Start the process by plumbing your body's well of wellness with a lifestyle questionnaire detailing diet and exercise routines. After discussing your health concerns and goals, Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Duffy will administer tests to determine lung capacity, body-fat percentage, muscle strength, stress levels, and other important factors that can help improve the ratio of healthy Pac-Men to grief-causing ghouls parading through your gaming system. A rolling thermal scan will assess the functioning of the spine and central nervous system.
Within his comfortable office, Doctor of Chiropractic Ryan Tarnick practices considerate chiropractic care and needleless acupuncture, tenderly adjusting ill-aligned spines, nurturing injured necks, and applying electrical stimulation to points of the nervous system responsible for aches, pains, and spontaneous break dancing. Needle-free acupuncture is done via hand-held device, and it can ease suffering from painful conditions, including pinched nerves, sciatica, sinus pressure, asthma, allergies, anxiety, migraines, and more.
Chiropractors David Lauer and Tyler Ideus know firsthand how effective chiropractic adjustments and manual therapy can be. After being told at the age of 19 that he had a degenerative disc, an emergency room nurse told an initially skeptical Lauer to see a chiropractor. Many years later, he is not only leading an active, limitless lifestyle but also learned a great deal about the self-healing capacity of the human body. Dr. Ideus, who was once a patient and intern at Havelock Chiropractic Center, has traveled the country learning the latest rehabilitation techniques from renowned chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapists. Even the center's resident massage therapist has personally experienced the benefits of chiropractic care, having been successfully treated for headaches by Dr. Lauer. Both chiropractors treat a variety of conditions with their extensive postgraduate training in Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) adjustment techniques. They also offer an array of cutting-edge therapies, including spinal decompression for bulging discs, or the Active Release Technique (ART) for muscles overused while running marathons or jogging alongside an ice-cream truck in order to read the fine print.
After a hard hit during college football, Doctor of Chiropractic Travis Bangert thought his season was over. But then he saw the team chiropractor and, to his astonishment, he was back on the field and 100% better by the next game. It was at that moment that he knew he would become a chiropractor to help others achieve the same results.
Dr. Bangert’s colleague at Advanced Chiropractic Solutions, Doctor of Chiropractic Jessica Fleming, also found her passion for chiropractic treatments through a sports injury. She was 10 years old and competing in gymnastics tournaments nearly every weekend. Traditional medical doctors told her rest would heal her back; it did not. So she saw a chiropractor, and within weeks, she was back to her normal sports routine.
Both doctors’ backgrounds help them truly understand what their patients are going through when they come in for help. The chiropractors dispense manual adjustments and massages to alleviate everything from migraines to back injuries caused by patients trying to manually adjust their own spines.
Sharon Maricle knows that good massage should never hurt. In her 20 years of providing bodywork therapy, the licensed massage therapist has come to believe that pure, complete relief can be attained without the deep-pressure, painful massage styles adopted by many therapists. Of course, Sharon understands that everybody has a different pressure threshold, and she adjusts her technique to suit her client, ensuring everyone can enjoy a deep, therapeutic massage. Instead of using one-size-fits-all massage strokes, Sharon attends to her clients' specific concerns, including soreness and tension, with everything from light, relaxing strokes to deeper and more focused pressure. She augments traditional Swedish massage with specialty techniques including Chinese cupping and color puncture, which uses colored lights instead of acupuncture needles to stimulate the body's meridian points and demonstrate the potential of black-and-white tattoos.
In 1998, Don and Linda Eckles founded a simple drive-thru coffee shop. They named it Scooter's Coffeehouse in honor of their daughter, who had gained quite a reputation for speed on the baseball diamond, and their mission became to help their customers “scoot in and scoot out” as quickly as possible.
Today, the Scooters franchise spans seven states and more than 90 locations, some of which cater to people in vehicles and on cows with their drive-thru-only service. At each coffeehouse, friendly baristas brew steaming hot mugs of the house blend, a rich medium-roast blend of Indonesian and South American beans. They also craft hot and cold lattes, fruit smoothies, and sweet tea lattes, and dole out gourmet cookies, scones, and cinnamon rolls. To further satisfy sweet teeth, Scooter’s creamy mounds of self-serve frozen yogurt await more than 40 candies and fruits.