After earning his bachelor's degree at Cairo University in Egypt, Emad Elmarakby headed to Boston University's College of Health & Rehabilitation to attain his doctorate in physical therapy. After his graduation, the newly appointed Dr. Elmarakby opened Michigan Universal Physical Therapy, a private practice where he could apply his knowledge of anatomy and interest in functional biomechanics to help his patients recover from chronic ailments.Today, the center’s friendly staff continues to tend to sore joints and muscles with rehabilitative services that range from massages to postoperation orthopedics. Aside from these and other healing services, Dr. Elmarakby’s specialty-treatment programs assist patients suffering from ailments such as aching joints, osteoporosis, and bodies that stubbornly refuse to travel except via crabwalk.
At Fit Slim of Michigan, the team’s preferred weight-loss tool is light. The center specializes in a red light therapy dubbed UltraSlim, whose beams of LED light trick subcutaneous fat cells into releasing their contents—without painful incisions or any known side effects. Afterward, the freed fat is digested naturally, slimming inches from the midsection, thighs, and chest. As the treatments contour physiques, they also boost collagen and elastin production, tightening skin and combating cellulite.
Dr. Michael Margolis, a board-certified physician, oversees each treatment at Erase The Ink M.D. To start, a trained technician applies topical Lidocaine to numb the area. Next, the technician aims a RevLite Q-switched laser at the offending ink. While the laser sends intense pulsed light beneath the skin to break up the pigment, which is then released naturally through the body’s immune system, a jet releases cold air on the area to optimize comfort. Not without a sense of humor, the staff donates its services to the patient with the worst tattoo each week.
LaVida Massage's comfortable atmosphere and experienced therapists invite males and females of all ages to unwind and improve their emotional and physical well-being during a one-hour massage session. The deep-tissue massage accesses the deepest layers of soft tissue and targets specific muscle groups to drain wells of pain and soreness. Light- to medium-pressure strokes soothe sore muscles during Swedish massages, and prenatal-massage maneuvers gently alleviate the discomfort and stork muscles associated with pregnancy. This LaVida Massage location houses 16 elegantly appointed private treatment rooms and roughly 25 highly certified staff members. Locales stay open seven days a week and offer flexible, extended hours so that clients can squeeze some relaxation into hectic electric-shoveling schedules.
Dr. Ayoub Sayeg reshapes his clients' faces and bodies with plastic surgery techniques he had been honing since completing his plastic surgery residency at Wayne State in 2000. Over the past decade or so, he has published a number of articles on plastic surgery and has become a member of many professional organizations including the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He draws upon this experience to enhance bosoms, minimize tummies, and shorten noses of lying puppets and real live humans at Sayeg Plastic Surgery Center.
Cook Chiropractic Clinic has kept the citizens of Shelby Township standing taller, straighter, and without pain for three decades. During that time, founder Doctor of Chiropractic William S. Cook has guided the practice to fulfill its simple mission: to help people maintain their health naturally. He shares that goal with Doctor of Chiropractic Janet Bednarz, who brings more than 16 years of experience to the treatment table. Together they tend to clients’ concerns with hands-on therapies complemented by advanced technology. Chiropractic-adjustment tools help gently nudge spinal discs back into place, and thermal-scan technology pinpoints the exact location of pinched nerves.
Vixen Aesthetics arose from a passion for healing people and caring for skin. Medical director Dr. Jerry Greib developed an interest in aesthetics while treating patients in the emergency room. Leann Griffin, a registered nurse and the CEO of Vixen, fueled her passion for skin rejuvenation after caring for patients in the critical-care and burn-intensive-care units. Together, these two helm a staff that beautifies clients with medical and nonmedical aesthetic procedures. Wrinkles relax after injections of Botox or Dysport, and facial fillers such as Artefill, Restylane, and Juvéderm work to restore fullness. The staff rejuvenates complexions with exfoliating microdermabrasions as well as more advanced treatments, such as carboxytherapy—the practice of injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide into the skin to improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and lingering marker mustaches. With the assistance of versatile laser systems, they can also remove hair, resurface skin, remove tattoos, and eradicate nail fungus.