After enduring a year of unemployment, Mark Allen faced fear and uncertainty. He walked away from a car crash as a teenager, but on reaching his 30s, the accident's effects—chronic headaches, plus a shoulder problem—continued intensifying to the point where he could no longer work. Unsure of what to do, he visited a chiropractor, and, in a few weeks, his injuries had diminished. Convinced that chiropractic treatments had changed his life, Mark enrolled at Logan College of Chiropractic, graduated with honors in 1986, and opened Plus Care Chiropractic & Wellness Center soon after.
Today, Doctor of Chiropractic Allen and his partner, Dr. April Simmons, work with a team of massage therapists to free patients of musculoskeletal maladies while also educating them on whole-body well-being. At each client's first appointment, the physicians conduct an in-depth consultation covering present and past health concerns, followed by a physical examination including a battery of tests. After analyzing the results, Plus Care's team recommends integrated-care regimens, which may include chiropractic adjustments using equipment such as a Thompson table. Further treatments can range from massage and acupuncture to guidance on how to infuse everyday meals with helium.
With the vision of becoming the region’s leader in natural-health solutions, Doctor of Chiropractic Gabe Spruch and his wife, Sherrie, started All Care Health and Rehabilitation Center. Now joined by Doctor of Chiropractic Keith Wein and a full staff, they use advanced x-ray techniques and chiropractic care to get to the root of patients’ myriad symptoms, such as achy joints, headaches, or detachable backbones. In addition to bringing spines into alignment, Dr. Spruch helps balance energy points as a licensed acupuncturist, specializing in both needle and non-needle techniques. Both he and Dr. Wein also counsel patients on nutrition and exercise to keep bodies in tip-top shape.
Chiropractic adjustments realign the skeleton, lift excess stress from muscles and joints, and clean up the interwoven nervous system. For the last 10 years, Doctor of Chiropractic Patrick Lowe and his devoted staff have taken this natural, holistic approach to health to help ache-and-pain-ridden patients find relief from a variety of bodily troubles including neck pain, migraines, lower back pain, asthma, carpal tunnel, digestive problems, acid reflux, and more. A visit to Lowe Chiropractic & Wellness Center will commence with a consultation and exam to help Dr. Lowe understand your current health concerns. The session includes two x-rays to ensure that every possible pain culprit is located. Using the resulting information, Dr. Lowe and staff can target woes before a relaxing hourlong massage.
After learning about you and your health, as well as address any questions you may have, Dr. Greg Thomas will give you a full examination supplemented by two x-rays to pinpoint where your pain propagates. Your treatment session will begin with a 10-minute rolling massage that will help you understand why the rolling pin in your kitchen always looks so relaxed. Then, using his hands (or if he's feeling mischievous, his gorilla gloves), Dr. Thomas will locate tight, taut areas in your soft tissues and apply a precise, gentle pressure to them.
Once clients are comfortably ensconced in the dentist's chair, the oral exam begins. The resident toothsperts will check each individual incisor, cuspid, bicuspid, and molar for chips, cracks, staining, and loitering Minnesota Twins, ensuring that enamel bones are sound for biting, and gums and soft tissues will be inspected for any signs of periodontal disease. The x-ray battery exposes the roots and inner sanctums of oral stalagmites to reveal any soft spots, problem areas, or cavities. When your mouth checks out as mammalian and your teeth are cleared for takeoff, the professional teeth cleaning begins. An expert cleaning removes all the buildup and surface staining that regular brushing and flossing can't—hardened tartar, hard-to-reach plaque, and bacterial graffiti along the gum line.
During a digital tour of Dynamic Medical, Chiropractic and Rehab's 5,000-square-foot facility, Doctor of Chiropractic Paul Constante explained, "What we want to do is find a beginning date and an end date to your problem and actually get the problems fixed." To this effect, the clinic's entire team meets on a daily basis to discuss each patient and develop an effective course of action. Medical doctors, chiropractors, neurologists, rehab therapists, and a neurosurgeon attend this meeting, sharing expertise by whispering into one another's stethoscopes. The clinic specializes in 15 different conditions, including fibromyalgia, insomnia, and back pain, and seeks to resolve these issues with holistic, drug-free therapies, such as massage or spinal decompressions. For more serious ailments, the team may recommend trigger-point therapy or platelet-rich plasma injections.