Chronic pain can be debilitating, even if the pain itself isn't that bad. So native Floridian Dr. Cathy Moutsopoulos at Beachside Chiropractic commits herself to guiding her clients away from chronic pain by pinpointing and relieving the cause, not just the symptoms. From the minute clients enter the waiting room, they are put at ease by cozy leather seating and lush greenery. During treatment, clients are put through a personalized care plan, and discuss the benefits of a range of services, from chiropractic adjustment to realign the spine, cold-laser therapy to ease muscle pain, and corrective exercises to restore range of motion. In addition to chiropractic work, the whiplash- and brain traumatology-certified Dr. Moutsopoulos is a board member for the Flagler Volusia Chiropractic Society, is involved with local charitable organizations, and even has a nursery that is staffed three days a week
As both an ordained interfaith minister and a spiritual life coach, Laura has spent more than a decade helping clients clear the tallest emotional hurdles in their lives. At Transitions Liaison, she specializes in custom hypnotherapy sessions that combine life-coaching consultations with careful forays into the subconscious. Upon studying the patterns of each patient's decision-making and past conditioning, she offers counsel in areas such as overcoming self-doubt and working through tough relationships. For individuals who need more hypnotic help, Laura sells CDs with music designed to assist listeners as they work through everything from losing weight to quitting smoking, as well as guided meditation mp3s, and an e-book on weight loss and hypnosis.
Chiropractic physician Dr. Doris Antos began as a chiropractic assistant in 2005, and was inspired to pursue her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Palmer College of Chiropractic. There, along with her doctorate, she earned the Virgil V. Strang Philosophy Award and graduated in 2010. She currently helps clients cope with and overcome chronic pain with a variety of chiropractic services, ranging from nonsurgical spinal decompressions to Class IV laser therapy. During her spinal adjustments, she can perform an array of techniques—including the Gonstead and Diversified methods. Based on a comprehensive initial exam she determines which technique best suits her clients’ individual conditions, be they herniated discs, muscle spasms, joint pain, or arthritis.
Cathleen Bellerose was a nurse for 20 years, and she saw the effects of pain and injury on many of her patients. She herself struggled with debilitating leg pain, and she sought an alternative to traditional medication, which she found in massage therapy. During her studies, she was able to locate and then soothe the cause of pain in her own muscles, and now at Pink Lotus Healing on the go massage, she strives to do the same for others. Cathleen offers numerous modalities, such as fibromyalgia, trigger-point, and Thai massages.
Stress can cause a number of health issues including a raised heart rate and muscle tightness. The staff at Simply Relax aim to remedy these and other negative impacts of stress by providing their clients with an array of natural relaxation techniques. These include everything from yoga and meditation to hypnotherapy and acupressure.
Chronic pain and numerous conditions subside as Four Winds Acupuncture's licensed acupuncturists use tiny needles to correct bodily imbalances. An initial exam takes stock of symptoms and medical history, and a pulse diagnosis and inspection of the tongue helps determine a course of action and the third course of last night's dinner. After an evaluation based on Chinese medicine, the acupuncturist creates an individualized treatment. Acupuncture treats a number of ailments including shoulder pain, stress, and sciatica. The specialist then carefully inserts stainless-steel needles into targeted areas across the body, each pointer about the size of a human hair. As the body is stimulated, vital energy flows through its meridians, helping it to naturally heal itself, correct chemical imbalances, and learn how to Dougie.