Optimal Wellness Center helps transform bodies from the inside out through holistic health services and life coaching. Dr. Keith Jordan leads a dynamic group of physicians and practitioners that restore balance and build strong bodies through an extensive slate of old world and modern health services. Traditional reiki and acupuncture treatment hold sway with advanced body therapies such as flotation tanks, far infrared saunas, and the center’s in-house brand of raw foods and juices.
"Ever since I can remember, I was always a skeptic—of western medicine that is! The idea of a drug or an over-the-counter medication to cover up a symptom didn’t make sense to me," says Dr. Michael Russell on his practice's website. Educated at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Dr. Russell strives to keep his patients healthy through balance and nutrition. Rather than masking symptoms of illness with pills, ointments, and masking tape, he seeks out their root causes and tries to address them. He provides spinal adjustments to adults and children alike and recommends Standard Process whole-food supplements.
At Lakewood Chiropractic Clinic, board-certified chiropractor Scott Van Oosten and his team of technicians relieve ailments of the spine and surrounding tissue with hand-administered adjustments and massage. During the 30-minute exam and adjustment, patients demonstrate their current range of motion as the doctor checks for signs of spinal meandering, stiffness in joints and ligaments, or swollen muscles caused by injury or consumed cans of spinach. Careful manipulations performed by hand ease rogue vertebrae back into proper alignment, alleviating pain from pinched nerves. Chair massages liberate physiques from the grip of taut musculature in 20 minutes, perching clients in comfortable poses as therapists untwist knots and stimulate blood flow to injured areas. Sessions conclude with 20-minute electric stimulation therapies wherein small electrodes launch tingling pulses into the muscle fibers to stimulate the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals and forgotten memories of high-school locker combinations.
At Power of Life Chiropractic Wellness, Dr. Bryan Ruocco sets bodies on accelerated paths to wellness with a holistic approach that identifies the underlying causes of health issues rather than merely alleviating their symptoms. The licensed chiropractor has seen his share of troubled vertebrae, many of which have led him to believe that problems ranging from muscular pain to digestive disorders can be traced directly back to the spinal column. In order to sleuth out and repair these conditions, Dr. Ruocco thoroughly evaluates clients with x-rays and external examinations. Treatment methods follow, which may include the soothing techniques of a massage therapist. These treatments, along with balance and coordination exercises, can help those with reduced mobility return to playing sports or commuting to work via pole vault as soon as possible.