Gig Harbor Chiropractic & Massage is helmed by husband-and-wife doctor duo Greg and Keri Messer, two graduates of Western States Chiropractic College who set out together to annihilate pain one spine at a time. One of the doctors or their skilled staff members will begin your exam with a conversation about your back bothers and health habits. Next, you'll receive a complete chiropractic examination that tests your reflexes, flexibility, posture, and more, followed by a computerized spinal assessment to discover if any disks are bulging, shoulders are slumping, or vertebrae have forgotten the state capitals. If a bit of extra dorsal detective work is required, you'll receive up to two x-rays before the doctor reports his or her findings and recommendations for any necessary treatment.
There are four essential components to The Peoples Trainer: a prominent support group, affordable access to training, guaranteed results, and rewards for achievements. With these elements, the founder outfits clients with the tools and motivation needed to change their bodies. Exercisers of all fitness levels can sign up for The People Trainer’s fitness packages, complete with monthly access to group classes, one-on-one training, accountability calls, and nutritional supplements. Then, if clients meet their goals, The Peoples Trainer will pay them for a job well done.
Dr. Carla Yamashiro and her friendly staff improve oral health with progressive technology, such as digital x-rays and Velscope oral cancer detectors, and place an emphasis on preventative care. During the comprehensive exam, Dr. Carla carefully considers and cross-examines each tooth, scanning for cavities and periodontal diseases. A technician snaps a complete series of x-rays with a digital x-ray machine that reduces radiation output by 80% while producing images nearly instantly. A hygienist then bathes bite bones, scrubbing off tartar and debris, leaving dental domiciles cleaner and smoother than a freshly laundered con artist.
Trotting across acres of lush greenery, the horses at Lake Tapps Equiventures do more than carry young equestrians across paddocks–they help kids achieve their riding dreams. Students can learn all aspects of English and Western riding or jumping as instructors track their riding progress in binders that list concrete goals for the future and provide a leger of past accomplishments. Over time, students earn points for personal achievements in their lessons and visits, which in turn earn them special recognition from the academy and one-on-one Q&A sessions with Black Beauty.
Owner and black-belt Donna Middendorf of Sumner Taekwondo Academy leads a team of instructors who share their expertise in Korean hand-to-hand combat with kids and adults. And while the classes spend time with the more martial aspects of the art, they're really not about fighting. For Donna and the team, Taekwondo promotes peace through learning self-respect and gaining confidence—it's the heart of the discipline. At the same time, the instructors help students hone their punching and kicking skills and they engage with their peers in safe, supervised sparring sessions and fully-padded staring contests.
No one should be concerned that Lila Day, MD, is resting on her laurels. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington. She worked on some of the first studies of HIV at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and her research was published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. She embarked on a medical mission in Africa, and has resided in Mexico, the West Indies, and England. But today, the fruits of her medical globetrotting are ripe for the picking by the citizens of Lake Tapps, where her family practice promotes well-being with a barrage of health services. Alongside full physicals and massage therapy, Dr. Day and her team take particular care of women with gynecological exams and children with pediatric care. They can also help patients shed pounds in time for spandex season with nutrition counseling, Ideal Protein diets, and cold-laser Zerona contouring treatments. Whether one is afflicted with a tummy ache or unshakable stress, Dr. Day is bound to have a remedy and an attendant anecdote from a faraway land.