Our office focuses on maximizing human potential through Chiropractic care, trigger point therapy, exercises and nutrition. We use not only chiropractic adjustments but numerous muscle techniques to get you out of pain quickly.
One of Back 2 Balance’s patients is lying on his stomach with what looks like a dozen light bulbs sticking out of his back. It becomes clear that they are not light bulbs when the practitioner lifts one and places it in another spot, rather than twisting it into a lamp. The man is receiving cupping therapy, and the devices that resemble light bulbs create a suction action that opens energy pathways. Back 2 Balance’s practitioners regularly integrate different techniques, such as cupping, to enhance acupuncture treatments, massages, and chiropractic care. They add these techniques according to the patient's needs, developing personalized healing regimens that deliver relief and relaxation.
After years of working as physical therapists in the Boston area, Joint Ventures co-owners Dan Brownridge and Dave Larson noticed one major aspect missing from in most clinics—a personal relationship between the healer and patient. The duo created Joint Ventures in an effort to bring those strong relationships to their community through advanced integrated healthcare clinics where each patient gets optimal one-on-one time with their physical therapists. At all five locations, Dan and Dave’s more than 35 practitioners craft detailed treatment plans using the facility's four-lane pools and cardio and weight machines, including therapies ranging from acupuncture to massage, yoga, or personal training. Throughout each patient’s therapy, the team of practitioners keeps their interpersonal skills on point with regular meaningful patient-therapist conversations that end with the pair weaving BFF bracelets from each others’ hair.
Dr. Scott Diamond rights wrongly aligned backs and aims to provide pain relief by identifying root causes and correcting them through spinal adjustments. At the first visit, patients meet Dr. Diamond to identify seditious vertebrae, work out a plan to re-educate them, and receive an initial adjustment. Dr. Diamond discusses exam findings at the second visit and the second adjustment is received. At following visits, the doctor builds on previous adjustments and gives patients advice that helps them speed their own recovery.
No tipping allowed. That is the policy founder Drew Freedman instated when he opened The Boston Bodyworker in 1999. That’s because Drew, a licensed massage therapist and nationally accredited instructor in clinical massage therapy who has worked with athletes from the New Jersey Nets and the U.S. Olympic volleyball team, sees his business not so much as a spa but as a clinic where people go to treat pain and injuries—and you don’t tip doctors or nurses.
Not that anyone would mistake The Boston Bodyworker for a spa. Though the interior decor is warm and inviting, clients won’t find a robe or slippers waiting for them like at other massage centers. What they will find are exceptional clinical massages—ones that have caught the attention of CBS and the Improper Bostonian, who gave the center its Best Massage 2011 award. The massages are so effective because Drew takes so much care in hiring his team: each of the more than a dozen therapists has two or more years of experience, has passed an in-house training program, and must constantly stay up-to-date on current research.
Along with being members of the American Massage Therapy Association and Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, and certified with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, Drew and his team also volunteer their time and skills to such events and charities as the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s marathon.
A US Marine veteran, Dr. Ilan Amar traded in the blue uniform for a white lab coat to helm A Touch of Health Chiropractic Wellness Center. Today, the doctor calls on a healthy balance of Eastern and Western treatment techniques to helps clients of all ages overcome chronic and injury-related pain. This blend of approaches allows his treatments to be supremely personalized. Neck and back pain might be corrected with a gentle adjustment, while slipped discs and pinched nerves call for a session or two on the spinal-decompression table. Other issues may require alternative techniques such as Reiki therapy and chakra work, which focus on balancing the body’s internal energies to promote self-healing. Dr. Amar couples these treatments with nutritional guidance and advice for improving each patient's overall lifestyle, such as adding exercise to their daily routine or switching out their vampire coffin for a standard mattress.