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.
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.
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.
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.
At Connelly Chiropractic, Dr. Michael Connelly transcends the practice of targeting symptoms. Instead, he investigates each patient's nervous system until he has found the root cause of their pain as well as indicators of future pain. Then, he applies noninvasive, drug-free chiropractic techniques such as spinal adjustments, massages, and nutrition counseling designed to stimulate the body's self-healing properties.
Although chiropractic is more than a century old, Dr. Rick Racioppi of Progressive Rehab Family Chiropractic has kept it up-to-date. He treats patients with such advanced methods as cold-laser therapy and spinal decompression--combining them with good old-fashioned heat, massages, and spinal adjustments. These treatments work in tandem in an effort to trigger the body's self-healing abilities, thereby eschewing the need for drugs or surgery.