At TherapyWorks of Jacksonville, relaxation is only a side effect. The therapist-s main goals for treatments are more medically minded: treatment of injuries, pain relief, stress reduction, and improved quality of life for their clients. Founder James R. Lehman leads the team of licensed massage therapists and physical therapists, whose services cover common massage modalities, such as deep tissue and Swedish, as well as more specialized neuromuscular and orthopedic work. These therapists personalize each appointment to address a number of rehabilitative concerns, including relief for chronic neck and back tension, automobile and sports injuries, and the weight-bearing aches associated with pregnancy or watermelon smuggling.
All three TherapyWorks clinics strive to craft goal-oriented regimens for their visitors, focusing on concrete outcomes rather than merely suppressing symptoms. They also accept most insurance plans, provided patients have a physician's prescription for treatment.
Dawn is a fitting name for a massage therapist, especially one as experienced as Dawn Crosby. Over the past 10 years, she has fine-tuned her Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to ensure that clients feel restored, as if it's the dawn of a new healthy era. A custom blend of moderate strokes and firmer pressure can yield increased range of motion and reduced muscle tension. Clients may also request therapeutic reflexology––a non-invasive massage technique which utilizes foot pressure points to stimulate the body's immune response, or a chair massage, which can improve productivity and reduce stress.
What once inhabited a single room at Alachua General Hospital is now Haven Hospice, a network of compassionate individuals who provide end-of-life care to more than 700 patients in 18 counties. The staff tend to patients at their homes, in nursing homes, and in hospitals, and take on the delicate task of counseling family members who are coping with grief. To support their efforts, Haven Hospice welcomes volunteers to provide companionship for patients and sponsors 5K runs, the proceeds of which benefit the patients and families it serves.
Focusing on specific body parts, Beaches Rehabilitation Center incorporates a collaborative approach of physical therapy and massage therapy to restore balance to the body, alleviate pain, and enable patients to live normal lives. Guided by an individualized approach to therapy and an emphasis on functional mobility, patients of all ages are tended by the same therapist throughout their treatment plans. The staff's extensive training in the treatment of orthopedic conditions and post-operative care aims to quickly restore clients to full functionality, using elements of manual therapy and exercise to address muscular limitations and improving joint motion. Founder and president Anya Johnson, a speech and language pathologist, also helps patients with conditions from stuttering to facial paralysis and the effects of neurological disorders.
Complete Nutrition recognizes that dietary supplements fill only one realm of a healthy lifestyle, so the team also emphasizes hydration, exercise, and a balanced diet. To help clients achieve such well-rounded wellness, the stores employ certified personal trainers and strength coaches, who educate customers while simultaneously showing them how to flex the bridge of their nose.
The brains behind Complete Nutrition collaborate with nutritionists and healthcare providers to formulate new proprietary supplements for their shelves. In addition to designing products that can help patrons lose weight, build muscle, or increase their energy, the teams also figure out how to combine complementary supplements into specialized kits, which compound the effects of individual products.