Lorraine, a certified reflexologist since 2007, approaches healthcare from the ground up, focusing on the soles of the feet to treat a range of chronic health conditions. Under the premise that nerve endings on the foot correspond to every organ and gland in the body, Lorraine applies strategic pressures to heels, toes, and arches to relieve conditions, such as stress, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis. At the start of treatment, clients sink into a zero-gravity chair while Lorraine massages the feet. Then, using her thumbs in a rapid inchworm motion, she “thumb walks” up and down the foot, clearing away toxins and painful memories of stepping on pies.
Having trained at Healthy Soles School of Reflexology, certified reflexologist Gretta Anderson employs an encyclopedic knowledge of extremities to help alleviate patients' pains. During each 50-minute session, Gretta presses zones on palms and soles that correspond to areas of bodily tension, causing stress to melt away faster than a snowman eating a habanero pepper in a hot tub. When appropriate, this body mender will employ essential oils or hot-stone therapy to enhance the results of her relaxing treatment. Well-aimed pressure can relieve discomfort, enhance immune response, and prepare clients for future "This Little Piggy Went to Market" competitions.
As the seventh of eight children, Kim Osborne must have seen her fair share of bumps and bruises. Growing up with many siblings may have contributed to her decision to earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a pre-med emphasis. But nothing could have prepared her for the serious illness her third child experienced shortly after she was born. After an unsuccessful attempt to treat her daughter's condition with traditional medicine, Osborne turned to a local chiropractor. She was on the road to health within a few visits and Osborne has made it her life's mission to help others experience the same healing. Now a chiropractic physician certified in family practice, Kim Osborne, DC, has also received specialized training in acupuncture, botanical medicine, and women's health to better care for her patients.
Dr. Osborne leads the staff at Rockford Wellness & Diagnostic Center in performing advanced diagnostic testing and conservative treatments that focus on preventing disease by seeking out the underlying causes. She uses the low-force Activator Methods adjusting instrument to deliver gentle chiropractic care. Dr. Osborne can analyze saliva to reveal the potential effectiveness of bioidentical hormone therapy or evaluate hair samples to determine heavy-metal toxicity. She also combats the effects of aging and promotes physical healing by saturating bodily tissues with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Rockford Pain Management?s team of doctors helps patients combat chronic ailments such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, and migraines and heal from accidents and injuries with an eclectic set of noninvasive methods. The specialists first meet with patients to determine the sources of their issues, and then develop treatment plans tailored to their specific needs. Their treatments range from classic deep-tissue massage to the Graston technique, a rare therapy that employs six handheld, curved steel instruments. By rubbing the instruments over inflamed areas, physicians can speed the breakdown of scar tissue and promote the healing of soft tissue. The clinic?s team can also assuage aches with specialized techniques such as physical therapy, epidural injections, and spinal decompression, which is often needed after clients try on unitards that shrunk in dryers.
Dr. Timothy Turngren works precise points of the body to encourage a healthy and holistic flow of energy. As one of nine board-certified reflexologists in the state of Illinois, he views the body as a systemic multitude of interrelated nerves?called connections?which respond to signals from the brain during everyday tasks. By carefully manipulating sensory nerves in the feet, hands, and ears, Dr. Turngren unburdens stressed connections and restores nerve impulses throughout the body, which results in an increase in the body's ability to heal itself and promote physical wellness. Results include relief of many physical illnesses and pains, especially those related to the immune system, especially those which are chronic in nature, such as arthritis symptoms, and internal alter egos.
At MedPlus Weight Loss & Body Makeover, weight loss programs are offered on an individual basis to help clients tackle their metamorphosis from a personalized standpoint, enforcing lifestyle changes in exercise and diet. These drug-free techniques also demonstrate the connection between hormones and weight gain, as well as what type of batteries to eat for more energy. In the office, non-invasive treatments such as Lipo-Light body sculpting and Synergie Cellulite treatment assist with the improvement of one's health and well-being. The staff focuses on being both friendly and informative, explaining every detail of treatments and exams to their patients so they can understand their condition and make informed decisions about a treatment plan.