"My purpose is to help as many people possible to get well naturally. It's what fuels my fire," expounds Dr. Derek Maxson, founder of Maxson Chiropractic and Wellness. The embers of his chiropractic passion were first kindled in childhood; suffering from year-round allergies and sinus problems and living through a "fog of medication," Maxson was elated to finally find holistic relief through chiropractic care. After earning his doctorate of chiropractic from Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Dr. Maxson began his mission to free others from the burdensome haze of chronic pain through gentle spinal adjustments and other natural methods. Each day in his office, he assesses spinal health with an array of techniques and tools, including x-rays that can help locate fractures, identify long-term spinal degeneration, and tailor form-fitting skeleton costumes.
To augment his pain-relieving adjustments with a dose of relaxation, Dr. Maxon directs patients to his office's licensed massage therapist, Natalie Tyler, a self-described "fixer" who nonetheless believes in the body's natural ability to heal itself. The therapeutic kneads of Natalie and the other licensed massage therapists can help jump-start the healing process and strengthen the immune system while freeing the mind from daily stressors.
At Westchase Wellness Chiropractic Center, Dr. John Huang looks into the body with more than just x-rays. With his armada of specialized detection equipment, he can accurately track the movement of electrical impulses, determining how effectively the brain is sending signals to the body. Thermography technology detects areas of internal inflammation and pinched nerves along the spine, pinpointing sources of pain and persistently regenerating tails.
Licensed acupuncturist Michelle Bienz doesn't treat her guests like test subjects. Rather than immediately sending patients to the treatment table and prodding random places along the body, Michelle starts off visits with a series of questions that help her pinpoint the type of ailment she's treating and determine whether guests are worth recruiting for her trivia team. Being licensed in both acupuncture and massage therapy, Michelle often devises treatments that include a mix of bodywork, energy work, and general life advice to improve wellness.
At HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab, a team of medical professionals pools abundant education to champion a holistic, drug-free, and all-encompassing approach to wellness. Through this holistic approach, the team is able to help clients with many different conditions, a list as long as the Bill of Rights set in 50-point Comic Sans font; the staff has helped people dealing with back pain, headaches, allergies, and asthma. One of the main tools used to address these afflictions is chiropractic work. HealthSource's doctors of chiropractic are fully trained in a number of different techniques—from the Thompson Terminal Point to the Gonstead technique—a fact that allows them to create highly tailored treatment plans well suited for each individual client.
Donovan Greer spent seven seasons playing football in the NFL. After hanging up his shoulder pads, he returned to his native Houston to put his athletic ability to work in another way—as owner of Pro Dynamic Fitness. Adults can work out in myriad classes, becoming more flexible in yoga, gaining endurance in spin class, or building core muscles in TRX. Kids, too, can work on fitness in personal and group sessions. The gym also offers training for young athletes hoping to win gold medals or young mathletes hoping to win Fields Medals.
Under the medical direction of Dr. David Braunreiter, the staff at You Only Younger provide skincare and beauty-enhancement services using only medically proven products. Licensed aestheticians Donna and Sheila perform skin-moisturizing facials to combat blemishes and signs of aging. Board-certified Kami Owen, a nurse practitioner, administers injections of dermal fillers such as Botox to erase fine lines. With technology such as the micro laser peel, the team can also remove outermost layers of skin to exfoliate with absolute precision ranging from 6 to 50 microns per treatment. Laser services also extend to tattoo and hair removal as well as fading stretch marks and spider veins that don’t look as cool as Spider-Man’s. To treat cellulite and loose skin on thighs, arms, and chins, they use The Reaction by Viora, a system featured on The Doctors.
The Joint has a simple mission: 'to improve people's lives with routine and affordable chiropractic care.' Their team of skilled chiropractors operate on an appointment-free basis, helping to ensure that people can receive treatment despite busy schedules, and membership programs help to keep costs low.