Over the past 10 years, Dr. Rory P. Panepinto has performed more than 10,000 surgical foot procedures. A former podiatric surgical residency director, Dr. Panepinto decided to go into private practice so as to be able to serve people outside of a hospital setting. When he isn't wielding his surgical knife or trying to clone his favorite pair of shoes, Dr. Panepinto sees patients suffering from all types of foot ailments, including bunions, sports injuries, and arch disorders.
With 25 years of experience treating hair loss under their belts, the experienced doctors at The Hair Loss Control Clinic aim to combat hair loss in men and women with painless laser hair-therapy treatments, earning the clinic a mention from WWLTV. During the consultation, doctors scrutinize scalps, explain the treatment, and answer patient questions, such as “Why doesn’t male pattern baldness create more interesting designs?” Patients can sit and relax as a safe low-light-level laser, which boasts a 30-year track record and a successful FDA clinical trial, haloes heads in red-light energy in an effort to rout out male and female pattern baldness, thinning hair, alopecia areata, and traction alopecia. The light works to stimulate metabolism and dormant disco-dance moves in cells, helping follicles repair themselves.
Daniel Rummel, the licensed massage therapist at Old Metairie Massage, brings 17 years of hands-on experience to his tailored one-hour massages. A presession consultation identifies problem areas, such as aches or permanent shoulder pads, after which Daniel cooks up an individualized, multimodality treatment he dubs "massage gumbo." A stainless steel unit, called the hydro collator, creates heat that improves circulation, while deep-tissue and physical therapy kneading draw toxins out of their muscular lairs. Daniel's current and previous patients include Saints players seeking soothing bodywork and impossible-to-open pickle jars.
Dr. David Edwards and Dr. Sean Lamy co-captain Source Chiropractic and Rehab, skillfully treating the spine and its neighboring musculature—Dr. Edwards even travels with the New Orleans Saints as their go-to sideline aligner. Upon arrival at Source, as a new patient you will be asked to fill out paperwork about your medical history and disconcerting condition, which will be followed by a consultation with one of the doctors. Combining the information gathered during a one-on-one chat about present physical ailments and concerns and the results from standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations (testing your reflexes and mobility), your doctor will begin to determine the best course of treatment.
Southern Pines' staff of trained medical professionals and suite of cutting-edge procedures quickly and effectively smooth the body's terrain. In the SmoothShapes cellulite-reduction treatment, a rolling tool employs a vacuum and two different laser wavelengths to shrink fat cells, smooth lumpy fat deposits, and stimulate collagen production. Treatments result in firmer, smoother skin ideal for slithering between the couch and the wall to retrieve lost TV remotes. While eight SmoothShapes sessions are recommended for maximum results, many patients experience a noticeable difference after four.
• For $20, you get four mat Pilates classes, currently scheduled Monday at 9 a.m., Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (a $60 total value). • For $35, you get one 45-minute private Pilates-equipment session (a $70 value).