When Dr. Jerald Hannah of Hannah Chiropractic sets out to help a patient, he first examines and consults with his new visitor. Together, the two determine what therapies, such as adjustments, lifestyle coaching, or tree scratching, will comprise the most appropriate course of action. Then, he embarks on a holistic, three-part approach to healthcare, kicking off the treatment journey with a phase he calls relief care. Once pain has been dispelled over the course of one or several treatments, Dr. Hannah begins the corrective/restorative care phase, which encourages muscles to heal in a way that prevents future injury. Lastly, there's wellness care, a maintenance phase that ensures lasting health.
The practitioners at Living Roots Chiropractic want to be able to treat the entire family, from pregnant mothers or high-school athletes to 2-year-old toddlers. For example, Dr. Liliana Ulloa—trained in the Webster technique—specializes in adjusting and comforting pregnant moms-to-be by improving their pelvic alignment. Believing that massage therapy extends the benefits of adjustments (and vice versa), Living Roots also pairs chiropractic care with therapeutic massage to manipulate the soft tissue. In a cheery office with dark-green walls and zebra-print tables made from actual rectangular zebras, technicians also help re-educate the body and offer custom treatment plans to help maintain the improvements made through each session.
Although certified massage therapist Christi Crapotta studied dance in college, when she’s at Urban Kneads Sacramento, it’s her hands that trip the light fantastic. Her massages follow her results-oriented approach to treatment: she tracks her patients’ progress each time they come to visit to ensure they’re improving and not competing in underground limbo contests. When muscles require an extra dose of relaxation, she unleashes her specialty: hot-stone massages designed to loosen sinews and untangle particularly hard-to-reach knots.
While most children dreamed of becoming astronauts or professional spoons players, Dr. Tim Nicholl wanted to be a chiropractor. When he was 12, he suffered a debilitating neck injury while wrestling. It was then that he discovered the power of a chiropractic adjustment firsthand, and was able to freely move his neck again. Ever since, he's wanted to help others also live pain-free lives.
Today, at his practice Maximize Chiropractic, he follows his five rules for health—understanding health and healing, maintaining the nervous system's functioning, eating nutritionally, exercising, and ousting toxins—and helps his clients to do the same.
Morris Tai, a former competitive weightlifter, knows something about back pain. He made the switch to a chiropractic career after learning one of his spinal disks was shrinking. Today, he draws from 18 years of experience to help fellow athletes, and nonathletes alike, overcome pain without the use of medication. He locates the source of the pain during examinations and targets it with his signature gentle adjustments and therapeutic massages.
Skeletons never get a day off. As the framework of the body, they're responsible for keeping us upright and mobile. Sometimes, that responsibility comes at a cost. Enter the chiropractic experts of the Chrio-Network. Using their extensive knowledge of the skeletal system and the nuanced adjustments required to keep it up and running, they help clients manage everything from chronic pain and mobility problems to sleep problems and migraines.