New Haven Fitness packs state-of-the-art cardio and resistance-training equipment, certified personal trainers, and a jellybean jar of heart-pumping classes within its window-lined walls. Love handles melt away on the Life Fitness treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bikes, while muscles mushroom under the direction of Hammer Strength free weights. Personal trainers sculpt unmotivated contractile tissues into apt pupils with exercises customized for body types, fitness levels, and favorite Smurfs. Morph ungainly thighs into shapely stems with the gym's kaleidoscope of fitness classes, including calorie-zapping Zumba, stress-relieving yoga, muscle-lengthening Pilates, and aggression-channeling kickboxing.
Dr. Michael and the rest of the staff are focused on eliminating chronic pain and ailments. They use chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic exercises to alleviate scoliosis, headaches, fibromyalgia, and numbness in the hands, feet, or phantom limbs. Their services also help patients suffering from car accidents or sports injuries. But while they work tirelessly to relieve aches, they don't forget to make sure their patients are comfortable, too. They take the time to carefully explain what patients can expect in an appointment, and even provide each client with a tour of the office.
Tender backbones sigh with relief under the skilled hands of Dr. Wallace C. Ross, who draws from more than three decades of experience in easing pain. He plies his healing trade with adjustments and massage, each geared toward the same goal: to help the body heal without the use of drugs or surgery. When not treating patients' joints, spines, or nervous systems, he turns them over to the on-staff massage therapist, who goes to work on muscular ailments with Swedish, sports, and Thai massage.
Racing motorcycles gave Doctor of Chiropractic Erik M. Fotheringham quite a thrill. Unfortunately, it also gave him a lot of pain. So—realizing he had already used up all his wishes from his pet genie—he set up an appointment with the local chiropractor. The results were so astounding that his desire to become a dentist changed into a passion for chiropractic medicine.
At Active Health Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Fotheringham focuses his recovery efforts on sports and family chiropractic care. He uses manual adjustments and other therapies to treat everything from migraines to whiplash to tingling in the limbs.
For nearly four decades, chiropractor Kurt Jacobsen has been promoting better health and relieving back and neck pain in the tricounty area. Today, Jacobsen Chiropractic operates hand-in-hand with Youthful Image Health and Wellness, a collaboration between Jacobsen, his daughter Jessica, and a team comprised of aestheticians, nutrition and fitness experts, and a massage therapist.
In addition to adjusting spines, Dr. Jacobsen's office is also equipped with a HydroMassage bed with traveling jets and custom pressure ranges that allow patients to feel the effects of a hands-on massage without changing out of their clothes or full-body hot-dog suit.
At family-owned Rodnick Chiropractic, doctors preach healthier bodies through straighter spines at four different area locations. Each doctor amasses a detailed medical history and conducts a subtle search of the body for subluxations—vertebral misalignments that cause nerve stress. The doctors use specific low-force adjustments to add motion to the spinal joints and help restore normal mobility and balance. They also solve spinal queries on their local television broadcast, Ask the Chiropractor. On the show, they educate guests about chiropractic wellness and perform pro bono adjustments on bent boom mics.