Category archives: Chronic Pain

What is a Physical Therapist?

And, how are they different from a Chiropractor? Both Physical Therapists and Chiropractors work within the health care system to help people recover from injury, reduce pain and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.  But Physical Therapists and Chiropractors are not the same.  So, what are the differences and how do you know where to go to get help? First, keep in mind that within both professions of Physical Therapy and […]

Vital's Swimmers Making the Laps Count

Perfect conditions for swimmers at the Aaron Vaughn Frogman Swim produced perfect performances… Cameron Anderson finishing 1st in the 5K Swim Our local swim stars, Harley Canada, Adeline Canada, Cameron Anderson and Emily Miller swept the board at the 4th Annual Frogman Swim this past weekend at Jensen Beach. The Frogman swim is a local open water swim at Jensen Beach that honor’s a memorable American, Aaron Vaughn. Aaron, a member of the […]

Low Back Pain Gone and Life Back!

After suffering for a year with Low Back Pain, Don felt relief after just a few visits… And now he has his life back.  Don is a very active retired man who enjoyed a very active lifestyle, until relentless low back pain seemed to sideline him for good.  Here’s Don’s story in his own words: “About a year ago, I hurt my back helping one of my kids move, a […]

Dr. Kurt Barnhill Joins Vital

Vital Wellness Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Kurt Barnhill has joined our practice! With his experience as an elite Triathlete and Marathon runner, Dr. Kurt Barnhill understands the needs of his patients.  Already Dr. Barnhill is attracting athletes from The Treasure Coast, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce and Vero for problems such as Sciatica, IT Band Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, Low Back Pain and many other tough conditions. […]

How is Vital Wellness Center Different?

What do you do at Vital Wellness Center? Vital Wellness Center provides treatment for musculoskeletal complaints such as low back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, IT Band pain among many other conditions. Our treatment is based upon a careful exam including x-rays (if necessary), and a complete biomechanical evaluation. Treatment consists of spinal and extremity (shoulders, knees, ankles, etc.) manipulation and adjustments, soft […]

Knee Replacement Alternative

Can Active Release help patients avoid knee replacement? As many of my readers know, most of our patients come to us because of a referral from a friend or family.  So when I asked a patient who was trying to avoid knee replacement this week how she heard about us I wasn’t surprised to hear that someone had referred her.  I was surprised when she said it was Dr. Bruce […]

Chronic Pain

Residents of the Treasure Coast have found the answer to their pain. After years of suffering, the many patients of Vital Wellness Center have found relief.  Chiropractor, Dr. Daniel A. Rukeyser has been treating health problems such as headaches, back pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia and other acute and chronic conditions for years. He is accepting new patients in the offices located in Stuart and Ft. Pierce. Dr. Rukeyser’s clinics incorporate modern […]