When it comes to pain relief, a one-size-fits-all approach is rarely the answer. That’s why Portner Orthopedic Rehabilitation’s team isn’t populated by professionals versed in a single field or specialty. Instead, the roster consists of medical doctors, non-surgical orthopedic doctors, a chiropractor, physical therapists, an acupuncturist, and rehabilitative massage therapists who help treat such conditions as whiplash, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and sports injuries. Their diagnostic services mix old-fashioned physical examinations with electromyography and ultrasound testing. After determining the underlying cause of discomfort, doctors might ease inflammation in the joints, alleviate muscle spasms, and reduce swelling with injection therapy. They also perform chiropractic services that realign the spine to remove discomfort and aid in healing. When conditions call for extra relief, the doctors call in colleagues including physical therapists, licensed massage therapists, and an acupuncturist. They set to work dissipating deep-seated problems with their specialized treatments, whether they’re applying pressure to problem areas and kneading out knotted tissue or unblocking energy pathways and promoting inner healing through the strategic insertion of tiny needles.
As one of CrossFit’s first proponents on the island, Bryant Powers was just happy to find some friends to work out with. After discovering fellow CrossFit buffs online, Bryant began hosting group workouts in Kapiolani Park with his friends Craig and Hollis. Although only two people attended that first class, the trio kept hosting classes, shuttling between the park and Bryant’s garage, until they had a large enough following to open their own gym. Several years later, CrossFit Oahu now operates five locations spread across the island and cultivates a community devoted to results-oriented fitness. Incoming students work their way up to intense WODs with instruction in Olympic lifts and proper form. Passionate instructors help busy working professionals burn fat and build muscle, or ramp up workouts in preparation for CrossFit competitions. Members also cross-train in MMA striking, mountain climbing, or extreme rolodexing.
SoulTrex, Inc.'s eco-friendly retailers aim to help their customers connect with the environment, whether recommending a hike along the lush, green Pacific cliffs of the Kalalau trails or challenging them at the indoor climbing wall. By supplying customers with eco-friendly outdoor wear and equipment from the likes of The North Face, Vibram, and Adidas, SoulTrex encourages families to immerse themselves in the region's natural beauty and look better than a bear training for a triathlon while doing it. A list of recommended "trex" along loops, trails, swamps, and waterfalls, provide a healthy sampling of available jaunts. Committed to the environment, SoulTrex also donates 1% of all sales to 1% for the Planet to help environmental causes across the globe.:m]]
Equipment: TRX, Kettlebells,
Students should bring: Water, towel
Average class length: 60-90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
With a pharmacist father and nurse mother, Dr. Chip Abbadessa was raised in what he dubs a ?medicated? family, surrounded by antibiotics and cold medicines. He grew up with dreams of becoming a doctor, and even interned as a student at a New York medical center. Then he went to a chiropractor and realized that the body could heal itself with the help of chiropractic adjustments rather than pharmaceuticals, and that's when his dreams changed.
Now at the helm of his own clinic, Kaneohe Family Chiropractic, Dr. Abbadessa uses manual adjustments to free up blockages along the spine that interfere with the nervous system and cause pain in the body. His adjustments alleviate dozens of ailments, from neck pain and sciatica to allergies and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Abbadessa?s clients include adults, children, babies, and zygotes.
Though massage is Arnaud Adam's passion, Midweek.com reports that he's always been fascinated with paddling. So in 2009, when he moved to Hawaii from France, he joined the Kailua Canoe Club and taught himself the sport. Today, Arnaud finds that many of his clients are fellow paddlers, due in part to his title as massage therapist for Keahiakahoe men's crew. But his services aren't strictly for athletes. Nestled within his Hale 'e pa nui Arnaud eases tension in a diversity of clients with his flowing Swedish strokes, lomi lomi techniques, deep-tissue pressure, and cervical spine and cranial work to alleviate headaches, migraines, and TMJ pain.