A combination of care

Advantage Health & Wellness takes multi-step approach

Chiropractic care. Massage therapy. Physical therapy.

They may not seem connected at first glance, but Kevin Trembush, chiropractic physician and clinic director of Advantage Health & Wellness, said it’s undeniable how well those three areas go hand in hand.

“A dozen years of literature says put those things together, you get better results,” he said. “That’s what we do here.”

For 10 years now, Advantage Health & Wellness has served the Morgantown area.

Trembush opened the business on the Mileground in 2005, kept it there for five years and then moved to Burroughs Street in 2010, where he said the exposure to town is a little bit better.

“Since then, we’ve become, I think, much more visible and more recognized by our community and that has helped us to grow,” he said.

There, they’ve also been able to increase the offerings. While Trembush said his main concern is spine health, Advantage uses a variety of techniques to get results. For example, he said the business can help loosen muscle spasms with therapy or heal a damaged disc with traction and bracing exercises.

“We’re using all of these modalities to help get people better, but because it’s such a broad scope of knowledge, it’s not just about spine pain, or neck pain or back pain. We can treat shoulders, knees, ankle injuries. We can handle anywhere that hurts on your body pretty much,” he said. “You don’t find that in most conventional therapies.”

Trembush wants Advantage to be the stopping point between pain and surgery. Statistics show that seeing a chiropractor for pain lessens the likelihood of surgery, he said, and you’re more likely to get back to the office quicker, too.

They are statistics Trembush has placed on posters around the office, because, despite chiropractic care being more of an everyday practice now, occasionally, he still runs into a doubter.

“There’s really not a whole lot to believe in. It’s not that this is some faith or we’re not trying to convince people of anything. It’s like anything else,” he said. “There’s a lot of stuff that responds to medical care or surgical care. There’s a lot of things that can go wrong in your body that respond wonderfully to chiropractic care.

“To know the facts leaves very little room for any belief issues.”

Advantage employs about 25 people, Trembush said, and in addition to treating his customers with care, he said it’s important to treat the employees equally as well so they can better help their families and serve the community.

Looking back on a decade of care, he said he can see Advantage extending well past another 10 years.

“I built a business model that hopefully does not rely on me. So I would love to see, this practice specifically, but this practice model not just live another 10 or 20 years but thrive 50 years from now,” Trembush said. “It is the way that health care should be handled. And this is built to last with or without me.”

Amanda Deprospero, The Dominion Post