Tips For Maximum Health

Tips For Maximum Health
 

Set Clear Goals: Write down your health goals and personal goals. Remind yourself daily. This will help your body and your mind be healthier and lead to more vibrancy. Find someone who is also health conscious to help keep you on track. Drink more water: From the moment you wake up, you should be ...

Categories: General Health, Osteopathic Medicine (Osteopathy)
Posted on Feb 28, 2013

Osteopathic Principles Movie

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Categories: Osteopathic Medicine (Osteopathy)
Posted on Feb 27, 2013

Are You Hurting Yourself With Each Step You Take (Part 2)

As I discussed in Part 1 of this series, heel striking during gait is “unnatural” and prevents the body from using its natural shock absorbing mechanisms. Each jarring step can put you one step closer to shin splints. Have you ever had shin splints? If you are or ever were a runner, then you k...

Categories: Proper Gait
Posted on Feb 27, 2013

When are we going to stop blaming concrete for problems caused by heel-striking?

In previous blogs, I have discussed hard surfaces and early human life-spans to help dispel some myths about running. For some reason, runners and the general population seem to think that the difference in density of concrete versus natural surfaces such as hardened clay is so profound that the hum...

Categories: Proper Gait
Posted on Feb 25, 2013

Is the human foot adapted to hard surfaces?

All my life I have heard that flat feet, running injuries, and stress fractures are a result of the human foot trying to accommodate to an ‘unnatural’ surface, concrete. Many of us, such as myself, initially bought into this idea because superficially it makes sense that foot problems and runnin...

Categories: Proper Gait
Posted on Feb 25, 2013

What is Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)?

OMM is hands-on treatment given by osteopathic physicians based on the principles of osteopathy. Those principles are that structure and function are interrelated, the body is a unit comprising of mind, body and spirit, the body has inherent self-healing capabilities and rational treatment is based ...

Categories: Osteopathic Medicine (Osteopathy)
Posted on Feb 25, 2013

Why Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine?

Many potential patients often ask me why they should consider coming to someone like myself as opposed to chiropractor, massage therapist or any other hands-on practitioner? Many patients do use a combination of many hands-on therapies to work synergistically. First as an osteopathic physician, I ha...

Categories: Osteopathic Medicine (Osteopathy)
Posted on Feb 25, 2013

What is Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT) and how does it help with pain?

As I put pressure on a patient’s calves to evaluate them, I notice that they feel tight and ropey and the patient winces. “Is this tender?” I ask already knowing the answer that I will receive. “Yes, but I just worked out so that is why my calves are tender.” I disagree so I simply [&helli...

Categories: Osteopathic Techniques
Posted on Feb 25, 2013

What Was The Actual Lifespan Of Early Humans? Time To Reevaluate

My purpose for writing this entry is because I often have patients that justify their aches and ailments to the ‘increased lifespan’ that we humans now have as a result of our modern advances. I have had patients tell me that arthritis is because “humans are not supposed to live past 30” or ...

Categories: Proper Gait
Posted on Feb 24, 2013

What is Osteopathic Medicine? [Podcast #001]

What is Osteopathic Medicine? [Podcast #001]
 

In 1874, Andrew Taylor Still MD DO (1828-1917) founded osteopathic medicine. Dr. Still realized that optimal health requires all the tissues and cells of the body to function together in harmonious motion. He reasoned that disease could have its origins in anatomical deviations from normal no matter...

Categories: Osteopathic Medicine (Osteopathy)
Posted on Feb 13, 2013

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