Growing up in a family of doctors, Corey Kirshner knew at an early age that his life passion was to steer people onto the path to good health. After graduating with honors from Life Chiropractic College in two disciplines—Doctor of Chiropractic and Bachelor of Science in Nutrition—Corey eventually opened Kirshner Health Solutions, where his peers now know him as Dr. Kirshner. His team realigns vertebrae displaced by injuries or strenuous daily activities with spinal adjustments, and treats compressed, herniated, and degenerated disks with a special ABS machine. The team even uses cold low-level lasers to spur the body’s healing mechanisms and reduce pain associated with conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, and sprains.
Certified hypnotherapist Todd Stofka knows that, when it comes to improving performance, computers aren't the only things that require periodic upgrades. Using his Stofka Method, which he's perfected over a decade as a hypnotherapist in Philadelphia area, Todd remakes clients into people 2.0 with programs designed to halt smoking addiction, improve athletic performance, and lose stubborn pounds. "Weight loss is simple but not necessarily easy," Todd notes, adding that "hypnotherapy gets to the core reasons for being overweight". Living Thin’s weight-loss programs strive to adjust how participants view and plan their meals. The soothing hypnosis sessions combat resigned attitudes and familiar cravings, aiming to replace them with confidence and an intuitive preference for wholesome foods.
Dr. Czulada wears his title comfortably after 25 years of practice, but he wasn’t born a doctor. He earned his designation with dual biology degrees and extensive chiropractic training at the National College of Chiropractic. Along the way, he also earned recognition for his exemplary bedside manner, garnering the Scranton Times-Tribune reader’s choice award for Best Chiropractor in Scranton. Over the course of his career, he has adjusted more than 10,000 spines, gaining knowledge from each of them. Dr. Czulada and his staff combine their experience with insights gleaned from x-rays and consultations to create customized treatment regimens for each patient or pop-up tent they encounter.
When Doctor of Chiropractic Drew Sack was a kid, he loved digging through his father's desk in search of treasures. One day, he stumbled upon a cracked cassette tape of a lecture from 1979 that championed the health benefits of chiropractic treatments. He listened to it repeatedly, inspired by the idea that chiropractic has the ability to change the world, which he still believes in to this day.
He now practices at Lehigh Valley Integrative Health, where he and his expert team employ several adjustment techniques to enrich clients’ spines. He uses the Webster technique to release pelvic stress for pregnant women, the Gonstead technique to assess spine health with a heat-sensing device, and the Old Wives Tale technique to seal back-breaking cracks in neighborhood sidewalks. His Nazareth office accommodates patients five days a week, after which Dr. Drew heads home in the car that still carries the cracked cassette tape.
Born and raised in Emmaus, Doctor of Chiropractic Scot Kocis has been fond of taking things apart ever since he could lift a screwdriver. His curiosity about life led him to research labs at the University of Pittsburgh and Jefferson Medical College, where he applied his tinkering and problem-solving skills to the fields of health and medicine. Eventually, Dr. Kocis returned to Emmaus, planted his New York Chiropractic College degree in the fertile soil, and watered it until it grew and blossomed into his own practice. He's spent the past 10 years there wiping the pained expressions off his neighbors' faces with three different erasers—chiropractic care, nutrition tips, and core-strength rehabilitation.
At Augello Chiropractic, Dr. Mark Augello and Dr. Charles T. Kennedy III focus on the big picture to help their patients achieve total wellness. They strive to ferret out the underlying causes of their patients' chronic issues—varying from work-related pain to accident and sports injuries—and treat them with long-term solutions such as adjustments, trigger-point therapy, and myofascial release. To supplement chiropractic services, a staff of licensed massage therapists is on hand to soothe aches and pains with a variety of modalities. They also offer public lectures, impulse-adjustment advice, and nutritional counseling to help clients lead healthier lifestyles without feeling compelled to tattoo the food pyramid on the inside of their palm.
At Roots of Vitality, massage therapist Kelly Kark melds a decade of experience working in a medical setting with five years of holistic health expertise. Specializing in therapeutic integrated massage and bodywork, Kelly draws from common modalities such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage to offset pain and improve health. She also treats corporeal forms to lesser-known healing practices, including reiki and BioMat therapy, the latter of which relies on far infrared rays, crystals, and negative ions to help increase circulation and alleviate stiffness.