When Clay Gasparovich dove off the starting block at the US Olympic trials in 2004, he knew that his back wouldn’t prevent him from giving it his all. The All-American Division 1 swimmer was able to participate in one of the more memorable races of his life largely because of his day job as a sports-oriented chiropractor.
When he isn’t keeping himself in peak physical shape, Doctor of Chiropractic Clay tends to his patients’ spinal woes with holistic services that treat the body as a complex, interconnected organism. Manual adjustments and active-release techniques, for example, relieve tension in tendons, nerves, and muscles to improve strength and range of motion. Whichever methods he deems appropriate for individual ailments, Dr. Clay maintains a focus on managing and eliminating pain. Among the advanced tools he uses in his rehabilitation sessions, wobble boards strengthen balancing muscles, and vibration plates tickle stubborn muscles into acquiescence.
Within the single-level, red-brick building of Access Chiropractic Center, Dr. Beverly Allison uses her chiropractic expertise to lead clients toward optimal health. Every visit to the center begins with a thorough consultation. The staff asks questions about health history, injuries, and lifestyle, forming a full picture of the client's overall health and apple-eating frequency before performing an exam and shipping patients off to a photo shoot in the the x-ray room. From there, Dr. Allison will prescribe a same-day treatment plan—such as an adjustment to correct misaligned spines, soft-tissue therapy for ailing muscles and tendons, or physical therapy to get bodies working again—and recommend activities to perform at home.
Dr. Rory Hall graduated from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic with one goal: to help patients heal without drugs or surgery. Nearly three decades later, he holds to that same mission; now, however, he augments his non-invasive therapies with modern clinical technology. An FDA-approved cold laser extinguishes inflammation and injuries without breaking the skin, and diets help patients drop unwanted pounds.
The gentle breeze from an outdoor patio wafts the scents of certified Angus grilled steaks and seafood dishes throughout City Tavern's dining rooms, where guests gather to celebrate milestones with dishes that are at once elegant and familiar. Crackling fireplaces cast a soft glow that illuminates meals of sophisticated comfort cuisine featuring high-quality ingredients, such as seafood-stuffed eggplant with roasted red pepper cream sauce and build-your-own bison burgers. Back in the kitchen, chefs age Angus steaks for 21 days to unlock a mature flavor that can stand beside one of 45 specialty martinis without getting carded. The bar serves dinner and small bites—including fried cheesecake and vegetarian hummus with toasted pita points.
As a high-school student, a particularly brutal tackle during a football game left Dr. Timothy Clare with shooting pains and sporadic bouts of paralysis in his arm, threatening his dream of earning an athletic scholarship to college. Determined to move past his injury, he tried painkillers and visited sports specialists, orthopedists, and neurologists, but nothing seemed to help his pain. Almost as an act of desperation, he took his mother's advice to see a chiropractor and finally found relief from his symptoms. Free of pain and inspired by the care that he received, Dr. Clare earned the football scholarship he wanted and eventually chose to pursue a career in chiropractic. Dr. Clare and the staff at ProHealth & Wellness provide their patients with chiropractic care and massage therapy that promote physical as well as mental well-being. In addition to chiropractic adjustments and stress-abating massages, the center hosts lifestyle-coaching appointments and laser therapy sessions, which use controlled bursts of laser light energy to jump-start the healing process without the hassle of finding the “on” switch.
At Proactive Chiropractic and Rehab Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Alec Khlebopros answers the call of patients sidelined by car-accident injuries and other debilitating maladies. He devotes himself to treating ailments without the use of drugs or surgery, which is why he’s studied myriad ways to stimulate the healing process from the outside. Chiropractic spinal adjustments help remove pressure from the spinal cord so that the nerves can function better. Similarly, gua sha—an ancient Chinese technique—breaks down internal scar tissue so that injured areas can start rebuilding healthy cells.