Pavlik Chiropractic Center for Health and Wellness strives to help people enjoy healthy, pain-free lifestyles by implementing personalized wellness programs designed to provide an alternative to traditional medicine. Four licensed doctors of chiropractic provide spinal manipulation, helping muscles, spines, and runaway nerves revert back to their natural positions. The center also offers massage therapy, spinal and postural screenings, and weight wellness counseling.
Dr. Nabil Youssef manages the team at Orange Avenue Dentistry, channeling the spirited sense of duty that led him to serve in Afghanistan as a major in the US Air Force Reserve. His hygienist, Ahmed Taha, performed dentistry in Saudi Arabia before bringing 20 years' worth of expertise to Orlando. The diverse, compassionate staff receives patients warmly, welcoming English and Spanish speakers alike to the bilingual office.
Their services cover a wide range of medical and cosmetic procedures, including fillings, root canals, whitening, crowns, and Invisalign straightening. A reliance on digital technology has enabled the practice to go paperless, a choice that preserves trees and prevents clients from consulting cootie catchers to decide on a treatment.
A former member of the United States Army, Jason King used to specialize in fitness and motivational training for ground troops. It was then, while leading his squad through a variety of boot-camp programs, that he became interested in personal training. Jason has since traded his military fatigues for a private, full-service fitness studio in downtown Orlando, where he and a roster of personal trainers build customized exercise programs for clients.
The team takes a four-point approach to fitness, one that is anchored by each client's goals. Along with diet planning and regular assessments, Jason and his team also switch routines up constantly to ensure their clients are challenged and can't perform workouts and study for the MCAT at the same time.
Bruno Malfacine has won the IBJJF's World Jiu-Jitsu Championship seven times as a roosterweight, five of which were in the black-belt division. In addition to being a feared fighter and a trophy maker's best friend, he's also the head instructor at Alliance Orlando Training Center, a martial-arts facility that teaches Brazilian jujitsu, mixed martial arts, judo, and muay thai to kids and adults. For students who just want to get stronger, Alliance schedules fitness and yoga classes.
Mercedes Gonzalez' bodywork techniques promote deep relaxation, but they also offer relief for more serious ailments. As a licensed massage therapist, she's worked with clients suffering from migraines, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, sciatica, tendonitis, chest congestion, and even insomnia. Guests can solicit Mercedes for a custom Swedish session, or access lower-layer aches with the targeted pressure of deep-tissue massage or neuromuscular therapy.