Chronic pains and aches shrivel into vague memories at the hands of Advanced Spine & Rehab Center’s professional chiropractic staff. After completing their new client paperwork, balance-craving bods chat with Doctor of Chiropractic Jeff Mitchell about their specific health issues and enjoy a physical exam including orthopedic testing, reflex assessments, muscle testing, and, if necessary, x-rays. Once the source is singled out, experienced staff members loosen the muscles around the pain center using heat packs, a massage chair, and electrical muscle stimulation, which reduces inflammation in a sensation similar to firm licks from an affectionate pet spider. Dr. Mitchell then re-centers vertebrae with a controlled, professional spinal adjustment, eradicating aches and forcing frames back into prizefighting shape. Future pain prevention and wellness suggestions, such as exercises, diet, and lifestyle changes, round out the visit.
Dr. Karen Besler and Dr. Laura Ross team up to helm Dental Associates of Cedar Rapids, where they improve smiles with Invisalign and veneers and ensure improved oral hygiene with general checkups for patients of all ages. They attend to patients during convenient early morning and evening hours, as well as one Saturday a month, and keep a staff member on call for dental emergencies, such as when a patient cracks a tooth or grows baleen. Additionally, Dr. Besler promotes dentistry worldwide, helping to raise funds to equip a dental clinic in Kipkaren, Kenya.
Dr. John McGrane does it all, from general dental checkups to Invisalign orthodontics. With more than 20 years of experience under his belt, Dr. McGrane is comfortable with most every type of dental treatment. Among his specialties, he expedites tooth-restoration procedures with advanced CEREC technology. This piece of equipment allows him to digitally map a patient's mouth, create a porcelain restoration, and attach the replacement without the need for multiple visits or having to chip a tooth off the statue of David. Along with his dental team, Dr. McGrane makes a concerted effort not only to provide quality dental care but also to truly connect with his patients.
Dr. David Harvey sees relieving pain as only half the battle. He prepares to combat pain and recurring injury with an extensive array of techniques and technologies, including the Activator adjustment method, electrotherapy, and a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator. Dr. Harvey and his staff bid adieu to sharp, searing muscle pain, back pain, and headaches—although the doctor believes the relief is only temporary if patients don’t understand the root cause of their distress. So Dr. Harvey and his staff delve through a detailed medical history, physical exam, and x-rays to identify and correct imbalances in the body through manual adjustments, nutritional counseling, and rehabilitation exercises.
Shortly after brothers Eldon and Clarence Klauer co-founded Klauer Optical in 1939, they found themselves making binocular lenses for the United States Navy during World War II. Today, the company's work orders have changed, but the Klauer name remains. Clarence's grandson Jeff oversees the operation, and Eldon's son Charles fabricates the store's eyeglasses and sunglasses.
At Ultimate Body Shaping, certified personal trainer Mary Drake cultivates a supportive, results-oriented environment for shedding excess body fat and keeping it off. During boot camp, guests hustle through a circuit-style workout, lifting barbells and kettlebells while also pounding out kickboxing jabs and roundhouse kicks. Workouts are varied to keep muscles constantly working and often incorporate good, old-fashioned pushups, sit-ups, and breakups with cheeseburger barbells. Mary creates a supportive environment where fellow boot campers urge each other to take their efforts to the next level.