Dr. Maha Blaibel’s cut her teeth in the dental world by treating underprivileged children at the Infant Welfare Society and Boys and Girls Club of Chicago. Now firmly ensconced at RiverWalk Dental, she leads her friendly staff in providing patients of all ages with everything from routine checkups to cosmetic procedures. She corrects imperfections with porcelain crowns, veneers, and both invisible and traditional braces. For teeth discolored by drinking coffee or napping near a tanning bed, Dr. Blaibel uses Zoom!’s light-activated gel to lift stains and increase brightness by up to eight shades.
Getting in shape wasn't just a good idea for Tami Haukedahl; it was the law. The state required the now-retired trooper captain to pass regular fitness exams during her 27 years of service. Today, she brings the techniques that kept her hale for three decades to her students, helping them to achieve their health and fitness goals through her boot camps and one-on-one personal training.
Patrons of all fitness levels and ages gather at her camps, where she cultivates an uplifting atmosphere of camaraderie built on positive reinforcement and respect. Using free weights and body-weight resistance exercises, Tami motivates students to increase their strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. Her boot camps take place outdoors during the summer months, leading her students in dodging nature's obstacles while laughing in the face of minor precipitation. During the winter, boot camps move to an indoor facility, mostly to avoid all the leering snowmen, where campers work up a sweat while completing similarly varied routines.
As an athlete, Ivan cut his teeth running track and field, and playing on a Division I college soccer team. As a trainer, he’s coached triathletes and MMA fighters such as Gideon Ray and Shonie Carter. He now draws upon all this experience at Powered By Ivan Training Systems.
Making use of TRX suspension training, kettlebells, and battle ropes, Ivan teaches courses that focus on each tool individually or combine all three. TRX helps muscles work in concert, while kettlebells combine more traditional isolations with heart-pumping cardio. Battle ropes eliminate impact from exercise, saving the joints and giving students the feeling that they are winning a never-ending game of tug of war.
At Olympico Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Thomas George draws on his degree from the National University of Health Sciences to help relieve his patients’ pain. Beyond spinal adjustments, he also specializes in a variety of services such as cold laser therapy, therapeutic exercise, electrical muscle stimulation, and weight-loss therapy. By exercising the power of these treatments and using them in combination with each other, Dr. George can help alleviate afflictions that range from neck pain and back pain to fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headaches.
Rolling Meadows is home to a recently opened yoga studio that specializes in one of the first yoga styles designed specifically for the modern world. Bikram yoga consists of 26 postures and two breathing exercises, Bikram yoga is meant to tackle common present-day issues such as poor posture, stress-induced tension, and an aggressive lifestyle of punching computers. In Bikram Yoga Rolling Meadows? 105-degree, 5,000-foot studio, officially certified teachers carry on Bikram's tradition for the benefit of the northwest suburbs? back-pained masses.
DiagnosticsforU bypasses the rigmarole of intrusive visits to the doctor's office with thorough and speedy health and hormone panels that test the body's trouble spots. The most popular tests check blood type, kidney function, or general heart health, though teenagers often test to see why their parents don?t understand them. The lab's speed?often offering a turnaround time of 24?48 hours?is rivaled only by its commitment to convenience. Orders can be placed confidentially by phone, and results are returned by mail, email, or fax and shared with a designated physician as desired.