A graduate of massage and chiropractic school, Dr. Jared Mangum now tends to spines and posterior muscles with services that draw on his medical knowledge and nimble fingers. Guided by cutting-edge research conducted by his peers and at his own evidence-based practice, Dr. Magnum tailors massages to focus on individual aches and pains. His signature cocktail of deep-tissue, Swedish, and trigger-point modalities keeps stressors guessing as he surrounds them on all sides with plentiful soft-tissue work.
Though Dr. Mangum certainly counts relaxation among his many goals, one would be mistaken to think of A Balanced Life Chiropractic as simply a spa. The center earns the final word of its name from a suite of medically oriented therapies that address chronic spinal conditions. Chiropractic adjustments and flexion-distraction treatments, among others, aim to neutralize ailments caused by accrued tension or winters spent on iceberg-riddled waterbeds. While the doctor arrives at a diagnosis, staffers ask that you help yourself to the office’s WiFi and a complimentary beverage.
A young Dan Clark was drawn to holistic healing methods after witnessing the efficacy of acupuncture and herbal medicine against his father's Epstein-Barr virus. His fascination with the body's ability to heal itself and to fit inside a high-school locker encouraged him to study massage therapy and acupuncture, and he now guides the treatments he administers at his own clinic. With a repertoire of techniques that, aside from acupuncture, includes herbal remedies, cupping, and moxibustion, Dan aids patients in coping with a wide range of ailments, such as insomnia, headaches, and anxiety.
"Health comes from within, not from a bottle." It is with this statement—emblazoned on his practice's website—that Doctor of Chiropractic Mark Aldridge sums up his medical philosophy. The bottle refers not only to medication, but also to invasive procedures prescribed for ailments that Dr. Aldridge believes chiropractic care is better suited to treat. Chiropractic medicine seeks to restore the body to its highest functioning state, with the belief that in this state, the body's ability to self-heal is strong enough to eliminate a number of afflictions. Through diagnosing and correcting blockages and misalignments in the body's nervous system and spinal cord, Dr. Aldridge seeks to relieve patients of a host of maladies, including chronic headaches, allergies, and painful bouts of human origami.
After graduating from Brigham Young University and Cleveland Chiropractic College, Dr. Aldridge spent nearly a decade practicing in Virginia before he and his wife relocated their family of four sons, one daughter, and one wisecracking alien to Lehi. His new practice affords patients parallel care in both chiropractics and massage therapy. The two fields share a holistic approach to treating health issues, and massage therapy further complements chiropractics by working to improve circulation, relieve tension, and reduce toxins in the body.
Whether traditional or technological, all the techniques used by Doctor of Chiropractic Garrett Peterson of Utah Sports & Family Chiropractic are drug-free and noninvasive. Cold-laser therapy and ultrasound waves expedite the healing process for soft-tissue injuries without breaking the skin. Tried-and-true chiropractic adjustments trigger the body's self-healing properties by shifting disks away from the spinal cord, where an impingement can lead to chronic pain and a host of bodily ailments.
At Chiropractic USA, Dr. Chris Moore takes a whole-body approach to wellness. During 30-minute consultations, he evaluates patients from the arches of their feet to the tops of their spines, identifying the source of pain rather than simply trying to suppress it with prescription medications. Once he's pinpointed the problem area, he applies traditional chiropractic adjustments to align the spine and balance the body so it can heal naturally. His team of licensed massage therapists also keeps this holistic approach in mind as it performs Swedish, deep-tissue, and structural-balance massages to help patients find more immediate relief from stress, tension, or injury.