Licensed chiropractic physicians Dr. Kelly Huber and Dr. Lee Ann Fowler take the helm of Chiropractic Plus's spine-soothing staff, who cosset and correct corporeal aches with chiropractic treatments, therapeutic massages, and customized wellness regimens. The team members join forces to cultivate a full roster of pain-relieving services, such as acupuncture, neuromuscular massages, and detoxifying ionic footbaths. They bolster the tried-and-true treatments with an arsenal of state-of-the-art gadgetry—including on-site x-ray equipment and laser chiropractic tools—and contemporary modalities, such as the Graston technique, a system that utilizes six stainless steel instruments to soothe away chronic inflammation in the soft tissues. To fortify overall health, the staff can even devise personalized physical therapy and nutrition plans.
For more than a decade, licensed chiropractic physician William Foland has practiced the arts of assuaging spinal aches and fostering holistic health at his eponymous wellness center, Foland Chiropractic & Spa. Spinal adjustments, the cornerstone of his practice, realign the 132 spinal joints that can cause pain in surrounding tissues when they fall into misalignment due to strenuous activity or sleeping on a roller coaster. Onsite x-rays help guide adjustments, and therapeutic massage complements bone adjustments by increasing flexibility and speeding up circulation. A spectrum of spa services beautify physiques, such as fuzz-eradicating IPL laser hair removal and skin-buffing microdermabrasion. The center’s flexible appointment calendar accommodates walk-ins as well as scheduled sessions.
Dr. Steven Read’s patient feels fine, but he could die within minutes. After taking x-rays of his new patient’s lower back, the chiropractor spots an aortic aneurysm, a thinning along the aorta’s walls that can lead to rupture. The patient, taken aback, agrees to go to the hospital, but stops to see his primary physician first. The doctor disputes Read’s diagnosis, claiming there’s no way an x-ray could spot an aortic aneurysm. Still, the patient checks into the hospital, where surgeons confirm the aortic aneurysm and immediately prep the patient for surgery. After the successful treatment, the patient sends Dr. Read a thank-you card, saying his surgeons confirmed that had the aortic aneurysm ruptured, he would have bled to death in three to four minutes.
Such episodes, though dramatic, don’t surprise Dr. Read, who discovered the power of chiropractic medicine as a college wrestler in need of help overcoming his injuries. Now, with a degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic—among the oldest chiropractic colleges in the United States—Dr. Read helms a team of physicians that integrates therapies such as chiropractic adjustments, hormone replacement, and anti-aging treatments. Through relieving spinal subluxations and bringing the brain and nervous system into harmony, the doctors treat conditions that range from back pain and muscle spasms to numbness and the inability to laugh at slapstick comedies.
Julee Miller never wondered what she wanted to be when she grew up. She knew she was destined for a career in healthcare, and her time spent volunteering at the Bay Pines VA Hospital's physical-therapy department only solidified her trajectory. She graduated from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a master's degree after achieving a bachelor's in athletic training. She also added a massage-therapy license to her resume, with certifications in neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, prenatal massage, and reflexology.
Now Julee is a board-certified acupuncturist who skillfully executes Master Tung's pain-management techniques at Health Pointe Jacksonville. In addition to acupuncture and massage, her services include infrared-sauna treatments and weight-loss programs, and she focuses on women’s health by treating hormonal imbalances and infertility. Her clientele includes professional athletes, as well as golf, running, and biking enthusiasts. According to Julee, she worked with the 2004 Olympic massage-therapy team, where she provided therapeutic treatments to all the overworked, injured, and cyborg athletes.
Students should bring: Bottle of water, towel, comfortable workout clothes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Parking: Parking lot
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We have a fun, family atmosphere that provides a variety of methods and benchmark goals to keep members motivated and on track.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
We go through a group warm up, learn a new skill or work on a existing skill. Then we set up for the workout. The workouts are constantly varied; they can be done as an individual, performed with a partner or small team.
A member of the Florida Chiropractic Association, Life Mission Chiropractic's licensed and holistic healer, Dr. Peter Adams, employs his more than 25 years of spine-adjusting experience to help alleviate a wide range of ailments in patients of all ages without the use of prescription drugs. After pinpointing the cause of deep-rooted aches, nebulous pains, and recurring jazz-hand spasms, Dr. Adams combines the principles of biomechanics with his chiropractor skills to help correct postures and promote healing. His integrative treatment methods, which include spinal adjustment and postural screening, corrective exercise, and lifestyle advice, not only divest patients of unwanted corporeal tension, but also help them keep stress at bay by lending his guidance on the day-to-day choices and activities that affect their overall health. With a strong belief in community service, Dr. Adams delivers free wellness talks on a host of topics at many churches, schools, and organizations.