Lucia Chiropractic Clinic’s Doctor of Chiropractic George W. Lucia Jr., who speaks English and Spanish, aligns adults’ and kids’ spines with chiropractic adjustments and fortifies bodies with nutritional supplements. He uses techniques such as intersegmental traction to alleviate bulging discs and therapies such as moist heat, ultrasound, and electrical muscle stimulation to treat soft-tissue injuries. He even offers digital scans of feet to determine if there are any imbalances in the feet causing spine problems and ruining competitive race-walking potential.
As an avid sports fan, participant in sports such as hockey and football, and a youth-sports coach, Dr. Lucia recognizes the effects that intense physical activity can have on the body. He treats a variety of athletes at his clinic and is the official chiropractic physician for the Carolina Renegades, as well as the chiropractor for The Camel City Thrashers roller-derby team, a sport whose athletes are as injury-prone as a crash-test dummy’s stunt double.
Christina Barrett can do a lot of things, but there's one thing you'll never catch her doing: sitting still. Since her childhood days on the island of Nantucket, she has spent the vast majority of her time running, jumping, swimming, stretching, and training to keep her body in peak form. When she's not qualifying for the Boston Marathon or setting records in endurance races along the coastline of Nantucket, Christina draws on her vast knowledge to help other athletes—and nonathletes—stay in shape. Her signature training program is CoreAlign, which blends a variety of exercises to teach the body how to move correctly. With this in mind, it's fortuitous that Christina found Gray Chiropractic & Sports Associates. The health-and-chiropractic center provides her with all the resources she needs to heal muscles strained while jumping over hurdles or running into a wall painted to resemble a finish line.
At Liringis Chiropractic’s two locations, Drs. Steve Liringis and LaTanya Bowman nudge pained physiques closer to ache-free existence with general chiropractic care, corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, and nutritional counseling. Dr. Liringis's first taste of chiropractic care came after he suffered a neck injury playing touch football and one of his teammates remedied the soreness with an adjustment. His continued fascination with the medicinal field led him to graduate from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1979 and found Liringis Chiropractic in 1980. Joining Dr. Liringis in his fight against chronic pain, Dr. Bowman calls upon her experience in sports medicine to help patients achieve optimal health without having to swallow pills, eat a bushel of apples daily, or devour an entire treadmill.
Though challenged by his corporate job in payroll services, Doctor of Chiropractic John Stoetzel never felt passionate about it. But since attending the Palmer College of Chiropractic and opening his own chiropractic office, Dr. Stoetzel has hit his stride as he faces each day excited to treat his patients with treatments from spinal adjustments to traction to hydromassages.
More than 20 years ago, Dr. Kevin Sharp started honing the skills that earned him the North Carolina Chiropractic Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. As a fellow in the International College of Chiropractors, Dr. Sharp uses a hands-on adjustment modality—developed by Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead—alongside electrical-stimulation therapy and digital foot scanning. These technologies help Dr. Sharp tailor his treatments to each client while singling out which exact piggy cries, “wee, wee, wee” all the way home. With his guidance, and the help of custom orthotics and a host of online educational resources, clients can continue to heal at home or while driving a dune buggy.
Doctors of Chiropractic Kristi Mauldin and Shenoa Rondeau helm Lexington Family Chiropractic Center, P.A. and Brentwood Chiropractic. Dr. Mauldin treats patients by combining physiotherapy procedures with natural vitamins and supplements. Dr. Rondeau, meanwhile, has a strong interest in helping pregnant woman work toward an easy labor with ongoing chiropractic care. She’s also knowledgeable about radiology and specializes in CBP, a chiropractic method that improves posture to help patients finally be able to carry their briefcases on their heads.
With their combined skills, Dr. Mauldin and Dr. Rondeau treat an extensive list of illnesses and aches, including carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, and allergies. Their treatment plans often include such techniques as adjustments to realign the spine, rehabilitative therapies and exercises, and spinal decompression. Both chiropractic offices also work in conjunction with a weight-loss facility to help patients slim down through a doctor-supervised program.