Doctor of Chiropractic George Kraft is passionate about treating his patients with chiropractic care and holistic medicine because he knows first-hand just how effective they can be. After he suffered a stroke that let him partially paralyzed, Dr. Kraft abandoned traditional medicine and turned to chiropractic methods and alternative medicine. He has since regained 95% of his mobility.
Today at his practice, Dr. Kraft applies these same therapies to help his own patients overcome their health problems, including lower-back pain, sciatica, migraines, allergies, and addictions. He manually adjusts spines, eases pain with needleless acupuncture treatments, and dispenses Chinese herbs. He also teaches patients corrective exercises that help prevent further injuries, and he provides nutritional tips for designing a diet.
Dr. Kraft not only treats adults, but also kids and infants as young as 1 day old. And since he believes that wellness begins in the womb, he offers healthcare to pregnant women.
Dr. Czulada wears his title comfortably after 25 years of practice, but he wasn’t born a doctor. He earned his designation with dual biology degrees and extensive chiropractic training at the National College of Chiropractic. Along the way, he also earned recognition for his exemplary bedside manner, garnering the Scranton Times-Tribune reader’s choice award for Best Chiropractor in Scranton. Over the course of his career, he has adjusted more than 10,000 spines, gaining knowledge from each of them. Dr. Czulada and his staff combine their experience with insights gleaned from x-rays and consultations to create customized treatment regimens for each patient or pop-up tent they encounter.
Growing up in a family of doctors, Corey Kirshner knew at an early age that his life passion was to steer people onto the path to good health. After graduating with honors from Life Chiropractic College in two disciplines—Doctor of Chiropractic and Bachelor of Science in Nutrition—Corey eventually opened Kirshner Health Solutions, where his peers now know him as Dr. Kirshner. His team realigns vertebrae displaced by injuries or strenuous daily activities with spinal adjustments, and treats compressed, herniated, and degenerated disks with a special ABS machine. The team even uses cold low-level lasers to spur the body’s healing mechanisms and reduce pain associated with conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, and sprains.
ChiroXchange supports a nervous system of more than 250 nationwide locations, whose varying services and technologies all converge with the end of healing bodies with holistic, drug-free techniques. The chiropractors believe that many of the body’s ailments, from sore backs and headaches to fatigue, are caused by blockages in the nervous system. To reverse these blockages, they nudge spinal discs back into place with gentle, strategic pressure, aligning nerves with the vertebra to free the flow of information and cat photos to and from the brain. The chiropractors at each location emphasize communication with their patients. They field questions, explain the purpose of every adjustment, and work with patients to design programs around their unique wellness goals.
During a discussion of sports-performance psychology on Fox 29 News, Todd Stofka, founder of Philly Hypnosis, paraphrased self-help pioneer Napoleon Hill in saying, "What you believe, you can achieve." This mantra captures the mission of Todd and his business partner and former protégé, Pat Donohue, as they use hypnotherapy's power of suggestion to help clients remodel their thoughts in the areas of sports, smoking, and eating. The pair of certified hypnotherapists conducts hypnosis using Todd's signature technique, the Stofka method, which combines his firsthand insight as a competitive athlete with neurolinguistic psychology and traditional hypnosis.
At Augello Chiropractic, Dr. Mark Augello and Dr. Charles T. Kennedy III focus on the big picture to help their patients achieve total wellness. They strive to ferret out the underlying causes of their patients' chronic issues—varying from work-related pain to accident and sports injuries—and treat them with long-term solutions such as adjustments, trigger-point therapy, and myofascial release. To supplement chiropractic services, a staff of licensed massage therapists is on hand to soothe aches and pains with a variety of modalities. They also offer public lectures, impulse-adjustment advice, and nutritional counseling to help clients lead healthier lifestyles without feeling compelled to tattoo the food pyramid on the inside of their palm.