Drs. Igor Dukarevich and Claude Harb keep their patients' feet pain-free by providing everything from basic cosmetic care to corrective surgery when necessary. At Advanced Podiatry Clinics, the multilingual physicians oversee a staff of medical professionals armed with modern diagnostic and treatment technologies, including digital x-ray machines, ultrasound scanning systems, and a Cutera laser system, which can treat the underlying infections that cause toenail fungus. This combination of technology and professional experience allows the practice to address a wide array of common foot and ankle concerns, fixing everything from ingrown toenails and sprains to bunions and triple-knotted shoelaces.
Under the direction of Dr. George Tsatsos, Dr. Svetlana Zats, and Dr. Kevin Massard, the staff of Ankle N Foot Center performs podiatric and medical aesthetics services equally adeptly. Doctors can craft customized orthotics from patients' digital measurements, diagnose problems with in-house x-rays and ultrasounds, and help heal injuries with physical-therapy programs led by a penitent stiletto heel. Clients on already happy feet can waltz toward the medical salon, where aestheticians use medically sanitized instruments and safe, natural products to exfoliate feet and polish nails.
Founded by Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association–certified collector Tim Thoelecke Jr., InOut Labs helps patrons monitor their health with a battery of tests. DNA testing helps determine genetic relationships and proves to side-walking acquaintances that they aren’t part-crab. The labs also offer drug and alcohol testing for businesses, helping companies keep their work environments safe.
Reflecting its multi-disciplinary approach, MIMIT—Midwest Institute for Minimally Invasive Treatments—employs a team of board certified practitioners from diverse medical backgrounds. Four fellowship-trained interventional radiologists and two general surgeons helm the staff, which also includes three certified physician's assistants. Together, they approach healing with a focus on function, as well as aesthetics, and aim to empower their clients through treatment education. The team specializes in needle-aided sclerotherapy, endo-venous laser treatments, and radio frequency ablation treatments for venous disease, as well as pain-reduction kyphoplasty treatments for spinal compression. They also rely on a blend of non-invasive and surgical techniques to treat issues ranging from peripheral arterial disease to breast cancer.
Dr. Pat Calcagno and his team of physicians, therapists, and trainers at Olympia Chiropractic marshal clients toward good health at four Chicago-area locations. Through chiropractic services, athletic training, and physical and massage therapy, they treat conditions extending from lower back pain and headaches to stress and injuries related to sports. They also employ some of the industry's latest technologies, including the Alter-G antigravity treadmill and the Pro-Adjuster, a computerized instrument that scans the spine for problem spots.
Dragonfly Integrative Wellness, Inc.’s therapists draw from Eastern methods to help improve clients’ overall health and mental well-being with massages and other holistic therapies. During craniosacral therapy and reiki, practitioners place gentle touches on bodies to release tension and balance bodies’ energy. Tui na incorporates traditional massage techniques to focus on chronic pain at acupressure points. Available massage therapies include Thai massage, which is based on stretching movements, and shiatsu bodywork, which helps to relieve pain and stress by stimulating pressure points.
Board-certified physician and surgeon Dr. Mohammad Ghani and his trained staff eliminate unwanted body fuzz with laser hair-removal treatments suitable for most skin types. During each treatment, a licensed medical aesthetician hovers an Alma laser over the desired patch of follicle foliage, destroying each hair down to the root with pulses of light and withering insults about its keratin content. They can also wield a CoolGlide laser to treat darker skin. The treatment can evict hair from a small area⎯preparing bikini lines, hands, or feet for the lead role in a remake of Flipper ⎯ or defur large areas such as the chest and back.