The reception in South Lyon Chiropractic is more is more of a cozy living room than a banal doctor’s office. The welcoming atmosphere was Doctor of Chiropractic Jamie Penn’s intention when she opened her practice. And her attitude reflects that as well. She takes time out to answer any questions her patients have before, during, and after adjustments that alleviate everything from back pain to headaches. And she happily escorts people to the front door of her practice or, if asked nicely, to the front door of their own home.
Nationally certified massage and state-licensed therapist Renee has more than 625 hours of training with modalities that range from Swedish to table Thai. Her prenatal, relaxation, and therapeutic massages last up to 90 minutes, and the chair massage can run one minute long for people in a hurry. The addition of aromatherapy to sessions further relaxes clients.
For Dr. Gregory Hicks, the phrase "you are what you eat" rings true. The experienced chiropractor has devoted more than 30 years to helping patients overcome ailments with a combination of traditional chiropractic care and custom nutrition plans. During nutrition response tests, he lightly presses on strategic points across the body to trigger a physical response other than the sound of an antique car horn. Dr. Hicks can then ascertain the relative health of organs, muscles, joints, and glands. To get bodies back to full functionality, he outlines a wellness plan that can incorporate a blend of corrective exercises, herbal supplements, and whole-food diets.
At family-owned Rodnick Chiropractic Life Centers, doctors preach healthier bodies through straighter spines at four different area locations. Each doctor amasses a detailed medical history and conducts a subtle search of the body for subluxations?vertebral misalignments that cause nerve stress. The doctors use specific low-force adjustments to add motion to the spinal joints and help restore normal mobility and balance. They also solve spinal queries on their local television broadcast, Ask the Chiropractor. On the show, they educate guests about chiropractic wellness and perform pro bono adjustments on bent boom mics.
Doctor of Chiropractic Patricia L. Chelenyak helms Novi Chiropractic Clinic, where she works to help patients bolster overall wellness with chiropractic care for all ages. In an open, relaxed adjustment area she adjusts subluxations, spinal misalignments, and leads patients through corrective exercises that they can perform at home. She also provides spine and posture screenings outside of the office, traveling to businesses, malls, and outer space.
Part of Michigan Spine & Joint Center's integrative-medicine team, chiropractors Thomas J. Neuner, DC and Adebowale Adegbenro, DC—known by his patients as Dr. Debo—help clients to attain optimal mobility by facilitating proper back and neck alignment. During first visits, the doctors use diagnostic tools such as x-rays to identify the source of each patient's discomfort. Based on their findings, the doctors tailor recommendations that may include therapies such as spinal manipulation by MSJC's rehabilitation specialists. These care plans help to relieve accumulated spinal compression, allowing patients to remember where they put their car keys seven years ago.