Dr. Timothy Stringer, who specializes in foot and ankle surgery, and Dr. Laura Guerin, who specializes in treating problems caused by diabetes, combine their expertise to treat a slew of foot and ankle ailments at Premier Foot & Ankle Associates. They prescribe custom orthotics to treat plantar fasciitis and heel spurs, extract ingrown toenails, and administer radio frequency to plantar warts to kill the virus. For more serious problems that require surgery, such as bunions or the aftermath of running into a streetball player who vows to break your ankles, their office has an adjoining surgical center that is accredited by the nonprofit The Joint Commission.
Whether she’s treating patients at Kulp Chiropractic Clinic or serving as the team chiropractor for the Reading Royals hockey team, Doctor Kulp offers nutritional advice and teaches corrective exercises. She works with massage therapist Tom Senkowski to alleviate muscle pain with massages, and seeks to detoxify bodies with infrared-sauna treatments. Dr. Kulp’s onsite health-food shop stocks organic and gluten-free foods.
Patrick Suglia is a certified holistic healer specializing in traditional Usui reiki as taught by Hawayo Takata. An article on Rieki.org cites that among Takata's many philosophies, she was especially fervent about treating more than just the symptoms. "If you treat only the afflicted area of the body," said Takata, "you may alleviate symptoms temporarily but the permanent healing will not take place unless you treat the cause." Suglia not only draws on these teachings, but also on his own health experience to promote natural healing during one-on-one reiki energy sessions. Clients can also solicit Suglia for onsite treatment or distance energy counseling via telephone or Skype.
At Lightworks Therapeutic Massage, a licensed massage therapist and certified reiki practitioner treats clients to a wealth of massage services and reiki treatments. Relaxation (or Swedish) massages use a medium pressure to help negate anxiety and reduce stress, and therapeutic massages employ deep-tissue work to undo muscle knots and rid the body of toxins.
Not everyone likes the idea of having their back popped. The doctors at East Earl Chiropractic help patients cope with this oft-essential step by offering optional light anesthesia before adjustments to help relax both muscles and jitters. The doctors then ply their healing trade using noninvasive spinal manipulation, decompression, and massage.
Facial rejuvenation—which has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show—is a staple at Acupuncture Wellness Center. The treatment requires the therapist to insert tiny, hair-like needles into the body and even tinier, finer needles into the face. The combination helps combat signs of aging.
To complement this signature service, licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist Jill Loughery also offers more traditional acupuncture treatments. Tailored to clients’ specific conditions, they can combat ailments from the cold and PMS to carpal tunnel syndrome.