Dr. Richard Mabanta and his team strive to alleviate the nuisance and burden of back pain, whiplash, headaches and other ailments with drug-free chiropractic techniques. But first, they tackle another common patient complaint: the scourge of the arrogant, know-it-all doctor. Dr. Mabanta and his nurses value listening, especially during their consultations. They understand that patients have the innate sense to know which remedies will agree with their particular discomfort, and they avoid the presumption that professionals know more about the patient?s body than the patient. At the same time, the team emphasizes the importance of education, introducing patients to new treatments that may not seem immediately apparent. After collaborating on the treatment regimen, the team customizes treatments to fit each client?s unique condition. While each case is different, treatments may incorporate therapeutic massages or nervous-system work, such as spinal adjustments that relieve back pain from impinged spinal cords or unrequited love for a beaded seat cushion.
It’s been said that those who do what they enjoy never work a day in their life. Dr. Stephen H. Atkins can relate to the sentiment. His passion for holistic medicine has led him to develop an expertise in the field and become a relied-upon resource for patients and the public alike. Through nutrition coaching and a focus on the body's optimal function, Dr. Atkins aims to support physiological strength so that patients can battle chronic symptoms or bench-press their minivans.
Rewind 25 years. There, Dr. Atkins is receiving his Ph.D. in Integrative Medicine. Travel a few years into the future and see him gain membership and association in a number of medical organizations, including the American College for the Advancement of Medicine and the Academy of International BioEnergetic Sciences. Today, Dr. Atkins remains energetically active in his field by treating patients with functional medicine, authoring books, and speaking with the public through television programs and desert visions.
New York Sports Clubs, part of Town Sports International's network of fitness loci, opens up a number of equipment-stocked facilities across New York to exercisers. Strength-training gear, such as circuit machines, free weights, and medicine balls, molds muscles into chiseled depictions of physical might. Sessions on cardio machines, ranging from treadmills and ellipticals to upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, inspire burnt calories to pack up and move to cooler climates. Each club offers a schedule of group classes that draws from more than 100 fitness styles, including Pilates, yoga, and boxing, ensuring that no member has to jazzercise without a spotter. Each location rewards exercisers for sweating in its vicinity with special features such as babysitting, saunas, and steam rooms.
Within Sole Pilates & Yoga?s beet-red walls, instructors lead small groups of students through rigorous postures on Pilates reformer machines. With just five machines in their studio, the instructors can ensure that each student benefits from personal adjustments and individual attention. The machines' pulleys, bars, and sliding carriages add extra resistance to traditional Pilates postures, testing students' strength against their own body weight to develop lean, toned muscles. In addition to the Pilates reformer, the instructors lead mat Pilates classes to carve strong core muscles, and yoga sessions that flow through strength- and relaxation-inducing poses, resulting in enough flexibility and body control to squeeze into a milk carton.
Since it opened its doors in 1981, West Hills Chiropractic Pain Center has helped thousands of patients overcome chronic pain with a drug-free approach to healthcare. Dr. Joseph Mills brings more than 20 years of experience to his post as on-site chiropractor, joining acupuncturist Dr. Park and medical massage therapist Donna to keep the body functioning at a high level. "We pride ourselves on solving problems that others couldn't," says Dr. Mills and his team, who have recently arrived at the solution for world hunger. Their diagnostic methods delve beyond surface symptoms into neuromuscular function and lifestyle factors such as workplace ergonomics and emotional stress.
Everyone has a skeleton, but not everyone knows how to take care of it. That?s where Doctor of Chiropractic Stacy Jeff Aslan comes in. A highly regarded chiropractic doctor, Dr. Aslan specializes in helping patients when other methods of treatment have failed. He practices his healing touch at Waterfront Chiropractic, where he and his staff work with the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems of newborns, seniors, and patients of all ages in between, helping to relieve pain and prevent illness. Massage sessions add an element of relaxation to treatment plans, allowing therapists to coax knots out of muscles with nimble fingers and promises of ice cream sundaes.