At Connelly Chiropractic, Dr. Michael Connelly transcends the practice of targeting symptoms. Instead, he investigates each patient's nervous system until he has found the root cause of their pain as well as indicators of future pain. Then, he applies noninvasive, drug-free chiropractic techniques such as spinal adjustments, massages, and nutrition counseling designed to stimulate the body's self-healing properties.
Although chiropractic is more than a century old, Dr. Rick Racioppi of Progressive Rehab Family Chiropractic has kept it up-to-date. He treats patients with such advanced methods as cold-laser therapy and spinal decompression--combining them with good old-fashioned heat, massages, and spinal adjustments. These treatments work in tandem in an effort to trigger the body's self-healing abilities, thereby eschewing the need for drugs or surgery.
Gateway Bodyworks owner Lisa Firey believes deeply in the power of holistic treatments, as she has seen remarkable results firsthand. When her beloved dog, Porter, came down with an immune disease, doctors attempted to treat the symptoms with Western medicine. She suspected the medicines were weakening Porter’s immune system, so she began to research alternative methods. Soon she was treating her dog with vitamin C, nasturtium, and dandelion root, as well as massage. This method reenergized Porter and prolonged his life. Impassioned by this discovery, Lisa went on to earn a degree in muscle therapy and is now pursuing a doctorate in natural health.
Today, Lisa employs a staff of 20 experts to practice holistic healing methods. Within her garage-turned-spa space, her team focuses on acupuncture, bodywork, and massage. During reflexology treatments, therapists push pressure points on the feet, relieving stress and removing stuck-on shoe inserts. Acupuncturists treat everything from fatigue to autoimmune disorders and suggest herbal remedies. Alternatively, massage therapists use the long, languid strokes of the Swedish modality, and can also alleviate pain related to sports injuries, pregnancy, and postpregnancy. To round out the center, Lisa also set up a yoga studio with classes such as Hatha, Mommy & Me, and Kundalini.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jeff Snyder realigns spines with manual and instrument-assisted adjustments. His repertoire includes gentle techniques that involve no popping, cracking, or half nelsons for patients in more tender situations. Snyder Family Chiropractic aims to help patients improve overall health and identify the root causes of various ailments and pains beyond back pain, such as migraines and allergies. They can then use these findings to determine indicators of future pain.
Snyder Family Chiropractic uses Insight Millennium technology, a specialized tool certified by the Space Foundation, to help assess patients’ nervous systems and track their progress. The technology helps diagnose patients' problems properly, shielding them from needless, extravagant care.
The eponymous and licensed massage therapist Mark Liskey helms Mark Liskey Massage, where he utilizes his own brand of massage therapy. Named PressurePerfect, his massage techniques emphasize deep relaxation and pain relief via customized strokes and pressure. Liskey also offers neuromuscular massage, which uses a combination of gliding and pressing motions to treat tight muscle spots.