The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics’ trio of doctors all got into orthodontics when they realized just how much a great smile can improve someone’s life. Dr. Douglas Durbin, the inventor of the Flosspik polypropylene interproximal dental cleaner, Dr. Thomas Garner, and Dr. John Huang enhance the smiles of both children and adults with Invisalign treatments, braces with clear brackets, and invisible retainers glued to the back of teeth. They use digital imaging to construct treatment plans, they avoid headgear whenever possible, and they never just pull out a tooth when it won’t cooperate. Under their steady hands, The Kentucky Center for Orthodontics has straightened the teeth of more than 35,000 patients, including Miss Kentucky USA 2009 Maria Montgomery.
Through classes and parties, The Ballroom House's certified instructors teach ballroom and Latin dance to students of all skill levels. Their classes run the gamut from classic waltz and foxtrot to salsa, Argentine tango, and swing dancing. The Ballroom House's co-owners also organize the annual Kentucky DanceSport Challenge—the first nationally ranked ballroom and Latin dance competition in the state.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patient care first. The company's mission remains to help patients and their surrounding communities reach their maximum potential through a combination of customized chiropractic treatment plans and wellness education. This approach doesn?t just assuage painful symptoms?it's also designed to uncover the root causes of ailments such as whiplash, insomnia, headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and more.
In their efforts to improve communication in the central nervous system by addressing nerve interference, chiropractors provide spinal adjustments and supplemental treatments such as cervical traction, therapeutic exercise and balance-strengthening wobble boards. Their practice extends far beyond the wellness centers, however: community-outreach efforts take them to health fairs, offsite spinal screenings, and complimentary workshops on a range of wellness topics. They also devote themselves to nonprofit work with several organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the Chiros Care Free Wellness Center, they examine and treat Chicago's homeless and HIV-positive population, fueled by their belief that everyone should have access to expert preventive care.
The trainers at Man o’ War CrossFit understand speed and efficiency reign king in this fast-paced world, and that a busy schedule can sometimes get in the way of fitness. To help people make time for getting into shape, they’ve developed total-body workouts designed to whip patrons into shape in 30 minutes or less. Each day, they motivate patrons with a new CrossFit regimen, challenging them to their build strength, agility, and stamina with a series of functional movements scaled to suit all fitness levels. The high-intensity workouts draw on a slew of nontraditional fitness gear: One day, patrons might heave medicine balls and hang from gymnastics rings, and the next, they might climb ropes and rock heavy punching bags to sleep. In addition to calorie-annihilating CrossFit sessions, the dedicated trainers also lead one-on-one personal-training sessions and oversee free-form open-gym sessions.
Jackie Tamminga, co-owner of Tammcor Fitness with Keith Tamminga, draws on more than two decades of experience in the fitness industry each day. She slips through the club, overseeing trainers during complimentary sessions introducing guests to safe and effective techniques. Cardio machines purr, punctuated by the percussive, metallic sounds of resistance machines, free weights, and Olympic gold medals just being tossed on the medal pile. Music drifts from group fitness classes covering workout methods including salsa, yoga, Zumba, Pilates, and spinning. Patrons of all fitness levels mingle in the gym, and special programs cater to groups including the elderly.
The primary goal of the husband-and-wife team behind Brannon Family Chiropractic is simple: to eliminate pain. Their expert treatments and adjustments are designed to ease the sort of spinal discomfort that can adversely affect quality of life, even when the pain isn't necessarily severe. After opening their first location, known as Eastland Chiropractic, the pair added the Brannon location in 2009, the better to meet their goal of subduing the region's aches one vertebra at a time. Today, Brannon Family Chiropractic is also home to the Serenity Massage Center—a tranquil space where licensed massage therapists work to release knots in backs, necks, shoulders, and Gordian shoelaces.