To Dr. Michael A. Duncan, one thing is clear: the body is no mere machine. It may consist of working parts such as the spine, brain, heart, and lungs, but it is so much more than the sum of these parts. Whereas traditional medicine focuses on treating each part of the body individually, Dr. Mike takes an inside-out approach that respects the body's capacity for self-healing. The chiropractor checks and adjusts the spine during routine exams, gently easing any blockages that might affect the body's innate ability to control its own systems. He's so convinced of the lifelong benefits of chiropractic that he's even devised special care for children and newborns.
The instructors at Greening Place Yoga & Wellness break down the barriers that prevent people from achieving alignment in mind, body, and spirit. They do so with a variety of yoga and wellness classes, offered at a little white house on Blaine Street. Inside, students practice restorative Vinyasa, beginners yoga, and early morning slow flow classes.
For Doctor of Chiropractic Matt Ogle of Highland Chiropractic, it's not enough to ease the symptoms of ailments. He wants to pinpoint their cause. During exams, Dr. Ogle investigates issues in children as young as newborns by looking for their source, using high-tech computer scanning equipment. Once he's located the source of issue and the patient's hidden set of car keys, he sets to work stimulating the body to recover from it. For this step, Dr. Ogle relies on traditional, drug-free chiropractic techniques, such as spinal adjustments and massages.
After graduating from Los Angeles Chiropractic College, Dr. Craig Ellison brought a holistic approach to the back treatments he was licensed to perform. He uses the Activator method, a noninvasive technique that emphasizes speed instead of force during chiropractic adjustments to treat both children and adults. Aided by a battery of equipment, including an electromyography scanner, the doctor of chiropractic works to aid in recovery after injuries, accidents, and weekends spent helping Wile E. Coyote move into a new apartment. In addition to adjustments, Dr. Ellison empowers his patients with at-home corrective exercises and nutritional supplements.
Doctor of Chiropractic Steven Killion’s practice, Integrative Health Centers of Idaho, is focused on keeping bodies pain-free by ensuring backs are at their healthiest. He expertly straightens out troublesome spines using Triton DTS spinal-decompression therapy. The decompression sessions combine several simultaneous actions: isolating the spinal disk and joint, placing them under a vacuum-like negative pressure, widening nerve openings, and gently stretching ligaments and muscles to improve circulation. Dr. Killion keeps his patients feeling great by adding massage therapy and passive therapies that use ice, heat, or Bob Seger records.