Dr. Marie-Jeanne Takis, a practitioner in the Madame Et Monsieur–slimming-salon franchise, helps patients of all ages and body types tone their physiques during one-hour sessions with Electro-Slim's FDA-approved pulsing electrodes. After collecting measurements and discussing treatment goals, a technician adheres said electrodes directly to the patient's skin and bombards areas of cellulite with a rhythmic onslaught of electricity that causes site muscles to contract. Some say this passive exercise bears a similar sensation to that of a deep massage and is as invigorating as hot-wiring an ice-cream truck. Clientele include adults and children struggling with weight issues, gym buffs hoping to tackle stubborn problem spots, and lightning bugs in need of a recharge.
Occupational therapists Dr. Brian R. Foltz and Ross E. Sato founded Pediatric Motor Playground to help children aged 2.5–12 develop physical and academic skills needed to succeed in school. At centers in Lafayette and Danville, the therapists and their team of educational-fitness instructors guide kids through the company's patented Motor Curriculum: 50 straight minutes of activities specifically designed to develop skills such as hand-eye coordination and social interaction. During these sessions, instructors might have kids play basketball, climb on foam-padded gym equipment, exercise with fitness balls, and practice their handwriting.
Dr. Foltz and Mr. Sato aren't comfortable just letting any instructor or animated snowman teach their curriculum. Each educational-fitness instructor completes at least 240 supervised hours of training and must pass both written and physical evaluations.
The main goal at MDI Wellness Center is to help patients get healthy and maintain that health. Everything else is secondary. This might explain why, under a single roof, you'll find doctors who specialize in preventive medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, and mental health working alongside physical therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and Ayurveda specialists. These disparate experts work together to get to the root of each client's health concerns through one-on-one visits, group sessions, and interactive wellness classes. In order to tackle illness from every angle, clients can opt for anything from routine physicals and disease management to biophoton therapy, yoga practice, and energy work.
Certified aesthetic nurse specialist Deborah Francesconi of Vein Specialists of Northern California harnesses 25 years of nursing experience combined with continuing education to skillfully fill in concaving epidermises with FDA-approved Botox and Dysport treatments. The 45-minute session will commence with a thorough evaluation, presenting ample time for clients to ask questions, pose concerns, and sing the alphabet backward before Francesconi tends to individual wrinkled areas. Whether treating fine lines and wrinkles with Botox or Dysport, visages will be introduced to small, nearly painless injections that temporarily target sites of sagging skin such as crow's feet, neckbands, or worry lines graffitied between the brows. Though both treatments boast a purified-protein base, Dysport can leave mugs line-free for up to four months, whereas Botox's full results last up to six months and can also help to treat excessive underarm sweating.
At the Non-Surgical Pain Relief Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Ron Vernon finds noninvasive ways to help patients overcome pain. While his primary chiropractic services include spinal adjustments and decompression treatments?which he uses to treat pain from injuries, sad movie endings, or conditions such as arthritis?he doesn't focus only on the back. He also coordinates HCG weight-loss programs and administers hyaluronate injections for increased knee mobility.
When Dr. Bruce Watson was a child, his father got injured at his cabinet-making shop. Young Bruce was scared; his dad was in pain and couldn't work. Finally, Grandma suggested that Dad pay a visit to her chiropractor, and a single visit got Pop off the couch and back in the shop. The impact this had on Bruce was tremendous. And after earning his chiropractic degree years later, Bruce again called upon personal experience to decide how to run his private clinic. Dr. Watson asked himself, "How would I like my father (or any loved one) to be treated when they enter a chiropractic office?" Constantly evaluating his answer to this question makes it easy for the doc to maintain Watson Chiropractic's friendliness, attentiveness, and results-oriented approach.