Doctor of Chiropractic Shawn Richey strives to transform bodies at Chiropractic Family Health Center using chiropractic care and weight-loss treatments. Through spinal adjustments, massages, exercises, and nutritional counseling, he leads his patients down a path of wellness in his friendly, welcoming clinic. Dr. Richey, a specialist in sports chiropractics, helps analyze golf-swing biomechanics to improve swings and prevent injury, and he is the official chiropractor of the Pittsburgh Passion football team, which he treats without heckling or pointing foam fingers at players. He also helps bolster weight-loss efforts with Zerona laser treatments and the ChiroThin program's HCG supplements.
Between the chiropractic doctor and two nurse practitioners at Wexford Wellness CARE, enough knowledge exists to offer a range of nontraditional pain treatments. Chiropractic adjustments can ease not only physical pain, but also chemical and emotional. The same is true of acupuncture—which grows from Chinese medicinal routes and uses internal energy to align bodies—and massage, which can assuage stress and aches. Physical therapy, on the other hand, focuses on physical injuries, working to build up muscles and phonographs to their former glory.
The proud and pliable recipient of a yoga mat's worth of accolades, Amazing Yoga spreads its limber arms to embrace all practitioners, welcoming stretching sophomores and savants alike. Talented, passionate instructors lead an array of classes over a flexible schedule at each of Amazing Yoga's four studios. Clients can frequent the studio of their choice and stack their chakras in classes such as the Basics, a beginner's power-yoga class that emphasizes foundation postures, helping practitioners build up a strong foundation to withstand floods, high winds, and tickling attacks. Amazing Yoga recommends bringing your own water bottle and a mat to classes, though rental mats are available for $2 per class.
While successfully sculpting bodies at Premier Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Vassar Heil felt the need to further help patients reach their aesthetic goals, which is why he founded Acqua Blu Medical Spa. The office blends the tranquility of a day spa with advanced, noninvasive med-spa services, from the Visia digital skin analysis to dermal fillers and laser hair removal, performed by a trained team of physician assistants, registered nurses, trained laser technicians, and aestheticians. Robe-and-slipper-clad guests can wander through the blue and white spa ? swirling with the scent of lavender and the sounds of water bubbling over rocks ? before retreating into private treatment rooms. Each tranquil space boasts a living-room-like setting complete with European-inspired furnishings, neutral hues, and dim light flickering from lamps being held by the Partridge family.
Dr. Justin Scott might contest the phrase, "practice makes perfect." He believes that even the utmost dedication won't upgrade your golf swing to its maximum potential; to reach that plateau, you need to eliminate physical limitations of the body. At Pittsburgh Golf Fitness, he merges his expertise as a Certified Golf-Fitness Instructor and a Certified Titleist Medical Professional, creating individualized programs that focus on common physical hindrances.
First, he assesses each client with 13 physical screenings. These help identify the most pertinent problems in the way of improved golf performances, such as decreased shoulder mobility or a constantly piggybacking caddy. He then builds a custom fitness regimen out of techniques from the Titleist Performance Institute. These various stretches, strength exercises, and functional drills aim to offset specific weaknesses and perfect the kinematic sequence—the correct order in which parts of the body should pass through the plane of the ball during a swing. His programs can benefit players of all experience levels, with maneuvers performed at home, in the gym, or in the private facilities of Scott Spine and Rehabilitation Center, where Scott acts as the doctor on call.
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