When Dr. Dean Shivvers is asked to explain what he does, he leans on a favorite quote by inventor Thomas Edison: "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame." The native Iowan has had his close calls with traditional medicine—after a motorcycle accident in high school left him in pain, his doctor told him he would need to undergo exploratory surgery. He opted for noninvasive chiropractic care instead, and after a few weeks his pain was completely gone.
As is the case with so many chiropractic doctors, this personal experience led Dr. Shivvers to his life's work. Today, at Turning Point Chiropractic on Oahu's North Shore, he practices chiropractic medicine with holistic treatments that focus on easing muscle tension, realigning the spine, and healing the body as a single organism.
Cassandra Peterson used to be a skeptic about the benefits of chiropractic. But a severe car accident left her in pain, and she turned to chiropractic treatment for help. As the treatments relieved her pain and she got to know her doctor, she decided to pursue a career in the field, and headed to Sherman College of Chiropractic. She graduated, and practiced chiropractic around the world—including in the United States, Vietnam, and Singapore—before arriving in Hawaii to open Cassandra Peterson Chiropractic.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking garage
Most popular service: Chiropractic Packages
Pro Tip: We are passionate about helping our patients reach their full potential through chiropractic care.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot/ parking garage
Most popular service: Adjustments
Brands Used: Myovision Thermal Scan, MultiRadiance MR4 Cold Laser
Pro Tip: Like our name says, we adjust your joints from the nose to your toes.
With a pharmacist father and nurse mother, Dr. Chip Abbadessa was raised in what he dubs a ?medicated? family, surrounded by antibiotics and cold medicines. He grew up with dreams of becoming a doctor, and even interned as a student at a New York medical center. Then he went to a chiropractor and realized that the body could heal itself with the help of chiropractic adjustments rather than pharmaceuticals, and that's when his dreams changed.
Now at the helm of his own clinic, Kaneohe Family Chiropractic, Dr. Abbadessa uses manual adjustments to free up blockages along the spine that interfere with the nervous system and cause pain in the body. His adjustments alleviate dozens of ailments, from neck pain and sciatica to allergies and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Abbadessa?s clients include adults, children, babies, and zygotes.
The licensed staff at Vella Chiropractic rely on gentle, drug-free techniques for treating spinal misalignments that cause pain and other symptoms. By specializing in chiropractic biophysics for posture, the Activator method for light force treatments, and the Webster method for pregnancy, they can treat chronic pain, headaches, and sciatica in everyone from babies to the elderly.