At first glance, the 4,000 square foot main room at Wolke Chiropractic & Rehabilitation may look a lot like a state-of-the art gym, complete with a bike, treadmill, and colorful stability balls. But the machines here are much more advanced than everyday exercise equipment?they're the essential tools Dr. Anthony Wolke and his staff need to treat chiropractic concerns and injuries. Here, spinal decompression tables share space with a power plate that uses vibration to help tone muscles and shake out any rocks that patients may be storing in-between their vertebrae. Meanwhile, in private treatment rooms, the staff treats imbalances with acupuncture treatments and doles out massage therapy for those with more superficial aches and pains.
A wooden bench and potted flowers brighten the entrance to Family Chiropractic Care and Wellness, the practice where Doctor of Chiropractic Kevin Merlino and his team treat patients with holistic therapies and chiropractic care. Adjustments, spinal decompression, and deep-tissue laser therapy soothe chronic back pain, and customized massages keep muscles and ligaments comfortably loose. Acupuncture sessions help with a wide range of issues, including stress, weight loss, pain management, allergies, and even wrinkles.
The Spine Institute of New Jersey's chief chiropractic neurologist and physician, Dr. David Harris, leads a multidisciplinary team of acupuncturists and massage therapists. With a range of treatments at his disposal, Dr. Harris aims to dispatch mental stress and physical pain through electrically stimulated acupuncture needles and chiropractic adjustments. Alternatively, massages provide gentle pressure that relaxes the tense tissues and caramel centers under the skin.
Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Alepa and the team at Select Wellness use a variety of holistic approaches to combat pain and restore their patients to optimal health. Dr. Alepa makes use of innovative spinal care technology, such as the ProAdjuster, which analyzes vertebra motion and taps misaligned bits of spine back into place, and the DRX 9000 spinal decompression machine. Acupuncture treatments help clear up energy blockages throughout the body and massage therapy sessions ease muscle aches caused by tension, overuse, or freak penny-farthing accidents.
Despite her title, licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist, and reiki healer Shilamida isn’t actually a healer—She’s a helper. That’s because she believes “it’s your body, mind, and soul that does the work,” and as such, she guides clients on the path to healing themselves naturally. At Balanced Soul Bodyworkers, LLC Shilamida increases her clients’ natural energy flow with reiki sessions to alleviate pain and stress and create more youthful skin. She also provides massage services that work to stimulate the flow of oxygen, alleviate discomfort, and improve range of motion.
Jersey Foot Care's podiatrist operates out of two clinics, where he casts a net of pedal wellness over northeastern New Jersey. The staff tackles both cosmetic and medical complaints, with surgical techniques and custom orthotics that can straighten hammer toes, smooth out bunions, and whisk away heel pain. Cognizant that some foot ailments leave patients in states of near-immobility, the team makes house calls for the homebound, elderly, or members of a toddler commune.