As the practice's name suggests, Doctor of Chiropractic Jeffrey Kuppersmith and his team take a full-body wellness approach with each patient, in which they consider the person as a whole to identify the underlying causes of individual health issues. The process begins as Dr. Kuppersmith conducts a chiropractic examination, takes x-rays, and observes clients as they do the hokey pokey. This information helps him design custom care plans, free of drugs or invasive procedures, that span three phases: relief care, corrective care, and wellness care. Each phase may integrate multiple techniques, such as spinal correction, massage, corrective exercise, and lifestyle and nutritional advice, to help patients achieve optimal health.
After graduating cum laude from Life Chiropractic in Georgia, Doctor of Chiropractic Matt Miller went westward, opening his family-oriented chiropractic center in Gilbert. There he calls upon 20 years of experience when addressing his patients’ symptoms, using hands-on spine adjustments and activator methods to correct the source of their ailments. To deal with their headaches, fatigue, or insomnia, Dr. Matt gives every patient a personalized treatment plan with therapeutic exercises that aim to improve functional stability and therapeutic massages intended to relax and reduce muscular imbalances. In addition, patients get access to a full gym where they can improve their muscle tone and flexibility before challenging Stretch Armstrong to a lunging contest.
Dr. Jason Taylor, DC, MUAC, knows firsthand the benefits of chiropractic care and alternative medicine. Dr. Taylor was studying to be a dentist when he injured his back playing hockey and received his first chiropractic adjustment. He was so impressed with his pain relief that he decided to trade in his “Kiss Me I’m a Dentist” t-shirt and devote his professional life to helping others to experience the same healing. His passion for athletics now translates into the treatment of sports injuries, and he was recently certified in manipulation under anesthesia, a noninvasive procedure used to treat chronic pain.
It's easy to feel transported when you settle in at Wonder Foot Spa. The inky ceiling is strewn with tiny white lights, which cast a faint glow reminiscent of a constellation-strewn night sky. As guests gaze upon these pseudo-stars, massage therapists set to work on their signature reflexology treatments. These sessions begin with a preparatory foot soak, whose herbal solution helps draw out impurities lurking in the soles. Then, aided by maps of the body's energy centers, therapists manipulate each foot's pressure points and reflex areas. Their expert strokes subtly redirect the course of errant energy responsible for everything from pressure along the spine to congestion in various organs. This mastery of bodily geography isn't limited to feet; therapists' combination treatments introduce acupressure massage of the head, upper body, back, and any especially exhausted clothing.
Heart2Heart Radiant Reflexions Wellness & Aesthetics Center combines the abilities of a licensed massage therapist and an aesthetician to help patrons find tranquility and health. Treatments include moxibustion, a traditional Chinese technique that aims to stimulate the body's healing process with a box of burning herbs placed at acupoints on the body or a nearby manatee. Gua sha, also known as scraping, is believed to oust pathogens by swiftly scraping a spoon over stiff body parts, which are often coated with oils. Along with the rare treatments, more familiar options include reflexology, deep-tissue massage, waxing, and facials.
It runs in the family. Nationally certified doctor of chiropractic Michael Abromovitz follows in the homeopathic caregiving footsteps of his father, medical doctor Alan M. Abromovitz. While Alan was a founding member of the Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine Examiners, Michael founded Gilbert Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic. There, he addresses underlying causes of symptoms, rather than just the symptoms themselves, in private treatment rooms or in a physical-therapy-treatment bay. It’s not just about taking care of a nagging injury or a chronic ache—Michael plies his trade for a more enduring and ever-present sense of health and well-being.
In order to accomplish that bigger kind of health, Michael, Alan, and their team use both high technology, such as x-rays, and the oldest technology of all, the human hands. Their talented massage therapists put to work five modalities ranging from deep tissue to trigger-point therapy. Another keystone of the practice is their spinal-decompression therapy—a chiropractic technique that expands the spine, making it easier to return bulging disks and vertebrae back in place. The technique is popular with Michael and his staff, who use it to treat everything from back pain to spinal arthritis. Their other services include acupuncture treatments, but exclude having a professional baker slather your back with blueberries and knead your back muscles like so many pie crusts.
Doctor of Chiropractic Radman Rahiminejad and his team of nine other chiropractors work to correct spinal misalignments with treatments that may include spinal decompression, physical therapy, soft-tissue massage, or a combination of all three. Massage therapists also soothe everyday stress by tapping out Morse code lullabies to spinal columns, using techniques that increase circulation and preempt future tension or pain. Weight-loss plans may utilize HCG or B-12 injections to aid in the inch-whittling process, while specialty lab testing can check for other issues such as hormone imbalances or food allergies. BackFit Health + Spine is an integrative practice, with a team of board-certified chiropractors, physicians, physical therapists, and nurse practitioners working together to improve patient health through personalized wellness solutions, including medical weight loss, pain management, and hormone replacement therapy. The Mesa location also now offers spinal decompression.