Practitioners at Stretch U employ The Carey Stretch method, which was developed by professional physical therapist John Carey. Through his work with countless professional athletes, including baseball players and golfers, John developed his method to help unblock constricted neural pathways and help boost functioning of the nervous system. Through a combination of stretching muscles, nerves, and the myofascial system, the Cary Stretch method strives to improve athletic performance, increase mobility, and increase range of motion.
Carol S. Hickman started practicing massage therapy in 1993, but it wasn’t until 1995 that she really saw the full effect her skills could have on others. After the Oklahoma City bombing, she used her knack for healing to bring the victims physical and mental peace. The satisfaction of helping others—and to see their faces fade from tortured to pain-free—is what has kept Hickman in this career path for nearly 20 years.
Her treatment repertoire includes hot-stone and therapeutic massages meant to soothe muscles and stiff necks, and zen body therapy, which uses high-intensity energy treatments similar to rolfing to straighten the spine, similar to those used to roll out an old, dry piece of play-doh. Hickman also extends her services to animals with arthritis and to infants, focusing on instilling good posture when children’s bones are the most pliable.
Doctor of Chiropractic Marcus Favorite adheres to the traditional chiropractic philosophy: to help the body heal itself. At Favorite Chiropractic, he aims to accomplish this goal by freeing the brain-body communication that can become disrupted by out-of-position vertebrae or really tight shirt collars. Disks can occasionally slip, limiting the spinal cord’s ability to transmit signals to the muscles and organs and causing illness. During adjustments, the doctor applies careful pressure to strategically shift these disks back into place, thereby triggering the body’s natural healing processes. Dr. Favorite’s sure hands and gentle disposition can help alleviate a range of ailments for patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly.
Apex Medical & Wellness's medical doctors, chiropractors, and nurse practitioners work together to treat problems such as fibromyalgia, migraines, and injuries resulting from car accidents. They might use spinal-decompression treatments to create space between vertebral discs and alleviate pinched nerves, or Supartz injections to assuage knee or shoulder pain. They can also combat migraines with the Tx360 migraine treatment and help relieve chronic back pain with physical medicine.
Doctor of Chiropractic Allison Lees—a former collegiate soccer player—and Doctor of Chiropractic Kayla Smiley—a former collegiate basketball player—both know the physical toll athletes can face. At their practice, the chiropractors take a special interest in helping people recover from sports injuries, as well as chronic pain in the back and extremities. Dr. Lees is also certified in acupuncture to help further alleviate aches and allergies.