ChiroXchange supports a nervous system of more than 250 nationwide locations, whose varying services and technologies all converge with the end of healing bodies with holistic, drug-free techniques. The chiropractors believe that many of the body’s ailments, from sore backs and headaches to fatigue, are caused by blockages in the nervous system. To reverse these blockages, they nudge spinal discs back into place with gentle, strategic pressure, aligning nerves with the vertebra to free the flow of information and cat photos to and from the brain. The chiropractors at each location emphasize communication with their patients. They field questions, explain the purpose of every adjustment, and work with patients to design programs around their unique wellness goals.
When Doctor of Chiropractic Drew Sack was a kid, he loved digging through his father's desk in search of treasures. One day, he stumbled upon a cracked cassette tape of a lecture from 1979 that championed the health benefits of chiropractic treatments. He listened to it repeatedly, inspired by the idea that chiropractic has the ability to change the world, which he still believes in to this day.
He now practices at Lehigh Valley Integrative Health, where he and his expert team employ several adjustment techniques to enrich clients’ spines. He uses the Webster technique to release pelvic stress for pregnant women, the Gonstead technique to assess spine health with a heat-sensing device, and the Old Wives Tale technique to seal back-breaking cracks in neighborhood sidewalks. His Nazareth office accommodates patients five days a week, after which Dr. Drew heads home in the car that still carries the cracked cassette tape.
At Roots of Vitality, massage therapist Kelly Kark melds a decade of experience working in a medical setting with five years of holistic health expertise. Specializing in therapeutic integrated massage and bodywork, Kelly draws from common modalities such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage to offset pain and improve health. She also treats corporeal forms to lesser-known healing practices, including reiki and BioMat therapy, the latter of which relies on far infrared rays, crystals, and negative ions to help increase circulation and alleviate stiffness.
Brad Gruno suffered from high cholesterol, low energy, and a wide middle—until 2006, that is. That's when, determined to make a change, he adopted a diet of strictly raw foods. Within months, Brad lost 40 pounds and gained a renewed sense of vigor. He then launched his own line of vegetarian snacks so that others could introduce raw foods to their lives. He went on to found The Nourished Community, where he and his team of nutritional experts provide step-by-step health plans, including juice cleanses, detox programs, and online coaching, to help others start their own whole-body transformations.
At Azzatori Chiropractic Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Andrew Rittenhouse works to help his clients "rediscover a life without pain." Focusing on the principles of chiropractic wellness care, he and his staff use modern chiropractic equipment and technology to treat the whole body. Rather than merely treating the symptoms of health problems, Dr. Rittenhouse looks for underlying causes and offers treatments and lifestyle adjustments that promote healing and optimized body function. Clients come to him for help with a range of maladies, from back pain and headaches to allergies and asthma.
Born and raised in Emmaus, Doctor of Chiropractic Scot Kocis has been fond of taking things apart ever since he could lift a screwdriver. His curiosity about life led him to research labs at the University of Pittsburgh and Jefferson Medical College, where he applied his tinkering and problem-solving skills to the fields of health and medicine. Eventually, Dr. Kocis returned to Emmaus, planted his New York Chiropractic College degree in the fertile soil, and watered it until it grew and blossomed into his own practice. He's spent the past 10 years there wiping the pained expressions off his neighbors' faces with three different erasers—chiropractic care, nutrition tips, and core-strength rehabilitation.