The staff members at Synergy Sports and Medical Rehabilitation embrace three distinctive treatment modalities to boost overall health and wellbeing. At the forefront of the center's approach is physical therapy, which targets a range of neurological, orthopedic, and musculoskeletal concerns. Over time, the therapist-developed treatment programs can help alleviate the symptoms as well as the underlying injuries that contribute to everything from headaches to chronic back pain. Massage is one tool that can be used to complement a physical-therapy regimen. Although many massages are viewed as a means to relax, Synergy's therapists use the treatments to increase joint flexibility, soothe strained muscles, and increase circulation to areas where it is needed most. The third facet of the center's approach is acupuncture, which attempts to restore balance to the natural flow of the body's energies as a therapist inserts thin needles into key locations across the body, removing energetic blockages and popping any overly clingy balloon animals.
ImPower Pilates combines traditional Pilates, the endurance- and repetition-based core-building exercise pioneered by Joseph Pilates, with tailored training equipment capable of increasing strength, flexibility, and balance. During tower classes, which are limited to four students with one Pilates-certified instructor, students boldly strap in and stretch out over their powerful resistance-riddled frenemies with the “Wall Unit.” With each spring-loaded strain-seducing repetition, instructors and their followers alike work rarely used muscles, pushing the limits of their perseverance, and upping the chances of nabbing sidewalk change without breaking stride. Those who take the tower class should have Pilates-mat or Pilates-equipment training experience.
Mina, the owner of 1 Healthy Life, knows how the corporate lifestyle can leave a person stressed, out of shape, and depressed. For a decade, she lived that lifestyle. But when anxiety started to seriously affect her physical help, she took action. Nowadays, she's a certified holistic health coach that helps others out of similar ruts during private and group coaching programs. Regardless of the setting, each customized program reinforces healthy habits such as setting and reaching goals, finding ways to reduce stress, and avoiding rivers roiling with piranhas.
As a board-certified anesthesiologist and licensed aesthetic physician who has even trained in cosmetic acupuncture, Dr. Roxana B. Kerns, M.D. is well-versed in nearly every type of anti-aging treatment. There's one she doesn't offer, however—invasive surgery. That's because she's mastered a range of techniques that accomplish what was once only achieved through surgical procedures.
For example, instead of subjecting patients to the pain of rhinoplasty or blepharoplasty, Dr. Kerns is able to smooth out the nose's profile with injectable fillers and banish dark circles under the eyes with fat-transfer techniques and laser treatments. She was also selected as an expert injector by the National Laser Institute, making her uniquely qualified to administer Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injections that target fine lines on the face. Orchid Aesthetics also features an arsenal of laser technology designed to mend aesthetic issues of all types, including wrinkles, sagging skin, hyperpigmentation, unwanted hair, and spider veins.
In her quest to stamp out sun damage, Dr. Kerns recently developed her own line of organic skincare formulas that hydrate, boost collagen production, and reflect UV rays away from the face and onto the nearest pool party.
Award-winning physician Harry Schanzer draws from an extensive arsenal of credentials that includes more than 40 years of medical experience, more than 150 published articles, and time spent as the director of Mount Sinai Hospital's Vascular Laboratory in New York. Together with his talented staff, Dr. Schanzer works to quell a wide array of venous diseases, using his vast knowledge to recommend suitable treatment plans. Staffers might suggest high-tech laser ablation treatments for varicose and spider veins or propose sclerotherapy or microphlebectomy, which, like performing an appendectomy on an ant, requires tiny surgical incisions. Each treatment is designed to enhance patients' comfort and confidence, and can thwart more troublesome medical issues from arising in the future.
When Shawn Rogers enlisted in the Army he was 50 pounds overweight. Intense training and discipline helped him trim down and gave his life a sense of purpose. But after he left the service, he slipped back into old habits by neglecting his health for the sake of a higher income. Fast forward to September 11, 2001. The tragedy inspired Shawn to leave his job and build the life he truly wanted. His sense of urgency led him to become a personal trainer as well. After working in several gyms, he opened Your Body Your Machine.
Shawn's clientele runs the gamut from nurses and correction officers to Diane Sawyer, co-anchor of Good Morning America. When she asked him to help some of her staff members, he launched the GMA Fit Club. This program helped the show's staffers lose up to 60 pounds and 10 inches.