Doctor of Chiropractic Gerald Lizer prides himself on his "whole person approach" to caring for patients. Because many conditions are interconnected, he and the staff at Eagle River Chiropractic tailor different treatments to each patient. For example, stress may lead to weight loss, which may exasperate back pain?and the practice's professionals can help patients reduce stress in a New Reality program, address weight loss in a fat-burning workshop, and ease aches with chiropractic services.
Dr. O'Mead Rahmanian, author of The Chiropractic Way To Health, transplanted his practice from San Diego, where he won the 2010 Talk of the Town Award for his work, to Anchorage after he and his family fell in love with the area. With his recently opened practice, and new Lipo-Light machine, Dr. O'Mead works to treat and prevent pain with a variety of techniques, including nonsurgical spinal decompression, cold-laser therapy, and therapeutic massage. He treats many conditions, including chronic headaches and migraines, sports injuries, and whiplash, which is when you punish the hair above your eyes for falling out. Dr. O'Mead also supplements massages with electrical stimulation to calm muscle spasms, and his open massage tables enhance spinal motion.
Urban Zen Yoga Studio helps gym-goers hone their flexibility, mental clarity, and core strength with a slew of yoga classes. In basic yoga classes, students nail down alignment, breath control, and postures, many of which can be performed with variations. Then, they can move onto more challenging styles, such as hot Vinyasa. In a studio set to 95 degrees––or about 308 Kelvin––they follow a tough series of poses inspired by Bikram, ashtanga, and kundalini yoga.