A four-headed team of chiropractic doctors, Cynthia Gans, Steven Hambright, Scott Wofford, and Kayce Fry, works together to alleviate pain at South Texas Spine and Rehab. Their use of traditional chiropractic services such as spinal decompression, adjustments, massage therapy, and active care can help treat conditions from dislodged discs and scoliosis to the fear that your skeleton is haunted.
Doctor of Chiropractic Cynthia Gans relies on the body's own healing energies to alleviate pain and help patients look younger. She administers noninvasive adjustments to help correct a range of ailments, such as headaches and digestive issues, without the use of drugs. Triggering the skin's response to micro-trauma, she simulates surgical face-lifts with nonsurgical acupuncture anti-aging facials.
After getting rear-ended by a car driving around 55 miles per hour, Michelle Krenek escaped the car accident mostly unscathed, but didn’t feel like her normal self. While struggling to get a restful night of sleep, the energetic high-school teacher and basketball coach began waking up with intense headaches, pain in her neck, and fatigue. Michelle was skeptical when she took her friend's advice to visit a chiropractic office, but soon became amazed at the results after only a handful of visits. Not only was she completely relieved of pain, but she was also sleeping soundly at night and feeling rejuvenated by her newfound energy.
Michelle’s first visits to the chiropractic office inspired her to shift career paths and pursue her childhood dream of becoming a doctor. After graduating with honors from Parker College of Chiropractic and earning her license, Dr. Michelle Krenek opened Back To Life Chiropractic in 2010. Committed to improving clients' overall well-being and relieving chronic pain, Dr. Krenek and her team of therapists supplement their customized chiropractic and massage therapy with suggestions for at-home exercises and stretches. They also advise clients on vitamin supplements and healthy foods, and warn against unhealthy nutritional habits, such as drinking too much caffeine or eating dog treats deceptively shaped like bacon. Occasionally, Dr. Michelle can be spotted discussing the clinic's chiropractic care and wellness services on Great Day San Antonio.
Licensed massage therapist Samantha Vez set up her Soma Therapeutics shop inside Souk Home Decor Store, where she brings hundreds of hours of experience to the massage table to make clients feel better. After graduating from the Lionheart Institute of Transpersonal Energy Healing in 2003, she has since racked up seven years of practice in a number of modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, and ashiatsu oriental bar therapy. Samantha has traveled as far as South America to study the Isha Judd system, and her passion for continuing her education led her to earn a certificate in reconnective healing. To keep her body in tip-top shape, Samantha also practices Bikram yoga and regularly plays frisbee with her massage table.
As a young man, Dan Foss experienced first hand the way chiropractic treatments could be an effective alternative to traditional Western medicine. When his mother refused to have her third-grade son medicated with muscle relaxants, she swept him across the street to the local chiropractor. After a few painless adjustments, his injured neck was back to normal, and as Dan says, "from that day forward I wanted to study everything I could about chiropractic."
Today, he is Doctor of Chiropractic Dan Foss, and he has practiced more than 12 chiropractic techniques across three continents, culminating with the opening of Pura Vida Chiropractic in 2010. Combining quick chiropractic adjustments, thorough consultations, and wellness advice, Dr. Foss hopes to improve the overall lifestyles of each client, especially the ones who limbo professionally or maybe just those that need to get past the kitchen table whenever it's in the way.
With a little help, the body can heal itself. This is one of the central tenets of Dr. Marcus Wilcox's treatment philosophy, and he uses chiropractic care to provide that helping hand. His adjustments specifically deal with musculoskeletal health, though they also promote neurological function by aligning the spinal column. When blockages and misaligned vertebrae don't impair the nervous system, chiropractic theory claims, the body can more effectively overcome wear and tear, better digest oxygen, and allow patients to live more comfortable lives.
Massage can be an important part of maintaining this healthy lifestyle, and Back In Alignment Chiropractic has the goods: pain- and stress-management treatments customized to each patient. Focused on easing tension in muscles and connective tissues, these therapeutic sessions can include deep-tissue pressure, myofascial release, and heated basalt stones—depending on the client's particular needs and whether or not they are actually a snowman posing as a human.