As a licensed massage therapist, orthopedic manual therapist, and physical-therapist assistant, Orthopedic Bodywork's Amy Shafer has the skills to address chronic pain and other physical ailments. She specializes in restoring equilibrium to the body via manual soft-tissue techniques, such as myofascial release, trigger-point therapy, and sports massage. Shafer has also trained in craniosacral therapy, a light-touch method designed to leave bones, muscles, and nerves as balanced as the ideal seesaw.
Doctor of Chiropractic Mitchell Simon brings nearly three decades of experience to his practice at Simon Healthcare, a wellness clinic that specializes in pain relief and illness prevention through chiropractic care. For those not familiar with chiropractic, Dr. Simon takes the time to explain his methods and techniques, which may include spinal adjustments, massage, exercises, and lifestyle recommendations. Also part of Simon Healthcare is Lisa Bedoya, a licensed massage therapist with 17 years of experience.
Doctor Michael Rauch manipulates bodies with a combination of spinal adjustments and muscle-melting massage therapy to target the sources of physical pains and ailments. He also sets backs on the right path with the aid of therapeutic exercises such as partial sit-ups, leg lifts, and side lumbar bridges. When not treating his patients’ ailments, he participates in postural screenings for community-service programs and overworked anatomy-class skeletons.
The Boston Bodyworker has been treating pain and injuries in the Copley Square area for 15 years. Though the clinic's interior decor is warm and inviting, clients won?t find a robe or slippers waiting for them like at other massage centers. What they will find are exceptional clinical massages?ones that have caught the attention of CBS and the Improper Bostonian, who gave the center its Best Massage 2011 award. The massages are so effective because each of the more than a dozen therapists has passed an in-house training program and is required to stay up-to-date on current research.
Along with being members of the American Massage Therapy Association and Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, and certified with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, Drew and his team also volunteer their time and skills to such events and charities as the Multiple Sclerosis Society?s marathon. The Boston Bodyworker is a proud sponsor of the One Run for Boston, a 501c3 charity that raises money for the victims of the marathon bombings. In 2013, it helped raise over $91,000.00 for the One Fund.
After years of working as physical therapists in the Boston area, Joint Ventures co-owners Dan Brownridge and Dave Larson noticed one major aspect missing from in most clinics?a personal relationship between the healer and patient. The duo created Joint Ventures in an effort to bring those strong relationships to their community through advanced integrated healthcare clinics where each patient gets optimal one-on-one time with their physical therapists. At all seven locations, Dan and Dave?s more than 55 practitioners craft detailed treatment plans using the facility's four-lane pools and cardio and weight machines, including therapies ranging from acupuncture to massage, yoga, or personal training. Throughout each patient?s therapy, the team of practitioners keeps their interpersonal skills on point with regular meaningful patient-therapist conversations that end with the pair weaving BFF bracelets from each others? hair.