Led by Doctor of Chiropractic Karl Smith, the credentialed staff of University Chiropractic upholds a mission to help each client’s body heal itself, not someone else’s body. To achieve this, Dr. Smith develops personalized chiropractic care, which may integrate laser and massage therapy to restore proper alignment and clear the nervous system. At first visits, Dr. Smith conducts an initial consultation, drawing upon diagnostics such as a stress survey, x-rays, and metabolic assessment. He then analyzes the results to tailor a treatment plan, and in some cases, therapy may begin the same day. Through this custom care, Dr. Smith’s patients have reported recovery from issues such as migraines, chronic back pain, car-accident injuries, or injuries from trying to stand on a traffic cone after a car accident.
Judith A. Ransom, MMP, NCTMB, uses her nimble, professionally trained hands to knead muscles with the skills she developed during medical massage training. She works to unwind tension and untangle the stress that her clients develop in response to the rigors of daily life, such as leaping onto passing commuter trains to get to work.
Founder and resident muscle-mender Shareece Aiken opened Spirit of Healing to knead the negativity out of stiff appendages and rejuvenate ailing auras. Spirit of Healing focuses on the individual needs of each client by employing Shareece's nimble fingers to ferret out imprisoned, knot-shackled muscles. The one-hour therapeutic massage can emancipate weary, overworked tendons with thick-armed strokes and tactical kneads, snapping fingers in the face of circulation while melting away the sneering stress of the workday. At Spirit of Healing, massages aren't just a luxury, but a relaxation conduit resulting in eased muscle tension, better health, and less random acts of horn blasting and binge weeping.
At Back to Basics Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Gary Peters sets bodies on the path to wellness by identifying the underlying causes of pain rather than merely alleviating symptoms. The licensed chiropractor has seen his share of troubled vertebrae, many of which have led him to believe that problems ranging from muscular pain to digestive disorders can be traced directly back to the spinal column. In order to repair these conditions, Dr. Gary thoroughly evaluates clients with external examinations. His treatments and prescribed exercises help correct back problems, alleviate migraines, and heal bodies after sports injuries.
At Zografos Chiropractic Center, the woman working at the front desk sends clients back to meet the chiropractor, whom she less formally calls her husband. The family-run office, in business for more than 30 years, features an Asian-inspired decor scheme, soothing pained clients with a fountain and dimmed lighting. Real relief comes at the hands of the doctor of chiropractic, who treats patients atop memory-foam treatment tables. Alongside chiropractic care, the center also doles out massages.
At age 26, Andrew Glanville attended a community presentation by a massage therapist. As Andrew watched, the therapist was able to provide immediate relief to a friend's distressed shoulder. This display of healing inspired Andrew to pursue a career as a doctor of chiropractic. Now as the head of Glanville Family Chiropractic and Wellness, Andrew—or Dr. Drew—helps relieve migraines, joint stiffness, and whiplash, among other conditions. He employs primarily conservative treatment methods, avoiding drugs and surgery as much as possible to treat neck pain, also called anterior head carriage, and back pain, also called having a really sore back.