Terrio Therapy-Fitness, a physical-therapy and fitness center, constantly looks to its mantra, “there has to be a better way,” when helping patients and the local community deal with problems. That’s why it creates custom therapy and fitness programs, why it developed two pediatric centers that cater to children with disabilities, and why it has expanded from one small outpatient clinic to 12 clinics throughout the area with 35 physical, occupational, and speech therapists.
Though the staff primarily cater to sports injuries, the range of services has evolved to treat both adults and kids with a variety of therapies, such as occupational and speech therapy, teaching kids and adults how to deal with pain or say “my name is Sharon” in Esperanto. The centers’ fitness facilities build muscles through group classes such as Pilates, fencing, and sports-specific skills training, and personal-training sessions provide one-on-one workouts with exercise gurus such as Steve Sobonya, who has trained Olympic gold-medal winners. In order to further aid in weight loss, Terrio Therapy-Fitness’s nutrition experts offer metabolic testing and personal consultations to discuss nutrition goals and why eating bacon for every meal and snack is a bad idea.
Empire Eye & Laser Center operates under the watchful eyes of Drs. Joseph and Daniel Chang, brothers who each boast highly accomplished professional backgrounds. Joseph currently serves as Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute, demonstrating current methods of cataract surgery and banging erasers together for the school's resident surgeons. Daniel, a former chief resident in ophthalmology at Emory University, recently spoke at an international conference on lens implants and volunteers as a surgeon for his own foundation that accommodates patients with little or no insurance.
They, along with four other physicians and one laser aesthetic nurse, perform treatments from a menu divided into two sections: see better and look better. See better treatments tackle a range of ocular needs, from eye exams for kids and adults to LASIK surgery for patients such as MLB pitcher Colby Lewis. Oculoplastic surgeries populate the look better section, as well as laser cosmetic treatments that decimate hair and signs of age.
The diversity of the staff at Dermscapes Medical Spa is a reflection of the many types of services they offer. Healthcare professionals, licensed aestheticians, and licensed massage therapists, all work in side by side to help clients achieve their image goals.
Healthcare professionals are on hand to oversee aesthetic services such as microcurrent body-sculpting and LightSheer laser hair-removal treatments. They also offer Botox injections and Exilis body-contouring treatments, alternatives to surgery that can reduce fat and wrinkles without the need for recovery time or a designer hospital gown. Meanwhile, aestheticians offer traditional spa services. For example, the spa's signature European facial is as relaxing as it is physically rewarding. Its exfoliation, mask, and massages with nutrient-rich creams help rekindle the complexion and spirit. Clients can also opt for a full-body massage, administered by licensed massage therapists who tailor their treatments to address each client's needs.
Dr. Douglas Brooks, D.C., a practicing chiropractor in Bakersfield for more than 24 years, and his staff offer an array of chiropractic services, helping to relax sore backs and realign the bones in the spine. Dr. Brooks specializes in chronic pain, lower back problems, headaches, migraines, and neck pain. A staff of specialists also aids in sculpting and slenderizing the physiques of clients, whether through recommended dietary changes or organic anti-cellulite body wraps and vibration sessions. During each of these 60-minute procedures, a staffer sheaths the patient in an herbal solution that burrows deep into the dermal layer, helping to banish inches and break down stubborn cellulite. Detoxifying properties aim to flush toxins and impurities from the underlying tissue. Dr. Brooks's team of massage therapists perform Swedish and deep-tissue massage to help relieve stress and invigorate the body as well as the mind.
As people age, their fitness and health needs change. That’s why the staff at Terrio Physical Therapy and Fitness designs its programs to match the needs of growing kids, adults, and seniors and help them maintain their health and functionality through a range of therapy, wellness, and fitness programs. Therapists help patients produce proper speech sounds, learn to live with chronic injuries, and help alleviate muscle and joint pain. Nutritionists implement diets for those living with diabetes or cancer and help people achieve their weight-loss goals.
At the Terrio Edge, which caters to athletes, athletic trainers offer sports-specific training to teach skills such as how to properly swing a baseball bat and never order a hot dog while in the outfield. The Edge also offers strength and conditioning for every sport, as well as general-fitness training for both athletes and nonathletes.
U.S. Detection Dogs LLC. trains K-9s in odor detection of narcotics, explosives, bed bugs, and more, and provides them to a range of government agencies, businesses, schools, and homes. Within their 7,500-square-foot facility, groomers use their ease with animals to perform grooming services. Massages relax loyal pets, and coat-cleansing shampoos and soaps brim with lemongrass and cedar to repel bugs and peppermint oil to keep dogs clean.