Dr. Wendy M. Robbins knows that spinal health can affect the entire body—causing everything from back pain to different-length legs. At Robbins Chiropractic Center, she works to keep spines on the straight and narrow, helping her patients lead happier and healthier lives. One technique she uses, the Thompson Method, requires the patient to turn his or her head, while the chiropractor notes how the movement affects leg length. The results help Dr. Robbins pinpoint vertebral subluxations without using invasive procedures or the power of ESP. However, she also draws upon advanced technologies, examining spines with x-rays before making manual adjustments or using a spring-loaded tool that gently and precisely realigns vertebrae. These adjustments can help relieve ailments including lower-back pain, migraines, and arthritis.
Prospa Massage and Wellness?s James W. Dunn, a licensed massage and bodywork therapist, tends to tensed-up musculature in serene private service rooms. With stress-melting skills honed over years of practice, the seasoned therapist releases tension with various techniques, including Swedish massage and deep-tissue work. A particular emphasis on Russian medical massage?an especially flexible modality?allows James to customize treatments to fulfill clients? specific therapeutic needs. Treating physiques with the same empathy he employs when performing free hand massages at a local nursing home, the therapist progresses through each treatment carefully to minimize bodily discomfort and avoid setting off spinal security systems.
Whether he’s practicing chiropractic or conducting health lectures, Dr. Josh McMillon never loses sight of his ultimate goal: to guide his patients toward a renewed sense of “hope and vitality.” This lofty mission, which Dr. McMillon shares with his staff at Proactive Health & Wellness, serves as the philosophical foundation of his chiropractic program. His knowledge of human anatomy and mastery of technology-assisted therapies such as portable ultrasound and the Graston Technique allow him to measure nervous-system functions and break down fascial restrictions to ensure optimal health.
These chiropractic services represent only one aspect of the center’s program for holistic health. Massage therapy soothes tension and coaxes toxins out of muscles, potentially fending off disease. Similarly, yoga classes relax the mind and body with poses that improve one’s abilities to breathe deeply and slither through drain pipes. Proactive Health & Wellness maintains a commitment to the community that extends beyond its flagship trifecta of therapies; the center’s outreach programs include free health lectures and quarterly food and clothing drives.
Doctor of Chiropractic Allen Ashforth grew up in awe of his father’s chiropractor. The capable doctor guided his father, who suffered from serious spinal troubles, through the regular adjustments and stretches that gradually improved the man's mobility and Sega Genesis scores. Dr. Ashforth watched his dad transform before his eyes from a lethargic man with chronic pain to an energetic, fit, and happier father.
With this inspiration in his heart, Dr. Ashforth charged into a career in chiropractic medicine, at first focusing mainly on helping athletes improve their mobility. Throughout the course of his 20-year practice, the doctor has expanded his expertise to include nonathletes, people dealing with chronic pain, and anyone in search of a way to improve their overall wellness.
Today Dr. Ashforth's treatments make use of traditional chiropractic techniques alongside advanced technology, including cold-laser therapy, which is designed to speed the healing process by stimulating the body’s growth of new cells and nice, ripe apples to be eaten once a day.
At Ananda, each person is guided along the journey to healing and blissful existence by the experienced hands of Anisha Desai, a licensed acupuncturist, yoga teacher, and medical Qi Gong therapist. Patients first receive a consultation that addresses their health concerns, teaches them about Chinese medicine, and evaluates their wellness level through a physical examination. Then, during a comfortable 90-minute acupuncture session, stress is relieved by the loving energy manipulations of small, thin needles. For no additional cost, patients may request cupping, which places vacuum suction cups that would put even the most talented octopus to shame on qi pathways in the back for five to ten minutes in order to diminish pain, or Qi Gong therapy, a movement technique said to aid in restoring the balance of all-important qi.