If you didn't know Joseph Canova is a board-certified doctor of chiropractic, you might find it odd that he loves talking about stress. As a seasoned lecturer, he has traveled to numerous universities and organizations to discuss health-related issues such as stress management and treatment for injuries caused by automobile accidents. His words are echoed at Hoboken Integrated Healthcare, where he and his seasoned staff alleviate pain and conditions using integrated wellness services such as acupuncture, physical therapy, and spinal decompression, which is the simple act of telling aggravated vertebrae to “chill out, man.”
When doctors told Brian Chang that he would never fully recover from the injuries he obtained in a car accident, he was undeterred. Instead of accepting the news, he traveled to Asia, where he sought treatment in the form of acupuncture and herbal medicine. After several months of therapy, he began to regain function and even found relief from several of his more incapacitating symptoms. His recovery inspired him to become Dr. Brian Chang, an acupuncturist and practitioner of Classical Chinese Medicine.
In his practice, Dr. Chang uses a holistic approach that addresses the underlying causes behind clients' symptoms, restoring a sense of balance to the body's natural energies (or chi). During acupuncture sessions, he accomplishes this by inserting hair-thin needles into key spots along the body, removing any blockages that interfere with the flow of these energies and helping alleviate everything from musculoskeletal pain to emotional stress from not knowing what it's like to be a pin cushion. While acupuncture is his core service, Dr. Chang offers treatments such as essential-oil therapy, cupping, and moxibustion as well.
Hoboken Women's Wellness founder Mollie Bollers decided to devote her massage-therapy skills to caring for pregnant women, new mothers, and infants after the birth of her own daughter in 2004. Each massage therapist on her team has completed a minimum of 750 hours training each, in modalities such as Swedish massage and shiatsu, as well as 70 additional hours of pregnancy and baby-centric continuing education. Inside the soft lavender walls of the wellness center, therapists work with women in all stages pre- and post-pregnancy, working to help relieve discomfort, muscle cramping, and bad dreams about accidentally swallowing a beach ball. Mollie also strives to give back by offering massage to women at clinics in low-income communities and to the nurses at the Hoboken University Medical Center's labor-and-delivery unit.
Chiropractor Dennis Barteck doesn't need scalpels and medication to cure what ails you. Instead, he practices noninvasive chiropractic techniques that advocate a gentler, more holistic approach to wellness. Using manual spinal adjustments, Barteck realigns vertebrae so they no longer pinch delicate nerve tissue or interrupt internal monologues with bursts of static. He also dispenses cold-laser therapy, which is designed to leave the skin unharmed as it helps the blood circulate at the site of injuries, and nutritional advice that can help patients lose the weight that stresses their bodies.
With training gained from every corner of the globe, Dr. Lawrence Petracco's team of specialists—which includes chiropractors, a physical therapist, and an acupuncture expert—take a preventative, whole-body approach to assuaging physical aches. In addition to examining spines and realigning rogue disks during basic chiropractic sessions, Dr. Petracco draws from his professorial expertise in manipulations under anesthesia, which uses advanced states of relaxation to achieve more thorough adjustment of muscles and connective tissues. The team boosts their patients' well-being from every angle, honing in on muscle pains with massage services and physical therapy while optimizing inner health by prescribing personalized exercises and diets in lifestyle and nutritional counseling sessions.
With a staff that includes chiropractors, physical therapists and massage therapists, a neurologist, a pain-management specialist, and an acupuncturist, Advanced Rehabilitation of Jersey City has health bases covered. This team works together to restore clients to good health by pulling from a diverse list of services. Whether visitors are recovering from an automotive accident or seeking relief from the carpal tunnel brought on by repeatedly typing “carpal tunnel,” the clinic’s experts can develop a plan for relief.