Occupational therapists Dr. Brian R. Foltz and Ross E. Sato founded Pediatric Motor Playground to help children aged 2.5–12 develop physical and academic skills needed to succeed in school. At centers in Lafayette and Danville, the therapists and their team of educational-fitness instructors guide kids through the company's patented Motor Curriculum: 50 straight minutes of activities specifically designed to develop skills such as hand-eye coordination and social interaction. During these sessions, instructors might have kids play basketball, climb on foam-padded gym equipment, exercise with fitness balls, and practice their handwriting.
Dr. Foltz and Mr. Sato aren't comfortable just letting any instructor or animated snowman teach their curriculum. Each educational-fitness instructor completes at least 240 supervised hours of training and must pass both written and physical evaluations.
Before founding The Altschuler Center for Weight Loss & Wellness, Dr. Gail Altschuler had her own struggles with the bathroom scale. Not only was she able to lose 50 pounds but she kept the weight off and wanted to share her newfound confidence and insight with others.
Today, Dr. Altschuler addresses the root of chronic illness by helping patients lead healthier lives. She helps people decrease their BMIs and fight obesity with physician-supervised diet plans, appetite suppressants, and Lap-Band maintenance. Those who are looking to trim a stubborn area can opt for Lipotron, which sculpts bodies with radio frequencies rather than invasive surgery or sticky clay.