Led by Doctors of Chiropractic David Merchant and Anthony Gross, a team of chiropractors and licensed massage therapists uses their wellness expertise to help clients prevent injuries and illness. The staff—which includes a certified chiropractic sports physician and clinicians with hundreds of hours of postgraduate training in areas such as neurology, nutrition, and orthopedics—employs the latest physiological therapies and rehabilitation equipment to restore and maintain health. They aim to alleviate pain with spinal-decompression treatments, cold laser light therapy, and four types of therapeutic massage that ease tension built up while waiting to read the last chapter of a mystery novel.
As a graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic James C. Martell knows his way around the human spine. He draws on his impressive knowledge to keep his clients' musculoskeletal systems in alignment with adjustments and hands-on manipulations.
Dr. Martell goes a step beyond chiropractic, though, with acupuncture treatments that redirect the body's flow of energy. He has been certified in the traditional Chinese needling techniques for more than a decade, and he continues to use them to help clients who are fighting migraines or need to be convinced that they aren't actually a balloon.
With 30 years of teaching experience and a background in dance, athletics, and intensive care, owner Virginia Nicholas founded Moving Breath Pilates in 1995. The clean, serene space, which is also home to the Pilates Core Integration teacher-training program, offers a variety of 55-minute sessions priced according to size and instructor. The specialty group classes focus mainly on mat exercises, not equipment, making them ideal for beginners. Moving Breath schedules approximately nine of these classes per week (with each course able to accommodate 6 to 8 people) and staffs a teacher in training to give students personalized attention. View a schedule here.
As a licensed chiropractor and athlete, Patricia Marquez knows that there's rarely just one solution to any health problem. When treating a patient, she first looks for the underlying causes of ailments and pain, such as ongoing problems in the joints and soft tissue. This holistic approach forms the base of all her services at Align Chiropractic and Wellness, where Patricia leads a team of health professionals versed in nearly every area of the chiropractic care field, from physical therapy to educational workshops for people who believe spines are just tails in hiding. Modern chiropractic techniques and equipment are used to create custom treatment plans involving services such as manual adjustments, scoliosis screening, kinesiotaping, and massage. Dr. Marquez doesn't always confine herself to the office: she frequently travels to give lectures on improving diets and physical health.
The chiropractic team at The Joint...the chiropractic place has streamlined the chiropractic process. Virtually every aspect of the visitation is designed around patient convenience. Instead of scheduling appointments, patients simply walk in and fill out paperwork. A doctor is onsite to minimize wait time. During exams, patients stay comfortable in their street clothes or favorite footed pajamas while the doctors examine their spine, searching for subluxations and bulges. They devise a treatment plan that can include chiropractic adjustments, which typically only take about 10 minutes.