Best Place to Put Yourself Back Together - 2000
The Sports Medicine Shop
Twist an ankle? Pull a muscle? Bad chair hurt your back? This is the place for you. A daily stream of weekend warriors, professional athletes, and regular folks are either sent here by a medical professional or wander in on their own. And for good reason: As the name implies, the Sports Medicine Shop has it all, with a knowledgeable staff to boot. They'll provide whatever you need to tape, brace, lift, pad, heat, or ice whatever body part is hurting -- the shop offers an impressive array of knee and ankle braces, a particular favorite of aging sports enthusiasts. But there are also all kinds of pillows, cushions, and back supports, plus hand-grip exercisers and wrist braces for those who spend a bit too much time at the computer keyboard, and all manner of contraptions for heating and cooling various painful places. As if all that weren't enough, there's parking underneath the shop. Hint: Bring a prescription and you don't have to pay sales tax.