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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
National Chiropractic Health Month Starts October: Get Moving!
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
and chiropractors nationwide are promoting the benefits of movement to overall
health as well as the prevention of back pain during National Chiropractic
Health Month (NCHM) in October. This year’s theme, “Move 4 Life,” encourages
people to move more now so they will be able to move better later and avoid
chronic and painful conditions associated with sedentary lifestyles.
For information on the benefits of movement
and tips on how to stay active and prevent injury, visit www.acatoday.org/NCHM
and follow ACA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram--look for the hashtag
#Move4Life. (Those who would like to help promote NCHM can also find a campaign
toolkit with information and resources to share on social media and in their
Research shows there is a worldwide pandemic
of increasing inactivity. In the U.S., only about half of all adults get the
recommended amount of physical activity, putting them at greater risk of
cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes as well as falls and low back pain.
“The bones, muscles and joints that make up
our body’s musculoskeletal system require regular movement to stay healthy and
function properly. As we age, we are more at risk of developing low back pain
and joint problems if we do not get enough physical activity,” said ACA
President N. Ray Tuck, Jr., DC. “With their non-drug approach, chiropractors
help people move better by relieving back and joint pain and improving joint
ACA offers additional information on how to
get and stay moving:
Good nutrition, ergonomic workspaces and
proper lifting and movement techniques can go a long way in helping people to
strengthen their spines and avoid disabling injuries and chronic back pain,
which often prevent regular physical activity.
Consider weight-bearing exercises, such as walking,
which help maintain bone density over a lifetime and keep our skeletal bones
healthy and strong.
When busy schedules are the obstacle, a
re-examination of personal priorities is sometimes necessary to restore balance
in life; make time for healthy habits such as physical activity.
Back pain is one of the most common conditions
for which prescription opioids are prescribed. It was once believed that pain
medication and bed rest were the best course of action for low back pain, but
research today supports first trying non-drug options for pain management, while
remaining as active as possible, before moving on to other options.
Doctors of chiropractic practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to
health care and pain relief that includes patient examination, diagnosis and
treatment. In addition to their expertise in spinal manipulation, chiropractors
have broad diagnostic skills and are trained to recommend therapeutic and
rehabilitative exercises, and to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle
counseling. For more information, visit www.acatoday.org/patients.
Author:American Chiropractic Association Source:Online, acatoday.com. September 25, 2018. Copyright:American Chiropractic Association 2018
New research suggests that women who exercise regularly, including walking, may lower their risk for heart failure. The study from researchers at the University of Buffalo in New York looked at over 137,000 women aged 50-79, of which over one-third had high blood pressure and other heart disease risk factors such as smoking and diabetes. After a follow-up period of 14 years, researchers found that the women who got some form of physical activity were less likely to suffer from heart failure (11%). Women with the highest levels of physical activity, meanwhile, were the least likely to suffer from heart failure (35%), as compared to women who got no exercise at all. In addition, women who got the most physical activity were the least likely to develop a sub-type of heart failure called reduced ejection fraction (32%) as compared to women who never exercised. 33% of the same group of women were also the least likely to develop another sub-type of heart failure called a preserved ejection fraction. One of the biggest findings from the study, however, is that walking works just as well as other forms of exercise, including more vigorous types. To discover how much exercise the women got, researchers studied answers to a questionnaire about exercise that every participant completed. As it turns out, walking was the most common type of physical activity reported.
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