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.
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.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Brett Hirsch has studied advanced treatments to restore lush heads of hair to men and women. Among the most advanced treatments he performs, NeoGraft hair-transplant therapy reduces the recovery time and scarring of traditional hair therapies. A completely noninvasive option, low-level laser therapy attempts to bolster the growth of thicker, more robust hairs by promoting blood flow to the scalp. More dramatically, Sensigrafts, Virtuesse, and Reallusions hair-restoration treatments outfit sparse scalps with realistic locks available in many colors, textures, and rainbow-fro styles.
While the ophthalmologists at First Coast Eye Care might focus on peepers, aesthetician Lana Switzer cares for the whole face. At Skin Rejuvenation Center—located inside the Eye Care office—she fends off crow's feet with facials, laser treatments, and beauty injections. Lana's aim is not only to treat wrinkles and other signs of aging, but also to prevent them with healthful skincare regimes and creative visualization of soft, smooth baby cheeks. She carefully analyzes her clients' complexions before recommending medical-grade product lines, such as Image and Obagi.
Dr. Geoffrey Risley, the Jacksonville Vein Center’s medical director and board-certified vascular surgeon, and his staff specialize in safe and effective beauty procedures. During sclerotherapy sessions, a solution is injected into the inner lining of spider veins, debilitating their blood-schlepping capabilities and commanding permanent closure. Each arachno-battle lasts approximately 15 minutes and, despite intense needle-web projectile exchanges, patients feel only slight discomfort throughout the fray. Resilient spider veins fatigue most efficiently over treatments scheduled four to six weeks apart and after three to four sclerotherapeutic downpours, 70%−80% of them give up and exile themselves to the nearest desolate desert.