For more than a decade, Dr. Zia Rizvi has straightened, cleaned and restored teeth while focusing on patient comfort. He sets his patients at ease by soliciting their input throughout their treatment, and he only extracts a tooth as a last resort. His office also typically stays open until 8 p.m. in order to accommodate patients who do not own sunglasses. Whether he is straightening pearly whites with Invisalign’s transparent aligners, constructing same-day crowns with CEREC technology, or performing tooth-color restorations, he ensures his patients are comfortable the whole time.
LA Boxing’s instructors thumb their noses at the suggestion that fighting has no place in public. They happily subvert this social convention, leading students through safe and noncontact fitness classes inspired by the pugilistic arts. Each boxing, kickboxing, or group MMA class is led by a professional fighter, who teaches basic skills during the up-tempo, one-hour workouts. Students warm up with plyometrics before strapping on 6-ounce gloves and hitting a heavy bag with combination of kicks, knees, and elbows. Classes may burn between 800 and 1,000 calories per session, improve coordination and stamina, and increase your tolerance for listening to the theme from Rocky IV on repeat.
The colorful walls of Bella Ballerina’s studio echo with the patter of little feet springing across the wood floors. Classes welcome tiny dancers aged 18 months to 10 years, with ballet barres only a couple of feet off the ground and story time at the beginning of each session. The teachers, all professional dancers with years of performing and teaching experience, lead their students through basic ballet moves while sprinkling in jazz and tap. In addition to the classes, Bella Ballerina also hosts birthday parties that combine the things kids love: cupcakes, ballet, goodie bags, and another day lived without meeting whatever lives under the bed.
Though it happened under unfortunate circumstances, Dr. Tara Urschel discovered chiropractic care at a very young age. At 12, Tara sought treatment due to injuries she received as a competitive figure skater. As she rebounded, Tara realized the benefits of chiropractic, and later, after teaching international athletes under the supervision of Olympic medalist Sergei Chetverukhin, she decided she wanted to help others achieve wellness in the same way. While training at New York Chiropractic College, she met her husband, Dr. Michael Urschel. Together, at Ashburn Medical Spa & Wellness Center, they help clients achieve optimal health through chiropractic care, neurological consultations, herbal medicine, and nutrition counseling.
With the belief that dentistry “is a lifelong learning process,” Greenway Smiles’ chief dentist, Dr. Preethi Sundaram, augments the knowledge gleaned from NYU’s College of Dentistry with continuing-education classes, making sure she stays up-to-date on the latest techniques and gourmet toothpaste recipes. Dr. Edison Abril performs periodontal services, including restoration and implants, and treats special concerns, such as gingivitis and gum recession. Their family dental services rely on Ultrasonic scalers, medicated gels, and prescription-strength mouthwash for a custom clean, and their whitening treatments make for aesthetically pleasing smiles. Additionally, sedation dentistry enables patients who experience fear or anxiety during dental visits to receive treatment in a relaxed and peaceful condition.
The holistic specialists at ACN Wellness help bodies to heal themselves with acupuncture, chiropractic adjustment, nutritional guidance, and osteopathic therapies. They aim to ease maladies by finding and treating the root cause of the symptoms, rather than suppressing them with drugs or lots of television. Chiropractic doctors Viet Le and Francisco Fernandez are trained in a medley of integrative chiropractic and acupuncture techniques. Grace Lee manages pain, anxiety, and obesity with acupuncture and Oriental medicine, turning to supplemental methods such as acupressure, cupping, and electrical muscle stimulation.
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