An individualized hand-tenderizing session from one of Sullivan's certified massage therapists targets whatever's paining you, reducing both the suffering of chronic conditions, such as arthritis and back ache, as well as undoing sports-induced injuries and boosting flexibility. Additionally, a massage's constant, gentle pressing and pushing can finally convince long-encamped stress-knots and perennial muscle cramps that this cohabitation is so over, and that they should just take their things and leave. Sullivan has special massage tables designed to accommodate pregnant women and men who accidentally inhaled a 10-pound ham.
Dr. Gary Prant can tell a lot from the way a person walks. As he explains it, one’s gait can reveal how the foot compensates for a lack of motion or for structural problems. With his findings, Dr. Prant can work with feet and joints, realigning the foot so his patients can walk comfortably without surgery or only going places via swimming. He calls this therapy foot manipulation, and it is just one of the nonsurgical options he offers at Arbor Foot Health Center. His many foot-wellness methods—which incorporate lasers, ultrasounds, and x-ray imaging—can treat several foot-centric issues, including sprains, athlete’s foot, gout, hammertoes, warts, and toenail fungus. He also custom fits orthotics and curates a stock of heel cushions, shoe sprays, and corn pads at his center’s foot store.
Unless they're wizards, people don't restore their youthful looks by casting spells on their skin. Instead, they head to Aesthetica Med Spa, where Dr. David L. Sneed, Sharon M. Sneed, PhD, and their team of skin-care professionals work their own form of magic with services that defy aging. Photofacials, Juvederm injections, and laser skin resurfacing remove years from appearances without erasing those years' memories. Specialists also augment bodily façades with everything from laser tattoo removal to lash tinting and lip augmentation.
Mike Williams realized the power of movement while sitting completely still. He was 10 years old, watching the The Karate Kid, when he found inspiration in Ralph Macchio’s stunning high kicks. Thus began his journey into the world of martial arts, which led him through Chinese kenpo, Brazilian jiujitsu, kickboxing, and more. After a detour into the sedentary world of finance, Williams returned to his passion for movement, but in a different capacity—he began to help others increase their range of motion through Rolfing, a manual physical therapy. Geared toward the connective tissue, or fascia, Rolfing begins at the body’s surface and transitions to deeper tissues over the course of a treatment series, which can be as few as two treatments or, more commonly, a progression of roughly 10 sessions. Ultimately, Williams uses the therapy to integrate the musculoskeletal and nervous systems into a cohesive whole, which can alleviate ailments from poor posture to having to cart around your skeleton in a sidecar.
The board-certified ocular experts at Hill Country Eye Center sharpen vision with LASIK and PRK outpatient procedures to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. After greeting patients with a consultation and a series of coded blinks to set them at ease, the LASIK procedure begins with a laser creating a circular flap on the surface of the cornea. The doctor folds the flap back to allow a cool laser to reshape the cornea, refocusing entering light in a process designed to vastly improve vision and eliminate the need to wear contact lenses and socket-size crystal balls. Alternatively, PRK applies the laser's sculptural powers directly to the surface of the cornea, with no need to cut a flap. Patients can click here to learn more about the procedure.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Peter V. Driscoll has made a name for himself in the medical world, not only with his extensive training—which includes graduating from Johns Hopkins—but also from the media attention Beverly Cosmetic Surgery has generated over the years. From Dr. Phil to Tyra to the BBC's Discovery, Dr. Driscoll and his team focus on beautifying clients with cosmetic surgery ranging from rhinoplasty and face-lifts to Dr. Driscoll’s specialty, which no other doctor in Austin performs, transumbilical breast augmentation through the belly button—TUBA. The office is also equipped with the versatile Candela GentleYag laser, which is designed to remove unwanted hair, firm and tighten aging skin, and send spider veins scattering off legs and beneath floorboards.
The staff at Vitalogy Skincare tends to skin's health and appearance across eight dermatology locations. Medical-dermatology services cover conditions such as acne, rosacea, and hair loss; cosmetic dermatology focuses on looks with Botox and Juvéderm injections, as well as laser removal of spider veins and hair. Lasers also resurface skin or guide complexions through photorejuvenation, which diminishes the appearance of sun damage to restore younger, more vibrant looking skin. Vitalogy also tackles skin cancer with Mohs surgery—in which founding doctor Eric Adelman, DO, is a fellowship-trained physician—a precise method that quashes the cancer by carefully removing tissue layer by layer.