Dr. Walter Ialacci, founder of Physical and Integrative Medicine Associates, exclaims pride in his team of health professionals, comprised of an osteopath, chiropractic doctors, licensed massage therapists, and a holistic health counselor. Together, Dr. Ialacci says, these like-minded professionals treat their patients with their “exceptional skills… to create a synergy of wellness that is greater than the sum of its parts.” They treat ailments such as depression, weight issues, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia through chiropractic care, acupuncture, and osteopathy, which all awaken the body’s natural ability to heal.
The team's laser therapy targets acupuncture points for the needle-averse, promoting recovery from strained muscles, skin disorders, and athletic injuries, working closely with each patient’s primary physician if desired, so that they can benefit from both holistic and Western medicine. Physical and Integrative Medicine Associates' wide-ranging treatments are all performed in a neutral-toned office adorned with waterfalls and Eastern artwork.
At Laprise Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Kristie Hosey is part of the team that works to maintain patients' wellness, and Kristie's focus is on helping clients move well. She works to relieve tensions and recurring pains through therapeutic massage. Clients with achy backs or sprained muscles may receive a host of benefits from Kristie's Swedish massages, including reduced anxiety and muscle spasms.
Combining modern technology and ancient chiropractic techniques, the spine-soothers at West Hartford Chiropractic provide therapeutic treatment for acute and chronic conditions. The posture-propping procedure begins with a comprehensive chiropractic exam, in which backbone specialists assess overall spinal wellness. Next, West Hartford Chiropractic founder Dr. Moshe Laub will demand feats of flexibility, turning the spotlight on patients who can put hats on their heads with their feet, and tests reflexes by gently tapping knees to make sure they are not full of maple syrup. X-rays will occasionally be used to illuminate the dark corners of possible degeneration. Once any underlying conditions such as hula-hoop hip or texting-thumb syndrome are identified, the doctor will devise a treatment plan and corrective exercises. Targeted relief treatment may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and soft-tissue massage, as well as wellness techniques for discouraging discomfort at home.
Whether the malady is musculoskeletal or digestive, related to injury or stress, the multifaceted team at Whole Health Associates can personalize a holistic remedy to tackle it. The center’s naturopathic physicians complete a thorough consultation to investigate each patient's health history before diagnostic tests ferret out the root causes of symptoms, such as counterproductive habits or recent experiments with all-Twinkie diets. The staff often collaborates with chiropractors to create a well-rounded treatment plan, combining the latest advancements in modern medicine with alternative therapies such as massage, classical Chinese medicine, and homeopathy.
The center also specializes in therapeutic nutrition. Dr. Jennifer Stagg has extensive experience in treating metabolic syndrome and has served as the medical editor of the Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants. Dr. Jones-Born, on the other hand, offered nutritional advice with award-winning journalist Joan Lunden on an episode of the Better show and is a senior nutrition expert and consultant for the prominent eldercare website A Place for Mom.
Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Chase believes conditions such as back pain, migraines, and sciatica result from a condition called anterior head syndrome (AHS). The most visible sign of the syndrome is a head the droops forward in front of the shoulders due to factors such as gravity, the weight of the head, poor posture, or a really heavy hat. From this drooping comes a tense spine, which is an ideal condition from which pain can sprout. At Dr. Chase's clinic, Advanced Chiropractic, he and his staff treat AHS using structural-correlation techniques, which are chiropractic techniques that focus on correcting the spine and recentering the head between the shoulders.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jeffrey Soley graduated with honors from New York Chiropractic College in 1994 and has devoted his career to wellness services; nevertheless, he could easily talk shop with an aerospace engineer. Their workplace overlap lies in the ProAdjuster, which draws on NASA technology originally used to assess the structural integrity of space-shuttle cooling tiles. Wielding a revamped version of the same tool, Dr. Soley uncovers areas of the spine that need adjusting and catches inconsistencies before they turn into painful symptoms or unsolvable riddles. He complements this painless procedure with low-level laser therapy to repair tissue and stimulate healing, and lab testing that helps bolster clients' long-term health with custom nutrition plans.