Growing up in Cape Town, South Africa, Fred Schofield spent many hours playing rugby, tennis, and cricket with his brothers. One fateful rugby game would change his career path and his concept of health care altogether. Schofield was kicked in the back, and began to suffer lower-back and neck pain. He considered seeing a chiropractor, but his father, a traditional medical doctor, did not approve. After nine years of suffering, Schofield went for his first chiropractic adjustment anyway, and the pain began to disappear.
Inspired by his own transformation, Schofield moved to the United States in 1978 to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He even led the Palmer rugby team to two championships and was asked to play on a national level. Since Schofield and his wife fell in love with Arizona's climate, he has been helping the Phoenix community recover from chronic pain and disease for nearly three decades. He also devotes part of his time to teaching at institutions such as Life Chiropractic College and Palmer College of Chiropractic, and providing instruction for the Illinois and South African chiropractic associations.
At Atlas Chiropractic Center, Dr. Schofield uses his firsthand familiarity with pain and a wealth of experience to adjust the spines of everyone from professional golfers to expectant mothers. He supplements adjustment techniques such as the precise Gonstead method or the instrument-based Activator method with the expertise of an on-staff nutritionist, Susan. She can recommend herbs and supplements based on the results of hair analyses and a nutritional survey.
Doctor of Chiropractic Radman Rahiminejad and his team of nine other chiropractors work to correct spinal misalignments with treatments that may include spinal decompression, physical therapy, soft-tissue massage, or a combination of all three. Massage therapists also soothe everyday stress by tapping out Morse code lullabies to spinal columns, using techniques that increase circulation and preempt future tension or pain. Weight-loss plans may utilize HCG or B-12 injections to aid in the inch-whittling process, while specialty lab testing can check for other issues such as hormone imbalances or food allergies. BackFit Health + Spine is an integrative practice, with a team of board-certified chiropractors, physicians, physical therapists, and nurse practitioners working together to improve patient health through personalized wellness solutions, including medical weight loss, pain management, and hormone replacement therapy. The Mesa location also now offers spinal decompression.
Doctors of Chiropractic Carla Diana and Angelo Pisano met in school 14 years ago and later opened InTouch Wellness Center together. Presently the duo works to treat chronic pains with multiple means, including spinal decompression, biophysics, laser therapy, and massage therapy. The staff does everything they can to keep patients relaxed and tranquil, serving complimentary tea, crafting an individualized treatment plan for each patient, and often diversifying their methods, plowing through developmental plateaus like a runaway bulldozer through a towering wedding cake.
At Paragon Chiropractic, Doctors of Chiropractic R. David Welch and Diane Krieger have one basic goal: to reduce clients' dependency on doctors, medications, and insurance companies. To do so, they consult with their patients to determine if chiropractic work can help alleviate current problems, prevent future ones, or improve their overall hula-hooping ability. Their treatment plans can include any number of their many services, such as spinal manipulation, orthotics, and nutrition and lifestyle coaching.
Board-certified Dr. Lawrence Presant brings more than 15 years of spider-vein-fighting experience to Arizona Vein Specialists, where he minimizes unwanted vessels with minimally invasive schlerotherapy sessions. Vericose patterns aren’t the only sign of aging that he battles in his clinic, as he also smooths wrinkles with Juvederm dermal filler and Botox. He takes the fight to the sun with skin resurfacing treatments, designed to even skin tone by lifting pigmentation off at the surface.