With a little bit of help, the human body is capable of caring for itself. This is the chiropractic philosophy of Dr. Drake Jacobs, who helps clients with treatments that address the underlying causes of chronic
pain without resorting to prescription medication or invasive procedures. Instead, Dr. Jacobs and his staff work with clients to assess their condition and use x-rays to get a clearer look at the body's inner workings, especially the structure of the spinal column.
To effectively treat a variety of hard- and soft-tissue concerns, chiropractic care hinges upon manual adjustments, which realign the wayward vertebrae that may be interfering with communications sent from the brain down the spinal cord and throughout the body. These treatments help restore alignment and
remove interference in the body's nervous system, providing a holistically focused alternative that allows the body to naturally recover from the aches and pains caused by pent-up stress, trauma, or sports injuries.
Each fully licensed Physicians Weight Loss Centers location houses a staff of dietary experts dedicated to helping their clients lead overall healthier lives. To help their clients achieve their goals, they offer six weight-loss programs—which have been honed over the last 30 years—that are tailored to suit their needs. The plans map out varying caloric levels and dietary approaches, and are customized to each client based on their health statistics and natural repartee with celery sticks. Putting patient education at the forefront, the staff promotes sustainable healthy eating habits, and helps clients ease the eventual transition from the weight-loss program to regular eating habits. The specialists augment the programs with a variety of in-person and online services, in addition to more than 65 weight-loss and nutrition products, ranging from vitamin B12 shots to specialized supplements.
A trio of experienced practitioners—two chiropractors and a physiatrist—stands at the helm of the spine-soothing ship that is Midlands Health Center. William A. Jones, R. Dean McCaughan, and Kiran K. Sandrapaty share a deep knowledge of the body’s inner workings and a patient-centered philosophy that compels them to begin each of their chiropractic treatments with a personal consultation. Their focus on holistic well-being does not preclude them from accounting for specific ailments; taking advantage of the center’s x-ray facilities, they can identify bodily issues such as vertebral subluxations and abnormally frightening skeletons. To ensure the health of spines and nervous systems, the doctors may employ manual and trigger-point therapies as well as other hands-on techniques.
Certified Rolfer Kimberly Richey eases bodies into balance during 75-minute Rolfing sessions. As opposed to massage therapists, who drive tension from muscles, or chiropractors, who realign spines by advising patients to sleep on a ruler, Richey’s practice focuses on the fascia, the soft tissue that surrounds muscles and connects organs to one another. Direct pressure coupled with guided movements work to release tightness within connective tissues, restoring proper movement to the body as a whole. Continued Rolfing sessions can result in improved posture and mobility, reduced pain and stiffness, and increased circulation.
For the better part of two decades, Selma T. Jones worked as a lawyer, spending her life in court or behind stacks upon stacks of legal documents. Not satisfied, she gave up her practice and went on to receive her master’s degree from the respected New England School of Acupuncture. Today, she's a board-certified acupuncturist who treats area residents dealing with a wide variety of ailments, including body pain, sinus problems, and imagining that your coworkers’ suitcases are filled with spiders. Selma's specialty is helping her patients overcome addictions; she's been particularly successful in halting clients’ tobacco use.
At Active Life, Doctor of Chiropractic Emily Drew searches for spinal misalignments—vertebral subluxations—in both children and adults. These misalignments can trigger myriad chronic conditions such as headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome, so whenever Dr. Drew finds a misalignment, she manipulates the body back into its proper position. Her repertoire of therapies includes the Thompson Drop technique, which uses a special table that breaks away when downward pressure is put on a patient, and the Webster technique, which works to turn breech babies in pregnant women and men.