For more than a decade, licensed chiropractic physician William Foland has practiced the arts of assuaging spinal aches and fostering holistic health at his eponymous wellness center, Foland Chiropractic & Spa. Spinal adjustments, the cornerstone of his practice, realign the 132 spinal joints that can cause pain in surrounding tissues when they fall into misalignment due to strenuous activity or sleeping on a roller coaster. Onsite x-rays help guide adjustments, and therapeutic massage complements bone adjustments by increasing flexibility and speeding up circulation. A spectrum of spa services beautify physiques, such as fuzz-eradicating IPL laser hair removal and skin-buffing microdermabrasion. The center’s flexible appointment calendar accommodates walk-ins as well as scheduled sessions.
A member of the Florida Chiropractic Association, Life Mission Chiropractic's licensed and holistic healer, Dr. Peter Adams, employs his more than 25 years of spine-adjusting experience to help alleviate a wide range of ailments in patients of all ages without the use of prescription drugs. After pinpointing the cause of deep-rooted aches, nebulous pains, and recurring jazz-hand spasms, Dr. Adams combines the principles of biomechanics with his chiropractor skills to help correct postures and promote healing. His integrative treatment methods, which include spinal adjustment and postural screening, corrective exercise, and lifestyle advice, not only divest patients of unwanted corporeal tension, but also help them keep stress at bay by lending his guidance on the day-to-day choices and activities that affect their overall health. With a strong belief in community service, Dr. Adams delivers free wellness talks on a host of topics at many churches, schools, and organizations.
In an industry beset by claims of miracle cures driven by unproven technologies, the husband-and-wife team of Drs. Hugo and Nicole Orozco return chiropractic care to its time-tested roots. Eschewing fads such as electrical stimulation, cold-laser treatments, and just yelling at muscles until they stop hurting, the pair delivers physical adjustments inspired by their experience with biomechanics and personal training. With gentle pressure, the doctors shift slipped discs back into place to help infants, adults, and seniors overcome aches and other chronic maladies. In addition, they optimize at-home wellness regimens with supervised nutritional support and whole-food supplements procured through health-care professionals.
Dr. Steven Read’s patient feels fine, but he could die within minutes. After taking x-rays of his new patient’s lower back, the chiropractor spots an aortic aneurysm, a thinning along the aorta’s walls that can lead to rupture. The patient, taken aback, agrees to go to the hospital, but stops to see his primary physician first. The doctor disputes Read’s diagnosis, claiming there’s no way an x-ray could spot an aortic aneurysm. Still, the patient checks into the hospital, where surgeons confirm the aortic aneurysm and immediately prep the patient for surgery. After the successful treatment, the patient sends Dr. Read a thank-you card, saying his surgeons confirmed that had the aortic aneurysm ruptured, he would have bled to death in three to four minutes.
Such episodes, though dramatic, don’t surprise Dr. Read, who discovered the power of chiropractic medicine as a college wrestler in need of help overcoming his injuries. Now, with a degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic—among the oldest chiropractic colleges in the United States—Dr. Read helms a team of physicians that integrates therapies such as chiropractic adjustments, hormone replacement, and anti-aging treatments. Through relieving spinal subluxations and bringing the brain and nervous system into harmony, the doctors treat conditions that range from back pain and muscle spasms to numbness and the inability to laugh at slapstick comedies.
A Parker College of Chiropractic graduate, Doctor of Chiropractic Alan Smith was unsure where to begin his chiropractic practice, so he let fate decide for him by throwing a dart at a map. He settled in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2001, opening a practice based on the five axioms of heath: chiropractic, exercise, positive mental attitude, nutrition, and sleep. After a decade, Dr. Alan relocated to Florida, where he continues his mission to restore bodies to their optimal states of wellness.
Dr. Alan thoroughly explains chiropractic science to all who enter his practice and discusses expectations and results before each patient undergoes any treatment. This complimentary consultation helps Dr. Alan and his patients work together to develop a customized-treatment plan based on the patients’ individual needs.
Dr. Randall Haas, a member of the American Chiropractic Association, has been healing whole bodies with spinal adjustments and physiotherapy since 1978. In addition to observing traditional methods of alignment correction, he also practices Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA), a non-surgical therapy that treats ailments while the patient is in a twilight sleep. Dr. Haas also dispenses advice on nutrition and exercise, advising clients to bench press more fruit as they take a preventive approach to their health.