When it comes to athletics, the medical team at Highland Park Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation—formerly Highland Park Chiropractic—is serious about competitive sports. Dr. Charlie Hausman, who helms the 1,700-square-foot facility, brings a background of competitive waterskiing to his work while colleague Dr. Averill Sutchar scaled the collegiate gridiron at the University of San Diego under current San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. Together, the team uphold their dedication to chiropractic care by providing patients with alternate treatment regimens, helping them overcome ailments sans surgery.
Today, Dr. Hausman and Dr. Sutchar incorporate chiropractic services ranging from massage therapy to spinal decompression to help patients deal with a variety of conditions. Dr. Paul Marsiglia, a pain specialist, helps manage discomfort with trigger-point injections for the neck and back as well as specialized injections for the hips, knees, ankles, and shoulders. Though Dr. Hausman no longer partakes in competitive waterskiing, he stays active by thumb wrestling himself and participating in triathlons and ironman competitions—even qualifying for the grueling 2012 Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. Dr. Sutchar's diverse education background in psychology, physical therapy, and athletics has kept him searching for well-rounded redemies to assuage the aches and pains for his sports-minded clientele.
The discreet and experienced therapists at North Shore Colonics purify their patients with detoxifying colon hydrotherapy treatments that help restore balance and functionality to the body. Stagnant waste in the body’s intestines can be related to a multitude of internal problems including abdominal distention, backaches, and the decline of NASA and, if left untreated, can prevent the body from properly absorbing nutrients and efficiently disposing of waste. After an initial consultation, the affable administrators conduct the colon hydrotherapy session with skill, blending bedside manner with gentle massage and accurate colon irrigation to admonish accumulated intestinal barnacles and give squatting bacteria their eviction notices. During the quiet, odorless session, therapists are happy to answer questions about healthful diet choices and how to remain internally hydrated. Post-treatment, hydrotherapy recipients may feel light and spry, with restored energy and a stronger immune system, or reap the rewards of weight loss, decreased food cravings, reduced bloating, and ego-boosting catcalls during airport-security body scans.
Dr. Sergei Yuryk attacks plaque in a new, modern, eco-friendly office, treating both adults and children to the latest in enamel defense. The comprehensive exam ($82 value) throws a spotlight on gum disease and gingivitis before they can escape with their pearly tooth-loot. Willow Festival's digital x-rays ($121 value) emit less radiation than other x-rays while offering a close-up on any pesky cavities. Finish with a meticulous teeth cleaning ($86 value), buffing chompers to a radiant sheen. Throughout the process, Dr. Yuryk will attentively listen to any patient concerns and answer any questions, from "How many times a day should I floss?" to "Why can't my teeth cut through shoes like my Ginsu knives?" Patients can also learn about a variety of cosmetic dental options, including Invisalign adult braces with a complimentary consultation. Willow Festival Dental holds Saturday hours for those who only work weekends but still want to take time off to go to the dentist.
Every smile is its own work of art. That's why Smile and Shine's quartet of dental professionals approaches dental care with the precision of artists surveying a canvas. Of course, it helps that they're aided by only the best tools. That includes veneers, which are bonded to tooth surfaces to mask gaps, cracks, and chips. Their toolkit also include composites and dental implants, which help reshape and replace grins affected by wear or tooth loss. To keep healthy teeth pearly, practitioners break down stains and discoloration with the latest whitening treatments, such as Zoom!. Besides repairing and enhancing smiles, they tend to general dental needs, too. Their expertise extends to cleanings and root canals, as well as fillings. The doctors also know how to keep calendars happy; for convenience, the office offer Saturday appointments and evening hours on Mondays.
Dr. Azad and Associates, strive to accommodate families at Familia Dental, with time slots for working parents on evenings and Saturdays and an indoor play area for youngsters at this preventive and cosmetic practice. Its orthodontics, whitening services, and traditional dentistry finesse the smiles of both kids and adults using technology such as a digital x-ray machine, which releases 80% less radiation than its analog counterparts and 90% less radiation than Spiderman’s big toe.
Husband-and-wife dental duo Drs. Joo and Min Kwon lead a team of dental professionals spanning three offices: Smile Dental Design, Westlake Dental Center, and Ashley Family Dental. The dentists tackle all facets of tooth care, from installing implants and walrus tusks to straightening teeth and brightening smiles. They even work outside mouth lines to inject Botox and Juvederm wrinkle fighters into faces.
Each office values patient safety and comfort, and is equipped with some of the industry’s most up-to-date equipment, such as laser cavity detection, low-radiation digital x-rays, and high-speed electric hand pieces that reduce the noise of traditional hand pieces by 40%. A sterilization system surpasses OSHA standards for uncompromisingly clean tools, and distilled water ensures mouths stay free of contaminants and fish.
The friendly oral and facial surgeons at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Chicago wield 10 years of experience to help restore smiles with standalone dental implants and abutments. After a consultation and examination to determine eligibility for treatment, review medical history, and ascertain the patient's likelihood of trying steak-flavored toothpaste, dental experts place the implant into the jawbone with the aid of anesthesia and sedation. The small titanium screw is designed to fuse to the body's existing structure in a process that may require several visits over the course of a few months, followed by the attachment of an abutment. Like a well-programmed robot butler, an implant normally serves its owner for life.