InShapeMD's philosophy is deeply rooted in the individualization of personalized weight-loss plans. Doctors know that each person is different, and so they use physicals and blood work to gain an understanding of how an individual's body works before launching weight-loss plans tailored to each client's lifestyle. In addition to one-on-one support, counseling, and trust falls, the physicians offer advice on weight-loss techniques such as appetite suppressants and diet.
When Doctor of Chiropractic John Hoctor examines a patient, he doesn’t just look for a quick fix that will only temporarily relieve pain. He looks to make adjustments that will remedy the underlying cause of patients’ pain and prevent reoccurring problems, such as sciatica, headaches, and chronic pain. Through the use of spinal decompressions that realign out-of-whack nerves and joints, as well as nutritional counseling and core strengthening, Dr. Hoctor designs programs that improve overall health without requiring drastic surgery or body swaps.
Dr. Matthew Zimmerman has 15 years worth of stories as proof of his devotion to healing entire families. "We had a child referred by a local hospital—4 months old, always leaned his head to the side," the doctor says, his voice sure. "The top bone of his spine (his atlas) shifted during birth, so we gently put it back into place. Right there in front of the mother, the baby raised his head for the first time. We were all bawling." That child is 2 now, his neck fully straight. But the work is never finished.
With the motto of "health by choice, not by chance," Dr. Zimmerman tries to create an environment that will make it pleasant for clients to work toward well-being. While waiting for an adjustment, orthotics, or rehabilitative therapy, patrons can test wellness knowledge with looping TV trivia, and kids can nosh on healthy treats such as raisins, nuts, and fiber-packed fitness magazines.
"We love to stick the kids' artwork right there on the wall," says the doctor, who is also a certified chiropractic extremities practitioner. "I do extremity adjustments for weekend warriors, athletes, soccer moms, runners—anyone," he says. Dr. Zimmerman can even look at gait analyses from local running stores or analyze a client's best giraffe impression to suss out the source of tension. Low murmurs drift along with exorcized tension from treatment rooms, where massage therapists work. "Our therapist is great,” the doctor says. “Someone will come in clearly in stress, and I'll say, 'Make that boy fall asleep,’ and she'll put him down like a big bear."
Doctor of Chiropractic Tom Duncan corrects vertebral subluxations—vertebrae that are out of line—with low-force adjustments that are gentle enough for newborns and the elderly. He has mastered more than 12 different chiropractic techniques to treat everything from neck pain to sinus problems. He also tackles sports injuries, foot pain, TMJ, and chronic back pain with high-tech thermal graphing and cold-laser therapy, and he uses neuromuscular education to teach the body how to properly sit or stand on the middle toe.
Nobody sings the praises of modern technology louder than Doctor of Chiropractic Seth Moliver, except maybe his patients. That’s because Dr. Moliver relies on advanced ProAdjuster technology to aid him in his chiropractic treatments. This computerized technology calculates a light force that’s ideal for adjusting and analyzing vertebrae. To better customize his treatments, Dr. Moliver also uses digital x-rays that help him spot subluxations.
Dr. Darcey Walraven Ladner was once told she would never walk again without spinal surgery. After being thrown from a horse, she suffered a herniated disc and decided to visit a chiropractor before agreeing to an invasive procedure. It took months of intense chiropractic care, but she soon recovered her ability to walk without surgery and eventually get back in the saddle. Despite her positive outcome, it wasn't until she witnessed a horse recover from a serious injury through chiropractic care that she realized she wanted to devote herself to this branch of medicine, which helped not only her, but also the animals she loves so much.
Thus it's no surprise that today at Omni Wellness Center, Dr. Walraven Ladner and her team of certified and trained professionals focus on bettering the lives of both humans and animals. For two-legged patients, their services cover everything from spinal adjustments to corrective exercises. And for animals––specifically horses, dogs, and cats––they offer an array of holistic options to treat joints and improve competitive performance.