Stony Brook native Michael Gallagher, DC, gives back to the community that nurtured him since childhood with soothing and therapeutic physical treatments. Gallagher's only sustained absence was in the mid 1990s, when he pursued his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, Georgia. Empowered by a career he chose as an expression of public service, the new doctor immediately returned to Long Island to share his expertise in physical rehabilitation and chiropractic care. Dr. Gallagher opened North Country Health Spa in 2007, deepening his community ties via friendship bracelets lashed to the bedrock while branching out into other holistic therapies and pampering treatments for skin and muscles.
Today, the doctor betters himself with continuing education and has earned a certification in biomechanical injury treatment that complements the treatment and training he does for athletes at Stony Brook University and several other colleges. Dr. Gallagher's two kids keep him invested in the Three Village school district, and his telltale ticker reminds him to give generously to the American Heart Association
At Complete Chiropractic Rehabilitation, the chiropractors believe that prevention is the best medicine. With that in mind, they stave off pain and illness with natural healing services. With a focus on chiropractic methods, they also foray into exercise and massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle coaching.
Doctors Bouwhuis and Powell strive to eliminate chronic pain caused by musculoskeletal issues. During consultations, they diagnose concerns such as slipped or bulging discs and incorrect posture, then develop lifelong habit improvements and preventive measures with each client to avoid further aggravation. They then execute an adjustment to alleviate discomfort and improve range of motion. They can also arrange rehabilitative plans consisting of corrective exercises to be performed three days a week, thus continuing their efforts to not only relieve the pain now but keep it from recurring.
At Fingers From Heaven, licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist Connie Tjaden can tell what's going on inside the body without seeing an x-ray. Drawing from more than two decades of experience, she taps into the body's meridians—its energy pathways—which point to the source of imbalances and illness. Once she's zeroed in on the source of the problem, she administers her signature massages and acupuncture treatments—both of which are designed to be as relaxing as they are healthy.
“Joints love movement, and so do our muscles and our mood,” says Doctor of Chiropractic Lawrence Beck, making the case for a life of dancing, jogging, and swimming. When his own back went out on him during college, it was chiropractic adjustments that freed Dr. Beck and his vertebrae from a life of immobility. At Beck Chiropractic & Wellness, the doctor and his son-in-law, Dr. Jesse Elsholz, restore mobility to muscles and bones with a range of techniques. They might analyze leg length using the Thompson technique, or relieve muscular inflammation with ultrasonic therapy. For patients averse to the cracking sounds associated with adjustments, they employ a hand-held device that mobilizes disc segments with gentle pressure, producing no audible popping, locking, or electric boogalooing. Dr. Beck's patient-care coordinators don't keep patients waiting. Thanks to smart and generous scheduling, they're able to beckon patients right through the sunlit reception area into private treatment rooms.
Helmed by Dr. Roth since 1998, the dedicated and welcoming professionals at 3 Village Wellness sculpt and slenderize physiques with organic anti-cellulite body wraps and help ease pain and stress with deft spinal adjustments and massages. The clinic takes a natural approach to body care and weight-loss, eschewing inorganic methods, such as lubricating sore knees with Crisco, for gentle techniques and herbal remedies. Patrons aiming to chisel slimmer silhouettes can seek the expert guidance of weight-loss programs and partake of spa treatments that are tailored to individuals, such as cellulite-shedding body wraps.
Cara Cipriano is very familiar with the healing power of touch, using massage to treat chronic pain, injuries, arthritis, and stress-related medical symptoms. To realign tissues and relieve aches and pains, she calls upon her education—which covered anatomy, myology, neurology, and kinesiology—and her experience using a variety of classic massage styles. Her available modalities even include acupressure and reflexology. Whether she’s tailoring a massage to a pregnant client, developing an oncology massage for the individual on her table, or helping a stressed-out disk of pizza dough to relax, Cara Cipriano understands that each treatment can be as different as her clients.