Doctor of Chiropractic Edward Lloyd tends to the aches and pains of professional athletes. At Grand Avenue Chiropractic, he specializes in sports rehabilitation, though techniques easily apply to the everyday person as well. On state-of-the-art tables, crooked vertebrae are realigned, nerve interferences are unblocked, and bodies are inspired to tap into their own healing properties. These holistic remedies are why Dr. Lloyd says he became a chiropractor in the first place—to relieve his patients’ chronic aches without the use of medicine, surgery, or mummification in bandages soaked in Icy Hot.
Like a restaurant uniting different cuisines to find the best blends of flavor, Renew Integrative Health Center combines Western and alternative medicines to develop treatment plans for each patient that can meet all of their needs. Patients can choose the type of doctor that most closely reflects their own thoughts about health, and that doctor then collaborates with the rest of the Renew team. Together, they aim to help patients achieve and sustain optimal health, applying the diverse skill set they collectively possess: naturopathy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, physical therapy, counseling, massage, and more. Lifestyle change receives particular emphasis, taking the form of weight loss, anti-aging treatments, or getting patients to stop eating their stress balls.
An intense workout left 20-year-old Dr. Robert Walcher with a severe strain to his lower spine. It wasn?t until one month later that he received a chiropractic adjustment, which immediately helped ease the ache. The treatment was so successful that Walcher became interested in chiropractic itself, and went on to graduate from the Palmer College of Chiropractic West. Within his practice, Personalized Chiropractic, Dr. Walcher and his dedicated team adjust backs, examine spines, and perform a range of holistic services.
Every treatment is preceded by a thorough consultation, in which the doctor discusses each client?s medical history and current health issues, such as tingling in the shoulder blade or toes that keep disappearing. From there, the patient is provided with a ?Recommended Action Plan,? which can include spinal adjustments, nutritional counseling, and massage therapy. Dr. Walcher also employs advanced computerized health scans and posture analysis to determine sources of problems with bones and the nervous system, and teaches at-home exercises that help strengthen muscles and relieve pressure on the spine.
Dr. Brian Stenzler, owner of D.R.E.A.M. Wellness, is a one-man who’s-who of chiropractic. As a student, he took a trip to Panama where he spent some time straightening spines pro-bono before performing an adjustment for then first-lady, Dora Boyd Perez Balladares. He flew back to The States where he finished his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 1998, just before graduating Summa cum Laude with a Masters in sports health science in 1999. Two years later, the Red Cross recognized him for his work at ground zero during 9/11, and in 2003 he was named New York Chiropractor of the Year by The New York Chiropractic Council.
And those were just the first five years of his career.
Since then, he’s shepherded a veritable hit parade of professional athletes, celebrities, and politicians back to health, including the likes of Junior Seau, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Orin Hatch. After a cross-continental move to California—where he promptly became the president of the California chiropractic Association—Dr. Stenzler opened the west-coast office of his practice, D.R.E.A.M. Wellness.
The core philosophy of D.R.E.A.M. Wellness is that true wellbeing is much more than simply being free of pain, disease, and sickness. The staff aims to harmonize physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing by emphasizing five particular areas of health, which is where the name D.R.E.A.M. comes in: diet, relaxation, exercise, adjustment, and mental wellbeing. These five facets of wellness have inform the growing number of treatments they offer at their clinic, which includes chiropractic work, massages, nutrition programs, pilates, and more.