Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack opened the first HealthSource office in 2006 and has watched his business take flight. Named No. 1 New Franchise by Entrepreneur in 2011 and profiled in Inc., HealthSource has grown to more than 400 offices nationwide. The expansion is due in part to progressive-treatment protocols and business systems and in part to the experience Dr. Tomshack gained while in the US Air Force and the MBA program at the University of Toledo, and at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he graduated summa cum laude. At each of his offices, a team of chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and trainers helps to alleviate ailments such as disk degeneration and fibromyalgia. The team can also tailor treatments to alleviate pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, or arthritis, and its progressive-rehab program works with body areas that are known to cause trouble, such as weak lower backs and rebellious pinky toes.
Licensed doctors Tim Erickson, Lori Portnoy, and Eric Eickhorst eschew needle-based acupuncture, instead easing myriad ailments with gentle electrical stimulation, fingertip pressure, and metallic balls. After a consultation to determine the appropriate treatment itinerary, patients receive full spine x-rays and an exam. Next, a brief relief treatment stretches spines to help reduce muscle spasms and aches while preparing patients for International Crabwalk to Work Day. The acupuncture treatment usually lasts fewer than two minutes and helps to attack causes of corporeal discomfort, such as ulcers, abnormal blood pressure, and headaches.
Dr. Jeffrey Garofalo realigns the spines of his patients ranging from newborn to 90, but he doesn’t stop there. His adjustments also right wronged arms, shoulders, wrists, knees, and feet. When not in the office adjusting his patients, Dr. Garofalo teaches others about the benefits of chiropractic care during seminars and sumo matches.
New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
Zabrosky Chiropractic's diligent Doctor of Chiropractic Adriana Zabrosky and accommodating therapists evict troublesome aches and pains with individualized care and thorough consultations. Prior to the massage, the certified professionals capture x-rays if necessary, shedding light on bone weaknesses, structural issues, and chakra discoloration. A full exam ameliorates misalignment dilemmas, revealing areas where undue physical pressure affects the bones or sculpts muscles into curlicues. Chiropractic clients choose between two types of massage—deep tissue or Swedish—both of which last an hour. The Swedish massage uses long strokes to stimulate circulation and reduce pain, and the deep-tissue massage realigns connective tissue, making it possible to give the extreme tilt-a-whirl another go.
Achieving optimal health requires a balanced, holistic approach that treats the body as a whole and doesn't simply address symptoms as they appear. At Advanced Wellness Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Emmy Wang and her staff use a combination of chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and other noninvasive treatment modalities to help clients live healthy, pain-free lives.
Dr. Wang's hands-on chiropractic adjustments locate misaligned vertebrae along the spinal column, easing them back into place, which allows the body's central nervous system to function at full capacity and begin naturally healing the underlying conditions that can cause chronic pains. For a more technologically based approach, the center's low-level laser therapy can increase circulation, accelerate cell growth, and reduce swelling in a target area, which can alleviate the discomfort caused by everything from carpal tunnel syndrome to arthritis.
These options can help restore the body to optimal health; however, Advanced Wellness Center also uses physiotherapy to get clients' bodies in even better shape. Whole-body-vibration sessions can increase muscle tone and build bone density, and the center's conditioning training develops core strength. Medically supervised weight-loss programs provide long-term guidance for clients seeking to become more fit. Additionally, the center offers Lipo-Light therapy, which uses LED light energy to help contour troublesome areas without invasive surgeries.