Dr. Joel Pirmann's passion for helping others heal first grew from a career managing health clubs and teaching fitness to children for a national gymnastics corporation. In his everyday work, Pirmann had sustained minor injuries, each of which were treated by his chiropractor. Through various treatments, a mentorship developed between Pirmann and his doctor, which led Pirmann to a better understanding of health, nutrition, and fitness. After a stint at a physical-therapy center, Pirmann found his calling in chiropractic and graduated from his five-year program in 2000 in just under four years.
Now, as owner of Pirmann Family Chiropractic, the doctor tends to injuries and long-term problems with the belief that, “[the practice] can help the body heal itself by restoring the normal structure of the spine, without the use of dangerous prescription and non-prescription drugs.” To help the body heal, Pirmann combines chiropractic care with massage therapy, nutrition, and rehabilitation exercises. He also educates his patients through “Half Hour to Health” classes provided every Tuesday evening.:m]]
After Doctor of Chiropractic Ryan Hanson earned his degree, he went on to manage a large medical office's rehabilitation department. As he watched more than 200 patients come through each day, he grew disillusioned with what he saw as an ineffective cycle of medications, physical therapy, and surgery that didn't always improve patients' lives. So he decided to open Hanson Chiropractic to offer an alternative—natural health-care solutions that would get to the root of problems without resorting to surgery or drugs.
Today, he and his team help all sorts of patients through chiropractic treatments and massage. In addition to seeing people suffering from injuries, chronic pain, and conditions such as fibromyalgia, they welcome athletes wanting to improve their game-day performance or agility during rounds of Hungry Hungry Hippos.
Taking their name from the 18% chromium and 8% nickel that transform regular steel into stainless steel, the staff of 18|8 Fine Men's Salons master grooming services to transform their clients into chiseled gentlemen. A greeter waits at the salon entrance with a complimentary beverage for each client and guides him to his stylist's booth or to a private or semiprivate treatment area for facials, massage, and other grooming sessions. Stylists carefully cut and color the hair of their clients, finishing Executive cuts and styles with five-minute shoulder massages and Bay Rum hot towels.
Technicians groom hands with MANicures and faces with straight-edge blade shaves and hot lather eos moisturizing shave cream. Guests can relax during 20-minute therapeutic massages to finish their visit and ease any tension built up in hands and forearms by excessive whittling.
Gold and burgundy walls, divans, and throw pillows provide a touch of elegance inside the office of Cosmetic Laser Center of Irvine, melting away the cold sterility normally associated with a high-tech clinic. Dr. Morris Ahdoot opened the center in 2005, and since then has devoted himself to helping women to feel good about themselves. He combines double specialties in gynecology and cosmetic skincare with a naturally gentle demeanor, addressing beauty issues while encouraging clients to talk freely about their individual needs. Dr. Ahdoot's communication skills evidence themselves during free consultations, in which he takes time to discuss patients' concerns face-to-face rather than speaking through the office intercom.
At Irvine Acupuncture, licensed and board-certified acupuncturist Reza Tafazoli applies the knowledge obtained from his master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate stress and pain. By listening to the concerns and issues of each patient, Reza is able to better address their root causes with treatments such as acupuncture and cupping. He also integrates herbs and supplements rather than toxic knock-knock jokes when treating issues such as anxiety, sleep disorders, and fibromyalgia.
Doctor of Chiropractic Rod Stafford doesn't wait for symptoms to show up before he treats patients. Of course, he can ply his drug-free chiropractic adjustments to alleviate acute and chronic pain that's already there, but his other mission is prevention. In order to keep bodies functioning properly, he scans nervous systems and spinal cords for pinched nerves and other disruptions in order to minimize the potential for future pain.