Diamond Vision’s quartet of doctors boasts extensive experience with LASIK’s CustomVue IntraLase eye-correction procedure—so extensive that they regularly teach it to other doctors. Each doctor has completed a long process of fellowship training, licensing, and certification to refurbish eyes suffering from varying degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Though controlled low-temperature lasers and fine blades are the main components of their medical toolkits, they also implement iris registration to customize procedures and measure tissue properties with devices such as an Ocular Response Analyzer and Oculus Pentacam camera.
Diamond Vision's fabled clientele includes a menagerie of celebrities such as Tiki Barber, Mickey Rourke, and Tito Nieves, the reigning king of salsa. Decades of research, development, and practice have refined LASIK's eye-mending technology, so customers can rest assured knowing a career in dart throwing or seeing around corners is not only possible, it's definitely possible.
Danielle Mazzurco, a registered yoga teacher and certified Pilates instructor, runs Hip Lifestyle Studio with both beginners and seasoned practitioners in mind. Her curriculum encompasses gentle introductions to posing styles as well as more advanced Vinyasa series, which stress sun salutations and fluid breath work. As for Pilates, she and her staff guide students through mat-based maneuvers that bolster the body's core, sometimes incorporating props such as BOSU balls and foam rollers. The team modifies its lessons to accommodate everyone's experience level, and also hosts courses for youngsters—kids' yoga entertains two- to five-year-olds, whereas Mommy/Daddy & Me sessions see parents stretching alongside their toddlers.
Dr. Eric Waldorf and his team at Waldorf Chiropractic Center take a “whole-person” approach to wellness, performing a variety of chiropractic and complementary treatments while offering lifestyle advice to guide clients toward good health. As a police surgeon for Amtrak, a licensed chiropractor, and a certified chiropractic sports physician, Dr. Waldorf brings a wealth of knowledge to bear on chiropractic visits, which seek out the root causes of chronic pain. He also remedies ailments with spinal adjustments, physical therapy, or massage. Therapist Shara Smith blends Swedish, shiatsu, and neuromuscular massage techniques during kneading sessions tailored to each client’s condition.
At most yoga studios, you can take a class that will help you relax or center your mind and body. But at EZential Wellness & Gurukul Yoga, you can take a class to improve your digestive system. That's because the instructors at Gurukul Yoga believe that the ancient practice not only helps people dealing with stress or bodily aches but also can be useful in treating medical issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. So in addition to traditional Vinyasa flow and therapeutic yoga classes, the studio offers more specifically tailored sessions, such as Yoga for Spinal Health and Yoga for Digestive Health & Core Stability.
Aside from targeting a range of wellness goals, the studio's classes are inclusive of all ages. From Family Yoga to Yoga for Teens to Gentle & Chair Friendly Yoga, everyone from toddlers to seniors to toddlers posing as seniors can find a class to fit their needs.
Starfish Aquatic Club doesn't exist within a single building; rather, it connects a network of pools and veteran instructors with students aged 6 months and older for lessons that develop and hone vital swimming skills. Instruction primarily occurs in private lessons for kids or adults, which feature one-on-one in-water instruction doled out in 20- to 30-minute chunks. Instructors also schedule small-group lessons for kids, focusing on general technique progression with no more than four students at once. Their parent-child class gives caregivers the opportunity to splash around with kids, though all other lessons prohibit moms and dads from being in the pool at the same time to avoid distracting the youths with retro swimwear. Typically, full sessions take place once a week for four weeks. Instructors also hold pay-as-you-go lessons for those who only want a couple of days of instruction.
At Integrative Chiropractic Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Sherin Bourne sees no reason to infiltrate the body's natural rhythms with drugs and surgery when her patients carry the ability to heal within their own bodies. She taps into the body's self-healing properties through the energy that courses through its nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments promote better brain-body communication, and laser therapy helps heal injured tissue without breaking the skin. As a certified hypnotherapist, Dr. Bourne also helps patients overcome emotional issues and addiction.