Doctors of Chiropractic Don Clum and Dana Cavell Clum, a husband-and-wife team, promote wellness by adjusting spines, massaging muscles, and teaching patients about nutrition and other elements of a healthy lifestyle. Though the couple often partners with traditional physicians, they focus on holistic therapies that do not involve surgery, medication, or sleeping on a bed of ice-cold stethoscopes. The Clums utilize several techniques when performing spinal adjustments. When using the activator technique, they deliver concentrated yet low-force impulses with a small handheld instrument. Other adjustments incorporate the Thompson terminal-point technique, whose low-impact, high-velocity adjustments are designed to correct misaligned vertebrae in the hips, spine, and core region. To accommodate patients from all corners of the earth, Dana offers communication in English and Spanish.
Dr. Farrago of Great South Bay Chiropractic has been practicing his discipline for more than a quarter of a century, believing it to be one of the few medical disciplines that nurture the body along a path of natural healing. To kick-start self-healing powers, Dr. Farrago applies a full spectrum of drug-free chiropractic treatments such as spinal adjustments, heating pads, and soft-tissue manipulation. He combines these traditional techniques with advanced technology, such as the DRX 9000 machine, designed specifically to treat lower-back pain and sciatica. The machine uses a “distraction force” to retune spines and thereby enable them to play the National Anthem by simply lying across a xylophone.
At Hurricane Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Joseph Labbadia uses a one-on-one approach, consulting with clients before treatments to determine the underlying cause of their symptoms. Like a swiss-army knife taped to a glue gun, Dr. Labbadia is prepared for any possible situation: he offers a multitude of services ranging from nutritional counseling to posture screenings. Should chiropractic techniques not fully alleviate a problem, the team may prescribe corrective exercises or therapeutic massage to complement treatments.
“Joints love movement, and so do our muscles and our mood,” says Doctor of Chiropractic Lawrence Beck, making the case for a life of dancing, jogging, and swimming. When his own back went out on him during college, it was chiropractic adjustments that freed Dr. Beck and his vertebrae from a life of immobility. At Beck Chiropractic & Wellness, the doctor and his son-in-law, Dr. Jesse Elsholz, restore mobility to muscles and bones with a range of techniques. They might analyze leg length using the Thompson technique, or relieve muscular inflammation with ultrasonic therapy. For patients averse to the cracking sounds associated with adjustments, they employ a hand-held device that mobilizes disc segments with gentle pressure, producing no audible popping, locking, or electric boogalooing. Dr. Beck's patient-care coordinators don't keep patients waiting. Thanks to smart and generous scheduling, they're able to beckon patients right through the sunlit reception area into private treatment rooms.
Dr. Kathleen DeDio, who was educated at the Palmer College of Chiropractic, treats pain from head to toe with her manual adjustments. She alleviates pain associated with carpal-tunnel syndrome and headaches, along with the usual neck, back, and knee pain. Away from the office, Dr. DeDio has traveled to Guatemala and Saturn for medical mission trips.
Doctors Bouwhuis and Powell strive to eliminate chronic pain caused by musculoskeletal issues. During consultations, they diagnose concerns such as slipped or bulging discs and incorrect posture, then develop lifelong habit improvements and preventive measures with each client to avoid further aggravation. They then execute an adjustment to alleviate discomfort and improve range of motion. They can also arrange rehabilitative plans consisting of corrective exercises to be performed three days a week, thus continuing their efforts to not only relieve the pain now but keep it from recurring.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jamie Skaggs firmly believes that everyone should have a say in the care they receive. After graduating from New York Chiropractic College, he practiced his craft in New York and Baltimore before opening Skaggs Chiropractic Care. Now he and his staff of massage therapists, acupuncturists, physical therapists, and medical doctors rely on old-school techniques and modern equipment to ease aches. Their arsenal of stress- and pain-relieving gadgets includes ultrasound devices, electric muscle stimulation, and x-ray machines.