The story behind 19 Dollar Chiropractic's name is short and simple: spinal adjustments for walk-in patients cost just $19. That, paired with the clinic's $45 massages, helps Doctor of Chiropractic Michael McKellar and his staff introduce more patients to the benefits of chiropractic care. In addition to traditional techniques, the clinic also hosts noninvasive laser therapy treatments that alleviate pain caused by everything from recently tweaked backs to chronic conditions such as being a Hartford Whalers fan.
Relaxation is both a concept and a destination at Soma Health & Fitness, where sleek wooden floors are bathed in the sunbeams streaming in from symmetrical skylights. Here, visitors steep selves in soothing services such as massage therapy and physiotherapy, which pairs clients with certified professionals for one-on-one treatments that tackle movement difficulties with postural correction, muscle stimulation, and ultrasound treatments to seek out cursive injury reports spelled out in knotted tendons. Rehabilitative kinesiology combined with yoga and cardio fitness classes in the fully-equipped gym boost clients' cardiovascular health and muscle tone while providing an outlet for emotional renewal.
Since the body is its own best doctor, Doctor of Chiropractic Gerald W. Zurinsky Jr.—or Dr. Z—believes patients should understand what's going on inside of it. He emphasizes patient education throughout his noninvasive adjustments, cold-laser therapy sessions, and spinal-decompression therapy, explaining how he aims to align the body's internal workings to assuage ailments ranging from back pain and sore muscles to digestive trouble and incomprehensible muttering. He keeps the information flowing after treatments as well, arming patients with advice on how to boost their energy without caffeine or maintain a healthy weight.
New Life Fitness World motivates calories crusaders with personal trainers and more than 140 hours of group classes. Launch fitness plans in a one-on-one training session before bounding into any of the four locations' exercise courses, such as cycling, Zumba, and Piyo, a combination of yoga, Pilates, and trick yo-yoing. After land-based laps around the indoor tracks, or the aquatic equivalent in the indoor heated pools, fit fiddles can indulge in a sauna steam, a hot-tub soak, or a tanning session. Towel service and locker rooms facilitate transitions out of the gym, while childcare frees parents from the stress of pushing strollers while jogging on the treadmill.
For more than 25 years, Doctor of Chiropractic Bob Pizzimenti has championed his clients’ own ability to heal themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. As a self-proclaimed unwinder, Dr. Pizzimenti eschews x-rays and technology-based treatments in favor of a more holistic approach to reducing stress and pain. After assessing his patients with chiropractic consultations and exams that target sources of muscular pain, he performs alternative treatments such as auriculotherapy, chiropractic adjustments, craniosacral therapy, yoga, and massage.
Dr. Pizzimenti also promotes well-being outside of chiropractic treatments at Innate Healing Arts Center. His resident herbalist, Tissheama Pizzimenti, oversees a shop filled with potted plants and shelves lined with traditional medicinal plants and specially concocted herbal remedies. She performs consultations and may prescribe custom-made herb blends or specialty spring water to help flush away toxins or spoil cars during car washes.
Also at the center, Reverend Gwendolyn Hurst leads a range of weekly community events, such as group meditation and holistic-health workshops, and yoga teachers lead welcoming classes. And at the onsite Golden Gate Cafe, the staff serves gourmet vegetarian dishes such as tempeh burgers, falafel, and vegetable stir-fry, with many ingredients sourced from local farms that utilize humane vegetable-growing practices.
At this patient-focused clinic, Dr. Bashar Salame combines spinal decompression, nutritional counseling, and corrective exercises to provide a holistic approach to healthcare. Drawing on the various techniques in his repertoire as necessary, Dr. Salame guides patients through a three-phase wellness program, focusing first on immediate pain relief before correcting underlying causes with spinal adjustments. Finally, Dr. Salame promotes long-term wellness with routine chiropractic care and structured plans to support proper nutrition or build a perfect model bridge from toothpicks.