Atop the blue padded floors of Master Hwang's Martial Arts, adults and kids as young as four years old learn to focus their energies to execute challenging maneuvers. Leading the pack, expert instructors impart the secrets of judo, Hapkido, and tae kwon do disciplines to boost focus and tone fly-swatting muscles. The karate haven also hosts summer camps and birthday parties that strengthen juvenile bonds.
After seeing a chiropractor for his high blood pressure at age 17, Dr. Robert Pesale was inspired to pursue a career in holistic health care. His academic aptitude propelled him to graduate cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic and pursue multiple continuing-education programs. To keep up-to-date on the latest techniques, Dr. Pesale attends at least one postgraduate conference a month. At his practice, Pesale Chiropractic, he works with Dr. Jane Randazzo—who has an extensive background in scientific research—to help clients deal with pain, stress, and weight struggles with gentle, holistic treatments that include spinal adjustments and massage therapy.
As a child, Joseph Downer’s study of isshinryu karate led him to a deeper knowledge of acupuncture points, meridians, and traditional Chinese medicine. At Stratford Acupuncture & Wellness Center, Joe forgoes his martial-arts moves for the slender, precise needles of acupuncture and supplements sessions with Chinese medical massage, raindrop essential-oil techniques, and qi-gong therapy. Practitioners use tenets of Chinese medicine to diagnose and root out imbalances and can also supplement acupuncture therapy with dietary recommendations and herbal supplements.
In the more than 12 years since Dr. Jacek Ziemski graduated from dental school at SUNY Stony Brook, he has never stopped educating himself about dentistry. In addition to taking on a postgraduate residency, he regularly aids and abets his training by learning about teeth and dental techniques through continuing-education courses. Today, his deep knowledge base allows him to practice the full range of family, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments.
Before founding Trumbull Smiles Family Dental, LLC, Dr. Scott Cohen was honing his dental skills in the Navy, serving as a dental officer in Iraq and conducting humanitarian missions in Al Anbar. Today, he focuses his services stateside, treating patients of all ages with a full spectrum of general and cosmetic dentistry. He replaces missing teeth with durable titanium implants and nudges teeth toward their desired positions with Invisalign clear braces.
For more than 40 years, Family Vision Centers has helped patients navigate the path to more precise sight. During onsite eye exams, optometrists diagnose the clarity, depth perception, and color interpretation with which each eye appraises the world. Custom fittings for eyeglasses consider personal preferences as well as the proportions of facial structures or face-wide mustaches. An onsite laboratory fashions most prescriptions within one hour and services eyeglasses with complimentary lifetime adjustments.