Trips to the doctor, dentist, orthodontist or other health care professionals are all a part of every family’s routine. This year’s Health Care Heroes highlights the best professionals to help with all your family’s needs throughout the year!
Dr. James Nuenschwander
Dr. James Neuenschwander has spent the last twenty years practicing his belief that the human body was designed to be well, and a physician’s job is to
help remove the barriers to that wellness. His practice, Bio Energy Medical Center, was founded on that philosophy over 20 years ago and has thrived since, moving into beautiful new offi ces this year. Dr. Neu, a lifelong Michigan resident, is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He realized, early on, that most of
medicine was designed simply to suppress symptoms and not treat the cause of the condition. He left a residency in general surgery at the University of Michigan Hospitals to pursue a career in complementary medicine. An information fi end, he has strived to keep his knowledge and treatments at the cutting edge of information coming out of the research world. He is board certifi ed in emergency medicine as well as being one of the fi rst doctors to be certified in chelation therapy. He brings this wealth of knowledge to play when approaching patient care, always looking thoroughly at possible causes of any condition and basing his treatment on those causes. His testing is far more detailed and specifi c than most practices, and he feels this plays a large role in his clients’ success.Dr Neu established BEMC in 1988 as a place where clients can go to fi nd solutions to their health issues by going to the source of the problem. Bio Energy Medical Center uses natural remedies such as acupuncture, vitamin and nutritional support, homeopathy, herbal medicines, therapeutic diets, and lifestyle modifi cation to treat the underlying causes of illness, rather than simply treating various symptoms. BEMC is a complementary, multidisciplinary practice providing alternative medicine under the supervision of a physician. 3131 Professional Dr., 734-995-3200. www.biomedicalenergycenter.com.
Dr. Tim Dehr
Performance Health Chiropractic
No two patients are ever the same, something Dr. Tim Dehr of Performance Health Chiropractic knows well. Celebrating his third year in the field this month, Dehr strives to make each and every patient’s experience unique. Dehr offers treatments for both adults and children and watches as “families come in for care and stay healthy together.” It is extremely important to maintain a healthy spine for children while they grow and mature. Dehr uses gentle adjusting techniques for childrenduring these delicate phases. Also experienced with amateur, professional and Olympic athletes, Dehr is currently completing post-graduate work to ensure that his clients receive the most advanced and best care possible. 2330 E. Stadium Blvd., Suite 3. 734-929-4523. www.annarborchiroprator.net.
Personal Trainer, American Mobile Fitness
Gregg attended Central Michigan University where he majored in healthfitness in preventative and rehabilitative programs to help athletes and others to meettheir physical fitness goals. Certified by TheAmerican Council on Exercise and the National Academy of Sports Medicine, he has worked in the fitness industry doing independent personal training for the last 8 years. As a published author, he has informed and encouraged our community to become more active in their daily lives. With no membership fees, American Mobile Fitness clients pay only for the services that they use in a convenient, flexible, results-oriented environment, with personal training, buddy training, group training, golf specific training, massage therapy, group exercise, and online virtual training where clients can workout with Gregg via the internet from anywhere in the world. Whether in his state-of-the-art studio or in the comfort of your own home, Gregg is committed to helping achieve their own fitness success. 734-780-6966. www.americanmobilefitness.com.
Josie Ann Lee
Balance Massage Therapy
Balance specializes in putting a team of experts in place that provide therapeutic massage. Currently 12 therapists on their team offer neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, sports, prenatal, and trigger point therapy. Josie Ann Lee, owner and manager of Balance Massage Therapy, is completing a 1000 hour oncology massage program through Beaumont hospital and plans to offer oncology massage in 2011. Lee’s passion for massage dates back many years. She graduated from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy and worked in other practices before opening the doors of Balance
Massage Therapy in 2008. Their goal is to bring affordable, accessible and adaptable massage therapy to Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities. Lee is NCTMB-certified and her team is also certified to offer oncology massage, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial
relase, Reiki and movement dynamics and active release. Primarily, Balance works with adults that are looking to gain both short and long term benefits from
massage. 5155 Plymouth Rd. 734-660-5919. www.lifeisactive.com.
Dr. Sheryl Pomerance
DentistCosmetic and Family Dentistry
A trip to see Dr. Pomerance at Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is not ‘just’ a trip to the dentist. Pomerance graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School in 1980 and has been practicing in the area ever since. She received the Fellowship Award from The Academy of Dentistry in 1989, proving her commitment and advanced training in her field. Pomerance specializes in interceptive treatments, including airway development and comprehensiveorthodontic treatments for children and adults. She is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and treats obstructive sleep apnea. While Cosmetic and Family Dentistry advises children between ages two and three to make their first visit to the office, the practice welcomes the whole family for all their dental needs. 154 S. Industrial Dr., Saline. 734-429-7460. www.drsherylpomerance.com.
and Personal TrainerPure Barre Ann Arbor
Carrie Bristol knew she had found the smartest, most effective form of exercise when she was introduced to the Pure Barre Technique in 2005. “I had just started mycertification process to become a Pilates teacher when I tried my first Pure Barre class. I was blown away (and humbled), and immediately fell in love. I knew that I had to do more than just practice this technique!” A few years later, in 2008, Carrie & Cory Bristol opened the doors of Pure Barre, Ann Arbor. Since then, it’s become so popular that Pure Barre is now a franchise with over 50 locations nationwide! “We are so honored to be able to share with our community what we believe is the smartest, most effective full body workout available today.”The intimate studio with zebra carpet keeps their class size limited to 13 clients, making it feel like a personal training session for half the price. Using the ballet barre to perform small but super effective movements, Pure Barre is known to lift your seat and tone your entire body in record-breaking time. Plus, the technique is smart – it uses calculated movements to protect your joints and involves stretching after each exercise to create long, lean muscle without the bulk. What’s more, the ultra focused workout truly strengthens from the inside-out, building endurance, stamina, balance and flexibility, both mentally and physically, helping in all other areas of your life. 220 Felch St., #4. 734-761-3070. www.purebarre.com.