Executive Park Physical Therapy buzzes with movement as patients bounce on trampolines, jog on treadmills, and pedal recumbent bikes. Designed by a staff of four licensed physical therapists, these therapeutic routines help patients to heal from injuries and relieve the pain of chronic conditions. Massage therapists decompress spinal disks and wrap limbs in kinesio tape to retrain the neuromuscular system following sprains and strains from playing Red Rover with the Rockettes. A colorful assortment of free weights helps patients to strengthen weak muscles, and high-tech tools such as cold lasers and thermal ultrasound machines spirit away pain and inflammation. To open the lines of communication, multilingual staffers assist patients in English or Spanish, unlike some specialty physical-therapy offices that communicate strictly in haikus written in Klingon.
Raymond A. Kolkmann founded Raymond Opticians in 1959, prior to the advent of advanced lens technology, and consequently perfected his ability to pair patients with their optimal prescriptions. He later passed this skill to his three sons, who, in turn, imparted the art of optometry to their own sons through careful instruction and basic osmosis. Today, Raymond Opticians' third generation of ocular outfitters benefits from not only the techniques and standards developed by Raymond Sr., but also from modern lens technology, such as Varilux lenses that help correct vision problems and Transitions, which darken when outside. After examining and diagnosing each patient's eye issues, the doctors help them select from a vast array of designer frames and sunglasses by Oakley, Prada, and Versace.
When patients arrive at the office of Laurence Miller, MD, they will not find assistants, office managers, or any other sort of administrative gatekeeper. Rather, Dr. Miller, who has been practicing in Westchester County since 1999, greets his patients directly. Dr. Miller draws from board certifications in internal, pulmonary, and critical-care medicine to treat general health concerns during primary-care visits. He also offers specialized women?s health-care services, as well as aesthetic treatments such as sclerotherapy for spider veins and Botox cosmetic injections. He performs onsite tests for diabetes and osteoporosis, assuming internal organs remembered to bring sharpened No. 2 pencils.
At CrossFit Valkyrie, coaches guide exercisers through functional-fitness workouts that help clients better perform everyday tasks. Their program melds exercise with proper nutrition and commitment, which together can spur individuals of all fitness levels to get in the best shape of their lives.
The exercise part of the equation involves an ever-changing roster of movements, which staves off boredom and keeps muscles from spasming just to entertain themselves. Each Workout of the Day relies on everything from weightlifting and kettlebell movements to gymnastics and cardio exercises to tone muscles and whittle waistlines.
John Perkins's father began teaching his son fighting techniques when John was 5. His dad trained him to wield a tomahawk, knife, stick, and spear in case of bullying or attack, as well as Native American combat-style wrestling. Blended with formal training in martial arts, John devised Ki Chuan Do—later re-dubbed Guided Chaos—a form of combat that promotes creativity over practiced patterns. He has successfully faced more than 100 threatening encounters as a police officer and bodyguard. At the method's namesake gym, he and his staff lead self-defense classes to spread their tactics to the masses.
Winner of more than 100 mixed-martial-arts competitions, Tiger Schulmann shares his pride and love for fighting and self-defense with both adults and children in gyms across five states. From first-time grapplers to expert muay thai fighters, students of all fitness and experience levels are welcome to dive into a class at Schulmann’s. At more than 47 locations, adults can take classes in kickboxing, MMA, and jujitsu—the last of which instills students with the skill and confidence to take down opponents of any size, strength, or telekinetic ability. Kids, meanwhile, can learn martial arts for fun, or gain useful experience in bully prevention; the kids’ classes help victims immediately identify and safely diffuse situations when pitted against an aggressor.