At Venice Health and Wellness—headed by Doctor of Chiropractic David Allen—the team treats aches and ailments with gentle spinal manipulation and massage. Whether the patient is suffering from whiplash due to an auto accident or a strained back after a limbo tournament, the practitioners here draw upon years of experience to recommend the proper rehab protocol. Additionally, this clinic offers body-contouring services using the i-Lipo laser system. This noninvasive device whittles away at fat deposits without the risks of surgery.
By way of Michigan and Georgia, chiropractor Dr. Dan Busch—who specializes in extremity adjustments and injury treatment—made his way to Tampa where he established his clinic, Twin Palms Chiropractic. Since opening in 2001, Dr. Dan has helped usher clients toward a healthier lifestyle with a range of chiropractic and wellness services. In addition to his own two hands, he relies on a team of chiropractors, massage therapists, and a nutrition consultant to target a client’s specific needs and design individual wellness regimens.
Along with traditional hands-on adjustments, Dr. Dan and company realign spines with a range of advanced devices, including a spring-loaded table, which moves certain spinal segments without the use of high-impact force, and a low-force instrument called the activator, which works to align spines when not moonlighting as a super villain's doomsday device. Dr. Dan has also outfitted the Venice clinic with BioMeridian and BodyScan machines to help pinpoint bodily imbalances and deficiencies, as well as an i-Lipo Laser system that works to shrink fat cells via strategically placed diode pads.
Since its humble beginnings in 1935 as a small health-food store that specialized in yogurt, GNC has evolved into the world's largest specialty retailer of nutritional products. The chain's more than 4,800 retail locations throughout the country stock numerous vitamins and supplements, all of which meet the company's strict standards for truthful labeling, ingredient safety, and product potency. They carry supplements that aid in sports nutrition, protein intake, diet, digestion, and beauty. Equally as dedicated to customers' shopping experiences as it is to product quality, the company created GNC University, an online learning platform, to help staff members bone up on nutrition and fitness knowledge. The knowledgeable sales associates field questions about everything from weight-management plans to stacking supplements for optimum earlobe strength.
Helmed by Dr. Joseph Balen, Simple Relief Wellness Center’s therapeutic massages and adjustments correct muscle aches resulting from back spasms, injury, surgery, and other sources of strain. Female and male massage therapists use a variety of gentle and intense pressure to boost circulation, improve range of motion, and lull muscles into happy dreams of lifting cars off loved ones and into the jaws of a robot T. rex. The massages can stand alone or accompany a chiropractic adjustment to help correct postural issues related to strain or injury. For serious cases, Dr. Balen can call on cold-laser and electric stimulation therapies to relieve pain with the power of technology.
Dietician Bonni London created London Wellness to shepherd her clients towards better health, fitness, and happiness with regimented wellness plans. Clients meet for a 60-minute consultation with Bonni to share treatment goals, ask questions about the process, and surrender their donuts. Bonni determines her client's BMI with a noninvasive bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) device to help evaluate their wellness starting point and treatment options, before crafting a realistic strategy that includes exercise advice, meal tips, and suggested nutritional changes. Clients leave the consultation armed with custom-selected vitamin supplements, designed to flush away fat and reduce blood sugar, as well as cholesterol-reducing fish oil, which swims through systems to help leave patients feeling as healthy as a vegan, Pilates-practicing horse.