Doctor of Chiropractic Taras John Odulak has been adjusting spines in his native East Village for more than two decades. To date, he and his staff at East Village Chiropractic have completed more than 100,000 adjustments. When you repeat something that many times, you're bound to develop a specialty, and East Village's specialties include gentle techniques such as trigger-point therapy, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling.
Though he fosters healthy, pain-free bodies with kinesiology, myofascial-release therapy, and herbal medicine, board-certified chiropractor Scott Jurica doesn't have his head stuck in a New-Agey, holistic-healing cloud. Rather, he reinforces his trusted Eastern techniques with Western scientific principles, including lab work and genetic analysis. Dr. Jurica steadfastly tailors his treatments to the individual needs of clients, listening carefully to their concerns and referring them to some of the area's top internists and surgeons if necessary. Given Dr. Jurica’s background in nutrition—he is a certified applied clinical nutritionist with a master’s degree in human nutrition—he often prescribes custom diet plans, telling clients which foods they should eat to be healthy and which foods they should just carve into workout companions.
Over the years, Dr. Howard Benedikt has had many outlets for sharing the health and wellness knowledge he's accumulated in his decades-long career. Not only has he taught at New York Chiropractic College and Berkeley College in New York, he also hosted a local radio program called "Alternatives" for nearly a decade. But it's at his own practice where he passes on his wisdom most directly. Appointments there begin with diagnostic tests such as a gait scan to evaluate how patients move or thermal imaging to identify abnormalities in the nervous system. Then it's time to create a treatment plan. The plan might consist of cutting-edge treatments such as cold-laser therapy or microcurrent therapy, or it might rely on adjustments and other traditional chiropractic techniques.
At All Medical Care Group, a multidisciplinary team of medical doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors provides integrated care under the direction of osteopathic specialist Dr. Vadim Surikov. By combining their areas of expertise, these specialists tailor regimens to help patients overcome issues such as chronic headaches, fibromyalgia, and hands cramped in the text-messaging position.
As a medical doctor and integrative medicine practitioner who specializes in treating pain, Dr. Kulik understands the need for treatments that work and work fast. It's with this idea in mind that the doctor has outfitted each of his three New York-based clinics with advanced beauty and health equipment.
Computer diagnostics and pain management programs help Dr. Kulik locate and treat the root of health problems, which can range from arthritis and fibromyalgia to joints that creak every time you try to tiptoe past your parents' bedroom. Dr. Kulik and his team also stave off signs of aging with both simple aesthetic treatments such as Botox injections as well as more involved services. These latter include infusing oxygen into the epidermis via a gentle-pressure machine and performing Ultherapy, which uses painless ultrasound technology to lift aging skin, a procedure highlighted by Barbara Walters on "20/20".