A therapist with seven years of ache-taming experience, Tracie Nichols has the know-how necessary to help people manage pain, say sayonara to stress, boost energy, and prolong their muscles’ health. During a deep-tissue massage, her fingers will spelunk into muscles’ deeper recesses to ferret out tension and mollify recent damage or recurring hurts. The exfoliating full-body scrub then strips dermal terrain of rough patches, revealing skin that’s as soft as a baby’s knee-pit. Complimentary aromatherapy then begins to invigorate nasal passages while hands or feet dip into paraffin to soak up moisture and gain appreciation for wax-museum pieces’ unflagging patience.
Helping customers improve their vision is the main concern of the optometrists and eye-care professionals at Eye Boutique, who provide preventive screenings and help choosing from their more than 1,800 frames at each location. In each shop, licensed doctors of optometry scan eyes with comprehensive exams before diagnosing issues or prescribing high-definition Zeiss lenses and contact lenses from Optix and Acuvue. Designer frames from Guess, Nike, and Kenneth Cole house lenses fashionably, and Teflon protective layers help guard lenses from scratches and reduce glare. Sunglasses from brands such as Ray-Ban and Coach also protect eyes from harmful UV rays, creating an accessory that is both stylish and useful, like a diamond with a job.
Two decades in podiatry have prepared Drs. Rosanne B. Clement and Jeff Osbourne to treat an array of hoof-related symptoms at their private practice. The pair specializes in laser treatments and traditional surgery to remove bunions, toenail fungus, and ingrown toenails, and nestles feet into diabetic shoes. Their clinic is also one of the few in the Midwest certified in casting for Sole Supports orthotics, custom foot inserts preferred by many college and professional athletes. When they're not busy treating patients in the office, the doctors dedicate their time to unique pursuits; Dr. Clement gives back to her fields as a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and Dr. Osbourne makes house calls to treat less mobile patients.
Acupuncture physician and lifestyle coach Scott D. Nelson helms Points of Light Acupuncture, where he welcomes patients for acupuncture and non-needle modalities. In acupuncture treatments, he uses small, sterile needles to unblock internal energy pathways that balance the body. Other modalities include ear acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion.
Dr. Timothy Zelko, a board-certified physician with six years of liposuction-specific experience, oversees the fat-cell-siphoning procedures at ZBodySculpt. After decades as a board-certified physician, Dr. Zelko turned his focus to liposuction—and discovered that despite the huge demand for the slimming procedure, people often avoided it out of fear, discomfort, cost, and allergies to doctors. This realization prompted him to seek out alternative forms of fat reduction, and Dr. Zelko now treats his patients with minimally invasive and noninvasive procedures that require little to no downtime, reduced cost, and local anesthesia for fewer complications.
The chi masters at this trinity of acupuncture and health centers seamlessly weave Chinese medicine stretching back 3,000 years with modern medicine's focus on disease and pathology. Dr. Chuan Liu tends to patients with a parallel approach at Milwaukee Acupuncture & Health Center and Ozaukee Acupuncture & Health Center. Trained his native China, Dr. Liu helps patients manage pain and stress, restore energy, and obtain optimal health through therapies including the AcuRelief and AcuHealth systems, which he helped found.