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September 2015 Health Newsletter


Current Articles

» Using Trigenics to Help Prevent Sports Injuries
» Using Trigenics on Jake Hampton's Knee Pain
» Ray Ray McCloud Makes a Return Visit to Treat with Dr. Shaker
» Tampa Bay Sports Radio Interview with Steve Duemig
» Dr. Richard Shaker teaching Advanced Trigenics® Class
» Chiropractic in the NFL
» Dr. Shaker Saves the Dave Matthew's Concert in Tampa
» How Pillow Height Affects Muscle Activity and Perceived Comfort
» Bicycle-Related Injuries Increasing in the U.S.
» Struggles with Sleep May Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Using Trigenics to Help Prevent Sports Injuries

Listen as Brian Kelly, #25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Back, shares about the sessions he receives from Dr. Richard R. Shaker, Chiropractor. He talks about how using chiropractic care as a preventative measure to keep him in shape for the games. He also talks about Trigenics® treatments and how they help him prevent injuries by getting sessions weekly.

Check out our Blog Post and Video Link

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


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Using Trigenics on Jake Hampton's Knee Pain

Watch as Dr. Richard R. Shaker, Chiropractic Physician & Trigenics® Practitioner works on Jake Hampton's painful knee from playing football.  Jake Hampton, #44, is the starting middle linebacker for Sickles High School in Tampa, Florida.

More Info on Blog Post

Author: Richard Shaker
Source: Dr. Shaker
Copyright: Richard Shaker 2014


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Ray Ray McCloud Makes a Return Visit to Treat with Dr. Shaker

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Ray Ray McCloud is now the starting wide receiver for the Clemson Tigers! He is having a great start as a freshman player.  Recently, Ray came home to Tampa for a tune up. It's always great to continue my work with the young athletes, and watching their progress.  Wishing you continued success and a healthy season! You can check out his video comments from his days as a Sickles Gryphon!

Watch this video (2:43min) to see Ray Ray McCloud thank Dr. Shaker for keeping his body injury free and in shape for the game.  

http://drshakerblog.com/2014/11/13/ray-ray-mccloud-thanks-dr-shaker/

Author: Richard Shaker
Source: 10 News USA Today High School Sports
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. 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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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. 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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How Pillow Height Affects Muscle Activity and Perceived Comfort

A recent report studied how using foam pillows of three different heights affected the comfort and electromyographic (EMG) activity of the neck and mid-upper back muscles of participants. The study was performed by a team of therapists and researchers in the University of Săo Paulo School of Medicine in Săo Paulo, Brazil. Performed in 2014 and published in 2015, the study revealed the associations among pillow height, EMG activity, and perceived comfort. Twenty-one asymptomatic adults were observed using three different foam pillows of 5 cm, 10 cm and 14 cm, or approximately 2 inches, 4 inches and 5 1/2 inches. Study participants rated their comfort using a 100-mm visual analog scale, while researchers calculated EMG activity of the neck and mid-upper back muscles, called the sternocleidomastoid and upper and middle trapezius muscles. Participants considered height 1 (approximately 2 inches) to be the least comfortable and height 2 (approximately 4 inches) the most comfortable. In addition, all muscle groups showed statistical differences in EMG activity between heights 1 and 2, but not between heights 2 and 3. Individuals who prefer sleeping with a flat pillow may want to think twice, as a four-inch pillow may be the best choice for perceived comfort and back and neck support.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT. Volume 38, Issue 6, Pages 375-381.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2015


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Bicycle-Related Injuries Increasing in the U.S.

Adult bicycling injuries increased sharply between 1998 and 2013, according to a new study that also reveals the increase is largely among cyclists over age 45. Bicycling is a popular among people of all ages for sport or commuting, but a growing number of adults embrace cycling as a low-impact exercise. The survey comes from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, which collects data that includes bicycle-related injuries of those over age 18. Between 1998-1999, there were an estimated 96 bicycle-related injuries and about 5 hospital admissions per 100,000 people. Between 2012-2013, however, those numbers rose to 123 injuries and about 11 hospital admissions per 100,000 people. Researchers further examining the data discovered the correlation between injuries and age. In 1998, 23% of reported injuries were in riders over age 45. In 2012, this figure rose to 42% of injuries. Compared to younger individuals, older riders are more likely to be hurt in crashes or collisions. The study found that extremity injuries are less common, but head and torso injuries have risen. These findings demonstrate the importance of wearing appropriate safety gear as well as the need for U.S. cities and communities to support better bicycle riding infrastructures.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: 
JAMA, online September 1, 2015.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2015


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Struggles with Sleep May Increase Risk of Heart Disease

A targeted study by researchers at the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital in Seoul, South Korea has found that getting too much or too little sleep can contribute to the "hardening" of arteries. This condition, caused by calcium buildup in the arteries, can be an early warning sign of heart disease or lead to heart attacks. The study involved over 47,000 men and women, with an average age of 42, who completed a sleep questionnaire and underwent a series of tests. These tests measured arterial stiffness and evaluated calcium and plaque deposits in arteries. The average duration of sleep among participants was 6.4 hours per night. Researchers categorized those who slept five hours or less each night as "short" sleepers, and those who slept nine hours or more each night as "long" sleepers. The study found that poor sleep quality can lead to stiffer arteries whether an individual sleeps too few or too many hours. Researchers subsequently determined that those who slept an average of seven hours per night and reported good sleep quality had the lowest levels of vascular disease.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, online September 10, 2015.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2015


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