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.
The 5K run snakes its way through the beautiful, lush landscape of Norfolk Botanical Garden. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and on-site trainers from Onelife Fitness will happily assist with stretching prior to the 8 a.m. start. Though not included with today's Groupon, ForKids and Onelife will also host a 1-mile "Bud Run" for youngsters and 1/4-mile "Seedling Shuffle" for lil' tots after the 5K. Both are $10 per child.
The medical technicians at Eastern Virginia Medical Spa know that losing weight is tricky, and keeping it off is even trickier. That's why they base their medically certified weight loss programs and treatments around equal parts science and support. From low-calorie diets and weight-loss counseling to B12 injections and appetite suppressants, treatments helps clients change their lifestyles while simultaneously shedding inches. While weight loss programs take effect, spa technicians also assist with other aesthetic matters. Body wraps countour bodies with the help of infrared heat, and their Smart Lipo system harnesses the power of ultrasonic energy, which busts up the cellular fat stores without the need for invasive treatments. In addition to helping patients lose weight, they also maintain appearances with laser hair removal sessions and brighten smiles with teeth whitening treatments powered by UV light.
“Forget about a chiropractor already … you need a real doctor.” Jon Schaier knows his patients are often told this by concerned friends and family. In fact, he himself was told this by his family when he herniated a disc in his lower back and felt pain so excruciating that everyone advised him to go in for surgery immediately. But he followed his instincts and saw a chiropractor, who managed to completely erase his pain without performing surgery, prescribing drugs, or forcing him to be carried everywhere on a litter.
That’s why Schaier believes in the healing powers of chiropractic so strongly. In 1992, the doors opened to Western Branch Family Chiropractic Center, a place where he could prove to his patients that chiropractic can effectively relieve pain. There, Schaier and his team educate patients about inflammation—the main culprit for back and arthritis pain—its causes, and its damaging effects on the body. Treatments such as cold-laser therapy and massage sessions target the spinal column, back, and neck and pair with diet and nutrition counseling to prevent future debilitating pain, whether a result of aging, sports injuries, or furious games of slapjack.
With more than 40 years of clinical experience between them, the husband-and-wife team of Julia and Jim Trudeau, doctors of chiropractic, helps alleviate a wide range of aches and ailments with gentle spinal treatments. The Trudeaus' repertoire includes spinal adjustments, decompression therapy, and tackling muscular pain with neuromuscular-release and reflexology techniques.
A board-eligible chiropractic orthopedist with more than 25 years of experience, Doctor of Chiropractic Wayne Eiban is the heart of Bay Area Chiropractic. Together with his experienced staff, Dr. Eiban offers a full range of services and treatments, from post-surgical care to delicate spine manipulation and acupuncture. The clinic’s preference for noninvasive treatments is in line with its guiding philosophy: the body is self-healing, and if the source of stress is removed, good health will follow.