Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack opened the first HealthSource office in 2006 and has watched his business take flight, growing to more than 250 offices nationwide. The expansion is due in part to progressive-treatment protocols and business systems and in part to the experience Dr. Tomshack gained while in the US Air Force and the MBA program at the University of Toledo, and at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he graduated summa cum laude. At each of his offices, a team of chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and trainers helps to alleviate ailments such as disk degeneration and fibromyalgia. The team can also tailor treatments to alleviate pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, or arthritis, and its progressive-rehab program works with body areas that are known to cause trouble, such as weak lower backs and rebellious pinky toes.
When Dr. Seun Awobusuyi considers how best to heal a neuromuscular ailment, his first move is to step back and take a look at the big picture.
This is in keeping with his view of the body as a complex, interconnected organism as opposed to a mere grouping of self-governing structures. The nervous system, which flows throughout the body and connects its disparate parts, is the main locus of Dr. Awobusuyi’s concern; he can trace most ailments back to this sophisticated network of neurons and neurotransmitters. After identifying symptoms and their root causes, Dr. Awobusuyi combines hands-on adjustments, massages, and vitamin supplements to restore optimal functionality. Advanced technologies such as roller table traction and dry hydrotherapy beds also assist in the effort, spacing out vertebrae and kneading out the kinks in vestigial tails.
Dr. Laura Vasallo is well-versed in holistic wellness, having studied and practiced Oriental medicine and massage therapy for more than a decade each. At Natural Approach Acupuncture & Massage Center, she taps into Eastern and alternative medicine practices to help clients improve their physical and psychological health. For instance, her Bach Flower remedies, which date back to the work of Dr. Edward Bach, a physician and bacteriologist of the 1930s, rely on the healing powers of flowers and herbs to help alleviate chronic ailments and improve emotional balance. Her holistic toolbox also includes acupuncture and massage.
Swedish-born Catherine Coudray treats ailments in a holistic manner. She is a dietician and acupuncturist and expertly practices homeopathy and herbal medicine to alleviate allergies and chronic pain. She also specializes in noninvasive facelifts to help refresh her clients’ visage.
Julius Acupuncture & Natural Medicine fends off present and future illnesses through preventive care and Oriental medicine. Acupuncture sessions use hair-thin needles to stimulate acupoints on the body, regulating the flow of energy along vital pathways and promoting natural healing from within. Massage sessions can be called on to soothe muscles with gentle touch, helping improve range of motion and flexibility while easing muscular pain. Julius Chadee's herbal remedies can supplement traditional pain regimens that rely on eating chicken soup and icing your body with frozen Advil.
Marcela Bowie](http://gr.pn/HDuQsB), a licensed doctor of Oriental medicine, sifts through her mental cache to select just the right treatment, collected over years spent abroad interning at hospitals in China. She pools her experience with that of the staff neurologist and expert yoga instructors to realign minds, bodies, and over-doffed top hats. Marcela administers Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture to ease myriad ailments, such as anxiety, aches, and pains. For routine maintenance, she and a convocation of yogis lead 75-minute yoga classes that range from rigorous Vinyasa Flow to Gentle Yoga for all levels.