Doctor of Chiropractic Brian Najor goes beyond alleviating symptoms; he attempts to help the body naturally repair itself and prevent further problems. He does so with adjustments that fix everything from bad back to migraines and corrective exercises that help realign the skeletal system. Dr. Najor also helps patients revamp their lifestyle with advice on activities they should forgo in order to avoid further injuries.
Although Dr. Kenneth Brinegar’s hands can tell much about a patient’s bones and muscles during an exam, they can't see everything. Fortunately, he’s also a licensed radiology supervisor and can snap spinal x-rays to pinpoint where he suspects a subluxation lives. Together with Dr. Janis R. Prout and a staff of massage therapists, the team discharges internal troublemakers with adjustments and physiotherapy to alleviate pain and help bodies revert to their harmonious default setting.
Hair thin and metallic, the needles at AB Acupuncture don’t seem like they would pack much punch. But in the right hands—an acupuncturist's—they gently wash away pain. The hefty list of ailments acupuncture helps includes knee pain, headaches, nausea, peptic ulcers, and allergies. The specialists also alleviate aches and tension with Thai, tui na, and lymphatic-drainage massages and episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
Dr. Brian Rohowits, who has plied his trade on several charitable missions, straightens domestic spines using the ancient art of chiropractics. During the 45-minute consultation and evaluation, in which clients share their treatment goals and concerns, Dr. Rohowits snaps wayward spines back into shape with an adjustment, aligning backbones to help relieve their pain and achieve their dreams of becoming a stand-in construction level. Enhancing the effects of the chiropractic treatment, a 45-minute therapeutic massage encourages vertebrae to stay in line while relieving stress and unknotting muscles from sultry love triangles.
After 25 years as an elite athlete, Greg Bourque had something of a holistic epiphany. "I received treatment for six months for a bicycling-related knee injury and was getting no relief," explains Greg. "Then I tried acupuncture and the next day I was 100% better, and the next week rode 500 kilometers pain-free." The experience was so eye-opening, that he became a practitioner himself. Greg has been in practice since 2000, and has successfully treated various sports teams and elite athletes––cyclist Chris Horner and ultramarathon runner Josh Cox to name a few. Though his athlete patients range from 30 to 50 years old and come to Greg for a variety of reasons, he also offers acupuncture and massage services for non-sports-related ailments such as chronic tension, headaches, and stage fright.
Jessie, La Mesa Spine Center’s trained massage therapist, deploys multiple ache-erasing modalities during therapeutic massages designed to curb chronic aches caused by illness or injury. During each 60-minute session, clients can pit sore necks and backs against gliding, stress-pummeling techniques. Jessie’s muscle-melting arsenal also encompasses sports massage, which helps boost circulation and prevent injury, as well as pregnancy bodywork designed to alleviate discomfort in moms-to-be. Deep-tissue techniques pass through multiple layers of muscle, targeting pent-up stress pockets.
For Better Health & Wellness Center's Clinic Director LeiLani M. Vidal, there is no such thing as knowing enough. Though she already holds a doctorate and is a board-certified chiropractor, qualified medical examiner, and licensed aesthetician, Dr. Vidal routinely attends advanced training sessions to learn new chiropractic techniques. When not scrawling or skywriting notes, Dr. Vidal can be found educating others during volunteer shifts at the Foundation for Wellness Professionals.
To further broaden her practice's available treatments, Dr. Vidal has assembled an experienced team of professionals from a variety of fields. Massage practitioners ease patients' stresses through reduction therapies, and personal trainers employ their talents as a certified strength-and-conditioning specialists to help improve muscle health. A traditional Chinese medical practitioner brandishes acupuncture and Chinese herbology techniques to soothe bodily stresses without pharmaceuticals or roomfuls of humming grandmothers.