When Ellen Latham developed Orangetheory Fitness, she knew she needed passionate trainers and ample equipment, but her greatest tool would be plain science. Drawing on her background as a degreed physiologist, as well as a personal trainer, TV fitness personality, and exercise columnist, she created a regimen to induce excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, or EPOC for short.
By blasting different muscle groups with intense intervals of exercise before performing fatigue-level strength training with free-weights, Latham’s system inspires the body to keep consuming calories well after the workout has ended in an effort to help muscles recover. Classes last 60-minutes, with any given interval lasting between 10- and 30-minutes. Students rotate between treadmills, suspension harnesses, free-weights, and rowing machines, which strengthen arms and cores by simulating the sensation of rowing through a river of hot glue.
When it comes to treating injuries, Doctor of Chiropractic Scott De La Fe has seen it all. De La Fe joined the Army after high school, serving as an airborne paramedic for the 27th Engineer Battalion at Fort Brag and interning with emergency medevac crews, orthopedic surgeons, and neurologists. While earning his undergraduate and doctor of chiropractic degrees, he worked as an emergency technician at a community hospital, then as a sports-rehabilitation trainer and the manager of a private rehabilitation center. Today, he combines his extensive medical experience with regular attendance at industry seminars to keep up with the latest techniques and draws from his own experience as a longtime competitive athlete to treat sports injuries sustained on the professional, recreational, and high-school circuits.
In addition to adjustments, Dr. De La Fe often incorporates innovative therapeutic treatments including computerized spinal decompression, cold-laser and ultrasonic therapies, and electrical muscle stimulation. In order to help patients remain as healthy as possible, he also designs custom weight-loss and detoxification programs, which can have the added benefit of reducing stress on the lower back and increasing the expected lifespan of a beloved home trampoline.
Doctor of chiropractic Howard D. Fern, a chiropractor with more than 19 years of experience, works to keep patients at A Plus Chiropractic Care in good health with holistic treatments. He and his staff realign spines, relieve back pain with relaxing massages, and treat issues such as sinus congestion and insomnia with needle-free acupuncture. Dr. Fern is also a certified health coach for Take Shape For Life and can help patients to lose weight with meal replacements.
At each of HealthSource Chiropractic's hundreds of locations throughout the country, chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and physical therapists work together to treat and prevent chronic aches and pains. By combining chiropractic adjustments with strengthening therapy in a technique the center dubs "progressive rehab," specialists can both ease pain and take steps to ensure it doesn't return. This body-care methodology also incorporates whole-body wellness, which focuses on prevention of pain and maintaining a nutritious lifestyle. Therapists not only assist clients in achieving optimal health, but also tend to back pain, neck pain headache, sciatica, fibromyalgia and other common concerns.
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.
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.