Founded by an interventional pain physician and a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Performance Spine & Sports Medicine takes a team-oriented approach to treating injury and illness. The interdisciplinary, nonsurgical institute develops a physician-directed plan for each client that may incorporate physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments with a whole-body approach, and acupuncture. These plans address anything from herniated discs and sprains to migraines and chronic pain. Whether the experts are treating nervous-system maladies or assessing sports performance with OptoJump technology and simulated locker-room pep talks, they continually check in with each patient to make sure treatments meet individual needs.
The health experts at Five Star Wellness aim to bring the mind, body, and spirit back into balance through a variety of holistic-minded treatments ranging from organic facials to ear candling. Colon hydrotherapy is an office specialty, and all therapists hold certification through the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-Act). Utilizing FDA-approved equipment, the process sends filtered, temperature-controlled water through the large intestine, where it breaks down and flushes away any accumulation of waste or swallowed pride to improve immune- and digestive-system function. An alternate method of detoxification, ionic detox footbaths use positively charged ions to draw negatively charged toxins out through the feet, helping clear the system of heavy metals, cellular debris, and other substances often blamed for throwing the body out of balance.
Charles F. Stueber, a doctor of acupuncture, honed his skills while attending Pacific College of Oriental Medicine??a four-year school that closely echoes the programs taught in mainland China. He draws on several styles of acupuncture, from Chinese, Japanese, and Korean techniques to scalp and ryodoraku treatments, which use electrical pulses to identify and help assuage ailments.
Sara Naomi has seen the effects of holistic care firsthand. Growing frustrated going from doctor to doctor after being diagnosed with Lyme disease, Sara turned to complementary healthcare methods that addressed her spiritual and emotional well-being in addition to her physical state. The strides she made with this holistic approach inspired her to learn more about other therapeutic techniques and eventually found her own practice.
Sara melds a variety of therapies such as reflexology, aromatherapy, and acupressure to help patients attain optimal well-being with her signature service, HK: BioEnergetic Acupuressure. She first attempts to identify the root cause of issues such as pain and phobias, then she works to relieve them by applying gentle, bare-handed pressure at key points on the body’s energy pathways. As a result, clients may enjoy a decrease in stress, allowing them to relax without the metaphorical fog and literal foghorns that can often impede mental clarity.
An 18-year veteran of the fitness industry, Ilene Morris White runs a wellness center, Pilates studio, and private gym out of a homey office on Newtown Yardley Road. That environment features beautifully finished wooden furnishes, colonial-esque French doors, and potted trees with G.I. Joes climbing them. Amid these trappings, clients enjoy not only the fitness classes but also chiropractic services, massage therapy, and prenatal workout classes. The center also specializes in corrective exercise and rehab.
Licensed acupuncturists at Bucks County Acupuncture Clinic gently insert hair thin disposable needles into precise points in an effort to treat a variety of conditions. Along with herbal medicine, acupuncture treatments may be used to help treat conditions such as migraines, arthritis, fatigue, and digestive problems.