Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center’s lobby is a well-shadowed place, with dark-brown walls and slates of polished wood paneling surrounding leather booths and a bubbling aquarium. Perhaps that reflects the initial feelings of their clients, who arrive seeking relief from the everyday aches that can slow life to a crawl. The darkness gives way to light just beyond the front desk, where a modern training room awaits with weights and treadmills. Private treatment rooms come next, filled with warm massage beds keeping company with clay-colored walls and colorful modern art. Visitors should watch their steps, though—without care, they may run into limber shapes shifting through yoga poses, body-fusion groups sloughing away pounds, or loose-limb postmassage frames floating blissfully past.
Such are the obstacles of a tour inside Goodyear Chiropractic Health Center's sprawling facility, where the road to wellness passes through chiropractic treatments, family-fitness exercises, acupuncture tables, and massage beds. Owned by Dr. Corey J. Schneider, whose achievements and specialties are as vast as a poet's list of metaphors for underemployment, the facility's staff of doctors, acupuncturists, physical trainers, and nutritionists all utilize their respective expertise and the veritable playground of resources around them to help their clients overcome pain, injury, and stress.
After studying chiropractic at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa, Doctor of Chiropractic Brian W. Kurth took over a thriving clinic, then parlayed his success there into his own practice. Now at Kurth Chiropractic, he uses state-of-the-art technology to diagnose spines and help put them aright. Dr. Kurth scans patients' spines for muscle tension, misalignment, and vertebrae playing musical chairs before he develops a custom chiropractic plan. He then enlists massage therapists to ease away patients' pain and discomfort. Their strokes boost circulation and cause muscles to slowly uncoil.
Licensed massage therapist Katie Rhyme offers more than just your typical spa massage experience. Her therapeutic bodywork is grounded in the trigger-point technique—a deep-tissue modality that increases oxygen flow through focused kneading of the body's pressure points. The results are many, ranging from improved range of motion and circulation to a deep state of relaxation. Clients may also solicit the facility's other holistic services such as acupuncture and expert chiropractic care.
Dr. Manish Pandya at his bilingual staff at Su Consultorio specialize in chiropractic care for those who have suffered injuries on the job or in car accidents. They use ultrasound and electronic-stimulation therapies as well as manual techniques, such as adjustments and traction treatments, to minimize chronic pain and correct spinal subluxations.
An NCCAOM board-certified acupuncture physician, Scott D. Nelson employs a plethora of wellness-inducing services to fight such maladies as back pain and stress and promote weight loss and fertility. Initial acupuncture visits begin with a consultation, during which Scott takes the long view of an individual's overall health, assesses their goals for treatment, and measures their anxiety level by suddenly shattering the sound barrier. Afterward and on subsequent visits, he inserts very thin needles at key points on the body's energy pathways to release pent-up qi and restore the patient's vitality. Patients averse to needle-based therapy can opt for one of Scott's non-needle modalities, which extend to moxibustion, cupping, and electrotherapy, each adept at relieving chronic pains and aches.