the body gets almost as much attention as the inside.
As an individual who has experienced both the unbearable pain of sudden bodily injury and the subsequent chiropractic care that eased it, Dr. Christopher Burnham is no mere believer. After four major injuries, he's turned to chiropractors, proving that adjustments and other care—instead of surgery—could eliminate or help manage the pain just as well, if not better. Among the services he offers to satisfied patients is impulse adjusting, laser treatments and other treatments after thoroughly consulting with each patient and performing examinations.
A Parker College of Chiropractic graduate, Doctor of Chiropractic Alan Smith was unsure where to begin his chiropractic practice, so he let fate decide for him by throwing a dart at a map. He settled in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2001, opening a practice based on the five axioms of heath: chiropractic, exercise, positive mental attitude, nutrition, and sleep. After a decade, Dr. Alan relocated to Florida, where he continues his mission to restore bodies to their optimal states of wellness.
Dr. Alan thoroughly explains chiropractic science to all who enter his practice and discusses expectations and results before each patient undergoes any treatment. This complimentary consultation helps Dr. Alan and his patients work together to develop a customized-treatment plan based on the patients? individual needs.
Dr. Steven Read’s patient feels fine, but he could die within minutes. After taking x-rays of his new patient’s lower back, the chiropractor spots an aortic aneurysm, a thinning along the aorta’s walls that can lead to rupture. The patient, taken aback, agrees to go to the hospital, but stops to see his primary physician first. The doctor disputes Read’s diagnosis, claiming there’s no way an x-ray could spot an aortic aneurysm. Still, the patient checks into the hospital, where surgeons confirm the aortic aneurysm and immediately prep the patient for surgery. After the successful treatment, the patient sends Dr. Read a thank-you card, saying his surgeons confirmed that had the aortic aneurysm ruptured, he would have bled to death in three to four minutes.
Such episodes, though dramatic, don’t surprise Dr. Read, who discovered the power of chiropractic medicine as a college wrestler in need of help overcoming his injuries. Now, with a degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic—among the oldest chiropractic colleges in the United States—Dr. Read helms a team of physicians that integrates therapies such as chiropractic adjustments, hormone replacement, and anti-aging treatments. Through relieving spinal subluxations and bringing the brain and nervous system into harmony, the doctors treat conditions that range from back pain and muscle spasms to numbness and the inability to laugh at slapstick comedies.
A member of the Florida Chiropractic Association, Life Mission Chiropractic's licensed and holistic healer, Dr. Peter Adams, employs his more than 25 years of spine-adjusting experience to help alleviate a wide range of ailments in patients of all ages without the use of prescription drugs. After pinpointing the cause of deep-rooted aches, nebulous pains, and recurring jazz-hand spasms, Dr. Adams combines the principles of biomechanics with his chiropractor skills to help correct postures and promote healing. His integrative treatment methods, which include spinal adjustment and postural screening, corrective exercise, and lifestyle advice, not only divest patients of unwanted corporeal tension, but also help them keep stress at bay by lending his guidance on the day-to-day choices and activities that affect their overall health. With a strong belief in community service, Dr. Adams delivers free wellness talks on a host of topics at many churches, schools, and organizations.