Dr. Roger Andersen, D.O., Dr. Carson Robertson, D.C., and Eric Robbins, P.T. know that eliminating pain isn’t a one-size-fits-all process. Rather, it’s a one-on-one process, requiring individual time and attention to root out problems at their source. At Alpha Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, the team focuses on providing that personalized care to patients of all ages. Whether clients require the soft-tissue manipulations of the Graston Technique to treat muscle and tendon injuries or spinal adjustments for chronic back pain, the staff’s services work to return them to prime caber-tossing form. Additionally, laser treatments are available to treat pain and inflammation by accelerating tissue repair and cell growth and increasing blood flow to speed the body's self-repair.
Tires, medicine balls, and kettlebells don’t even scratch the surface of the tools that trainers use to get athletes in shape at Ocotillo CrossFit. They divide the gym into two schools—one for men, and one for women—though athletes share a common area. Each day, trainers design a new Workout of the Day (WOD) based on principles of weightlifting, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning. Designed to adhere to CrossFit’s dogma of varied, functional fitness, exercises may include flipping tires, running, squatting, or performing body-weight exercises.
Dr. Scott Asay is one part musculoskeletal expert, one part detective. He sees his job as ferreting out the underlying causes that of his patients' pain, whether it’s a certain way of standing, a misaligned joint, or a soft tissue injury. Using massage, chiropractic, and other medical, noninvasive techniques, he treats the core issue rather than the symptom.
Mind, Body & Flow was voted one of the best new businesses in the East Valley Tribune's Best of the East Valley 2011 awards for harnessing the body’s innate ability to bring itself into balance. As you step into their 1,700-square-foot facility, the deep-red walls of the reception area and clean, spa-like treatment rooms invite rejuvenating relaxation. A team of colon-hydrotherapy technicians—who are certified by the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy—use both open and closed FDA-registered devices to rid the body of waste, namely the Lower Intestine Bottom Bowel Evacuation (LIBBE) system and the Hydro-San Plus machine.
The crew also combats stress and physical maladies with a repertoire of holistically minded treatments, including infrared-sauna sessions, body wraps, and nutritional programs. Deft massage therapists deploy various forms of massage to calm the autonomic nervous system, enabling clients to play Operation for hours without flinching.