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.
While vacationing in Park City, Utah, some time ago, Georganne and Keith McDaniel wandered into an olive oil and vinegar shop. They had such a marvelous time tasting gourmet imported oils and infused vinegars that when they returned home to Pinehurst, they decided to open Green Gate Olive Oils. Their unstoppable enthusiasm and fervor was so contagious that their enterprise spawned three stores, which they operate along with their son, Brandon.
Each outpost stocks olive oils, vinegars, chocolates, and bath products imported from international artisans in Sicily, Greece, and Chile. Infused vinegars pop with flavors such as lavender, pineapple, and pomegranate. For a unique local concoction, extra-virgin olive oil chocolate barks from Chocolates by Carol feature Green Gate?s own flavored olive oils. The boutiques also carry Olivella bath and body products, and home accents such as candles and cookware. For those who think that olive oil is best used to elevate a bowl of microwaveable mac ?n? cheese, the gourmet enthusiasts also host frequent cooking classes for all ages and cooking camps for kids.