At River Oaks Weight Loss Center, the experienced staff, helmed by owner Dr. Saghy Motamedy, strives to help each patient meet individualized wellness and aesthetic goals. Dr. Motamedy, who practices a philosophy of bringing together traditional medicine and alternative methods for wellness, and her staff perform a wide range of aesthetic and wellness services—from medically supervised weight-loss programs and hormone replacement therapy to Zerona body-contouring treatments, Botox treatments, and many other cosmetic procedures.
After patients walk into The Perfect Gait, they continue walking atop a computerized device with more than 4,000 sensors. Those sensors measure weight distribution on the feet while patients are standing still and also while they're in motion, revealing skeletal imbalances that could cause issues such as knee pain, hip pain, and Achilles tendonitis. A digital casting device creates orthotic inserts customized to skeletal structure, backed by a 90-day guarantee of satisfaction.
For Doctor of Chiropractic Devin Parrish, it is easy to remember the perspective of a patient. For years he suffered with a herniated disk, but refused surgery because of the risks involved. He developed a treatment expressly designed to help move the disk into a more comfortable position while eliminating the need for pills and scalpels. Many of the noninvasive techniques he used on himself help his patients. Decompression therapy gently elongates the spine, removing the pressure of slipped disks while drawing in water and oxygen.
As a former accountant, the chiropractic doctor also has a keen eye for detail that compels him to find out what’s going on before administering any treatments. He begins all appointments with a 20-minute consultation and exam, combs through health histories, and discusses the patient’s issue while manually feeling for abnormalities along the spine. After he memorizes each vertebrae’s nickname, he further investigates with advanced detection equipment such as MRIs and x-rays. With this information, he and the patient work eye-to-eye in developing a treatment plan designed for their conditions.
Dr. Nicole Shutko sees herself not as a repairman, but as a renovator. Her chiropractic treatments seek to not only relieve the symptoms of painful conditions, but also to treat the symptoms' underlying causes. That's why her remedies don't stop at professional adjustments. They might include massages that release muscular tension, or nutrition plans based on the same tenets of natural wellness as chiropractic care. Her patients even receive simple exercise instructions for at-home workouts that address their specific problems.
But it's during appointments that Dr. Shutko does her most sophisticated work. That's when she uses traction-based decompression therapy to ease the stress on the damaged discs that cause lower back or neck pain—an approach that can negate the need for surgery. Her services also target migraines, aching joints, and common workplace injuries, such as the stiff neck you get from photocopying your ears to see if they match. And if you're not a fan of the popping sounds that can accompany adjustments, she'll take a gentler tack with non-forceful methods.
It takes more than one area of care to make sure the body, as a whole, is happy and healthy. That’s why Dr. Reza Naghavi combines chiropractic care with services that bolster nutritional health and mental well-being. Through a combination of treatments, such as chiropractic manipulations, cold-laser therapy, and personalized nutrition plans, he gives bodies the tools they need to heal naturally. When not tending to patients of all ages at Walk In Chiropractic, Dr. Naghavi is leading continual-education courses about health, nutrition, and how to tell a tree's age by counting its vertebrae.
As a lifelong athlete, Fernando Morales has spent more time on the field, in the weight room, and at the gym than the average guy. He knows firsthand about the strain sports can put on the body and the desire to heal quickly from injuries. So after graduating from Texas Chiropractic College, it was no surprise that he used his musculoskeletal know-how to pursue a career in sports medicine.
At CST Wellness Center, he and his staff take an integrative approach to getting athletes back in their cleats with a blend of spinal adjustments, acupuncture, and physical therapy. They also apply their knowledge of nutrition to keep bodies strong, prevent vitamin deficiencies, and scale the food pyramid in record time.
The Joint has a simple mission: 'to improve people's lives with routine and affordable chiropractic care.' Their team of skilled chiropractors operate on an appointment-free basis, helping to ensure that people can receive treatment despite busy schedules, and membership programs help to keep costs low.