Under the guidance of a board-certified doctor of internal medicine, Vitality Health Center's team of specialists treats patients with natural-medicine practices focused on overall well-being rather than only a set of symptoms. The center's healing approach emphasizes functional medicine, which analyzes every aspect of patients' lives—including their diet, activity level, past traumas, and favorite daytime soap opera—for health-harming triggers. With a chiropractor, holistic nutritionist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, and Pilates instructor also on staff, patients can fully renovate their lifestyle with an array of services ranging from nutritional blood analyses to semi-private Pilates sessions.
Unlike many chiropractors, who adjust spines and work on bodies using only one technique, Doctor of Chiropractic Charles Martone utilizes various techniques to improve spinal health and overall wellness. He uses such techniques as full-body unwinding, trigger-point therapy, and cranial/sacral therapy, and each adjustment session comes with bodywork such as deep-tissue massage and Thai stretching. His wife, holistic health practitioner Catalina, then draws on her training as an herbalist and a nutritional counselor to help patients to control nutrient intake and detoxify their bodies.
Dr. Martone and Catalina not only take care of their patients in the office but also outside of it. On their website, they frequently post videos that teach patients how to boost wellness at home, explaining such things as how to make a guilt-free key-lime pie, how to exercise your rotator cuff, and how to shimmy seductively without throwing out your back.
Though he is a licensed chiropractor, Dr. Marc Golub prefers to look beyond any given patient's spine. He examines symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history, prescribing treatments that range from expert adjustments to a new exercise regimen. He's even an expert on the latter—as an ACE-certified personal trainer, he develops workout programs for clients and leads them through one-on-one routines. In the past, he's helped athletes, musicians, and celebrities overcome injuries, as well as compiled advice on posture and wholesome stretches you can do at your desk.
Doctor of Chiropractic Gloria Phillips became a chiropractor to treat her own son, who was diagnosed at age 2 with severe asthma, because she didn’t want him to depend on medication his entire life. Today, she extends the same drug-free treatments to her patients, ameliorating a range of ailments from headaches to digestive issues. She tailors these treatments to suit each client, incorporating such noninvasive techniques as adjustments and needle-free acupuncture.
Doctor of Chiropractic Andrea Bradshaw of Relax Holistic practices chiropractic medicine on patients ranging from senior citizens to professional athletes and UFC fighters. Dr. Bradshaw uses a variety of techniques to treat pain, including nonsurgical spinal decompression and acupuncture, and also gives nutritional recommendations.