Though his roots (and sports allegiance) are planted in Philly, Dr. Tom Steigerwalt's path to chiropractic medicine took him trekking across the country. His time in Marietta, Georgia found him leaving Life University with magna cum laude status, a degree in chiropractic, and a beautiful wife named Kelly. From there, a one-year internship in St. Cloud, Florida instilled in him a desire to open his own practice and never experience sunburn again, and so he headed north to Avon to found Stags Family Wellness and help Ohioans live lives free of pain. Beyond alleviating back woes through spinal care and massage therapy, and providing peripheral neuropathy pain relief, his practice specializes in helping clients achieve total health through weight loss, and anti-aging treatments.
Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack founded HealthSource, a network of more than 380 practices across the country, based on his innovative treatment protocols and rehab techniques. One such trademarked therapy is his Progressive Rehab, which works to strengthen the area of the body that is causing the pain, rather than numbing it with medication or introspective lectures on mortality.
Licensed chiropractor Dr. Gary Van Skyhock steers the ship at Universal Treatment and Recovery Center, where he and his staff treat patients using a “whole person" approach. Instead of simply treating individual symptoms, Dr. Van Skyhock susses out the underlying issues causing pain or discomfort and works to ameliorate these problems via chiropractic treatments and lifestyle adaptations or changes. In line with this thinking, the center offers chiropractic adjustments, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, and postural screenings to ensure optimal nerve flow and overall good health.
Since 2005, Doctor of Chiropractic Jay-P Fite has been intervening in spinal troubles with his tried-and-true methods of chiropractic correction. When treating headaches, neck pain, and lower-back pain—the predominant source of patient complaints and roller-coaster-technician daydreams—Dr. Fite relies on the diversified technique, which requires manual thrusts of troublesome vertebrae to urge them back into place. His Thompson-method adjustments, meanwhile, involve cradling patients on a specialized table comprised of adjustable spinal supports, which afford greater precision and comfort.
Doctor of Chiropractic Bob Leonard is as at home in a classroom as he is in his clinic. In addition to his chiropractic degree, the doctor has earned dual degrees in chemistry and biology, and he's continued his post-graduate education by studying the treatment of whiplash, headaches, neck and back pain, and nutrition. He applies that knowledge in the clinic that he opened in 2004, where he teams with licensed massage therapists and a certified acupuncturist to treat everything from chronic pain to anxiety. Throughout each treatment regimen, the doctor emphasizes patient education, keeping patients informed so that they can take active roles in maintaining their health and collections of famous spines.