In addition to adjusting spines with manual pressure and assuaging muscle aches with massage, Doctor of Chiropractic Jim Spiropoulos also takes a technological approach to chiropractic care. Spinal decompression gently extends the spine with a steady, gradually increasing force that draws in oxygen-rich blood to alleviate back pain. Cold-light lasers target damaged and scarred internal tissue, promoting cellular turnover without damaging the skin.
Doctor or Chiropractic Jared Yevins was valedictorian of his class at Logan University of Health Sciences. The leader of Sewickley Chiropractic Care applies that well-cultivated education to give clients a range of solutions to help them deal with pain and health problems. His spinal adjustments help to realign vertebrae knocked out of place by trauma from car accidents or other inopportune missteps. Dr. Yevins also uses other chiropractic methods, and the clinic offers wellness counseling and massage therapy.
Certified clinical hypnotherapist Natalie Decker won't hypnotize you to bark like a dog on command or donate money to PBS every time you hear classical music, but she will tap into your subconscious to help you lose weight, stop smoking, boost your self-esteem, and develop more focus in your career. She does this by bringing people to an extremely relaxed state and using powerful imagery to "speak" to the subconscious mind and effect positive change. Clients remain awake and in control during the entire session.
Doctor of Chiropractic Douglas Migitsch is eager to share with patients the drug-free healing techniques he's been practicing for more than 27 years. He demonstrates this enthusiasm by offering free consultations to every patient. Before administering any of his signature hands-on treatments, such as adjustments and deep-tissue massages, he listens to patients' issue and formulates treatment plans.
At Pittsburgh Chiropractic, Dr. Carr runs the wellness gamut by straightening spines, alleviating pain due to injuries, performing physiotherapy, and counseling clients on nutrition and weight loss. Patients kick off their visit with a consultation and a thorough 66-point examination, during which the doctor thoroughly explores bodies in search of problem sources and prehensile Pegasus wings. A skilled technician then snaps two x-rays to reveal the inner goings-on among vertebrae to locate underlying ailments and to provide a visual record that maps long-term spinal health. Patients conclude their visit with a one-hour massage, wherein the massage therapist delves their dexterous fingers into muscles to work out kinks and locate pockets of stress with skillful, intuitive strokes. In certain situations, Dr. Carr may recommend a follow-up visit to discuss findings from the first visit.
Tricia Gilbert understands relaxation. A nationally certified massage therapist, she relieves aches and tension with modalities ranging from soothing Swedish to more therapeutic neuromuscular techniques. But she also promotes wellness with less common styles, such as reflexology, Chinese cupping, and even cellulite-smoothing skinny massage. For evidence of Tricia's knot-untangling skills, look no further than the football field—she attended the Pittsburgh Steelers' training camp to provide rejuvenating sports massages.