Board-certified chiropractic physician Dr. Naveed Elahi takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain relief, disease prevention, and whole-body health at Health First Wellness Center. The practice specializes in chiropractic medicine, a science that aims to alleviate such common conditions as headaches and neck pain without the use of drugs, surgery, or noogies. In cases where traditional chiropractic medicine does not apply, the doctor rounds out the treatment menu with acupuncture and clinical massage therapy, two ancient modalities that can reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Furthermore, personal training and nutrition counseling help patients ward off the specter of disease in a more reliable manner than hanging garlic cloves on their treadmills. In addition to MedSpa services including laser hair removal and VelaShape body smoothing and contouring, Health First Wellness Center also offers yoga, Zumba, and Pilates classes.
Doctor of Chiropractic Leo Potetti takes time with his patients. His goal of not only treating pain, but also educating each patient, means that he devotes part of each initial appointment to getting to know visitors and their aches. His thorough examinations can uncover concerns ranging from herniated discs to tennis elbow and pinched nerves, and he often makes a diagnosis and immediately begins treatment during that first visit. Seeking to correct bad habits and prevent further discomfort, Dr. Potetti instructs which activities, positions, and dance routines to refrain from, and suggests exercises designed to alleviate conditions.
Jason Romano participated in Arnold Schwarzenegger's bodybuilding championships—not as a competitor, but as a physician. This doctor of chiropractic has also cracked backs belonging to both college and professional athletes. His career started out 20 years ago at Palmer College of Chiropractic, and he continues to practice at Lake County Family Chiropractic. He exercises six or seven times a week and visits a fellow chiropractor on a regular basis to make sure his own vertebrae haven't moved without leaving a forwarding address.
Doctor of Chiropractic Brian Glaus specializes in family health care, a field he has studied and worked in for the last 20 years. He and his staff of therapists and medical professionals help clients of all ages lead healthier lives through hands-on services, such as chiropractic care and therapeutic massage. In addition to adjusting spines, they adjust lifestyles with personalized weight-loss programs that combine fitness and nutrition with a solemn promise to stop wearing earrings that weigh more than 5 pounds.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patients at the core of their efforts. Though the centers are spread the country, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, 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 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 holistic medical team at The Natural Medical Group tailors its treatments to each patient, looking at environmental, nutritional, and social factors, as well as physical health. Massage therapy works to ease chronic aches and improve flexibility, whereas traditional chiropractic treatments work to address neck pain and running injuries. The team also offers nutritional counseling, which keep diets on the right track, and functional rehabilitation, which works to correct muscle dysfunctions.