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Dr. Shaker was showcased by Trigenics® in their May 2018 Newsletter. Read below what they had to say about Dr. Shaker and his use of Trigenics® in his office.
DR. RICHARD SHAKER
Dr. Richard Shaker has had his private practice, Shaker Spine & Sport Institute in Tampa, Florida since 1989. During his long and successful career, he has accumulated six post-graduate certifications in sports medicine, exercise rehabilitation, strength training, and neuro-muscular assessment. He has been a Registered Trigenics® Practitioner since the early 2000's and was taught by the founder of Trigenics®, Dr. Allan Austin Oolo.
Dr. Shaker has spent his career exploring and investigating novel approaches to enhancing human function, movement, and performance. Dr. Shaker has treated thousands of patients from all walks of life, but specializes in the treatment of world-class, professional and elite athletes. He has worked with athletes such as Brian Kelly, Thomas Jones, Warrick Dunn, Dexter Jackson, Ray-Ray Mccloud and Tim Tebow.
By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Steroid injections for lower back pain may provide some relief for certain patients, but any benefits are temporary, a new study finds. Lower back pain related to herniated disk (when intervertebral disks become compressed and bulge) and, to a lesser degree, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), is often treated with epidural steroid injections, the researchers said. But after reviewing 38 previously published studies, the researchers found no strong evidence to support their use for these conditions........Open the link to read full article.
Oftentimes, the specialised, non-surgical treatment approach I use yields significant pain relief for patients. Unfortunately, I see patients when they're desperate, because nothing else has worked for them. In my practice, I have had great results helping people after these treatments, only to hear "I wish I would have found you sooner!".
Ray Ray McCloud Makes a Return Visit to Treat with Dr. Shaker
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.
Gator First Baseman, Pete Alonso, treats with Dr. Shaker. My proprietary blend of Trigenics & Lasers has helped his foot and ankle function significantly. Pete is one of the many that come to me for relief of this condition. I had a high school cheerleader here last month whose mother reports unbelievable pain relief and improved range of motion. My dad used to say, "it's better to have been than a never was". For most of us, what remains from our glory days are the aches and pains of a lifetime of struggle. These are exactly the types of conditions I treat.
Knee injuries have become all too common across all levels of competition. For many aspiring high school athletes and their families who are sacrificing time, money and effort to propel them to the highest levels possible, this injury can be devastating news. But, as the article discusses, there are many newer treatment approaches that can return an athlete to competition. The non surgical treatment approach I use is unique to me and my combined knowledge as a physician and athlete. Very often in my career I have helped young patients recover from knee injuries just like this without the need for surgery. Sometimes I don't have the luxury of treating the patient until after surgery has already occurred, but these patients also report improved function and reduced pain after treating in our clinic.
My friend, Coach Kyle Rasmussen, has been dealing with knee pain for over 10 years. My fellow Michigander and Spartan has been treating with me, realizing much success in his custom treatment plan.
Author:Kelly Parsons Source:Tampa Bay Times Copyright:Tampa Bay Times 2015
The next time you hurt your back, donít reach for the ibuprofen or ask for a prescription painkiller.† A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concludes you can get on your feet again with the simple, effective, drug-free therapy of spinal manipulation. In chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy, a doctor of chiropractic applies specific forces to your spine to align your vertebrae correctly, thereby improving mobility and reducing pain.† In this study, patients with less than six weeks occurrence of low-back pain used a 100-point scale to rate their pain.† Patients treated with spinal manipulation felt that their pain improved by an average of 10 points. In addition, they moved through their day with less overall pain than people who didnít receive the therapy.
Ditch the Drugs Recent guidelines from the American College of Physicians suggest that spinal manipulation and other therapies like acupuncture and massage should be tried before over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen or naproxen. And, with their risk of addiction, prescription painkillers are also strongly discouraged. While spinal manipulation is safe and effective, there is no evidence it has any serious adverse effects. Minor side effects, like soreness, are generally transient.
Make a Plan If youíd like a non-invasive, effective way to manage your back pain, contact a local doctor of chiropractic today! Most offer no-obligation evaluations to determine if youíre a good candidate for safe, natural and effective chiropractic care. A chiropractor can examine you and formulate a treatment plan that includes spinal manipulation to help you return to pain-free living as soon as possible.
What kid doesnít want a ride on one of the flashy self-balancing hoverboards, zipping along the sidewalk without a care in the world? Unfortunately, a new study shows that these seemingly benign toys have sent a slew of children to the emergency room for various injuries. Among U.S. kids under 18 treated in emergency rooms in 2015-16, a total of 26,854 injuries can be chalked up to hoverboards. Right after the first models were launched, there were reports of boards overheating or catching fire. But rather than burns, the majority of injuries sustained by kids using hoverboards came from falls.† The journal Pediatrics reported that kids most often presented with injured heads, forearms, or wrists, with more than 40 percent of injuries being classified as fractures. Doctors also noted contusions, strains, and sprains. Fortunately, only about three percent of injuries required hospitalization. Dr. Sean Bandzar, an emergency physician at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and lead author of the study notes that most of these injuries could be prevented with protective gear. And, since most hoverboard injuries occurred at home, the study found that parental supervision in combination with helmets, leg, and wrist pads, is the best preventative to hoverboard injuries.† While itís true that wheeled toys like hoverboards and skateboards definitely carry risk of injury, there is a great benefit to children to getting exercise and improving their coordination.† To provide the safest possible environment for play with these devices, parents should provide proper supervision and make wearing protective gear a non-negotiable house rule.
Author:ChiroPlanet.com Source:Pediatrics, online March 26, 2018. Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2018
A new French study suggests that lifting with the knees takes more energy than bending at the waist, but that improper lifting can cause lower back pain. The study, published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, found that heart rates increased when subjects squatted to raise and lower a box. The extra energy demand may be why most people ignore warnings about possible back strain.
Author:ChiroPlanet.com Source:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, July Copyright:ChiroPlanet.com 2000
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