The Doctors of Chiropractic at Flintridge Family Chiropractic mock up a holistic WELL system of treatment, which can include the use of x-rays to discover internal issues, the Gonstead method to correct subluxations, and the Webster technique to adjust sacral misalignments in pregnant women. After reviewing patients' medical history and discussing areas of pain or discomfort, the skilled doctors perform a complete orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination. The doctors can also mollify the chronic pain and injury of athletes, such as muscle pulls and ankles tangled into football shapes, using Kinesio taping and rehabilitation therapies.
At Schinnerer Chiropractic, Inc., Dr. David Schinnerer has been combating pain with low-risk spinal adjustments and physical therapy for more than 20 years. He tailors these treatments to each individual, locating sources of pain rather than simply covering them up with pills or putting a blanket over his head so he no longer sees them. Alongside the holistic health-care practitioner, a certified massage therapist supplements pain relief with soothing massage strokes.
Licensed acupuncturist and herbologist Gina Haber treats hormonal imbalances, depression, pregnancy pains, allergies, and other bodily woes with traditional Chinese techniques and healing practices. During a thorough consultation, the needle-wielding practitioner completes a comprehensive medical-history evaluation and a traditional pulse diagnosis of the body's 12 energy channels before determining a diagnosis and potential treatment plan. Next, tension, pains, and hors d'oeuvres are gently skewered and whisked away by individually packaged and sterilized needles during the 30-minute acupuncture session. Finally, nimble digits explore and deconstruct knots and tension like a Boy Scout literature professor.
Every time David Kuo got hurt playing sports as a child, his mother did what most mothers would do?she gave him tender affection and a couple of painkillers. And most of the time, he'd accept the love but toss out the pills. Growing up, David always felt there had to be another way of bolstering health and recovering from injuries aside from conventional medicine. Inspired by this notion, he went on to attain a BS in sports medicine from Pepperdine University before earning a doctorate of chiropractic from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1994.
Since then, Dr. Kuo?the owner of HealthSource of Pasadena?has helped patients to feel and stay healthy with treatments he says are focused on "supporting the body's own innate intelligence to heal itself." Blending his experiences as an exercise physiologist and sports-medicine specialist with his chiropractic training, he's treated an array of conditions ranging from lingering backaches to chronic bed-wetting to vision-impairing astigmatisms. Dr. Kuo often says to people, "I've gotten three women pregnant," jokingly referring to the female patients who've come to him for treatment because of difficulties conceiving or an immobilizing fear of storks.
Opened in 2007, HealthSource of Pasadena's 1,300-square-foot facility houses three treatment rooms, one massage room, and one rehabilitation area. Dr. Kuo emphasizes patient education by decorating the office with information-laden items, including anatomical posters that the licensed massage therapists use to show patients how the hipbone's connected to the knee bone.
Hurting muscles and pounding heads find relief under the trained hands of Raffi Iknadossian and Jessica Kim, Doctors of Chiropractic. Their manual adjustments, along with physiotherapy and acupuncture, also alleviate headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, achy backs and neck, knee, and foot pain, and even discomfort caused by pregnancy. Dr. Iknadossian's holistic approach seeks to treat the entire body. Also on staff is Alice Kulakyan, a licensed massage therapist who holds a handful of specializations, including deep-tissue massage techniques, trigger-point therapy, and active and passive stretching.