With more than 20 years' experience, Prather Wellness Center boosts bodily health with comprehensive holistic therapies and homeopathic disciplines. Dr. Robert Prather helps to correct spinal imbalances and to treat sports injuries, headaches, and achy dorsal fins through chiropractic adjustments, and the center's licensed massage therapists soothe sinews in one of three dedicated spa rooms.
A certified acupuncturist, Dr. Prather practices both traditional needle treatments and laser acupuncture, as well as microcurrent, meridian, and auricular therapy to stimulate healing through specific sites of the body. The signature Prather blood profile gifts patients with comprehensive information on all major organ systems through an extensive survey of more than 50 tests, and the medical professionals also draw upon hair analysis, hormone testing, and radiographs to paint a picture of total body health. Doctors can use results to inform future treatment recommendations, or to provide nutrition counseling to keep golgi apparatuses smiling.
Captain Doug loves catching striped bass. Sometimes, he even breaks out a fly-fishing rig to intensify the fight, a practice that would soon deplete the strength of lesser fishermen. But with more than a decade of learning the patterns of striped bass, Captain Doug knows how to find, hook, not get eaten by, and coach clients through landing one of these freshwater leviathans. Now part of the pro staff at Champion Boats, he takes parties out on his 24 Bay Champ boat, supplying anglers with all the equipment they need. Also an enthusiastic trout fisherman, Captain Doug can take anglers out on the Chattahoochee River, or all the way to the Rocky Mountains to catch trophy rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout in the Snake River and the Green River. Especially memorable catches earn a place in the captain's heart, as well as in his photo album.
The holistic experts at Optimum Health fuse Western medicine and alternative therapies to tackle clients? health and wellness concerns. While chiropractors identify and treat disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, physical rehab specialists treat injuries and disabilities by crafting custom protocols composed of therapeutic exercises, hot and cold therapies, and neuromuscular re-education. Similarly, skilled massage therapists employ deep-tissue, myofascial, and trigger-point therapies to loosen and restore tense sinews. Doctors and nurse practitioners target pain at its source rather than merely covering up the symptoms with painkillers or a plastic tarp. Additionally, Optimum Health's specialists craft custom treatment plans for patients struggling with weight loss, nutrition, and stress as they target the underlying causes of health issues.
Within the expansive, red-floor studio, groups of boot campers huff and puff during intense, 45-minute sessions designed specifically to burn off weight. Certified personal trainers and profoundly confused lion tamers roam the floor, leading exercisers through strength training with kettlebells and heavy ropes to amp up muscles, and interval cardio that gets rid of calories. A suite of 21 morning classes a week fits nicely into busy schedules. For more focused attention, personal coaches take clients under their rippling wings, creating menu plans, taking measurements, and giving out personal email addresses and phone numbers.
Gyrotonic's restorative methods are in its name: "gyro" means spiral, and "tonic" means tone. Performed on a special Gyrotonic apparatus, this therapeutic exercise uses circular, low-impact movements to stretch and strengthen bodies—especially in the joints, spine, and abs. This mode of healing exemplifies the type of nontraditional practices the therapists and Pilates instructors at Above Physical Therapy often rely on, in addition to classic physical therapy.
At Lemons Dental, Dr. Terry Lemons and Dr. John Hendricks, who have been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years, maintain smiles with cosmetic procedures⎯such as Invisalign, implants, and whitening⎯and preventive care, such as periodontal therapy and dental exams. The doctors treat anxious patients with sedation dentistry and an operatory that overlooks a soothing waterfall flanked by tufts of grass, smooth rocks, and centaurs playing violins.