After mending bodies as a physical therapist for nearly 10 years, Mitchell Kauk opened P.O.S.T.–Wellness by Design to better help his patients strengthen and recover. He wanted the center to reflect his holistic approach to health, so he gathered a staff of physical and occupational therapists, chiropractors, and experienced fitness instructors. Instead of focusing only on treating illness or pain, they aim to foster total well-being.
To help locals and patients achieve that goal, the team renovated a spacious movement center overlooking the Petaluma Turning Basin. During the eco-friendly project, they recycled materials used in the former building, brightened the walls with low-VOC paints, and insulated the space with blue jeans to keep out winter chills and attempt to lure in Bruce Springsteens. Inside the earth-healthy building, Yoga by Design instructors with more than 100 years of shared experience teach students of all skill levels the joys and benefits of yoga, from increased flexibility to greater control over stress. They also host a variety of movement classes including Pilates, Zumba, and tai chi.
Dr. Edward Rubinstein and the staff of West Coast Foot Laser understand the embarrassment and discomfort caused by nails infected with onychomycosis. Besides limiting the desire to wear open-toe galoshes, the nail fungus can cause painful health issues if left untreated. The center combats these infections with powerful beams, which typically require a single session to eliminate the problem at the source and allow healthy nails to gradually appear.
Copa Vida Med Spa helps to revamp figures with minimally invasive and noninvasive cosmetic treatments vetted for their efficacy and scientific soundness. Board-certified maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Tony Chu chairs the facility with expertise in facial reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, which he developed through stints as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Texas and through training with Mayo Clinic's former chairman of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Chu's seasoned staff of aestheticians, surgical nurses, and surgical assistants lends a helping hand during the med spa's various treatments, which include everything from Botox and liposuction to facials and event makeup for weddings or visits to the DMV. With an emphasis on the individual, Copa Vida Med Spa tailors custom skincare regimens to each client using professional products from Colorescience, SkinCeuticals, and Jan Marini.