Doctor of Chiropractic Steven Mahoney has always wanted to help people. From his graduate studies in chiropractic to his continuing education in body function and nutrition, Dr. Mahoney has focused his efforts on improving his patients' quality of life. Today, Atlas Family Chiropractic Center is one of the largest practices in Howard County, and his chiropractic-massage therapy has helped scores of clients recover from pain. The procedure purges the body of unwanted toxins in the muscles by improving circulation, and a firm touch alleviates soft-tissue injuries as well as less-tangible symptoms, such as headaches or stuck-on backpacks.
Health Quest Chiropractic & Physical Therapy combines effective, time-tested adjustments with physical therapy techniques to ease pain caused by chronic conditions and tackle injuries at their source. Rather than treating symptoms as they pop up or replacing body parts with robotic versions, Doctors Paul Ettlinger and Sean Grady aim to keep patients in a state of long-term wellness.
Since a goodly portion of overall health comes from weight management, the medicos expand their services well beyond traditional chiropractic services to help clients take charge of their diet and exercise routines. Deploying the Metabolize system, they run clients through scientifically calibrated metabolic assessments that reveal how many calories folks burn whether they're exercising, resting, or sleep-walking. With the help of health and wellness coaching, clients can strut confidently into the gym knowing exactly what kinds of exercises will spring-board them to their ideal weight.
The team even eradicates a few of the stressors that surround a trip to the doctor's office. Instead of having to FedEx them to a friend's house for the afternoon, parents can drop kids off at the toy- and book-stocked play area, allowing on-the-go patients to squeeze treatments into busy schedules.
As a competitive tennis player, skier, yoga practitioner, and active outdoorsman, Doctor of Chiropractic Richard Hoffman knows how painful and debilitating injuries can be. He specializes in getting injured employees back to work and facilitating seniors' active lifestyles with personalized, one-on-one care. Dr. Hoffman has been in private practice for more than two decades and regularly continues his training in physical therapy and chiropractic care so he can offer the latest equipment and techniques to his patients.
Dr. Hoffman employs advanced technology such as a spinal-decompression table to gently alleviate the pressure associated with compressed discs. His heated Osaki OS-4000 massage chair loosens muscles from the neck all the way down to the calves with an ergonomic, zero-gravity design that cradles the spine and makes a person feel as weightless as a dieting ghost.
Dr. Marlene Mahipat works to assuage bodily aches with chiropractic adjustments and societal ills with nonprofit work, earning a feature article in the Chiropractic Journal. By day, she treats patients to an array of therapeutic services, from adjustments and traction treatments to aqua massage, dry needling, and treatments for migraine headaches. But after hours, Dr. Mahipat may transform her office into a sandwich-making station for the homeless, according to the Baltimore Sun, or hop in a car to deliver dinners for Meals on Wheels. Unsatisfied with being a mere volunteer, however, within the past five years she also founded two nonprofits herself: Helping Orphans Prosper Everywhere (HOPE) collects food and supplies for displaced or underprivileged kids, and People Letting Every Animal Survive Euthanization (PLEASE) aims to prevent unnecessary euthanizing of otherwise healthy pets.
Licensed chiropractor Rob Marvenko sees the body as a single, harmonious entity. Each component affects the function of all the others, as in a delicate ecosystem or the mosh pit at a Slayer concert. Marvenko's hands-on techniques reflect this holistic view of the body. During neuromuscular-reeducation sessions for soft-tissue injuries, he reinforces the nerve signals for functional movement by use of repetitive motions and muscle stimulation. Through the Chiropractic Biophysics technique, he focuses on normalizing posture and spinal curvature. In addition to bringing spines and nervous systems back into balance, he and the clinic's massage therapist practice hydrotherapy massage and physical therapy.
Doctor of Chiropractic Adam Maddox knows how to restore a spine's curvature using clinical biophysics, and he has the certification to prove it. He first studied the technique during his fellowship, learning that you needed spinal traction to restore the spine's curvature and then a personalized exercise program to strengthen the muscles and atom-sized Atlases that support everyone's spine. Today, at his clinic, Ideal Health Chiropractic, Dr. Maddox continues to practice the nonsurgical spinal-correction technique alongside other chiropractic services such as nutritional counseling, physical therapy, and Webster-technique-aided spinal adjustments.