Feb. 16 – March 1, 2013
No screen time for Curious Kids by Alison Stanton
When parents come in to pick up their children from Curious Kids Preschool in Chandler, they may see them finishing up a science lesson, engaged in an art project or learning a yoga pose. What they won’t see, says Ruth Davila, who owns the preschool along with her husband Clive Jervis, are their children sitting in front of computers or video games. “We are a screen-free preschool, so there are no televisions, iPads, video games or anything else like that. We offer a hands-on learning experience.” Davila and Jervis were inspired to open Curious Kids Preschool after
SCHOOLED: Clive Jervis and Ruth Davila opened Curious Kids Preschool after daughter Lia’s school closed unexpectedly. Submitted photo
the preschool their young daughter, Lia, was attending closed suddenly in December 2011. After looking around for an alternative for Lia, but not finding anything to their liking, the couple decided to open their own preschool. By February 2012, Jervis says, he and his wife were negotiating leases. In October, Curious Kids Preschool opened its doors for the first time at Dobson Town Place. “There are a lot of preschools in this area, but a lot of them are fulltime daycares or church-based,” Davila says. “We are a preschool where kids can come and learn and have fun, and our classes are three-and-a-half hours long. That’s one of the things that makes us different.” Davila, whose background is in marketing, teaches Spanish to the students, who range in age from 2 to 5. Jervis, who worked for Motorola as a software engineer prior to opening the preschool, says the school has four classrooms, one for each age group. “We do science here every day, and once a week a professional yoga instructor comes in and teaches a class,” Davila says. Another popular part of the curriculum is the school’s art masterpiece program, where the students learn about artists and then create their own works of art, which are then framed and displayed in the school’s gallery. The next lesson will
you, hello and goodbye and looking at people when they are talking to you.” Jervis says he and his wife are both very happy with their foray into preschool. Enrollment is increasing, he says, and parents are already signing up their children for next school year. “It has taken over our lives, but not in a bad STORY TIME: Tracey Mason, the science teacher at Curious Kids Preschool, way,” he adds. reads a book to a group of 2-year-olds during story time. Submitted photo Curious Kids feature the works of Andy Warhol, Preschool is at 2715 S. Alma School Rd. Jervis adds. in Chandler. For details, call 480-659-5511 “We also give the kids a healthy or visit curiouskidspreschoolaz.com. snack, which is included in the price, Alison Stanton is a freelance writer and they also have playtime that helps who lives in the East Valley. She can be the kids work on their gross motor reached at Alison@SanTanSun.com. skills,” Jervis says. The school is also committed to being as environmentally friendly as possible, says Jervis. Snacks are served using washable plates and cups instead of disposable tableware. Whether the kids are engaged in a science project, or deciding what colors they want to use for their artwork, Davila says students are expected to use good manners at all times. “That’s another thing we are big on WORKS OF ART: At Curious Kids Preschool, the here – manners. Universal values like students’ art masterpiece creations are hung on honesty and respect are very important display in the school’s art gallery. These paintings to us, and we are very proud promoters were inspired by the work of American artist Helen of magic words like please and thank Frankenthaler. Submitted photo
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Registration underway Preschools and kindergarten programs in the SanTan Sun News area registering for the 2013-14 school year include:
Curious Kids Preschool
Address: 2715 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler Phone, website: 480-659-5511, curiouskidspreschoolaz.com Email: email@example.com Age / class range: 2 to 5 years; classes are 3.5 hours long Registration: Enrollment has begun; parents can stop by in person to register.
Address: 244 W. Chandler Heights Rd. and 1075 E. Riggs Rd., Chandler Phone, website: 480-802-0058, carebearpreschool.com Email: missmelissa@carebearpreschool. com Age / class range: 2 to 5 years old; fullday programs and half-day, morning or afternoon programs Registration: Open enrollment has begun; parents must come in to enroll.
Ray of Light Christian Preschool Address: 800 W. Ray Rd., Chandler Phone, website: 480-963-6105, ext. 211, rayoflightpreschool.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Age / class range: 3 to 5 years old;
ART AL FRESCO: Students at Curious Kids Preschool enjoy free art expression and fresh air, all at the same time. Submitted photo
programs for 3-year-olds are Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Tuesday and Thursday; or Monday through Friday; programs for 4-year-olds are Monday, Wednesday and Friday; pre-kindergarten programs are Monday through Friday. Registration: Call to schedule a tour, registration information given at that time.
HOPE Christian Academy
Address: 1125 N. Dobson Rd., Chandler Phone, website: 480-722-1445, hopeeagles.com Email: email@example.com Age / class range: Entering kindergarteners must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Registration: Parents can download registration forms from the website, but need to come in and meet with teacher and administrator prior to registering.
Legacy Traditional School â€“ Queen Creek
Address: 41800 N. Barnes Pkwy., San Tan Valley Phone, website: 480-655-5553, legacytraditional.org Email: QueenCreek-Info@ LegacyTraditional.org Age / class range: K-8; kindergartners must turn 5 by August 31. Registration: Call or visit the website for more information about registration, enrollment forms, Open House dates and scheduling school tours.
Athlos Traditional Academy
Address: 3201 S. Gilbert Rd., Chandler Phone, website: 480-270-5422, athlostraditional.org Email address: Chandler-Info@ AthlosTraditional.org
Age / class range: K-8; kindergarteners must turn 5 by August 31. Registration: Call or visit the website for more information about registration, enrollment forms, Open House dates and scheduling school tours.
Legacy Traditional School - Gilbert
Address: Recker Road south of Williams Field Road, Gilbert Phone, website: 888-LTS-1776, legacytraditional.org Email: Info@LegacyTraditional.org Age / class range: K-8; kindergarteners must turn 5 by August 31. Registration: Call or visit the website for more information about registration, enrollment forms, Open House dates and scheduling school tours.
Feb. 16 – March 1, 2013
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Schedule: • Noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through April 9 at Chandler Christian Community Center, 345 S. California St. • 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through April 10 at First Credit Union, 25 S. Arizona Pl. • 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays through April 12 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Room C107, 2626 E. Pecos Rd. • Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 13 at Chandler CARE Center, 777 E. Galveston St. • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through April 13 at Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, 2145 W. Elliot Rd. • 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays through April 8 at Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 N Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes. Those seeking tax assistance should bring W-2 forms; photo identification; Social Security cards, including those of all dependents; Form 1099 if applicable, a copy of last year’s tax return; and information for all deductions and credits. A complete list of required documents and more details are available at chandleraz.gov/VITA.
Chandler’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites assisted 1,175 individuals and families with their tax returns last year, helping residents claim $1.4 million in refunds. Volunteer tax preparers, translators and screeners / greeters are needed. All volunteers must test for their certification level and are asked to donate one session per week at one of the six Chandler sites. Volunteers attend a free instructor-led Internal Revenue Service course in tax law 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at the Boys & Girls Club in Chandler, or participate in a self-paced online instruction. For more information, call Jeanne Bosarge at 480-782-4358 or email Jeanne.firstname.lastname@example.org.
PetMatch Adoption Center celebrates its Chandler Fashion Center grand opening from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat., Feb. 16 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Feb. 17. Trained adoption counselors will help prospective adopters find the right dog or cat for their lifestyle. All animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped and up to date with vaccinations. Adopters also receive a free goody bag while supplies last. The adoption center, on the second floor next to Dillard’s inside the mall, is sponsored by PetSmart Charities and operated by Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) and Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The Chandler PetMatch represents a growing trend toward locating animal adoption sources in high-end retail centers. AAWL & SPCA operates the state’s oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter, as well as the most comprehensive humane education program in the Valley and a clinic providing low-cost veterinary services at its central Phoenix campus. Chandler Fashion Center is at 3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. For details on animal adoption, call 602-273-6852, ext. 116 (dogs) or ext. 103 (cats), or visit aawl.org.
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Feb. 16 – March 1, 2013
Avoid minefield No-fee financial Fight CF with classes DC Steakhouse when planning for college
Getting financial affairs in order is easier for those who attend the Chandler Public Library’s free one-hour Saturday classes, held in the library’s Citrus Room at 22 S. Delaware St. The sessions are possible due to a partnership between the library and the Society for Financial Awareness. Classes are scheduled for 11 a.m. on these dates: • Feb. 23 – “Investing 101” • March 16 – “Reverse Mortgages: Just the Facts” • April 27 – “College Planning: Facing the High Costs” Registration is not required. Participants may attend all the classes or just the ones that meet their needs. Call 480-782-2800 or visit chandlerlibrary.org to learn more.
To benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, DC Steakhouse hosts its 2nd Annual Golf Outing with a 1 p.m. shotgun start on Mon., March 18 at Lone Tree Golf Club, 6262 S. Mountain Blvd., Chandler. The event is organized by Dean and Lorie LaPlant, owners of DC Steakhouse at 98 S. San Marcos Pl., downtown Chandler. “CF is very near and dear to our hearts, and with your help, we hope to beat this deadly disease,” says Dean. “Last year’s event raised $9,000 for cystic fibrosis research, and this year we hope to raise well over $10,000.” The cost is $150 per golfer. All players receive a dinner certificate for DC Steakhouse, and there will be prize giveaways, hole contests and more. To make reservations, call 480-899-4400. For information, visit dc-steakhouse.com
Navigating the maze of selecting and applying to colleges and universities is now easier for the parents of collegebound students, thanks to the Eleanor A. Jordan Academic Assessment and Instructional Services Institute, a nonprofit arm of New Vistas Center for Education at 670 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. The EAJ Institute’s Parent Partnership Institute, in collaboration with College Workshop, tells parents what they can do to prepare young children for college, when to begin and specifics to make the process less daunting. “True mastery of academic materials, such as critical reading, writing, research, thinking and quantitative skills are the foundations of future success,” says Eden Feuer, director of the program, who will break the process down into bite-sized chunks. Feuer’s workshops began in 1988 to help talented, but economically disadvantaged, inner-city students negotiate the complexities of college selection and admissions, and soon grew to include students from all backgrounds. “Obtaining financial aid and the maze of forms required for grants and
scholarships is overwhelming to most, but the largest obstacle to college entrance and the one that creates the most anxiety seems to be the essay requirement on the Scholastic Aptitude Test,” she says. “It’s never too soon to start learning persuasive prose, good grammar, spelling and vocabulary, while incorporating generous doses of humor and engaging charm.” Feuer says college admissions officers’ eyes tend to glaze over reading the dull, mundane submissions they receive on a daily basis and getting noticed is an art. She notes that New Vistas’ students have been admitted to prestigious universities, such as Stanford, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, Brown and MIT. Parents of children of all ages are given handout materials that support class content. Practical tips and solid guidance are included. For more information, call 480-814-9334 or visit newvistasaz.com/eajinstitute.html.
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Owners: Rich Iwanski and Barbara Deppisch How long in business: 5 years Specialty: A patented “Interactive Arena” on three of the play gym’s four walls uses a combination of computer technology, image projection and directional sound so children feel like they are in their own Wii game. Unique features: The gym serves children from 6 months to 11 years old and offers programs such as children’s Zumba classes and birthday parties. Classes in motor skills, athletic development, sports skills and school break camps help children reach their full physical potential while developing a love of physical activity. People’s Choice Winner of Best Kids Birthday Party and Best Kids Classes 2012 and 2013 from Arizona Foothills Magazine. Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily for classes and birthday parties. Address: 2855 W. Ray Rd., Chandler Phone: 480-726-7529 Email: email@example.com Website: greatplay.com/chandler
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Business Expo, Mayor’s health fair, fun run, Ostrich Festival
Business owners can showcase their company during the 2012 Chandler Chamber Business Expo, 4 to 7 p.m. Thu., Feb. 21 in the San Marcos Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, 1 N. San Marcos Pl. Exhibitor booths are $100 for Chamber members and $140 for nonmembers. Space is limited. For more information, call Brad Ness at 480-963-4571, ext. 205, or email brad@ chandlerchamber.com.
Vendors needed for health fair
Vender booths are still available for the Ostrich Festival’s 5K Mayor’s Fun Run Health Fair, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Sat., March 2 at Dr. A.J. Chandler Pavilion, 3 S. Arizona Pl., Chandler. Call Brad Ness at 480-963-4571, ext. 205, or email brad@ chandlerchamber.com. The health fair coincides with the Mayor’s 5K Fun Run / Walk at Arizona
Avenue and Boston Street in Chandler on the same day. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. The race and fair are opening events for the 25th Annual Chandler Ostrich Festival, Sponsored by Safelite AutoGlass, Chandler Regional Medical Center, Chandler Chamber of Commerce and Chandler Education Foundation, and held March 8 through 10 at Tumbleweed Park, 745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler. It features ostrich races, The Freakshow Deluxe, pig races, Rhinestone Trick Roper, Doggies of the Wild West and comedy by Raymond Marcus.
Lunch Club at Devil’s Kitchen
The next gathering of the Lunch Club, which meets on the third Monday every month at a different Chandler Chamber restaurant, is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon., Feb. 18 at Devil’s Kitchen, 393 W. Warner Rd., Suite 103, Chandler. No registration is required. Guests are welcome.
Contact the Chamber
The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is at 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201. Unless otherwise specified, for more information and to register for these programs, call 480-963-4571, visit chandlerchamber.com or meetup.com/ ChandlerChamber.
Feb. 16 – March 1, 2013
Meet congressman Feb. 19
Newly re-elected U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, R-5, is guest speaker of the Chandler Republican Women club when it meets 7 p.m. Tue., Feb. 19 at the Boys &
Girls Club of Chandler, 300 E. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. Salmon will provide a national update of current legislation and political activities from Washington, D.C. Local State Rep. Tom Forese, R-17, will present an update on Arizona state legislative activities. A meet and greet precedes the program at 6:30 p.m. All visitors are welcome. For details, visit crwaz.com and facebook.com/ChandlerRepublicanWomen.
Annual SRP Water Expo is March 2 SanTan Sun area residents learn how to save water and money at the 6th Annual SRP Water Conservation Expo, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat., March 2 at SRP PERA Club, 1 E. Continental Dr., Tempe. Booths featuring SRP energyefficiency and environmental programs will be displayed, along with several exhibitors with water-saving products or services. Representatives from Valley cities, the Arizona Municipal Water Users’ Association, the Central Arizona Project and the Water Use it Wisely campaign are attending. The expo also offers family activities, interactive displays and an exhibit about the Don’t Move a Mussel campaign to keep invasive quagga mussels out of the
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Help for preschoolers to reach goals
GROUNDBREAKING: Construction is well underway at the corner of Lindsay and Germann roads in Gilbert, where Lynn Carahaly’s Foundations Developmental House is building the Little Engine Learning Center for preschoolers with special needs. Left to right are Kim Mayfield, B.S., SLPA; Jeremy Legaspi, M.S., CCC-SLP; Lynn Carahaly, M.A., CCC-SLP, owner and director; Stu Karp, project superintendent; and Holly Meyer, business manager. Submitted photo
A place for special needs preschoolers to grow, learn and directly work on their speechlanguage, developmental and cognitive goals is expanding into Gilbert when Little Engine Learning Center opens in March at 4100 S. Lindsay Rd., Suite 113. Under the direction of Lynn Carahaly, M.A., CCC-SLP, owner of Foundations Developmental House, the construction of a new 6,000-square-foot pediatric facility will service children
with special needs and learning disabilities. Foundations Developmental House is a therapeutic clinic offering speech therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy and evidence-based interventions to help struggling students reach academic success. Carahaly is a member of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and co-chairs its Green Lead Group. For more information, call 480-219-3953 or visit fdhkids.com.
Toliver’s premieres Free business design magazine start-up classes
A new digital magazine, “Beautiful Design,” is available courtesy of Toliver’s Carpet One Floor & Home, 275 W. Warner Rd. in Chandler. The magazine is free and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. “Design is ever changing and so is your home,” says John Toliver. “Even if you’ve finished your flooring project, this magazine can help you plan your next project or make updates to other parts of your home.” The premiere issues features information and ways to incorporate Benjamin Moore’s 2013 color trends, tips to update a room, inspiration and design advice from professionals Tracy Bross and Glen Peloso, carpet care tips, flooring trends and images for the entire home. Download the magazine at beautifuldesignmadesimple.com or search for the “Beautiful Design. Made Simple” app. For more information, call 480-899-2272 or visit toliverscarpetonechandler.com.
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To help give small business owners the tools to research and address the challenges that startups face, the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Small Business Development Center offer Start-Up Labs and Academy Workshops every Tuesday at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. The next start-up lab and Academy Workshop is Tue., Feb. 19. Sessions are held every Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Chandler Chamber of Commerce’s SBDC Room. Academy Workshops are also held every Tuesday at the Chamber from 4 to 6 p.m. The workshops are designed to help business owners build essential skills to improve their business. Topics covered include: “Marketing Plan Tactics,” “Financial Planning” and “Search Engine Optimizing.” “These labs and workshops are incredibly useful for small business owners. Not only do they provide you with important information on how to successfully start a business, but you learn valuable lessons on how to give your business that extra advantage,” says President and CEO of the Chandler Chamber Terri Kimble. Classes are free, but space is limited. To reserve a spot, visit www.chandlerchamber. com. For information, call 480-963-4571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 16 – March 1, 2013
Orbital launches rocket, celebrates anniversary A booster rocket made by Orbital Sciences Corporation for the GroundBased Midcourse Defense program was launched recently from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It flew downrange over the Pacific Ocean and successfully deployed an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. “Orbital is extremely proud to be a part of this program that provides the only defensive capability for our homeland against long-range missile attack,” says Ron Grabe, the company’s executive vice president. Orbital’s space launch vehicles, missile defense interceptors and related suborbital rockets are primarily produced at the company’s engineering and manufacturing facility in Chandler. The company’s launch vehicles are used by commercial and government customers to deliver satellites to low altitude orbits above the Earth and in missile defense systems, both as threat-stimulating target vehicles and as interceptor boosters for U.S. national defense systems. The company also celebrates the 10th anniversary of the successful operation of its Solar and Radiation Climate Experiment satellite, which was launched into orbit aboard Orbital’s Pegasus rocket in a mission that originated from Cape Canaveral, FL. The original plan for the mission was
STILL UP THERE: It was only supposed to work for five years, but a full decade later Orbital Science Corporation’s satellite is still providing data to the worldwide science community. Submitted photo
to provide continuous solar climate science and Earth atmospheric data for five years. Ten years later, the program’s
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receiving valuable data that is shared with the science community worldwide. Info: visit orbital.com.
Feb. 16 – March 1, 2013
K.Ellis Kids for edgier clothing A Chandler resident for more than 10 years now sells a line of black-andwhite baby clothing with phrases such as “Fresh,” “Super Fly” and “One Love” through her online company, K.Ellis Kids. “After my first daughter was born eight months ago, I realized there was something missing in the baby clothing industry,” Kristen Ellis says. “Stores are packed with pastel onesies covered in
baby animals, bows, ballerina shoes and everything cute, but there is nothing out there that reflects my edgier and “kool” approach to life.” For more information, call 480-6263626, email email@example.com or visit kelliskids.us.
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Backup generator advice Those thinking of buying a backup generator may want to consider advice from Jeff Cullumber, president of Central Construction Co. in Chandler and a general contractor for more than 35 years. “The more power you want to have access to, the larger the generator and fuel source you need,” says Cullumber, who holds all major Arizona construction licenses. “This will drive the cost up significantly.” Instead, he recommends homeowners consider just powering up general lighting, the refrigerator and security
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Cummings unveils secure communications
Software that provides security for voice, instant message and data transmissions is a feature of SAIFE Sentry, being launched by Cummings Engineering, a company founded in 2007 and located in Chandler’s Innovations Incubator. It will be used in the Nautiz X1, a smartphone that meets military standards for withstanding humidity, vibrations, drops and extreme temperatures, while fully protected
Corporate Chronicles Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers credential seven physicians: Christopher Beneduce, M.D., anesthesia; Daniel Finn, M.D., radiology; Chad Kohl, M.D., radiology; Andrew Olsen, M.D., radiology; and Derek Schemmel, M.D., radiology. At CRMC: Yvonne Richardson, M.D., otolaryngology; and Reza Rod, M.D., plastic surgery. Info: ChandlerRegional.org, MercyGilbert.org, 877-728-5414. HDE Agency, a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations company, notes a 15% sales boost for El Palacio in Chandler since taking the Mexican restaurant on as a client last year. Their efforts included more than 50 creative design elements, 12 press releases, the production of one major special event, two-dozen local and national print and online articles, nine TV news segments, one video tutorial and a 239% increase in Facebook fans. Some of the 2012 marketing highlights included a week-long Cinco de Mayo celebration, a Mexican Independence Day festival, monthly cooking classes, daily specials, the addition of an outdoor dog-friendly patio, two charity benefits, a teacher appreciation program and a local craft beer dinner. Info: hdeagency.com, hdeagency.com/blog, epchandler.com Over Easy opens a new location in Gilbert at 211 E. Warner Rd., serving breakfast daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Envisioned by chef Aaron May and his father, the first restaurant opened in 2008 in Phoenix and is touted by Food Network’s megastar Guy Fieri of “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives,” who says: “Over Easy…doing quality breakfast is really their thing. You gotta come try this.” Info: eatatovereasy.com, 480-507-3447.
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Finally a Solution for Peripheral Neuropathy GET RID OF THE PAIN IN YOUR LEGS, ARMS, HANDS, AND FEET
“More than 20 million Americans suffer from this debilitating pain caused from damage to their nerves. We understand how much this pain limits people’s quality of life. There is now technology that can get rid of your pain and get you your life back. It is being used in military hospitals across the country, and we are excited to be one of the first stand alone clinics in the country to offer this exciting therapy. We are so confident that we can help you that we are offering a $79 Consultation AND First Treatment. This treatment is completely safe, pain free, and non-invasive. It takes about 45 minutes and you will feel the difference in your pain after just one treatment!” —Dr. Ryan Wade, DC
Symptoms of Neuropathy:
frustrated by traditional care because their symptoms keep getting worse. Our therapy is an effective solution for those who suffer from Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.
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Numbness Burning Pain Leg Cramping Sharp Electrical-Like Pain Pain When You Walk Difficulty Sleeping From Leg and Foot Discomfort • Prickling or Tingling of the Feet or Hands
Have you tried medication or injections? Until now, the most common treatment options or Peripheral Neuropathy have been potentially addictive narcotics and injections. Some have found temporary relief but most have been frustrated with these remedies because they only mask the pain. None of them address the cause of the pain. We have great success with patients who have not been helped by any other treatment. Most of these are desperate to find something that will eliminate their pain. If you fall into this category, we offer you hope. Patients travel hundreds of miles to visit our clinic. Doctors who are out of treatment options refer patients to our clinic. Ask yourself this question: If there is a solution to address the cause of your pain, would it be worth exploring?
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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy is a nerve disorder caused by diabetes. Over time, uncontrolled sugar levels can damage your nerves. Nerve damage causes different symptoms and the problems first appear in the toes, feet, and hands. Many patients have been
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Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy Many people who undergo chemotherapy develop neuropathic pain. Patients can experience sensory symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or burning sensations. They may also notice that regular every day activities that weren’t painful before are now very painful. This can be anything from touching a cold surface to feeling a breeze on the skin. Symptoms typically develop in the extremities such as Fingertips and work their way inward. You don’t have to suffer with this pain. Neuropathy may contribute to emotional stress and depression Many people suffering with pain don’t realize that the symptoms could be due to Peripheral Neuropathy. It is a condition that can be misdiagnosed or ignored until it is unbearable. This can affect all aspects of your life and may even cause emotional stress or depression. Why suffer longer than you need to? If you feel that your symptoms may be caused by Peripheral Neuropathy, call today and schedule with our office. If you are experiencing severe pain, take action now! Don’t let neuropathy pain control your life! The Solution: The Latest FDA Cleared Neuropathy Treatment Our new program for treating Peripheral Neuropathy is a treatment we are proud to introduce the Calmare MC-5A device. After careful study and incredible success, this medical device has been cleared by the FDA. The Calmare is different from other treatments in that it doesn’t just mask neuropathic pain. Instead
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it delivers “non pain” information across the pain dermatomes to effectively re-train the nervous system. Essentially this treatment eliminates the phantom pain signals and replaces them with non-pain signals. Regardless of pain intensity, a patient’s pain can be completely removed for immediate relief by manipulating how your body interprets what’s happening in the peripheral nerves. Instead of using drugs to chemically mask the pain, the Calmare targets the electrical system to correct the cause of the pain. Are you a candidate for treatment? There are many more pain conditions other than Peripheral Neuropathy that this device treats. People have also received complete pain relief from: • Failed back surgery • Chemotherapy associated pain • Phantom limb syndrome • RSD • Sciatica • CRPS • and more... “There is no reason to continue with your excruciating pain for even one more day. Calmare Therapy has successfully treated some of the most extreme conditions of neuropathic pain, sciatica, phantom leg pain, shingles pain, and failed back surgery pain. Many people have given up hope, but they walk out the door with tears in their eyes because the pain is gone, and they now have restored hope. We are opening our schedule for longer hours this week to be able to accommodate those who want to determine whether or not Calmare Therapy is right for them.”
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—Dr. Ryan Wade, DC
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