The athletic trainers at Stretch U work to improve athletic performance with a special, noninvasive stretching technique. This technique, called the Carey stretch, is designed to remove pressure from the body’s network of nerves. Their premise is simple: when nerves are pinched by tight muscles and tendons, they can’t fire off signals as efficiently. By stretching these muscles and tendons, the team can boost athletic performance and increase range of motion in people of virtually all ages.
Advanced Laser and Cataract Center is a complete refractive center, meaning that eye doctors John Belardo, Matt Brooks, Misty Otte, and Hanni Hagen accommodate each patient's individual needs for vision correction and ocular health with a wide variety of services. As a board-certified corneal specialist surgeon and a fellow of the esteemed American College of Surgeons who has performed more than 40,000 vision corrections, Dr. Belardo uses the latest technology to carefully evaluate the strength of the cornea before recommending a course of treatment. His diagnostic tests help determine whether a patient is a good candidate for other procedures, or whether an alternative, such as intraocular contact-lens implants, may be more appropriate.
The skilled team also performs surgical procedures to address cataracts, glaucoma, or third eyes that incorrectly predict the future, and offers basic vision care in the form of contacts and glasses.
Doctor of Chiropractic Marcus Favorite adheres to the traditional chiropractic philosophy: to help the body heal itself. At Favorite Chiropractic, he aims to accomplish this goal by freeing the brain-body communication that can become disrupted by out-of-position vertebrae or really tight shirt collars. Disks can occasionally slip, limiting the spinal cord’s ability to transmit signals to the muscles and organs and causing illness. During adjustments, the doctor applies careful pressure to strategically shift these disks back into place, thereby triggering the body’s natural healing processes. Dr. Favorite’s sure hands and gentle disposition can help alleviate a range of ailments for patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly.
The team of medical personnel at Allen Medical, composed of a pulmonary physician and two nurse practitioners, promotes overall health and wellness with full-body examinations and medical checkups. Comprehensive health assessments start by thoroughly examining medical records and history for any medical issues, such as chronic cases of the heebie-jeebies, before moving on to physical exams. These exams focus on fulfilling the requirements for occupational, sports, camp, and school physicals.
The hCG weight loss program uses a combination of specially formulated drops and personalized nutrition advice to help trim hard-to-tone areas such as the upper arms, belly, and thighs. Your 23-day session includes an initial hour-long consultation with a nutritionist to determine body mass index and spirit-density ratio, and another 20-minute meeting post-treatment to chart your progress. An included food guide separates the edible healthy heroes from the forbidden fruits to aid questioning minds and demanding stomachs. An on-call nutritionist is also available to answer diet-related queries such as, “Is sugar fine in moderation?” and “How many calories are in a scoop of dreams?”
Before she opened the first Passport Health office in Baltimore in 1994, registered nurse Fran Lessans taught students looking to provide much-needed health care to inaccessible areas of the world. It was often an uphill battle: incomplete immunization services and hard-to-find medical information caused unnecessary hurdles for globetrotters. Lessans decided to remedy the situation by building a one-stop clinic for all travel shots, boosters, and counseling. Today, Passport Health?s scores of locations dedicate themselves to all immunization needs. Teams of doctors and qualified medical professionals prepare tourists and groups for international vacations or humanitarian work with vaccinations against yellow fever, hepatitis, and malaria. The clinics can also support patients? health with vitamin B12 injections or safeguard against the flu or common cootie strains. Blood testing and lab work deliver results within a 48-hour period, and comprehensive physicals provide thorough inspections for pre-employment, immigration, and school applications.
Dr. Garland Porterfield’s mission is to bring to life his clients’ envisioned image of themselves. He mostly does this through plastic surgery, in which he is board-certified and well versed in body, breast, and facial procedures. He also treats clients with non-surgical needs. His skin-rejuvenation services range from microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser-hair removal, to dermal fillers, such as Botox, that soften the appearance of facial wrinkles.