Dr. Philippa Norman and occupational therapist Terry Roat combine forces at Prevention Works, aiming to move clients toward a state of increased and prolonged wellness. Along for the ride are naturopathy specialist Kim Schiffer and massage therapist Brigita Vaiciulyte, who add their areas of expertise to a roster of services that include reiki, craniosacral therapy, transformational movement, and wellness retreats.
A team of master stylists, aestheticians, spray tan artists, and extension specialists bustle around Bliss Hair Studio, working to live up to their name and provide clients with a blissful experience. To that end, this full-service salon and beauty spot offers on-trend hair services, from precision haircuts to color treatments and formal updos, powered by products from brands such as Pureology and Redken. Clients can have unwanted hair removed in a private waxing area, toes touched up during a spa pedicure, faces soothed with a detox facial, muscles unwound with a massage, or skin sun-kissed with a custom airbrush spray tanning session.
Owned and operated by physical therapists, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers welcomes patients into a massive network of 200 centers. Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers' cohort of therapists helps to restore the strength, motor skills, and physical functions of patients.
The overarching approach is defined by a patients-first philosophy—the therapists actively listen and understand their patients' issues before crafting individual recovery programs tailored to athletes, children, industrial workers, or cartoon coyotes with anvil-related injuries. The rehab pros also serve community youth by supporting programs such as Kick It Right, a soccer program designed to enrich children's lives.
The trained laser technicians at Priority Health, overseen by Paula Weihler, DC, target patrons' soft spots with noninvasive fat-reduction and weight-loss treatments. Their arsenal of slimming techniques includes Lapex LipoLaser regimens that leave clients feeling more confident than a peacock with hourglass feathers.
The name of Priority Health Chiropractic demonstrates what the staff values above all else: their clients' health. In service of this focus, chiropractic adjustments, nutrition and exercise recommendations, and full-body massage all work together to mend every element of patients' bodies. During massages, the hands of trained therapists help ease pain by clearing lactic acid and boosting circulation, banishing tension from the body like an exorcism performed with movie spoilers. The massage therapists flaunt a variety of specialties, from the general relaxation of Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to the more specialized, results-oriented approaches of deep-tissue and prenatal massage.
The healthcare practitioners at Advanced Physical Medicine utilize advanced technology in their comprehensive, multifaceted approach to pain management, physical therapy, and fitness. Chiropractic physicians treat injuries and misaligned spines with therapies that include decompression machines, and acupuncture sessions address chronic pain from sciatica or carpal-tunnel symptoms acquired while positioning full-size construction cranes over vending-machine toys. Physical therapists focus on rehabilitating patients who have suffered accidental injuries, incorporating innovative ultrasound and light-therapy treatments to promote healing. To encourage wellness from the inside out, certified colonic therapists rid intestines of accumulated waste and toxins, and weight-loss experts help clients to overcome house clutter by creating extra storage space in their pants.
Both the Chicago and Oak Park locations welcome guests with an abundance of natural light and cheerful green exercise machines. Giving back to the local community is a passion enjoyed by many on the staff, including podiatrist and college-level instructor Dr. Mary Ann Bender, who, along with her students, provides foot care at eight uninsured and homeless clinics in Chicago.