As Doctor of Chiropractic Peter Szakacs trained in pre-med University of Pennsylvania, he couldn't help but think of something his high-school chiropractor told him. The chiropractor—who had treated Szakacs after a football-related back injury and helped both of his parents avoid surgery—expressed how rewarding the chiropractic calling was. He suggested that Szakacs follow in his footsteps, as Szakacs told ACOMHealth.
Now, Dr. Pete—as his patients call him—is the chiropractor and clinical director at Quantum Vitality Centres, treating symptoms such as back pain and sciatica with chiropractic adjustments. But his services go beyond the chiropractic: He is passionate about anti-aging medicine and fall prevention and uses advanced technology to help patients live longer, healthier lives. He also employs innovative physical therapies such as spinal decompression and shortwave-diathermy sessions, in which a device generates an electromagnetic field that is designed to halt back pain, bursitis, or computer-related strain.
Dr. Pete has also completed extensive post-graduate training in acupuncture, nutrition, and rehabilitation and guides his patients toward achieving their weight-loss goals.
Emulating the spreading branches of the mulberry tree, this clinic takes an approach to holistic health care that's broader than most. Here, a doctor of oriental medicine and an orthopedic surgeon partner to give patients the benefit of an integrative diagnosis. Resident acupuncturist Dr. Christopher Cheshire deftly identifies sources of pain, and works to alleviate aches with filiform needles administered to strategic points and secret stress cellars along the body's nerve network. Dr. Hubert Vesser, meanwhile, draws on experience earned during his orthopedic surgery tenure at the Mayo Clinic in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal issues.
At Body by Us, registered nurse Jennifer Chapman specializes in the body-contouring and skin-tightening treatment known as Cavi-Lipo. IIn a private treatment room, Jennifer applies the ultrasound machine to areas such as the abdomen or love handles for 60 to 90 minutes. While clients relax, ultrasound waves target fat cells. The waves break them down, which allows the body's natural processes to remove the cells' unwanted contents. Afterward, clients relax in the wet sauna and rinse off under the spa's raindrop-style showerhead.