In 2004, board-certified doctor Thaer A. Joudeh realized his vision of a medical practice run by physicians who consider patient care, not corporate interests, their main priority. Alongside a considerate staff, he oversees the Southside Medical Center's health and cosmetic services. The team's individual specialties coalesce to form a support network for entire families. They treat ailments from headaches to allergies to conditions requiring minor surgery and strive to regard their guests as they would their own relatives. Their hair-, wrinkle-, and spider-vein-removal treatments enlist the help of a gentle Candela laser, which treats all skin types with its cryogen cooling system to minimize discomfort and maximize games of connect-the-goosebumps.
Dr. Thomas McFadden may not be an artist, but he makes the human body his canvas. After studying under three of the world’s most experience cosmetic surgeons, Dr. McFadden stepped into his own practice where he spends time getting to know his patients and understanding their aesthetic desires so that their surgeries result in the looks they’ve envisioned. A staff of anesthesia personnel and registered nurses work alongside Dr. McFadden, aiding him in his state-of-the-art surgery center and in performing less invasive treatments, such as facials, hair removal, and dermal fillers, which reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.
At Greenville Vein & Aesthetics, board-certified surgeon Dr. Donald Gilbert leads a team of medical professionals who employ lasers to wage war on varicose veins, unwanted fuzz, and wrinkles. They also rejuvenate skin with Botox injections, which help smooth down wrinkles, and with SkinMedica chemical peels, which can tighten skin and mitigate acne scarring. By evaluating six different dermal components, Visia Complexion Analysis helps staffers decide which treatments suit clients best and which points to bring up during joint counseling appointments with their breakout-prone noses.
For runners, understanding one's stride is critical to selecting the right pair of running shoes. Here are three common types of foot motion:
Just like fingerprints, every human's footfalls are a little bit different. Qualified running specialists can map the way we step in order to locate shoes that best suit our stride. Before seeing a specialist, take a look at three common types of foot motion and the ways in which they affect the rest of the body:
Normal pronation: Most people exhibit normal pronation when they run. The heel strikes the ground and then the rest of the foot rolls about 15 degrees inward before making contact with the ground. This stride provides a stable platform for the body and allows runners to push off for their next stride primarily with the big toe.
Under-pronation: Runners with high arches often under-pronate, which means they don't roll their feet inward enough. Instead, they put their weight on the outer edge of their feet and push off with their outer toes. Under-pronators serve their needs best with shoes that provide extra cushioning to offset the added pressure they put on their lower legs.
Over-pronation: Conversely, over-pronators often have low arches and roll their feet too far inward. This stride puts pressure on the big toe, which does most of the work to push the foot back off the ground, and the feet and ankles, which have a tougher time stabilizing the rest of the body. Motion-control shoes help take on some of this stabilizing duty.
To get a basic idea of your stride, take a look at the bottom of an old running shoe or jogging slipper. Normal pronators exhibit regular wear across the bottom of their shoes. Under-pronators' shoes tend to wear out quickly across the outside edges, while over-pronators' shoes wear out along the heel and inside edge.
As an acupuncturist with 13 years of professional experience, Shawn Jacobs has learned to augment treatments with a variety of supplemental techniques. Clients can request add-ons such as e-stem, a pain-relief method for which Shawn affixes mildly electrified clips to the acupuncture needles, intensifying the stimulation and resulting blood flow. Shawn also uses her Master’s degree in Oriental medicine to suggest herbal remedies for ailments or particularly bland teas, and can combine herbs and acupuncture to help encourage fertility.
The physicians at Greenville Health System Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics are dedicated to enhancing their clients' natural beauty with skincare solutions, injectable treatments, and cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Under the expertise of licensed medical aesthetician Jordan Klaff, the center's staff revitalizes skin surfaces with facials and chemical peels using high-quality, medical-grade skin care products to help clients confidently lounge at the beach or streak at a local sporting event.