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Why I Love To Practice Functional Medicine

All my life I have aspired to a higher calling. First, it was to traditional medicine, and I answered that call by becoming a pediatrician. After more than a decade of work as a practicing pediatrician, I became greatly disturbed by the lack of understanding of the underlying causes of the suffering of so many children.  …

Most People Have Adaptive Muscle Shortening-Do You?

When a muscle is forced to remain in a shortened position for a long period of time it becomes chronically shortened…and that leads to pain. Poor posture is the most common cause of adaptive muscle shortening (AMS). When you slump your head and shoulders forward day after day, you are heading straight for pain. Whether …

Fall Foliage Hikes… Don’t Miss Out!

Autumn Leaves

With the arrival of autumn, everyone is talking about the changing colors and the fall festivities. When we think of fall, we think of hiking, biking, and many other outside activities. It all sounds so exciting and enjoyable, but then you remember the soreness that follows, or back pain that accompanies it.Don’t let those thoughts …

Assess Yourself for Jaw Problems

Check-out your jaw action before you face a pain or bite problem. You can use a mirror to assess yourself. It’s a good idea to ask a family member or friend to help you observe your jaw position and movement. Here’s a list of what to look for: Slowly open your mouth as wide as …

Are You Heading for a Nursing Home?

Significant numbers of nursing home residents could return home to normal living if they received the following therapies— ​restoration of the body’s soft tissues ​training in correct breathing ​training in safe exercise/movement for older adults. Good musculoskeletal function can be restored with movement therapies and manual therapies. The sad part is that most nursing home …

Functional Medicine is the New Medicine

Our society is experience a dramatic increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases. Traditional medicine has not been able to address this crisis in the health care of our human family. Functional medicine is the answer to this crisis. As a functional medicine physician, I fully embrace this systems-oriented approach …

Plantar fasciitis can be cured

This hard-to-pronounce medical term simply means the soft tissues along the bottom of your foot are inflamed. The plantar fascia helps to support the arch of your foot. Typically, pain is felt on the underside of the heel or along the arch of the foot. Most people who have plantar fasciitis are frustrated because physical …

Yes, We Cure Headaches

The “simple” headache is not so simple. There are many different kinds of headaches. Most people have multiple causes for their headaches. Common causes include:​Stress and anxiety or depression​Posture problems affecting head, neck, shoulders, upper back​Muscle spasm​Problems with the fascia of the neck or shoulder girdle​Problems with cranial nerves​Problems with peripheral nerves of head/neck/shoulder area​Lack …