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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
Back Pain Sufferers Reduce Disability with Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care for back pain has been proven to provide pain relief while improving mobility and function. Now, a recent study provides evidence that chiropractic care can not only reduce back pain but also lessen disability in patients. The study focused on 750 United States military service members still on active duty. All were being treated for lower back pain. Traditional measures such as physical therapy as well as drugs were used. Then, half of the group were treated by a chiropractor. The chiropractic methods used included spinal manipulation as well as special exercises. In just six weeks, the military service members who received the chiropractic treatments had less back pain and less disability. The research was led by Dr. Christine Goertz of the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. She told Reuters that the treatments may help muscles heal while improving mobility in the body. They may also help manage pain by changing how pain is perceived. Back pain in the lumbar spine (lower back) affects one in five adult Americans. With painkillers such as opioids leading to increasing addictions, safe, natural treatments like chiropractic care are increasingly sought after. If you're suffering from back pain, neck pain, headaches, or joint related pain, contact your local doctor of chiropractic today!
Regular Exercise Is Great for Mental Health – But Watch Out for Too Much
According to a study of 1.2 million adults across the U.S., people who engage in regular exercise report an overall healthier mental state than non-active or sedentary people. However, more exercise is not necessarily better for mental health. According to this research, daily exercisers actually report less mental wellbeing. This means, just like anything else, moderation is key to reap the health benefits of physical activity. And, according to the study, all kinds of exercise counts, including housework, mowing the lawn, caring for children, fishing, gym sessions, running, walking, and more. Researchers have continually proven that exercise can have major positive health effects, including lowered risks for stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. However, the link between good mental health and exercise is less certain. While the researchers in this particular study were able to positively link exercise to healthy mindsets, they weren’t able to demonstrate cause and effect. The study asked adults across the U.S. to give a ballpark estimate of how often during the previous month they would say their mental health was "not good" due to emotional issues, including those related to stress and depression. In addition, these adults reported their exercise habits during the previous month, including how long each session lasted. One major takeaway from the study: People who exercised regularly reported experiencing less mental health issues. In total, the exercisers reported 43% fewer days with mental health issues than non-exercisers.
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