Growing up in a family of doctors, Corey Kirshner knew at an early age that his life passion was to steer people onto the path to good health. After graduating with honors from Life Chiropractic College in two disciplines—Doctor of Chiropractic and Bachelor of Science in Nutrition—Corey eventually opened Kirshner Health Solutions, where his peers now know him as Dr. Kirshner. His team realigns vertebrae displaced by injuries or strenuous daily activities with spinal adjustments, and treats compressed, herniated, and degenerated disks with a special ABS machine. The team even uses cold low-level lasers to spur the body’s healing mechanisms and reduce pain associated with conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, and sprains.
ChiroXchange supports a nervous system of more than 250 nationwide locations, whose varying services and technologies all converge with the end of healing bodies with holistic, drug-free techniques. The chiropractors believe that many of the body’s ailments, from sore backs and headaches to fatigue, are caused by blockages in the nervous system. To reverse these blockages, they nudge spinal discs back into place with gentle, strategic pressure, aligning nerves with the vertebra to free the flow of information and cat photos to and from the brain. The chiropractors at each location emphasize communication with their patients. They field questions, explain the purpose of every adjustment, and work with patients to design programs around their unique wellness goals.
During a discussion of sports-performance psychology on Fox 29 News, Todd Stofka, founder of Philly Hypnosis, paraphrased self-help pioneer Napoleon Hill in saying, "What you believe, you can achieve." This mantra captures the mission of Todd and his business partner and former protégé, Pat Donohue, as they use hypnotherapy's power of suggestion to help clients remodel their thoughts in the areas of sports, smoking, and eating. The pair of certified hypnotherapists conducts hypnosis using Todd's signature technique, the Stofka method, which combines his firsthand insight as a competitive athlete with neurolinguistic psychology and traditional hypnosis.
At Augello Chiropractic, Dr. Mark Augello and Dr. Charles T. Kennedy III focus on the big picture to help their patients achieve total wellness. They strive to ferret out the underlying causes of their patients' chronic issues—varying from work-related pain to accident and sports injuries—and treat them with long-term solutions such as adjustments, trigger-point therapy, and myofascial release. To supplement chiropractic services, a staff of licensed massage therapists is on hand to soothe aches and pains with a variety of modalities. They also offer public lectures, impulse-adjustment advice, and nutritional counseling to help clients lead healthier lifestyles without feeling compelled to tattoo the food pyramid on the inside of their palm.
At Azzatori Chiropractic Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Andrew Rittenhouse works to help his clients "rediscover a life without pain." Focusing on the principles of chiropractic wellness care, he and his staff use modern chiropractic equipment and technology to treat the whole body. Rather than merely treating the symptoms of health problems, Dr. Rittenhouse looks for underlying causes and offers treatments and lifestyle adjustments that promote healing and optimized body function. Clients come to him for help with a range of maladies, from back pain and headaches to allergies and asthma.
Born and raised in Emmaus, Doctor of Chiropractic Scot Kocis has been fond of taking things apart ever since he could lift a screwdriver. His curiosity about life led him to research labs at the University of Pittsburgh and Jefferson Medical College, where he applied his tinkering and problem-solving skills to the fields of health and medicine. Eventually, Dr. Kocis returned to Emmaus, planted his New York Chiropractic College degree in the fertile soil, and watered it until it grew and blossomed into his own practice. He's spent the past 10 years there wiping the pained expressions off his neighbors' faces with three different erasers—chiropractic care, nutrition tips, and core-strength rehabilitation.