Staffed by a team of nine eye doctors and surgeons, Tidewater Eye Center has racked up recognition in three categories from HamptonRoads.com's Best of Hampton Roads, including Best Health Care Provider and Best Place for Laser Vision Correction. Patients can receive a variety of optometry services at each of the clinic’s three locations, including basic eye exams; treatments for glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration; and even aesthetic procedures, including eyelid surgery. Yet, the center’s most popular treatment is blade-free LASIK eye surgery, which eliminates the need for lenses and soda-bottle monocles in as little as 15 minutes.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Dominion Dentistry’s Dr. Richard Sweeney involves patients in every step of the treatment-planning process and thoroughly explains all available options. Checkups begin with a set of four bite-wing x-rays that illuminate any existing or potential issues such as periodontal defects or cavities brought on from gargling maple syrup. Patients then alight in their personal exam room for a thorough cleaning while relaxing by watching TV, viewing videos stored on a personal iPod, or listening to the surround-sound music system. Once a dental hygienist has swept oral cobblestones clear of plaque films and tartar deposits, Dr. Sweeney examines freshened mouths for evidence of decay or disease and checks under tongues for misplaced wads of gums.
The chiropractic doctors at Olde Towne Family Chiropractic and Little Neck Family Chiropractic can tell you stories about how one family member's illness touches the life of the whole family. Growing up sharing the triumphs and pains of a large clan inspired Ashley Genthner, DC, to focus her practice on family, from prenatal and pediatric care to services for old bones and fairy godmothers. Louis Fernandez, DC, was drawn to chiropractic as a child when he witnessed the way its hands-on healing helped his mother to recuperate from injury.
The chiropractic team employs both traditional and nonforce adjustments to keep clients standing tall during family basketball games. Massage therapists meld soothing aromatics with various massage techniques to treat sports, auto, and labor injuries in patients of any age. House calls accommodate patients unable to make their way to the office.
Dr. Corey Carwile of Tidewater Wellness Centers recognizes that not everyone is an athlete—though Dr. Carwile did play soccer in college— the licensed chiropractor takes the time to customize treatments to fit the needs and health goals of each client. The doctor alleviates headaches, muscle soreness, and body aches with traditional adjustment techniques as well as with computerized instruments from Pulstar and Impulse iQ that chart progress digitally. The office also offers massage from a licensed therapist, exercise instruction, Lipo-Light treatments, and better lifestyle guidance than a Magic 8-Ball inside a fortune cookie.
DJ Bradley spent more than 20 years in physical therapy before transitioning to massage therapy. At Mama Dee's Massage, DJ is certified in prenatal massage, but she also provides therapeutic massage, reflexology, and geriatric massage. DJ's other services include face and scalp massages and detox foot bath with massage.