Dr. Michael McMurry puts teams of boot-campers or personal trainees through their paces as part of his insanely intricate body transformation system. With the help of a nutritionist and certified group fitness instructor, he helps clients beat back the usual obstacles that get between people and their exercise routine.
Each client leaps into the fitness fray with a personalized health assessment, cardiovascular screening exam, and measurements to pinpoint the most effective use of the ensuing six- or twelve-week program. Before the first personal training or bootcamp session starts, clients begin boosting healthy metabolism and cutting out extra calories with simple meal plans, recipes, and a detox diet that takes the guesswork out of going to the grocery store and helps avoid the temptations of travelling frosting salesmen.
Over the ensuing weeks, exercisers cycle rapidly through a dynamic interval training program designed by physicians that replaces reams of weight with lean muscle. A constantly changing roster of exercises, including cardio, plyometrics, and speed drills, keeps muscles on their toes to burn more fat than the first bacon grease-powered locomotive.
Dr. Michael Richey didn’t always have that prefix in front of his name. A personal injury sustained while practicing martial arts caused Dr. Richey immense pain. His doctor at the time suggested surgery, which, according to Dr. Richey, only slightly alleviated the pain that radiated from his bulging disc. He turned to a chiropractor as a last-ditch effort to avoid a second surgery, and—within a week—his aches had subsided. So impressed by his treatment, Dr. Richey decided to become a chiropractor himself.
Today, Dr. Richey is able to practice martial arts on the side, though his career is now chiropractic medicine. At Living Well Family Chiropractic, he primarily targets and treats the joint changes that cause patients pain. Once pinpointed, he can work to readjust the spine into its original, erect position, supplementing treatments with massage, dietary counseling, physical therapy, and lifestyle-modification programs.
A chiropractor since 1990, Dr. Ben Drillings, offers holistic chiropractic services with a specialization in personal injury and car accidents. Providing a hybrid treatment called chiromassage, which includes a spinal adjustment followed by a therapeutic massage, Ben Drillings Chiropractic, Inc. promotes a healing approach that combines pain relief with building balance and strength. Dr. Drillings also heads a2zHealth Massage Schools, where budding holistic bodywork practitioners and massage therapists study.
Whole Health Medical Solutions specializes in functional medicine. Most of its services aim to alleviate aches and pains caused by injuries such as whiplash, disorders such as fibromyalgia, and daily activities such as slouching at your desk because there's a low-hanging ceiling fan right above your head. The staff also offers anti-aging treatments and weight-loss programs.
After numerous years as a registered nurse, Sharon Dollase decided to make a change. She enjoyed helping patients but found herself restricted by traditional treatments, which too often treated the symptoms rather than their underlying causes. She wanted to help her patients to find natural, lasting solutions to common health problems and so enrolled in a nearby chiropractic college, where she completed her doctor of chiropractic degree and necessary licensing exams in 1997.
As the medical director of Conejo Valley Chiropractic & Wellness, Dr. Dollase works closely with patients to develop personalized treatments that blend adjustments, massages, and other restorative therapies, such as chiropractic adjustments—which benefit the muscular system, nervous system, and spine.
If you're looking to relieve chronic back pain or make it easier to perform everyday tasks, all without surgery, chiropractic treatment may be the answer. Through the Vibrate for Health's list of affiliates across 25 states, patients enlist the help of a licensed doctor of chiropractic, eschewing drugs or invasive treatments for targeted spinal adjustments.
Areas of chronic pain stand little chance against the specialist's careful manipulations, which may help increase range of motion, restore joint function, and prevent vestigial tails from drooping in an unseemly fashion. The knowledgeable doctors not only get to the source of illness and discomfort with joint and spinal treatments, but also help their clients prevent future issues with education and wellness instruction.