Patients at Focus Eye Health & Vision Care Optometrists entrust their eyesight not only to the clinic's selection of stylish frames from more than 35 different designers, but to the highly skilled optometrists that care for their rods and cones. During his tenure as a lieutenant and optometrist in the US Navy, Dr. Matt Esperon employed bladeless vision-correction procedures to perfect the sight of aviators, building a successful career with humankind's two coolest inventions⎯lasers and fighter jets. Meanwhile, founder Dr. Paul Berman applies his decades of professional experience to treat a range of ocular-health problems, while still finding time to give back to the community through his involvement with programs such as the Special Olympics. Vases of flowers add a touch of homey charm to the office, and high-tech LASIK devices and sophisticated diagnostic equipment protect eyeballs with cutting-edge care.
Since 2008, Fit4Mom of Northern NJ's fitness professionals and buggy-bandying workouts have helped new mothers to overcome the struggles of staying in shape while caring for a wee one. Specially trained instructors helm a series of 60-minute classes, which consist of a warm-up and interval stations where limbs stretch resistance tubes in body-toning drills. Energizing indoor sessions utilize fitness stations and activities such as latin dance, while outdoor jaunts make use of benches and other environmental facets to augment maneuvers. Throughout the routine, engaging routines keep children from growing overly fussy or pranking classmates by tossing banana peels in front of their carriages.
Three is the magic number at BodyWork Boutique, where a trio of therapists relieves stress and tension with three massage modalities. The smooth, rhythmic strokes of their Swedish massages stimulate blood and lymph flow to reduce muscle soreness and improve overall health. Deep-tissue treatments focus on lower layers of muscles, targeting deep-seated adhesions with firm pressures. The therapists’ third specialty, hot-stone massage, is something of a compromise between the other two. The massage’s heated stones melt away aches as they radiate warmth, reminding the body of comforts it formerly knew in its pre-hatched state.
Skin Laser & Surgery's Dr. Dendy Engelman, a board certified dermatologist recently named Director of Dermatologic Surgery at New York Medical College in Manhattan, expertly rewinds facial time with FDA-approved injectables. During the appointment, her steady-hands inject Botox or Dysport into wrinkle-etched facescapes, slowing down facial muscles and soothing them to sleep with a soft lullaby. Both Botox and Dysport may banish forehead furrows, crow's feet, and marionette lines from the visage for up to four months.
During his tenure as the team doctor for the US National Karate Team, doctor of chiropractic Demetri Meimaris faced his share of adversity. In an article from Dynamic Chiropractic that described conditions at the 1994 Onishi Cup International Goodwill Games in Venezuela, he was reported as facing 110-degree temperatures and an onslaught of team injuries, including fractured ribs, broken noses, and a mallet fracture of the index finger. Though not a medical doctor, Dr. Meimaris worked up to 13 hours a day to face these challenges head-on—an action that was rewarded by invitations to later national competitions including an invitation to Greece to assist the US National Karate team compete against Syria, Italy, and Greece. Dr. Meimaris has helped out professional, olympic, and collegiate athletes throughout his career.
A 1984 graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Meimaris brings this same level of compassion to his own practice, where he uses his background in sports-related chiropractic care to tend to his patients—from athletes to average citizens. Extensive experience in spinal decompression and auto-accident pain management as well as hip and shoulder rehabilitation and worker's compensation injuries allows him to ease patient pain; for difficult cases, Dr. Meimaris performs manipulation under anesthesia. Dr. Meimaris utilizes a variety of techniques including cox flexion-distraction and active release techniques.
Since its inception in 2000, CrossFit has amassed an army of dedicated participants that include everyone from pro athletes to stay-at-home moms. It's no surprise, then, that one of CrossFit's stated missions is "inclusiveness". Just because it accepts anyone regardless of experience, age, or fitness level doesn't mean it's easy, however. CrossFit Parsippany's array of ropes, truck tires, kettlebells, and cardio equipment await anyone with the willingness to exert themselves and commit to improved health. Inexperienced participants don't have to worry, though; instructors safely scale each Workout of the Day, which draws from sports such as gymnastics and Olympic powerlifting, to suit each individual's physical condition and ability. With continued effort, all participants will see marked improvements in everything from strength and power to balance and stamina, resulting in a better quality of life and the ability to play checkers with barbell plates.