At Lake County Physical Medicine, Dr. Justin Atkinson and his spine-aligning staff specialize in personalized care with an emphasis on inspiring long-term wellness through holistic healing methods. This medically integrated wellness center uses a team of doctors, chiropractors, and rehab therapists to target a wide range of issues. Sore joints surrender range-limiting pain pockets to a number of time-tested chiropractic methods, from back-to-basics manual adjustments that adjust misaligned vertebrae back into place, to trigger-point therapy to alleviate muscle tension, to all-natural solutions to fight nerve damage, and diagnostic motion palpation to heavy-metal therapy, wherein clients recline on subwoofers blasting Black Sabbath.
Traction rehabilitation shepherds compacted spines to pain-relieving protraction, a treatment that may be augmented by customized exercise routines designed to fortify spinal columns against future injuries. Clients seeking to drop extra weight can opt for a custom weight loss plan, designed by nutritionists and weight loss experts, which may use lipotropic B12 injections to help clients torch calories. The healing hands of Dr. Atkinson's massage therapists alternate between Swedish and deep-tissue techniques that may also incorporate trigger-point therapy and myofascial-release methods.
Board-certified chiropractic physician Dr. Naveed Elahi takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain relief, disease prevention, and whole-body health at Health First Wellness Center. The practice specializes in chiropractic medicine, a science that aims to alleviate such common conditions as headaches and neck pain without the use of drugs, surgery, or noogies. In cases where traditional chiropractic medicine does not apply, the doctor rounds out the treatment menu with acupuncture and clinical massage therapy, two ancient modalities that can reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Furthermore, personal training and nutrition counseling help patients ward off the specter of disease in a more reliable manner than hanging garlic cloves on their treadmills. In addition to MedSpa services including laser hair removal and VelaShape body smoothing and contouring, Health First Wellness Center also offers yoga, Zumba, and Pilates classes.
Doctor of Chiropractic Leo Potetti takes time with his patients. His goal of not only treating pain, but also educating each patient, means that he devotes part of each initial appointment to getting to know visitors and their aches. His thorough examinations can uncover concerns ranging from herniated discs to tennis elbow and pinched nerves, and he often makes a diagnosis and immediately begins treatment during that first visit. Seeking to correct bad habits and prevent further discomfort, Dr. Potetti instructs which activities, positions, and dance routines to refrain from, and suggests exercises designed to alleviate conditions.
Jason Romano participated in Arnold Schwarzenegger's bodybuilding championships—not as a competitor, but as a physician. This doctor of chiropractic has also cracked backs belonging to both college and professional athletes. His career started out 20 years ago at Palmer College of Chiropractic, and he continues to practice at Lake County Family Chiropractic. He exercises six or seven times a week and visits a fellow chiropractor on a regular basis to make sure his own vertebrae haven't moved without leaving a forwarding address.
Doctor of Chiropractic Brian Glaus specializes in family health care, a field he has studied and worked in for the last 20 years. He and his staff of therapists and medical professionals help clients of all ages lead healthier lives through hands-on services, such as chiropractic care and therapeutic massage. In addition to adjusting spines, they adjust lifestyles with personalized weight-loss programs that combine fitness and nutrition with a solemn promise to stop wearing earrings that weigh more than 5 pounds.
Licensed doctors Tim Erickson, Lori Portnoy, and Eric Eickhorst eschew needle-based acupuncture, instead easing myriad ailments with gentle electrical stimulation, fingertip pressure, and metallic balls. After a consultation to determine the appropriate treatment itinerary, patients receive full spine x-rays and an exam. Next, a brief relief treatment stretches spines to help reduce muscle spasms and aches while preparing patients for International Crabwalk to Work Day. The acupuncture treatment usually lasts fewer than two minutes and helps to attack causes of corporeal discomfort, such as ulcers, abnormal blood pressure, and headaches.