Passionate about his profession, chiropractor Ryan Smith doesn't just perform chiropractic treatments; he loves educating his patients about them too. He begins each appointment with a conversation, during which he gets to know about the patient's problem while explaining how his drug-free techniques can help. Then, he examines the spine with x-rays and his bare hands, looking for pinched nerves, herniated discs, and ingrown tails that can cause pain. Once he's pinpointed the source of pain, he gently nudges the vertebrae into healthier positions.
He can’t say that he invented the laser light, but Doctor of Chiropractic Frank Carella does take credit for the development of laser spine care. During each laser-therapy treatment, he stimulates acupuncture points across the body with a laser light and manipulates the spinal nerve root with an LED light. The therapeutic glow from these devices helps soothe chronic pains, such as sciatica, spinal stenosis, nerve-root irritation, backaches, neck aches, and post-handshake shudders. Though not all of Dr. Carella’s treatment techniques—which include acupuncture, chiropractic care, and hypnosis—are his own inventions, he performs each with the same level of care that has earned him the nickname “The Gentle Chiropractor.”
Dr. Carella has mastered his technique throughout more than 40 years in business, a lengthy and accomplished career that even Dr. Carella himself didn't predict. He was diagnosed with a structural lumbar dysfunction, which led him to research its treatment methods. That's when he discovered the field of chiropractic care. He wrote a textbook on hypnosis in 1975 and contributed to a book that offered treatment methods for those suffering from back pain. He also belongs to several medically based associations and academies, and his skills have brought him such high-profile clients as football Hall of Famer Bobby Bell, Grammy Award–winner Roberta Flack, and professional wrestler Harley Race.
In her quest to relieve clients' chronic pain, Dr. Shawnda Gross of Natural Body Works LLC embraces the intersection of Western chiropractic care and Eastern medical philosophy. A board-certified chiropractor and chiropractic acupuncturist, Dr. Gross believes in the importance of using minimally invasive procedures to address pain while also targeting underlying structural and energetic imbalances. With the help of manual and instrument-based chiropractic techniques, she bolsters neurological function by restoring alignment along the spinal column. Her acupuncture treatments, meanwhile, jump-start the body's natural healing processes with thin needles or laser heat trained on key energy meridians, easing the pain caused by anything from sciatica to constrictive bubble-wrap clothing. Similarly, the center's massage therapists help ease skeletal, muscular, and neurological aches with specialized modalities that locate and treat trouble spots.
The chiropractors at Fountain of Life Chiropractic address chronic pain with adjustments and strive to correct problems via posture correction while also helping patients make changes to nutrition and lifestyle. They also relieve muscular and skeletal maladies with spinal decompression as well as massage performed by certified massage therapists. These treatments have been known to cure afflictions other than back pain, and include maladies such as allergies, headaches, and sciatica.
For Doctor of Chiropractic Steve Anderson, treating patients is a family business. He first learned about chiropractic care from his father, a Doctor of Chiropractic himself, and today brings a personal approach to treating back, spine, and body pain. From manual and activator adjustments to massage and muscle stimulation, he combines different chiropractic techniques in order to best get at the root of health problems instead of simply alleviating their symptoms. As the official chiropractor for the Park University athletic department, Dr. Anderson also specializes in working with athletes dealing with injuries and water coolers suffering from strained spouts.
Whatever the bodily need, patients can relax while receiving care in Active Chiropractic’s recently remodeled private treatment rooms. Neutral tones promote peace of mind, and wall decals of bamboo stalks provide an elegant touch while deterring curious pandas.
Impact Fitness helps customers build stronger and healthier bodies by providing access to a spacious facility filled with state-of-the-art equipment and an expert staff. Speed toward cardiovascular fitness on a True Fitness CS800 elliptical, equipped with a 15-inch touchscreen television to provide inspiration in the form of Alex Trebek’s chiseled upper half. Curl biceps, sculpt triceps, and strengthen shoulders with Hampton Fitness free weights, or pump up with a strength-training machine, such as the XXL-2930 Power Rack, part of Impact Fitness’s arsenal of TuffStuff equipment. Members can check their form and posture in the mirrored walls of the spacious exercise areas, or relive their Star Search days by crooning into a 2-pound free weight. Every cardio machine is equipped with a television with dedicated cable access and an iPod outlet, and 42-inch flat-screen LCD televisions placed throughout the gym ensure that workouts are as entertaining as they are effective.