The team at Advantage Healthcare of Charleston knows that, just as pain can have multiple causes, it can be treated in multiple ways. That’s why a medical doctor, a doctor of chiropractic, a nurse practitioner, and a massage therapist are all on staff and ready to tend to clients’ needs. Given their diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, this team can tackle ailments such as sports injuries from various angles. Like wrapping bandages around your pills before swallowing them, this multifaceted approach can greatly shorten the time it takes to heal.
When a patient complains about lower-back pain, Doctor of Chiropractic H. Austin Murray launches an investigation. According to his newsletter, he begins by evaluating the patient's posture and gait. If patients have an antalgic lean—evidenced by a kink in the spine—they might have a disc injury or mismatched shoes. But if they walk just fine, he proceeds to the next point of inspection, continuing until he locates the origin of pain. Once he locates it, he resolves it with chiropractic techniques.
Dr. Murray primarily adjusts spines with his hands but sometimes adds technologies, such as the Impulse iQ adjusting instrument, to deliver extremely precise results. To enhance each patient's overall wellness, Dr. Murray directs patients to Michael Clark, a certified master of medical massage. During bodywork sessions, Clark communicates with patients so that every touch feels curative and comfortable. As his hands glide across backs he infuses skin with Biotone Dual Purpose massage cream, a nongreasy product that reduces friction.
Robert G. Bloom earned his certification in hypnotism at Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Tarzana, California, before putting his skills to work at Summerville Hypnosis Center. There, Bloom helps clients to identify goals before guiding them into a state of heightened awareness. Using the power of suggestion, he works to align the subconscious mind with conscious goals. Patients can find help with weight loss or quitting smoking, address issues such as insomnia, or improve academic or professional performance.
Advanced Spinal Care creates personalized treatment plans for all its patients, tailoring each to specific goals and needs while acknowledging any medical and physical conditions the patient may have. Treatments provided include chiropractic care, rehabilitation, massage therapy, x-ray services, and lumbar disc decompression.
All acupuncturists follow the principles of Chinese medicine, but Charleston Community Acupuncture takes things a step further. Following the model of its Chinese counterparts, the center arranges its recliners, Zero Gravity chairs, and massage tables in sets of three or four so that patients can rest, relax, and heal together. Private treatment areas exist as well, but the staff values the restorative effects of a peaceful, social environment—performing most of its acupuncture treatments in a community setting that helps patients relax and find strength in numbers. Patients are also encouraged to take their time and decide for themselves when to end the treatment, indicating with a nod or a telepathic shout that it's time to remove the needles.
Chad Houfek and his staff of specialists share a collective expertise in herbal medicine, acupuncture, and massage. Their holistic emphasis on wellbeing allows them to mix and match treatments for a wide spectrum of maladies, including chronic pain, asthma, depression, digestive issues, and infertility.
Doctors and massage therapists join forces to address alignment issues, joint stiffness, and muscular tension all within the same visit to HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab. Massage therapists correct muscular imbalances in shoulders and backs with hands licensed in therapeutic massage and shadow-puppet recital. Chiropractic consultations provide detailed assessments of the ailments behind each client's particular symptoms, as well as specific instructions for massage therapists and recommended courses of action.