In 2005, stress pushed Michelle McCormack to the brink of spiritual and physical collapse. Though her fast-paced finance job tested her limits, it had the happy consequence of awakening an interest in yoga, relaxation therapies, and holistic healing. Soon, she drew up a business plan and founded IHP Clinic Solution, a practice that serves the mind, body, and spirit of its patients. Today, at Aviva Health and Wellness Clinic, McCormack oversees the operations of wellness professionals who help patients become healthy inside and out.
Instead of just prescribing drugs or spoonfuls of sugar, Aviva's medical professionals thoroughly evaluate each patient. Then they recommend treatments that combine the best practices of conventional and alternative medicine. Medical services, including treatments for diabetes and heart disease, improve physical health, whereas spa and wellness services, such as acne treatments and body wraps, simultaneously improve looks and confidence. Treatments target a wide range of health- and beauty-related desires, helping patients lose weight, recover from illness, or reverse signs of aging.
With 45 academies across 16 states, Championship Martial Arts instills confidence, self-discipline, and healthy lifestyles in men, women, and kids of all ages through its fun karate classes. Certified instructors help adult students burn fat and build muscle with motivating, no-pressure karate courses, while kids and teens learn respect and teamwork with youth classes for ages three and up. Under the watchful eye of skilled martial arts experts, martial artists safely punch, leap, kick, and block their way to personal achievement and good health.
The technicians at Ace Wireless lessen technology deficits with cellphone plans and computer-repair services. From within their store, they can set visitors up with T-mobile plans and smartphones from Samsung, and tend to both Mac and Windows computers with virus removal and diagnostic checkups.
Its name may suggest extremes, but Fire & Ice Massage and Skin Care is all about helping clients achieve balance. Candles glow on the side table of the blue-hued treatment room, illuminating the bed where guests recline and allow the tension to slowly drip off their shoulders. The spa?s massage therapists can perform a wide array of services, including a tandem massage during which two therapists soothe one client's muscles at the same time. Other uncommon varieties include a bamboo fusion massage that incorporates deep-tissue strokes, bamboo stalks, and a cupping technique designed to stimulate circulation. When they aren?t soothing sore muscles, the staff uses 4.22 Organics products to reduce the appearance of crow?s feet and repair skin ravaged by actual crows.
Since attaining a fellowship in implantology, Michael Koyfman, DMD, has been a player in the evolution of restoration dentistry. He reinforces every patient's smile with hundreds of hours of continuing education and clinical research through the Dental Practice-Based Research Network. Dr. Koyfman offers patients several variations on traditional implants and wind-up dentures: the CEREC procedure eschews tooth impressions for fast, 3-D imaging, and the all-on-four procedure accomplishes full-arch restorations with four implants instead of the customary eight. Dr. Koyfman also pushes the boundaries of dental techniques by using a CT scan, which allows him to make more accurate measurements and provide better treatments for his clients.
Dr. Koyfman's practice is versatile. Looking beyond crowns and abutments, he and his staff oversee orthodontic services, such as Invisalign aligners, as well as cosmetic services, such as Zoom teeth whitening.
Donning armor of red, purple, and gold, Orlando City has established itself as one of the USL Pro’s most dominant teams, winning USL Pro championships in 2011—its inaugural season—and 2012. After their second championship, the squad’s success attracted the attention of the MLS’s Sporting Kansas City, who will serve as Orlando City’s parent squad for two years, beginning with the 2013 season.