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October 2014 Health Newsletter


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» Active Kids Think Better
» Chiropractic Care Better For Seniors
» October is National Chiropractic Health Month

» Now Offering Zija in our Tampa Office
» Dr. Shaker Saves the Dave Matthew's Concert in Tampa
» Chiropractic in the NFL
» Dr. Richard Shaker teaching Advanced Trigenics® Class
» Tampa Bay Sports Radio Interview with Steve Duemig
» Dr. Shaker works on Tim Tebow's Shoulder

Active Kids Think Better


According to researchers, children who participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity not only benefit physically, they also improve their cognitive performance and brain function. Results from a new study involving 221 children aged 7 to 9 show regular participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity increases their ability to block out distractions, increase focus and improve their multi-tasking skills. U.S. and European exercise guidelines for children and teens currently call for a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day. If you're a parent with a child or teen, encourage and assist them in becoming and staying physically active. Enroll them in after school programs that involve physical activity. Get them into a sports league. Join the YMCA. Take them to the park. Play in the back yard. Be safe but definitely be active!


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Pediatrics, online September 29, 2014.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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Chiropractic Care Better For Seniors

New research indicates chiropractic care provides not only protective benefits but also offers increased patient satisfaction in Medicare patients with spine conditions, when compared to medical care. Published in the prestigious Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics, this new study compared chiropractic to medical care in areas related to activities of daily living, self-rated health and worsening health after 1 year. According to researchers, "...chiropractic is significantly protective against 1-year decline in activities of daily living, lifting, stooping, walking, self-rated health, and worsening health after 1 year. Persons using chiropractic are more satisfied with their follow-up care and with the information provided to them."

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: 
JMPT. Vol. 37, Issue 8, Pages 542–551, October 2014.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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October is National Chiropractic Health Month


During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) this October, the American Chiropractic Association is working with the more than 130,000 doctors of chiropractic (DCs), chiropractic assistants (CAs) and chiropractic doctoral students nationwide to help educate the public and policymakers about the value of a "conservative care first" approach to health care. This health care model encourages emphasis on more cost-effective and safer approaches over potentially addictive medications for pain management and health enhancement. Conservative management of painful conditions may include chiropractic manipulation combined with exercise and stretching prior to moving on to procedures involving higher risk. During NCHM, chiropractors will share information with patients and their communities to empower them to become their own advocates by insisting on information about conservative treatment options. Why is "Conservative Care First" more important today than ever in facing our nation’s healthcare challenges?


  • Chiropractic physicians are the highest-rated healthcare practitioners for low-back pain treatments with their patient-centered, whole-person approach that provides greater interaction and communication for appropriate diagnosis and developing more cost-effective treatment planning.

  • Numerous recent studies have clearly shown the dangerous overreliance in the U.S. on prescription painkillers that simply mask pain. This has tremendously increased Americans’ risk for overuse, and abuse, of these drugs if taken for long periods, leading to more than 17,000 related deaths in 2010 (more than heroin and cocaine combined). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls the abuse of prescription pain medications an "epidemic."
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Recent evidence questions the overuse--and in some cases the effectiveness--of more invasive treatments such as spinal fusion surgery and spinal steroid injections for back pain. It is reasonable for patients to exhaust more conservative options before undergoing these costly procedures.

"People need complete information about their treatment options," said ACA President Anthony Hamm, DC. "During National Chiropractic Health Month, DCs are encouraging patients to ask questions and learn about safe, effective conservative approaches that may help them avoid riskier and more costly treatments."

Author: American Chiropractic Association.
Source: American Chiropractic Association. October 1, 2014.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association. 2014


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Author: Zija
Source: http://www.drinklifein.com/
Copyright: http://www.drinklifein.com/ 2013


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Dr. Shaker Saves the Dave Matthew's Concert in Tampa

Our offices received a call from the Dave Matthews Band indicating that Mr. Matthews was in need of some treatment for pain. His scheduled performance was in serious jeopardy. Dr. Shaker headed over to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre (previously Ford Amphithatre) to give him a treatment.

READ MORE AT Dr. Shaker's Blog


Author: JoAnn Chambers
Source: July 2014
Copyright: Richard Shaker 2014


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Chiropractic in the NFL


Thomas Jones and Dr. Richard Shaker, Chiropractic PhysicianFor four seasons in the NFL, after having suffered a chest injury while playing my rookie year, I had not been able to breathe properly. I also had severe pain in my chest and rib cage. Previous to Dr. Shaker, I had seen every medical specialist, including other chiropractors—no one could help me. I was struggling to survive in the NFL. After two weeks of Dr Shaker’s treatments, I felt better than I had since the initial injury. I started playing like my old self and was able to split time with starting running back Michael Pittman. I am currently the starting running back for the Chicago Bears. Since then, I have flown Dr. Shaker to Chicago to treat me personally during the season.
-Thomas Jones, Running Back, Chicago Bears


Being a Sports Chiropractor since 1990, I have treated a mélange of elite pro athletes, including many past and present Tampa Bay Buccaneers players, some of whom are:

• Buccaneers All Time Leading Receiver, Mark Carrier
• Buccaneers Super Bowl XXXVII MVP and current Cincinnati Bengals Safety, Dexter Jackson
• Buccaneers Defensive Lineman, Chidi Ahanotu
• Buccaneers Defensive Back, Brian Kelly
• Buccaneers Wide Receiver, Michael Clayton
• Former Buccaneers and current Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl Running Back, Warrick Dunn
• Former Buccaneers and current Chicago Bears Running Back, Thomas Jones

READ MORE AT Dr. Shaker's Blog

Author: Richard Shaker
Source: The American Chiropractor
Copyright: Richard Shaker 2007


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Dr. Richard Shaker teaching Advanced Trigenics® Class

Chiropractors interested in training in the Trigenics® Treatment System are required to take a 3 year course with Dr. Allan Oolo Austin, the founder of Trigenics®. Dr. Austin personally selected Dr. Richard Shaker to teach an advanced weekend course titled, Advanced Trigenics Manipulation Course.

READ MORE AT Dr. Shaker's Blog

Author: JoAnn Chambers
Source: Shaker Chiropractic
Copyright: Richard Shaker 2014


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Tampa Bay Sports Radio Interview with Steve Duemig

Dr. Richard Shaker guests on the Steve Duemig radio show sharing his knowledge of the Trigenics® pain relief system. This show aired on October 22, 2013 after he worked on Doug Martin's shoulder injury (#22 Running Back for the Buccaneers).

READ MORE AT Dr. Shaker's Blog

Author: JoAnn Chambers
Source: Shaker Chiropractic
Copyright: Richard Shaker 2014


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Dr. Shaker works on Tim Tebow's Shoulder

Dr. Richard Shaker, Chiropractic Physician and Trigenics® Practitioner is shown here working on a painful dysfunctional shoulder and limited range of motion problem with Tim Tebow (NFL Quarterback). Dr. Shaker demonstrates the quick results he gets from using his 24 years of knowledge along with the powerful Trigenics® Treatment System.

MORE INFO AT Dr. Shaker's Blog

Author: JoAnn Chambers
Source: Shaker Chiropractic
Copyright: Richard Shaker 2014


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