Whether he's snapping freelance game-day shots of the Seattle Seahawks for Maurer Action Photography or teaching kids to ski at Powderpigs, Lawrence Maurer spends a lot of time on his feet. The rest of the time, however, he spends with other people's feet. Along with his colleague, Peter M. Vincent, award-winning Lawrence draws on years of schooling and residencies when practicing podiatry at Washington Foot & Ankle Sports Medicine. With the help of their qualified staffers, Drs. Maurer and Vincent work with patients to pinpoint causes of foot or ankle discomfort before determining the quickest, most effective, and least sticky means of treatment. They also specialize in diagnoses and treatments of a number of foot and ankle ailments ranging from Achilles tendons to hammertoes.
At North Creek Medicine, Dr. Mark Swyer and his trained staff treat the body both inside and out with their range of health and beauty services. Laser technicians harness the dual power of the elôs system, which uses radio and light frequencies to gently, yet effectively, eliminate unwanted hair and diminish rosacea, spider veins, and other epidermal flaws. The team also welcomes the entire family into their care for gunnysack races and preventative medical screenings. Aside from physical wellbeing, the center cares for mental health with psychiatric counseling for adults and teens.
Nurse practitioner Olga Voloshina and her team of aestheticians divide their services into three categories, though all three serve the same purpose: to enhance the appearance of skin. The medical-grade facial services do so traditionally, with the help of cleansers, moisturizers, and exfoliation in the form of peels and microdermabrasion that are individually customized for each client. The laser and light treatments are more technologically savvy. During these, intense light penetrates the skin, dissipating the blood supply to vascular or pigmented lesions causing them to dissipate, helping to clear up conditions such as rosacea, acne, and sun damage. Finally, they administer injectables such as Botox and Dysport to freeze muscular movements so that wrinkles on the skin's surface smooth out. Of course, before beginning any procedure, a staff member consults with each client to devise the proper treatment plan for the client's skin woes.
Dr. Mikhail Burakovskiy's expertise in podiatry has earned him not one, not two, but three certifications from the American Board of Multiple Specialties—in primary care, in podiatric surgery, and in the prevention and treatment of diabetic foot wounds and diabetic footwear. It is this expertise⎯along with his skills with laser systems, injections, and surgical tools to alleviate foot problems such as bunions, ankle pain, and toenail fungus⎯that has helped him become the footcare specialist of fellow doctors.
Dr. Burakovskiy has also been featured on King 5 News as a podiatrist who doesn't chide women for wearing high heels, instead offering foot-pillow injections that create extra padding in the ball of the foot to reduce pain more efficiently than wrapping feet in bubble wrap. He is joined by Dr. Jacqueline Buckley, a Seattle native who has trained in foot and ankle surgery, podiatric medicine, and wound care. She attended Clark Atlanta University and the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and has researched cadaveric achilles tendon transplantation, tendon repair, and amnion.
Going beyond the pure pursuit of relaxation, the practitioners at Monroe Therapeutic Massage P.S. work closely with doctors, chiropractors, and hospitals to help ensure a more well-rounded result. To accommodate a variety of clients, the staff has outfitted each massage room with cushy tables perched hydraulic lifts. The highly accessible tables make it easy for patients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility to enjoy a seamless transition from the outside world to the indoor relaxation station. For additional comfort, the beds also feature heaters that allow patients to fully unwind and soften any butter packets that may have been pocketed during last night’s dinner date.
From peaceful spa confines, Oriental Retreat & Spa's licensed and certified practitioners carefully ply their rejuvenating trade and erase tension from the body's ledgers. Customers can embark on a roughly 60-minute journey to healing with today's deal. The 45-minute chi gong tuina massage uses traditional Chinese principles and the knowledge of acupressure points to unblock the body's chi channels, thereby eliminating pain and convincing the corpus to properly balance itself on the seesaw of life. This precise, thorough technique is especially good at treating stress, back pain, tight muscles, headaches, and injuries from fight scenes that involve a lot of wires. After the massage, guests can either give their plum pluckers a soothing hand paraffin treatment, or pamper their sandcastle kickers by immersing them in the reviving waters of an herbal foot soak.