With the vision of becoming the region’s leader in natural-health solutions, Doctor of Chiropractic Gabe Spruch and his wife, Sherrie, started All Care Health and Rehabilitation Center. Now joined by Doctor of Chiropractic Keith Wein and a full staff, they use advanced x-ray techniques and chiropractic care to get to the root of patients’ myriad symptoms, such as achy joints, headaches, or detachable backbones. In addition to bringing spines into alignment, Dr. Spruch helps balance energy points as a licensed acupuncturist, specializing in both needle and non-needle techniques. Both he and Dr. Wein also counsel patients on nutrition and exercise to keep bodies in tip-top shape.
Since 2001, Drs. Eric McAllister and David Vaughn have straightened spines and reduced discomfort through nonsurgical services that seek out the root cause of pain instead of just symptoms. Both doctors' wellness philosophy follows the belief that all health issues stem from three causes: physical trauma, mental stress, and environmental pollutants, such as water-borne toxins or radio stations that broadcast only free jazz.
To combat the three-headed Cerberus of discomfort, Dr. McAllister and Dr. Vaughn offer comprehensive body-soothing services that range from massage to chiropractic adjustments. The doctors fortify their commitment to patient education through innovative treatments and tools such as the spine simulator.
Doctor of Chiropractic Troy Willis helms Live Well Chiropractic and Lifestyle, where he teams up with life strategist Kelly Cline and a staff of fitness gurus to help customers live well. Dr. Troy was initially introduced to chiropractic while in high school, where he was intrigued by the whole-body approach to health and wellness. Now, having practiced for more than 9 years, he emphasizes an approach that begins with listening to the patient's needs and concerns before recommending one of the clinic's many services or an evening of smashing beer bottles on the side of a building. Clients can opt for a hands-free massage with jade rollers, chiropractic treatments to realign spines, personally tailored nutrition programs, or group fitness classes.
At Louisville Spinal Care, Drs. Brett Zemba and Toby Dorling assuage chronic body aches with advanced techniques while taking cues from the patient to ensure comfort. Visits kick off with a five-minute orientation video introducing new clients to the field of chiropractic before the doctor asks guests questions about specific pains and plot twists of the TV show Lost.
Melissa Drumright earned her massage-therapy diploma after more than 800 hours of course work. She continues to hone her skills in various massage techniques. Depending on each client's needs, she might use modalities such as reflexology, hot-stone massage, therapeutic massage, or Swedish massage.
Since 1978, Lillian Holliger has preached the benefits of colon hydrotherapy, eventually opening her own specialized practice in 1991. Today, she offers clients more than 34 years of experience in helping men and women cleanse their systems. Clients step into a comfortable private treatment room, where they receive a gentle rush of water into the large intestine that purges toxins and swallowed coin collections, as well as strengthening the colon muscles. Lillian supplements the approximately 60-minute sessions with relaxing reflexology and reiki treatments.
After enduring a year of unemployment, Mark Allen faced fear and uncertainty. He walked away from a car crash as a teenager, but on reaching his 30s, the accident's effects—chronic headaches, plus a shoulder problem—continued intensifying to the point where he could no longer work. Unsure of what to do, he visited a chiropractor, and, in a few weeks, his injuries had diminished. Convinced that chiropractic treatments had changed his life, Mark enrolled at Logan College of Chiropractic, graduated with honors in 1986, and opened Plus Care Chiropractic & Wellness Center soon after.
Today, Doctor of Chiropractic Allen and his partner, Dr. April Simmons, work with a team of massage therapists to free patients of musculoskeletal maladies while also educating them on whole-body well-being. At each client's first appointment, the physicians conduct an in-depth consultation covering present and past health concerns, followed by a physical examination including a battery of tests. After analyzing the results, Plus Care's team recommends integrated-care regimens, which may include chiropractic adjustments using equipment such as a Thompson table. Further treatments can range from massage and acupuncture to guidance on how to infuse everyday meals with helium.