Christina Barrett can do a lot of things, but there's one thing you'll never catch her doing: sitting still. Since her childhood days on the island of Nantucket, she has spent the vast majority of her time running, jumping, swimming, stretching, and training to keep her body in peak form. When she's not qualifying for the Boston Marathon or setting records in endurance races along the coastline of Nantucket, Christina draws on her vast knowledge to help other athletes—and nonathletes—stay in shape. Her signature training program is CoreAlign, which blends a variety of exercises to teach the body how to move correctly. With this in mind, it's fortuitous that Christina found Gray Chiropractic & Sports Associates. The health-and-chiropractic center provides her with all the resources she needs to heal muscles strained while jumping over hurdles or running into a wall painted to resemble a finish line.
Doctor of Oriental Medicine Yon Sik Choe has been practicing acupuncture for so long?more than 40 years?he likely knows a few of his patients' great-grandchildren. The board-certified acupuncturist continues to extend his impressive career at New Life Acupuncture. There, his expertise on where to place the fine acupuncture needles on the body helps treat everything from back pain to headaches, which are when you pull your brain muscle.
At Shepherd Acupuncture, expert needle-wielder Kerry Shepherd draws on a background in Eastern medicine and herbal pharmacology as he treats patients with the ancient art of acupuncture. Each 60-minute healing treatment aims to alleviate ailments from insomnia to arthritis as thin, sterile needles slip into skin at precise points along the body to properly channel energy flow. Managing the energy flow through the body’s natural pathways can bolster well-being, release tension, and help digestion. Shepherd can also delve into complex medical conditions or tackle mystery maladies, directing life forces with needles more deftly than an orchestra maestro conducting with a traffic whistle.
Chiropractor and acupuncturist Dr. Susan Sykes works alongside her staff to resolve patients' medical conditions using a wide range of techniques, including traditional adjustments, sacro-occipital technique, and BrainCore neurofeedback. In addition to her experience with homeopathy and nutritional counseling, Dr. Sykes is also certified to practice chiropractic acupuncture.
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Twin brothers Doctors of Chiropractic Kevin and Brian McLaughlin share more than identical DNA—they also share a passion for healing patients with noninvasive chiropractic techniques. With histories in academic sports and physical rehabilitation, they're each acquainted with muscular and skeletal injuries and the efficacy of physical rehabilitation as opposed to harsh chemical medicines and surgery. In addition to performing traditional spinal adjustments, the doctors and the staff also administer massages, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling.