Cody King understands muscles. Aside from graduating as the valedictorian of his class at MTC, the licensed massage therapist spent 10 years working as a certified fitness instructor, allowing him to bring a unique understanding of the body's need for recovery, relaxation, and frequent fist bumps to the massage table. Drawing on his expertise in musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, he integrates multiple massage techniques––including Swedish, hot stone, and neuromuscular therapy––to customize treatments that address specific pain- or stress-related complaints. He also works in tandem with a licensed physician at Capitol Spine and Rehabilitation, where physical therapy and chiropractic medicine meet spa-like services, to help clients find relief from injury and get back on the leapfrog circuit as quickly as possible.
Licensed acupuncturist Kenneth Chow—whose healing hands have been featured on WAFB Channel 9—combines acupuncture with ancient Tui Na massage techniques to restore bodily balance and vitality. The approximately hour long session begins with a consultation to map out a constellation of entry points into which Chow inserts ultra-thin needles that aim to treat ailments that run the gamut from aches and pains to reproductive issues. If deemed necessary, a fire-cupping treatment places heated suction cups on the skin to mobilize blood flow, and Tui Na bodywork treats bodies to soothing massage strokes that enhance the body's chi flow and restore balance for more symmetrical snow angels. After treatments, many clients experience immediate relief, although 6–10 treatments may be necessary to permanently banish pains from the bodily premises.
At Bodyworks LLC., owner Vickie Rush helps clients detoxify and rejuvenate their bodies with alternative therapies, such as rehabilitative percussor treatments, infrared body wraps, and ion-charged footbaths designed to draw out heavy metals, chemicals, unwanted acids, and unassimilated fats. Vickie hunts for unwelcome items lurking in the body, such as parasites, chemicals, yeast, and gummy bears that refuse to come out of hibernation. The treatments that ensue may help reduce chronic pain, brighten mood, boost immunity to disease, and slim physiques.
Witnessing car accidents is just another part of the job for Doctor of Chiropractic Rich Roth, who has been a chiropractor for more than two decades. Granted, these accidents happen in a controlled environment through postgraduate courses at Texas A&M's engineering extension program. With this additional education, Dr. Roth has been better able to ease his clients’ aches and pains—working on more than 12,000 injury cases and counting—from his Beaver Creek Health & Rehab office. To help patients achieve pain-free lifestyles, Dr. Roth and his team employ spinal decompressions, laser treatments, and physical therapy as they try to ease symptoms from auto accidents as well as everyday headaches, fatigue, and crippling hiccups. This dedication to patient-first treatment plans helped earn the center certification from the Disc Centers of America.
In addition to providing chiropractic care, the practitioners at Beaver Creek also mend patients with a full host of specialty treatments. These include body wraps developed by doctors at UCLA, self-mastery techniques that target destructive subconscious habits, and regimens designed to lessen the chronic burden of fibromyalgia. The center is also renowned for its alternatives to knee replacement surgery. Developed by the doctors of the Roth family and featured on America Now with Leeza Gibbons, the center's treatments restore mobility without the need for costly and traumatic operations.
After witnessing chiropractic techniques benefit his sciatica-ridden mother, his injured brother, and his own damaged back, Rob Wheeler felt so inspired that he became a chiropractor himself. Now with more than 16 years of experience under his belt, he helps patients overcome the same sort of pains he and his relatives once dealt with using a combination of traditional chiropractic adjustments that align the spine and state-of-the-art laser treatments. He uses the specially calibrated lasers to harmlessly bypass the skin and treat damaged tissue, reduce inflammation, and entertain subcutaneous kitties. He can also apply these high-tech beam emitters in tandem with massage therapy to trigger the body’s self-healing properties.