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Though Synergy Pilates & Yoga has the spacious rooms, owner Charmaine Gordon keeps class-sizes small. This gives each participant focused attention from her team of trained instructors. Charmaine is a classically-trained Pilates instructor herself and has spent 20 years helping others stay fit, both at her Pilates and yoga studio, as well as at Synergy Women's Fitness, which she has owned and operated for 22 years with her husband, Rod.
Following a water- skiing accident, they came back. The migraines that had plagued Doctor of Chiropractic Todd Narson since he was 11 had returned with a vengeance. Back then, he and his parents had tried everything to alleviate them, consulting with countless specialists but it wasn’t until he visited his father’s chiropractor that Dr. Todd found relief. So when the headaches came back, he went right to the chiropractor’s office. These experiences eventually inspired him to go to chiropractic school himself, and open Miami Beach Family & Sports Chiropractic Center with his wife in 1993.
Dr. Todd earned a specialty in sports medicine that enables him to not only treat everyday pain and headaches, but also to relieve sports-related injuries, such as golfer’s elbow, rotator cuff issues, and plantar fasciitis caused by stomping too hard on the bleachers when the home team wins. His treatment often help patients avoid surgery, and other times, his close relationships with medical doctors enable him to help patients during post-surgery recovery.
He and his wife, Dr. Corey, lead their center’s team in delivering a range of wellness services, not just chiropractic care. Nutritional advice helps patients achieve their best health through making better diet choices, and massage therapy can treat musculoskeletal pain, improve circulation, and reduce spasms that can cause people to spontaneously pop and lock while walking to work.
"I was willing to do anything to get rid of the pain," recalls Beberly Yelen in her testimonial. That included acupuncture, despite Beberly's aversion to needles. But, to her surprise, acupuncture triggered relief instead of pain. After all, Silvia Salinas is a board-certified acupuncturist. Beyond that, she's also a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and tai chi. She began studying these disciplines years ago in her native Chile, and today unites the various holistic techniques to help hurting people heal.
For more than 10 years, Doctor of Chiropractic Gordon Braun—known to his patients simply as Dr. G—has been helping clients find relief from sports injuries, chronic pain, and injuries sustained during car accidents while guiding them to health and wellness. Dr. G aims to ease patients’ pains through manual adjustments, which can reduce pressure on the nerves and improve function, in addition to releasing unwanted stress.
Synergy Wellness Clinic founder Doctor of Chiropractic Gustavo Marshall’s experiences with traditional organized medicine left him disappointed, noting that it felt like “looking at the trees, rather than the whole forest.” So the licensed chiropractor assembled a team of heathcare practitioners who could work together to address the whole person, rather than just his or her symptoms. “Here, we’re always looking at the body from the standpoint of the whole forest,” he says.
When Dr. Marshall meets with new patients, he considers a variety of factors, such as their living environment, sleep habits, nutrition, and frequency of hot-coal walks. Then, he may pair his own chiropractic techniques with massage therapy or nutritional counseling. And if his own clinic doesn’t have the resources his patients need, he’s happy to recommend additional practitioners to help them on their path to wellness.
Dr. Marshall also recognizes that, regardless of his client’s ailment, stress can be a huge barrier to recovery. So he strives to establish his clinic as a refuge from the urban bustle. During massages, for instance, therapists ensconce patients in private treatment rooms equipped with flickering candles, memory-foam tables, and soothing music. They also draw upon aromatherapy to deepen relaxation.