"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.
Dr. Randall Haas, a member of the American Chiropractic Association, has been healing whole bodies with spinal adjustments and physiotherapy since 1978. In addition to observing traditional methods of alignment correction, he also practices Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA), a non-surgical therapy that treats ailments while the patient is in a twilight sleep. Dr. Haas also dispenses advice on nutrition and exercise, advising clients to bench press more fruit as they take a preventive approach to their health.
Doctor of Chiropractic Rhett Butler melds chiropractic care with advice on proper diet and exercise plans to help his patients achieve overall wellness. He realigns spines on special chiropractic tables in semiprivate treatments rooms and supervises patients as they break a sweat to workout videos streaming from a flat-screen TV on the wall. Dr. Butler’s health plans treat ailments such as lower-back pain, headaches, and a tendency to yell sports-drink slogans at inappropriate times.
Most Popular Service: Thai Massage
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Communicate with the therapist about your health history and needs
Rehabilitation is the ultimate goal at Physical Healthcare of Jacksonville. Led by Dr. Mark Pierce, the center's staff provides an alternative to the prescription medications and invasive surgeries of traditional medical care. Instead, patients can receive treatments that address the underlying conditions that cause painful symptoms, helping them not only overcome chronic pains, but also become more resistant to injuries over time. The healthcare professionals accomplish this by providing atlas-orthogonal chiropractic care—realigning vertebrae and improving communication along the spine—and by offering everything from massage therapy to nutritional and lifestyle counseling. They also cater to patients' cosmetic needs, helping slim silhouettes with LED body-contouring technology.
Holding a bachelor's degree in health science in one hand and a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the other, Haley Honeysett exercises her wealth of knowledge and depth of experience with holistic remedies at the helm of Honeysett Acupuncture. Employing the ancient techniques perfected by Chinese acupuncturists over 2,500 years, Haley and her staff stimulate specific points across clients' bodies using hair-thin needles, helping boost blood flow and treat diverse ailments such as back pain, migraines, insomnia, and trouble digesting swords. Haley also has experience using the therapy to support clients' fertility and to cultivate inner butterfly gardens.