Back in 1993, Dr. Sterling Carter snatched up his first biology degree. Undaunted by post-graduate malaise, he tucked into a Physical Therapy Bachelors program, before ordering up a second helping of academia with a Masters in Physical Therapy and then completing a doctorate in the subject from Simmons College. Perhaps the preternatural focus came from his military career, which he embarked on five years before he ever cart-wheeled into his first biology class. Today, he continues to serve in the military as a therapist while managing his own business for private citizens, Sterling Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation.
In addition to the good old fashioned assisted stretches, rehabilitative exercises, and massage commonly found at many physical therapy practices, Dr. Carter makes use of technological innovations hot of the technology presses. In the hands-on department, he and staff conduct spinal decompression treatments for the neck and back, using a device that mechanically, but gently, stretches the back bone. He also unholsters cold lasers—non-thermal lights which can aid in reducing inflammation, pain, and the number of minutes per day you feel like you're not at a rave. Regardless of what treatment patients come to see him for—which ranges from injury rehabilitation to sports enhancement—Dr. Carter makes sure that nobody waits for more than 10 minutes.
A former college football player, Dr. Marco A Vargas knows the stresses that are placed upon feet throughout the day. Now committed to educating his patients on general foot health, Dr. Vargas treats a diverse range of foot and ankle issues using rehabilitation, surgical procedures, and laser technology. The in-house procedures can treat issues ranging from broken ankles to bunions and toe fungus, fostering overall foot health so patrons can enjoy pain-free strolls and a reprieve from handstand commutes. Foot & Ankle Associates treats patients of all ages, and visitors can also grab a free copy of Dr. Vargas’s book, Got Foot Pain? or peruse the website’s compendium of education materials for more information on the symptoms and treatments of specific foot disorders.
Dr. Mark Mann is a dentist who truly enjoys seeing his patients' teeth transform and blossom; that's why he offers complimentary consultations, during which he helps design new smiles for his patients. Backed by a team of highly professional hygienists, assistants, and business coordinators, Dr. Mann uses advanced equipment while offering treatments such as dental implants, laser teeth whitening, and porcelain crowns. On the orthodontic front, Dr. Mann uses clear aligners that aren’t very obtrusive and are custom fabricated for each individual's mouth instead of relying on outdated methods, such as metal braces or getting the Hulk to pinch your cheeks. His facility also offers digital x-rays that reduce the amount of radiation patients are exposed to by nearly 90%.
A skilled staff utilize their expertise at Pro-Optix Eye Care, a practice decorated with modern art and chocolate-hued walls. The doctor outfits frames with the correct lenses and performs treatments such as LASIK surgery, which corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, or uncontrollable rack focus. The eyewear experts also understand the importance of aesthetics, so they keep their inventory stocked with designer frames by brands such as Prada, Versace, and Juicy Couture.
The board-certified podiatrists at Texas Foot Specialists have dedicated themselves to just one part of the body—the feet. It is their mission to keep these hard-working appendages in top health through routine care and modern therapies. They use lasers to rid them of infections and pain with the hope of avoiding surgery. They treat everything from sprains and bunions to blisters caused by fire walking to work.
UNITED Tae Kwon Do's group classes aren't really about punching and kicking. Sure, students work to master self-defense techniques, but they also focus on topics such as confidence and respect. The conditioning and reaction drills also help to build lean muscle and serve as an effective form of stress management. In this way, UNITED Tae Kwon Do's sessions benefit all types of students, whether they're kids or adults, beginners or more seasoned martial artists. The trained instructors also teach private lessons that adhere to personal goals, such as preparing a student for an upcoming black belt test.
These programs didn't develop overnight. UNITED Tae Kwon Do has been honing them for more than three decades, long before martial-arts uniforms became a red-carpet fashion trend. The educators have expanded into multiple locations throughout the Houston area and show no signs of stopping.