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  • Whole Body Vibration Training can replicate a one hour gym workout in just 10 minutes. How is this is accomplished? Well, the machines ability to produce therapeutic vibrations directly from the feet up and through your entire body and creating 2.8 – 3.5 times the normal gravity (Gs). These body vibrations force your muscles to contract and stretch, mimicking regular exercise but just exercising the muscles in very small movements. Although the contracting and stretching of the muscle is only a few millimeters, the effect is the same – muscle tissue is exercised and strength is increased but it does it up to 40 times faster. Your muscles can not tell the difference and react the same way by building strength as if you did regular exercise for much longer than you really did.

  • More benefits that can be gained with the vibration fitness such as increased bone density, improved flexibility, body toning, burn fat, increased your metabolism, better circulation, decreased in joint pain, and better lymphatic drainage and detoxification. Whole body vibration machine enhances production of your most important regenerative hormones such as HGH, and improves the circulation of your blood. Vibration exercise fitness increases the rate of your metabolism and enhances lymphatic drainage helping to detoxify the body. When you exercise using vibration fitness machines, you will be able to acquire more strength and stamina faster and have better agility. Furthermore, your tissues and muscles will be able to recover much more quickly while increasing your flexibility and fat reduction. Weight-loss has been proven in medical research reports to be almost 4 times as effective as regular exercise.

For Neck Pain, Chiropractic and Exercise Are Better Than Drugs

What’s the best treatment for neck pain?

Seeing a chiropractor or engaging in light exercise relieves neck pain more effectively than relying on pain medication, new research shows.

The new study is one of the few head-to-head comparisons of various treatments for neck pain, a problem that affects three quarters of Americans at some point in their lives but has no proven, first-line treatment. While many people seek out spinal manipulation by chiropractors, the evidence supporting its usefulness has been limited at best.

But the new research, published in The Annals of Internal Medicine, found that chiropractic care or simple exercises done at home were better at reducing pain than taking medications like aspirin, ibuprofen or narcotics.

“These changes were diminished over time, but they were still present,” said Dr. Gert Bronfort, an author of the study and research professor at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota. “Even a year later, there were differences between the spinal manipulation and medication groups.”

Moderate and acute neck pain is one of the most frequent reasons for trips to primary care doctors, prompting millions of visits every year. For patients, it can be a difficult problem to navigate. In some cases the pain and stiffness crop up without explanation, and treatment options are varied. Physical therapy, pain medication and spinal manipulation are popular options, but Dr. Bronfort was inspired to carry out an analysis because so little research exists.

“There was a void in the scientific literature in terms of what the most helpful treatments are,” he said.

To find out, Dr. Bronfort and his colleagues recruited a large group of adults with neck pain that had no known specific cause. The subjects, 272 in all, were mostly recruited from a large HMO and through advertisements. The researchers then split them into three groups and followed them for about three months.

One group was assigned to visit a chiropractor for roughly 20-minute sessions throughout the course of the study, making an average of 15 visits. A second group was assigned to take common pain relievers like acetaminophen and — in some cases, at the discretion of a doctor — stronger drugs like narcotics and muscle relaxants. The third group met on two occasions with physical therapists who gave them instructions on simple, gentle exercises for the neck that they could do at home. They were encouraged to do 5 to 10 repetitions of each exercise up to eight times a day. (A demonstration of the exercises can be found at www.annals.org).

After 12 weeks, the people in the non-medication groups did significantly better than those taking the drugs. About 57 percent of those who met with chiropractors and 48 percent who did the exercises reported at least a 75 percent reduction in pain, compared to 33 percent of the people in the medication group.

A year later, when the researchers checked back in, 53 percent of the subjects who had received spinal manipulation still reported at least a 75 percent reduction in pain, similar to the exercise group. That compared to just a 38 percent pain reduction among those who had been taking medication.

Dr. Bronfort said it was a “big surprise” to see that the home exercises were about as effective as the chiropractic sessions. “We hadn’t expected that they would be that close,” he said. “But I guess that’s good news for patients.”

In addition to their limited pain relief, the medications had at least one other downside: people kept taking them. “The people in the medication group kept on using a higher amount of medication more frequently throughout the follow-up period, up to a year later,” Dr. Bronfort said. “If you’re taking medication over a long time, then we’re running into more systemic side effects like gastrointestinal problems.”

He also expressed concern that those on medications were not as empowered or active in their own care as those in the other groups. “We think it’s important that patients are enabled to deal with as much control over their own condition as possible,” he said. “This study shows that they can play a large role in their own care.”

CLEVELAND LIGHTS * Come see them for the holiday season!

You can enjoy a variety of Christmas lights throughout Northeast Ohio. Go see the display of lights with your friends and family during our unseasonably warm weather, or wait until the snow blankets Cleveland, either way the light shows are an inexpensive way to enjoy the holidays. I love to go on a nice drive and see the lights and the kids always love it too!Whether you are taking kids in jammies through a drive through display, or heading out for a date night in Cleveland, Ohio, these Christmas displays will get you in the holiday spirit.

Public Square in downtown Cleveland, Ohio is a free destination, full of thousands of lights. Head inside to Tower City to wam up and see more impressive holiday decorations. Lit from 6:30 on Thanksgiving weekend through January 31st.

Nela Park, a Cleveland, Ohio tradition this GE facility lights up throughout December. Nela Park takes care of the Washington DC Christmas tree each year so they must know their lights! Drive by the grounds on Noble Road to see the beautiful display.

Shaker Square holds their annual lighting ceremony the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but even if you missed this, you can drive through and see the lights until New Year’s. Located on the east side of Cleveland, it is a short drive that is well worth it. Come for the lights, stay for the quaint town.

Sawmill Creek Festival of Lights boasts free admission. Located on Route 2 in Huron, this display is open from 5pm – 10pm.

Medina County Fair Holiday Fantasyis a drive through lighting display that costs $7 a car. The fair grounds on 710 W.Smith Rd. Medina is transformed into a winter wonderland with 85 displays that you can slowly drive through. Open from 6-9pm.

Stan Hywet Hall, if you haven’t been to Stan Hywet during the holidays you are really in for a treat. The entire grounds are surrounded with over 200,000 lights in this spectacular display. Little pricier than the other trips, but this would make a great date night activity. Grand tours of the house and grounds are $16.

Akron Holiday Fest Lighting Spectacular, again, this is worth the drive…and it’s free! Head down to Lock 3 Park from November 26 till January 1st to enjoy the Christmas lights.

Lake Farmpark is a fun family destination or romantic date night. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the park to see thousands of lights. Located at 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd in Kirtland, it is less than an hour for most Clevelanders.

Cleveland Museum of Art has displays throughout Wade Oval. Deemed “Environment of Lights” the lantern display and Winter Lantern Festival runs from December 3-January 2nd.


  1. Disinfect a wound with honey – Dab the cut with honey before covering it with a bandage. Believe it or not, honey has powerful antibacterial properties. A study in the Archives of Surgery found that honey is capable of destroying almost all strains of the most common wound-infecting bacteria.
  2. Break a high fever with your armpits – Anything up to 102°F is mild and can be treated by drinking plenty of fluids. But to quickly bring down a reading above that, put an ice pack under your arm or near your groin. Icing either spot will cool your body’s core. It’s uncomfortable, but it works fast. Then see a doctor.
  3. Stop bleeding with this spice – Next time you nick yourself in the kitchen, reach for the black pepper, says Roberta Lee, M.D., vice chair of the department of integrative medicine at the Beth Israel Medical Center. Run cold water over the wound to clean it, using soap if you were handling meat. Then sprinkle on the pepper and apply pressure. In no time, the bleeding will stop. Turns out, black pepper has analgesic, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. And don’t worry—it won’t sting.
  4. Boost your energy with a glass of water – Water is nature’s magic elixir. It improves your oral health, promotes weight loss and energizes you. Ordinary water, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center found, raises alertness. The scientists discovered that water increases sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity. SNS is responsible for activating the body’s responses under stress, raising blood pressure, energy use and alertness. Next time you need an energy boost, skip the caffeine and turn on the tap.
  5. Splint a broken arm with a magazine – To make an impromptu cast, place your wrist palm-down on top of a thick magazine. Roll the magazine into a U-shaped cradle and secure it with tape, an ace bandage, or long strips torn from a shirt.
  6. Flush away trouble – Think of this next tip as a stress laxative—a bit strange, but guaranteed to be gentle and effective: Before you go to bed, put some small strips of flushable paper and a pencil in the bathroom. The following morning, take a seat and write down the names of all the people or situations in your life that are causing you angst. Then throw them in the bowl and flush. You’ll be amazed at how great this feels and works.
  7. Pet away your high blood pressure – To lower your risk of heart attack and stroke, get a dog. Numerous studies show that petting a dog keeps blood pressure under control when you’re stressed.

Too often we seek answers in drugs and medication but sometimes the simplest solutions are the best.

Personally I can say that I’ve only tried number 4 and stand by it completely. The rest I’m still waiting to test out.

ImageWritten BY: Adrian Shepherd





4670 Richmond Road – Overlook Court II- #250 – WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS

What food is most needed?
Below are the “Super Six” most requested food items.  We recommend selecting one or two items from the list to collect during a food drive.
•    Peanut Butter
•    Soup
•    Cereal
•    Canned Vegetables
•    Tuna Fish
•    Beef Stew

The Cleveland Foodbank supplies a majority of the food used in local hot meal sites, shelters, and food pantries. In addition, we provide food to child care centers, group homes, and programs for the elderly.

The Foodbank works closely with other Northeast Ohio hunger relief organizations, providing food and nonfood products to hunger centers administered by the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland, the Catholic Hunger and Shelter Network, and the Salvation Army, among others.


FREE YOGA CLASSES- the Month of December 2011

Heal  the  body
Heal  the  mind

Free – Get started on welcoming the New Year in with new friends, health and wellness! Advanced Orthopedics & Physical Therapy is offering FREE yoga classes, no purchase necessary!  FREE classes will be held for the entire month of December 2011!  All classes are held on Wednesday’s – December 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th from 4:00 till 5:00pm.  Give us a call before classes fill up!

Gentle  Yoga – Join us for our new yoga class!  This gentle-level class provides all the benefits of yoga, but at a relaxed pace.  It is perfect for all ages, and for beginners as well as experienced yogis.  We will work on our strength, stamina, balance, and flexibility through gentle, fluid poses and stretching.  We will also learn relaxation and breathing exercises to help reduce stress and bring more calm into our lives.

Location – Advanced Orthopedics & Physical Therapy                                                 4670 Richmond Road, Overlook Court II – Suite 250                                 Warrensville Heights, OH  44128                                              http://www.AdvancedOPT.com



Have a Happy Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving Day is one of those joyous events we celebrate with lots of love and gratitude. Its a very significant day in United States and the world over. These facts and trivia will not only enhance your knowledge about Thanksgiving Day, but also, let you share them with everyone. Happy Thanksgiving!Facts

  1. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States.
  2. By the fall of 1621 only half of the pilgrims, who had sailed on the Mayflower, survived. The survivors, thankful to be alive, decided to give a thanksgiving feast.
  3. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.
  4. The Plymouth Pilgrims were the first to celebrate the Thanksgiving.Thanksgiving
  5. The pilgrims arrived in North America in December 1620.
  6. The Pilgrims sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to reach North America.
  7. The pilgrims sailed on the ship, which was known by the name of ‘Mayflower’.
  8. They celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day in the fall of 1621.
  9. They celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  10. The drink that the Puritans brought with them in the Mayflower was the beer.
  11. The Wampanoag Indians were the people who taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land.
  12. The Pilgrim leader, Governor William Bradford, had organized the first Thanksgiving feast in the year 1621 and invited the neighboring Wampanoag Indians also to the feast.
  13. The first Thanksgiving feast was held in the presence of around ninety Wampanoag Indians and the Wampanoag chief, Massasoit, was also invited there.
  14. The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days.
  15. President George Washington issued the first national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation in the year 1789 and again in 1795.
  16. The state of New York officially made Thanksgiving Day an annual custom in 1817.
  17. Sarah Josepha Hale, an editor with a magazine, started a Thanksgiving campaign in 1827 and it was result of her efforts that in 1863 Thanksgiving was observed as a day for national thanksgiving and prayer.
  18. Abraham Lincoln issued a ‘Thanksgiving Proclamation’ on third October 1863 and officially set aside the last Thursday of November as the national day for Thanksgiving. Whereas earlier the presidents used to make an annual proclamation to specify the day when Thanksgiving was to be held.
  19. President Franklin D. Roosevelt restored Thursday before last of November as Thanksgiving Day in the year 1939. He did so to make the Christmas shopping season longer and hus stimulate the economy of the state.
  20. Congress passed an official proclamation in 1941 and declared that now onwards Thanksgiving will be observed as a legal holiday on the fourth Thursday of November every year.

Omega -3 fatty acids.

Omega-3 fatty acids – Metagenics EPA-DHA

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Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids: They are necessary for human health but the body can’ t make them — you have to get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, other seafood including algae and krill, some plants, and nut oils. Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. They have also become popular because they may reduce the risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish (particularly fatty fish such as mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, and salmon) at least 2 times a week.

Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function. In fact, infants who do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids from their mothers during pregnancy are at risk for developing vision and nerve problems. Symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation.

It is important to have the proper ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 (another essential fatty acid) in the diet. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, and most omega-6 fatty acids tend to promote inflammation. The typical American diet tends to contain 14 – 25 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids, which many nutritionally oriented physicians consider to be way too high on the omega-6 side.

The Mediterranean diet, on the other hand, has a healthier balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Many studies have shown that people who follow this diet are less likely to develop heart disease. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, including whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, olive oil, garlic, as well as moderate wine consumption.

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About Us -Advanced Orthopedics & Physical Therapy is a different kind of orthopedic practice – unlike any other in northeast Ohio. Our highly trained medical and personal care professionals offer individualized one-on-one care that emphasizes wellness and prevention.

In addition to traditional orthopedic care and surgery, we offer a wide variety of treatment options that focus on your overall health and well-being, including:

* Orthopedic care
* General medicine
* Osteopathic care
* Sports medicine
* Physical therapy
* Chiropractic care
* Massage therapy
* Acupuncture
* Pain management
* Wellness programs
* Nutritional counseling

Our ability to provide so many complementary services under one roof makes our practice unique within northeast Ohio. This reflects the fact that all of our providers strongly believe in total wellness.

Above all, our providers and staff are genuinely passionate about caring for you. They listen to your concerns and customize a treatment plan for your specific needs. Our ultimate goal is to minimize your pain, maximize your function and help you return to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.

For the most comprehensive orthopedic and wellness services in Warrensville Heights, Ohio schedule an appointment with Advanced Orthopedics & Physical Therapy today.           Call us at (216) 378-9390 or use our secure online appointment request form.