The purpose of Gulledge Family Wellness is to maximize the potential of our community. We see people that want to be healthy and feel good, and for whatever reason, they often don't; our mission is to help them do just that. Using the most up-to-date techniques, the family team at GFW can help you maximize your potential.
Not one to rest on his hard-earned academic laurels, Optimal Health Center's presiding chiropractor Dr. Stephen Gradwohl continues to bolster his Doctor of Chiropractic degree with advanced studies in orthopedics and sports chiropractic. Fellow Doctor of Chiropractic Dr. Amy Bates takes a holistic approach to patient care and specializes in women's health.
This commitment to unceasing education pays off for their patients, who benefit from a combination of traditional chiropractic spinal adjustments, nutrition counseling, and lifestyle advice. The doctor and his staff focus on treatments that complement one another and heal the body holistically, accounting for psychological needs with personal consultations and dramatic reenactments of classic feel-good movies.
One member of that staff, licensed massage therapist Jessica Williams, works to knead tension and discomfort from muscles with a range of treatments. Depending on the needs of the patient, she might put to use warm river stones, aromatherapy products, or the long strokes of Swedish massage. She also has experience working with athletes and expectant mothers.
The naturopathic/functional practitioners at Wellness Dimensions have tasked themselves with the lofty goal of "restor[ing] health on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual." Functional medicine is derived from the belief that health is not merely the absence of disease, but the active presence of balance and wellness. So to attend to all systems in the body, Wellness Dimension's seven-person staff includes a massage therapist, a naturopathic clinician, and a traditional M.D. Treatments are equally diverse, ranging from the ancient, such as acupuncture, to the modern, including Venus Freeze body sculpting and massages from robots.
At Anderson Physical Medicine, a trio of chiropractic doctors and a licensed acupuncturist – led by Dr. Roger Anderson – take a multidisciplinary approach to holistic wellness. Their mission to promote body-wide health, rather than just address individual symptoms, incorporates nutritional counseling, massage and physical therapy, and modern chiropractic techniques.
Inspired by the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine, Acupuncture Center’s David and Kim Yoo strive to create balance and harmony in the body through non-Western medical techniques. Their hair-thin acupuncture needles unblock energy flow along the body's 71 meridians, and cupping sessions draw stagnant qi out from its nap on the soul’s couch. The doctors Yoo also employ moxibustion, a 3,000-year old practice of applying a stick of burning mugwort over an acupuncture point to stimulate and strengthen the blood and life energy. Acupuncture Center works in conjunction with primary-care physicians, often receiving referrals from MDs and augmenting traditional treatments of maladies such as lower back pain, arthritis, migraines, and sleep disorders.
Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Leonardi learned how good biomechanics can bring about more precise putts and more dramatic drives at Blanchard Academy of Golf?an institution founded by a pro golfer turned chiropractor. Dr. Leonardi uses this expertise to get his injured patients back on the green and help those looking to hone their performance with fitness and conditioning tips, as well as swing analyses. He also addresses concerns for non-golfer clients, including backaches and headaches.