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.
The Edge's Revolution program is an eight-week body-change contest that fuses nutritional guidance, personal training, and weekly group exercise sessions. Trainers document your metamorphosis with before-and-after measurements and photos, and by meticulously chiseling fitness goals into stone. Start sculpting with one personal-training and Pilates session, then sweat in weekly group workouts that prevent plateaus by pushing boundaries like a gerrymandering student council president. An included nutrition guide with DVD joins body sculptors on fitness sojourns with eating tips to supplement gym work. Revolutionaries also get access to a community that spans from the gym to an online group, providing a resource for advice, support, and camaraderie.
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.
Barnum Dental's two dentists, Dr. Dharam Tayal and Dr. Veerjinder SIngh, tend to patients' teeth with general dentistry treatments and cosmetic ones—from cleanings and root canals to veneers. As they work, they incorporate technologies, such as a digital x-ray, that allows the dentist to take highly accurate images of a tooth or teeth with 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray.