After having a sledding accident at age 8, Dr. Amanda Smicklas regained her health with the help of a compassionate chiropractor. Years later, that counselor served as the inspiration for Dr. Smicklas’s own chiropractic practice. Inside an airy office where Van Gogh's sunflowers adorn buttery-yellow walls, she works hard to make sure that her family-oriented practice lives up to its cheery moniker. Lavishing each guest in friendly, personalized attention, Dr. Smicklas places an emphasis on having fun, unlike practitioners who straighten up spines by making vertebrae sit through boring after-school specials. Technology is constantly updated to ensure that treatments are as effective as can be and that the office achieves its chiropractic goal of restoring comfort and overall health without drugs or surgery.
Rhonda Sturgeon, DC, of Transcendent Chiropractic believes that the human body is designed to heal naturally, from the inside out. It is this philosophy that underscores her nonforce approach to chiropractic care. Having received years of chiropractic care, Sturgeon has experienced the transformational effects of having pressure and stress holistically removed from the body's nervous system. She takes joy in healing injuries incurred from automobile accidents, sports, and gigs as Betty White's stunt double. She also treats poor posture using a synthesis of holistic techniques and medical knowhow.
Transcendent Chiropractic is located inside Desert Bloom Acupuncture.
When he was in middle school, Dr. Richard Casabona was the only one in his school with Dr. in front of his name. But at that time, he also had allergies so debilitating that he couldn’t focus in school or play football outside. Noticing that pregame chiropractic care relieved his symptoms and let him tackle with ease, he realized he'd found his calling. Dr. Casabona eventually had the chance to study with some of his field's most knowledgeable professionals—studying he cultivated into his own authority in the field.
He brings that expertise to the practice he's been running since 1989, when the Internet was just a twinkle in the fax machine’s eye. Today, his treatments include chiropractic specialties such as the Gonstead and Pettibon techniques. Dr. Casabona's favorite achievement, however, is educating his patients so they can rely on their own intuition and wellness wisdom.
Doctors of Chiropractic Carol Shochat and her husband Dr. Wayne Shochat of Sabino Canyon Chiropractic/AZ Spinal Decompression Center has been providing holistic care since 1981. Using this experience, Drs. Shochats realign backs and necks with gentle chiropractic techniques, focusing on easing pain caused by car accidents or old limbo injuries. Drs. Shochats' team of licensed massage therapists knead knots out of muscles with a variety of massage modalities. Additionally, Dr. Carol Shochat has also incorporated cold-laser technology—which has been highlighted on Dr. Oz—into her practice recently.
As he witnessed his massage patients returning over and over again with the same ailments, massage therapist Richard Aragon realized he wanted to do more for them. Conventional medicine had little appeal, and physical therapy seemed too similar to his massage skills. Ultimately, he landed on the study of chiropractic care. Now he tends to his patients with techniques he's been mastering since 1993, using a whole-person approach that treats both the causes and the symptoms of ailments and doesn't neglect the client's spare hand.
Doctor of chiropractic E. Talbot Jenkins has been helping patients overcome pain without the use of prescription medicine for two decades. Today, at Pantano Chiropractic, he continues to employ adjustment techniques to treat everything from headaches to dislodged vertabrae. Given the holistic approach, his chiropractic care can yield an array of health benefits, including better posture and decreased tissue inflammation.