DR. MICHAEL WAX
E-mail: Dr. Michael Wax
ProSport Wellness Centers
5464 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Chamblee, Ga. 30341
In the eyes of Dr. Michael Wax, patient care should be very friendly and provided in a down-home atmosphere where lifelong relationships are built. In order to accomplish his goal, he opened ProSport Wellness Centers, with locations in Chamblee, Marietta, East Point, the Perimeter Mall area and, coming soon, Vinings. He hopes to have 12 total locations open to serve the Atlanta metro area by 2008.
Michael offers a wide range of care that is sports-focused. He treats sports injuries to extremities and the spine, offers custom sports orthotics, digital gait analysis, rehabilitation, core strength-training, acupuncture, massage therapy (trigger point, deep tissue and relaxation) and treatment of disc injuries. He specializes in sports injury and rehabilitation as well as disc injury, and he also does rehabilitation utilizing decompression therapy. As an athlete himself who still works out and competes (he's currently in training for a triathlon), Michael knows all about sports injuries and can relate more directly to patients.
On top of treating patients at ProSport, Michael is very involved with providing care at sporting events. ProSport has been a sponsor or the chosen medical team for numerous events, such as the U.S. 10K Classic, the Battle of Atlanta (a martial arts competition), the GNC Show of Strength 2004, the American Heart Association Walk and the 24 Hours of Adrenaline mountain hiking race in Conyers. He is even treating two patients who qualified for the 24 Hours of Adrenaline 2005 World Championships in Whistler, British Columbia. In 1996, Michael worked as the unofficial doctor for the Visa Corporation U.S. Track and Field Team during the Summer Olympics held in Atlanta. In addition to providing a range of chiropractic care, Michael is competing in an event with the Chamblee Police Department to raise money for the Special Olympics. The event will be held at the U.S. Olympic Aquatic Training Center on Lake Lanier. The ambitious doctor also provides chiropractic advice through the "Ask Dr. Wax" column seen in the Metro Competitor.
Michael feels he really can make a difference in patients' lives, whether he helps them feel relief from pain or helps them maintain general overall health. He states, "My mission is to make sure patients can count on me to evaluate them and, if I can't help, know that I will refer them to someone who can. Whether on the phone or in the office, I will take the time with them. I am really sincere-I want them to feel better."