Doctors of Chiropractic Don Clum and Dana Cavell Clum, a husband-and-wife team, promote wellness by adjusting spines, massaging muscles, and teaching patients about nutrition and other elements of a healthy lifestyle. Though the couple often partners with traditional physicians, they focus on holistic therapies that do not involve surgery, medication, or sleeping on a bed of ice-cold stethoscopes. The Clums utilize several techniques when performing spinal adjustments. When using the activator technique, they deliver concentrated yet low-force impulses with a small handheld instrument. Other adjustments incorporate the Thompson terminal-point technique, whose low-impact, high-velocity adjustments are designed to correct misaligned vertebrae in the hips, spine, and core region. To accommodate patients from all corners of the earth, Dana offers communication in English and Spanish.
Dr. Farrago of Great South Bay Chiropractic has been practicing his discipline for more than a quarter of a century, believing it to be one of the few medical disciplines that nurture the body along a path of natural healing. To kick-start self-healing powers, Dr. Farrago applies a full spectrum of drug-free chiropractic treatments such as spinal adjustments, heating pads, and soft-tissue manipulation. He combines these traditional techniques with advanced technology, such as the DRX 9000 machine, designed specifically to treat lower-back pain and sciatica. The machine uses a “distraction force” to retune spines and thereby enable them to play the National Anthem by simply lying across a xylophone.
Dianne Ciprano knows the benefits of a good education. The skin specialist trained at both the Gloria Francis Institute of Beauty and the New York Institute of Beauty, perfecting the skills that she now uses every day at When Style Counts. When she isn’t cleansing pores or softening skin with seven types of facials, Dianne continues to brush up on the latest spa techniques through continuing education courses at Dermal Institute in NYC. One thing she has learned is not to skimp on products. That’s why she reaches for professional Repechage serums as she tailors her treatments to soothe sensitive skin or cover up exposed circuitry.
“Joints love movement, and so do our muscles and our mood,” says Doctor of Chiropractic Lawrence Beck, making the case for a life of dancing, jogging, and swimming. When his own back went out on him during college, it was chiropractic adjustments that freed Dr. Beck and his vertebrae from a life of immobility. At Beck Chiropractic & Wellness, the doctor and his son-in-law, Dr. Jesse Elsholz, restore mobility to muscles and bones with a range of techniques. They might analyze leg length using the Thompson technique, or relieve muscular inflammation with ultrasonic therapy. For patients averse to the cracking sounds associated with adjustments, they employ a hand-held device that mobilizes disc segments with gentle pressure, producing no audible popping, locking, or electric boogalooing. Dr. Beck's patient-care coordinators don't keep patients waiting. Thanks to smart and generous scheduling, they're able to beckon patients right through the sunlit reception area into private treatment rooms.
Self-improvement. It starts from within, but a little help from the outside is often necessary. That's what physicist, certified hypnotist, and reiki master Lily Lale Yilmaz does every day. She employs hypnosis, allowing her clients to dive deep into their subconscious to discover the obstacles blocking their path to self-improvement, whether that means quitting smoking, losing wait, or overcoming phobias. Lily also helps clients overcome grief and loss, learn new job skills, and even find relief from physical pain.
Healthy living encompasses a whole range of behaviors and activities, from eating right to only riding unicycles around the edges of volcanoes when strictly necessary. South Bay Wellness’s team of expert practitioners seek to offer guidance in as many areas as possible, offering guests such disparate services as nutritional counseling, hypnotic behavior modification, and feng shui. At the center, patrons can avail themselves of one-time services, streamlining childbirth with the help of veteran doulas or working out a stubborn back kink in massage. Those looking for more thorough changes can join groups and programs that help solidify radical lifestyle changes in willing participants.