Licensed Doctors of Chiropractic Josh Keels and Jeremy Willis' firm grasp on the human body stems from their wide-ranging backgrounds. Both graduated from Sherman College of Chiropractic; Keels received certifications for personal training and chiropractic extremity practicing, which is the practicing of chiropractic care in extreme conditions such as a polar bear's den, while Willis received certification for non-axial spinal decompression. Both doctors utilize their vast experience at Abner Creek Family and Sports Chiropractic, where they and their staff help patients recover from an array of injuries and conditions. Primary tools include the Gonstead Technique and activator method adjustment technique, but both offices also feature massage therapy, weight-loss programs, and a 24-hour fitness center.
At Body Work Therapeutic Massage, located inside Strandz Salon & Spa, licensed massage therapist Mark Lechtner turns tense muscles buttery soft with four different types of massages. A private room protects Mark and his clients from noise, distractions, and aggressive encyclopedia salesmen during the consultation and the 30- to 120-minute massages. In addition to classic styles such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage, Mark is proficient in mu-xing therapy—a treatment that uses heated tools made of rosewood and bamboo to help heal deeper muscle layers–and offers other services such as postural assessments and orthopedic assessments.
When Clay Gasparovich dove off the starting block at the US Olympic trials in 2004, he knew that his back wouldn’t prevent him from giving it his all. The All-American Division 1 swimmer was able to participate in one of the more memorable races of his life largely because of his day job as a sports-oriented chiropractor.
When he isn’t keeping himself in peak physical shape, Doctor of Chiropractic Clay tends to his patients’ spinal woes with holistic services that treat the body as a complex, interconnected organism. Manual adjustments and active-release techniques, for example, relieve tension in tendons, nerves, and muscles to improve strength and range of motion. Whichever methods he deems appropriate for individual ailments, Dr. Clay maintains a focus on managing and eliminating pain. Among the advanced tools he uses in his rehabilitation sessions, wobble boards strengthen balancing muscles, and vibration plates tickle stubborn muscles into acquiescence.
At Bentley Chiropractic Wellness Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Mark Bentley and his staff of back betterers work to repair misalignments and stiffness in spines and soft tissue. Initial visits begin with a consultation, during which Dr. Bentley learns about the patient by asking pertinent questions about their medical history, figuring out their expectations of treatment, and examining photos of their childhood Twister games. Dr. Bentley then checks reflexes and flexibility and administers other physical, neurological, and postural tests before taking any necessary x-rays. During follow-up visits, the doctor discusses findings and realigns vertebrae with healing adjustments. Patients can opt to receive their 60-minute massages at any time, allowing muscles tenser than a campaign manager to succumb to the soft-tissue manipulation of expertly applied pressures and strokes.
Within the single-level, red-brick building of Access Chiropractic Center, Dr. Beverly Allison uses her chiropractic expertise to lead clients toward optimal health. Every visit to the center begins with a thorough consultation. The staff asks questions about health history, injuries, and lifestyle, forming a full picture of the client's overall health and apple-eating frequency before performing an exam and shipping patients off to a photo shoot in the the x-ray room. From there, Dr. Allison will prescribe a same-day treatment plan—such as an adjustment to correct misaligned spines, soft-tissue therapy for ailing muscles and tendons, or physical therapy to get bodies working again—and recommend activities to perform at home.