Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack opened the first HealthSource office in 2006 and has watched his business take flight, growing to more than 250 offices nationwide. The expansion is due in part to progressive-treatment protocols and business systems and in part to the experience Dr. Tomshack gained while in the US Air Force and the MBA program at the University of Toledo, and at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he graduated summa cum laude. At each of his offices, a team of chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and trainers helps to alleviate ailments such as disk degeneration and fibromyalgia. The team can also tailor treatments to alleviate pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, or arthritis, and its progressive-rehab program works with body areas that are known to cause trouble, such as weak lower backs and rebellious pinky toes.
When Dr. Seun Awobusuyi considers how best to heal a neuromuscular ailment, his first move is to step back and take a look at the big picture. This is in keeping with his view of the body as a complex, interconnected organism as opposed to a mere grouping of self-governing structures. The nervous system, which flows throughout the body and connects its disparate parts, is the main locus of Dr. Awobusuyi’s concern; he can trace most ailments back to this sophisticated network of neurons and neurotransmitters. After identifying symptoms and their root causes, Dr. Awobusuyi combines hands-on adjustments, massages, and vitamin supplements to restore optimal functionality. Advanced technologies such as roller table traction and dry hydrotherapy beds also assist in the effort, spacing out vertebrae and kneading out the kinks in vestigial tails.
Dr. Kevin Fogarty employs years of professional experience to alleviate chronic pain and bring bodies to their optimal working condition. Chiropractic care aims to improve body function and health with regular spinal adjustments and drug-free, wellness-oriented treatment. During the first visit, an initial exam familiarizes the doctor with patients’ medical histories and concerns, and an x-ray if necessary deliver in-depth analysis of the spine and its glitter-filled core. On following visits, the well-trained hands of an experienced chiropractor deliver healing adjustments to wayward vertebrae, treating injuries and chronic health issues by repairing harmful subluxations, misalignments of spinal bones that place pressure on vital nerves, blocking impulses to important organs or forcing feet to perform involuntary clog-dance routines.
Led by board-certified chiropractic physician Matthew Schiermyer D.C., the staff at Indian River Chiropractic analyzes each client before personalizing their treatments from an arsenal of chiropractic techniques. These can include everything from massages, impulse instruments, and x-rays, which are handled onsite. Often, Dr. Schiermyer tends to his patients' spinal woes on the same day as their treatments, and sends them off with homework to maintain happy nervous systems for the long term.
Many chiropractic patients enjoy the trademark cracking sound of a spinal adjustment, while others find it a bit unsettling. Doctor of Chiropractic Charles D. Helfeld?or Dr. Chuck as his patients call him?can do both. His traditional spinal adjustments deliver precision pressures that yield an audible crack as misaligned vertebrae snap back into place. But he also uses the Activator technique, which accomplishes the same feat without producing any audible cracks or internal monologues.