Before Doctor of Chiropractic Steve Miller founded Healing Hands Chiropractic, he excelled in a different arena—basketball. The one-time hoops player from Canada parlayed his love of sports into a career as an athletic trainer, which allowed him to develop therapeutic methods for alleviating the physical maladies of his teammates. This hands-on approach to healing rivaled the kinesthetic euphoria of bounding across the gleaming hardwood court, and inspired him to pursue massage and chiropractic licensing in order to infuse clients with relaxation and assist in recovery from injuries.
Dr. Miller or massage therapist Paula Liberty leads guests past floor-to-ceiling-windows, models of healthy spines, and sketches of what Gumby's spine might look like before inquiring into individual issues and applying a variety of modalities. Dr. Miller educates patrons in free, biweekly seminars on health-related subjects such as yoga, cholesterol reduction, and peace treaties with bees, and also organizes food and coat drives for those in need.
The chiropractic practitioners at Adjust 4 Life are dedicated to helping their patients maintain optimum health through holistic alternatives to prescription meds and full-body Cyberman upgrades. You'll receive a consultation to determine your particular health needs and a digital nerve analysis (a $125 value), during which the spine is scanned with a tool that measures nerve strength between the brain and internal organs and determines just how automatically your autonomic nervous system is performing. Post-exam, you'll receive an adjustment (a $40 value) to your most afflicted area, be it the back, neck, or phantom arm. This is followed by a 30-minute therapeutic massage (a $45 value), ideal for freeing trapped stress from the dark well of your muscles.
The chiropractors at Raintree Chiropractic do more than manually adjust their clients’ spines. They temper inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and sprains using cold-laser therapy and electrical muscle stimulation. They also massage bodies with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques and guide patients through a variety of therapeutic exercises, including hip rolls, stability-ball pushups, and phantom-limb stretches.
Dr. Tony Rostberg stands by his chiropractic care and acupuncture so strongly that he and his family frequently are his office's patients. His son Zack received his first chiropractic adjustment at a mere four days old to alleviate his spine of residual stress from birth—Zack eventually earned his doctoral dissertation at five days old. Rostberg himself undergoes treatments with acupuncture when facing illness, trusting his coworkers at Rostberg Chiropractic & Acupuncture to care for his body as he cares for others’ bodies.
Dr. Rostberg tells his patients, “It’s always easier to stay well than get well.” To help them stay in shape, he prescribes regular exercise and proper nutrition in combination with his treatments. He also readily adapts his methods to address and mitigate the specific health challenges of many an individual, whether they suffer from a pre-existing injury or an internal organ-related disease. Outside of actively treating health conditions, the doctor also hosts health talks and workshops to help his patients avoid complicating their issues through common pitfalls, such as eating medical encyclopedias to better understand their afflictions.
Herbs and microcurrents. That sums up the spectrum of services at Bethesda Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic. Doctor of Chiropractic Martin K. Mun practices traditional Chinese-medicine treatments, such as acupuncture, acupressure, and qi gong, as well as more technologically advanced treatments, such as cold-laser and ultrasound therapies. These diverse services are used to treat an equally diverse selection of disorders and conditions, including insomnia, allergies, headaches, neck and back pain, sports injuries, and motor vehicle accidents.
Not one to rest on his hard-earned academic laurels, Optimal Health Center's presiding chiropractor Dr. Stephen Gradwohl continues to bolster his Doctor of Chiropractic degree with advanced studies in orthopedics and sports chiropractic. Fellow Doctor of Chiropractic Dr. Amy Bates takes a holistic approach to patient care and specializes in women's health.
This commitment to unceasing education pays off for their patients, who benefit from a combination of traditional chiropractic spinal adjustments, nutrition counseling, and lifestyle advice. The doctor and his staff focus on treatments that complement one another and heal the body holistically, accounting for psychological needs with personal consultations and dramatic reenactments of classic feel-good movies.
One member of that staff, licensed massage therapist Jessica Williams, works to knead tension and discomfort from muscles with a range of treatments. Depending on the needs of the patient, she might put to use warm river stones, aromatherapy products, or the long strokes of Swedish massage. She also has experience working with athletes and expectant mothers.