"Something hurts." The doctors at Absolute Medical Clinic—which has eight locations in Jacksonville and its surrounding areas—are used to hearing that from their patients. Fortunately, their clinics' thorough diagnostics systems can swiftly pinpoint the issue in most cases. After x-rays, ultrasounds, or other tests, they work with men, women, and kids to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Like a truck driver who's way ahead of schedule, their treatment plans might take a lot of different routes. In addition to chiropractic treatments, the doctors on staff have experience in rehabilitation, physical therapy, and various forms of medical care. They work alongside massage therapists, and the team also gives guidance on nutrition and overall health. Med spa treatments including laser hair removal and body contouring mean that the outside of the body gets almost as much attention as the inside.
As an individual who has experienced both the unbearable pain of sudden bodily injury and the subsequent chiropractic care that eased it, Dr. Christopher Burnham is no mere believer. After four major injuries, he's turned to chiropractors, proving that adjustments and other care—instead of surgery—could eliminate or help manage the pain just as well, if not better. Among the services he offers to satisfied patients is impulse adjusting, laser treatments and other treatments after thoroughly consulting with each patient and performing examinations.
A Parker College of Chiropractic graduate, Doctor of Chiropractic Alan Smith was unsure where to begin his chiropractic practice, so he let fate decide for him by throwing a dart at a map. He settled in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2001, opening a practice based on the five axioms of heath: chiropractic, exercise, positive mental attitude, nutrition, and sleep. After a decade, Dr. Alan relocated to Florida, where he continues his mission to restore bodies to their optimal states of wellness.
Dr. Alan thoroughly explains chiropractic science to all who enter his practice and discusses expectations and results before each patient undergoes any treatment. This complimentary consultation helps Dr. Alan and his patients work together to develop a customized-treatment plan based on the patients’ individual needs.
Rehabilitation is the ultimate goal at Physical Healthcare of Jacksonville. Led by Dr. Mark Pierce, the center's staff provides an alternative to the prescription medications and invasive surgeries of traditional medical care. Instead, patients can receive treatments that address the underlying conditions that cause painful symptoms, helping them not only overcome chronic pains, but also become more resistant to injuries over time. The healthcare professionals accomplish this by providing atlas-orthogonal chiropractic care—realigning vertebrae and improving communication along the spine—and by offering everything from massage therapy to nutritional and lifestyle counseling. They also cater to patients' cosmetic needs, helping slim silhouettes with LED body-contouring technology.
A member of the Florida Chiropractic Association, Life Mission Chiropractic's licensed and holistic healer, Dr. Peter Adams, employs his more than 25 years of spine-adjusting experience to help alleviate a wide range of ailments in patients of all ages without the use of prescription drugs. After pinpointing the cause of deep-rooted aches, nebulous pains, and recurring jazz-hand spasms, Dr. Adams combines the principles of biomechanics with his chiropractor skills to help correct postures and promote healing. His integrative treatment methods, which include spinal adjustment and postural screening, corrective exercise, and lifestyle advice, not only divest patients of unwanted corporeal tension, but also help them keep stress at bay by lending his guidance on the day-to-day choices and activities that affect their overall health. With a strong belief in community service, Dr. Adams delivers free wellness talks on a host of topics at many churches, schools, and organizations.
At Hodges Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Richard Bloom, Sr. calls upon his years of experience to relieve pain and promote overall wellness. Dr. Bloom's education and training has led him across the country: the Maryland native graduated from Regents College in New York, went on to Life University Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia, and is currently enrolled in the doctorate of nutrition program at the University of Miami. His interest in wellness has also led him to operate a lifestyle-coaching firm.
Dr. Bloom offers treatments that include massage, physical therapy, and integrative wellness. In addition to diversified adjustments, the doctor aligns spines with the precise Gonstead method, the instrument-based Activator method, and gentle range-of-motion techniques that improve the ability to retrieve wayward kites from tree branches.