After years of working as physical therapists in the Boston area, Joint Ventures co-owners Dan Brownridge and Dave Larson noticed one major aspect missing from in most clinics—a personal relationship between the healer and patient. The duo created Joint Ventures in an effort to bring those strong relationships to their community through advanced integrated healthcare clinics where each patient gets optimal one-on-one time with their physical therapists. At all five locations, Dan and Dave’s more than 35 practitioners craft detailed treatment plans using the facility's four-lane pools and cardio and weight machines, including therapies ranging from acupuncture to massage, yoga, or personal training. Throughout each patient’s therapy, the team of practitioners keeps their interpersonal skills on point with regular meaningful patient-therapist conversations that end with the pair weaving BFF bracelets from each others’ hair.
Over seven years, the Boston String Quartet has vibrated strings in collaboration with artists such as John Mayer and the Boston Ballet, stirred the air molecules at Symphony Hall and PBS, and performed by invitation for former President George H.W. Bush. With this deal, eighth-note connoisseurs can wrap their eardrums around the quartet's dulcet tones as they present "Xibus," an evening of contemporary and classical that marks the zenith of a two-day workshop collaborating with Finneytown High School orchestra students. Over the course of the evening program, the quartet and the students will cajole their chordophones into ringing out in harmonious arrangements of music by Carlos Santana, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Bill Gates's new Viking-punk band, as well as performing original compositions by members of Boston String Quartet.
At Riverside Chiropractic Center, Dr. Reza Pourshadi treats his patients with a holistic approach. Rather than simply soothing symptoms as they appear, the doctor ensures the body is in a constant state of wellness. Through spinal adjustments, posture screenings, and nutritional and exercise counseling, Dr. Pourshadi can help patients adhere to sustainable, long-lasting healthy practices. The center also offers massages, cold laser, and ultrasound therapies to assuage lingering chronic pain in joints and muscles.
Medford Chiropractic Center's team of male and female chiropractic doctors helps alleviate pain by putting the spine back in line. They do so by spotting sources of pain with exams and x-rays and then treating clients using adjustment and muscle therapy designed to strengthen core and back muscles. The center also offers services such as orthotics, ultrasound, and trigger-point massage therapy, electric muscle stimulation, as well as regular wellness and ergonomics workshops. They also teach customers back-strengthening exercises that patients can learn while in the office.
One of Back 2 Balance’s patients is lying on his stomach with what looks like a dozen light bulbs sticking out of his back. It becomes clear that they are not light bulbs when the practitioner lifts one and places it in another spot, rather than twisting it into a lamp. The man is receiving cupping therapy, and the devices that resemble light bulbs create a suction action that opens energy pathways. Back 2 Balance’s practitioners regularly integrate different techniques, such as cupping, to enhance acupuncture treatments, massages, and chiropractic care. They add these techniques according to the patient's needs, developing personalized healing regimens that deliver relief and relaxation.