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Presentation Abstract: New Aggressive Approaches To Disconnecting The Inflammation-Depression Connection. World Congress On Anti-Aging Medicine And Regenerative Biomedical Technologies Expo (A4MC) Shanghai, China October 18-20, 2012

Depression ICD-9 296.3 Title: New Aggressive Approaches To Disconnecting The Inflammation-Depression Connection. To be presented at: The World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biomedical Technologies Expo Date: Oct 18-20th, 2012 Address: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center 1099 Guo Zhan Road, Shanghai, China, 200126  By Dr James Stoxen DC Depression is a mood disorder that […]

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Depression ICD-9 296.3

Title: New Aggressive Approaches To Disconnecting The Inflammation-Depression Connection.
To be presented at: The World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biomedical Technologies Expo
Date: Oct 18-20th, 2012
Address: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
1099 Guo Zhan Road, Shanghai, China, 200126 
By Dr James Stoxen DC

Depression is a mood disorder that affects serotonin levels in the brain. Because of its physiological cause, many people believe that clinical depression must be cured through chemical intervention. Drug Free Therapy for signs of depression might include A healthy diet which plays an important part in healthy brain depression symptoms. Eating vitamin-rich foods balance out chemicals in the brain and provides a natural intervention for depression for some who experience severe depression syndromes. Avoiding complex sugars and too many carbohydrates, which lead to mood swings, helps stabilize emotions. Adding exercise cannot go overlooked as an important aspect of a drug-free depression treatmentTalk therapyCognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy are also very effective in overcoming chronic depressionDrugless depression treatments vary from person to person. However, herbal supplements and intervention have helped some patients. Consulting with a knowledgeable pharmacist or herbal treatment specialist can help you make the right choice for your specific treatment plan.

DR. STOXEN’S LECTURE STARTS AT 15:58 AND GOES THROUGH 16:12 ON THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE

YOU CAN WATCH THE LIVE LINK TO THE ENTIRE CONFERENCE IN THE VIDEO ABOVE. !!!  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LECTURE ON THE ORIGINAL SITE.

people’s daily online is the top official website in china.

People’s Daily Online, founded on Jan. 1, 1997, is a large-scale information platform constructed by People’s Daily – one of the world’s top ten newspapers. It is also one of the largest comprehensive Internet media on the Internet. As a leading key news website in China, it upholds “authority and strength generated from people”. With “authority, popularity and credibility” as tenet, it takes the objectives “multi-language, all media forms, globalization and full coverage”, and “disseminating China’s news and covering world news” as its mission. On June 20, 2008, during his inspection tour of People’s Daily Online, President Hu Jintao noted “People’s Daily Online has played a unique role in advocating the Party’s belief, guiding public opinion and warmly serving netizens in the years since inception.”People’s Daily Online is also a teaching base for the Party School of the Communist Party of China’

Presentation Abstract:

New Aggressive Approaches to Disconnecting the Inflammation-Depression Connection

Depression represents a major public health problem it is estimated that up to 16 – 20% of the population has had depression at any one time and that 5 to 7% of the population is assumed to suffer from major depression. Studies have also shown that there is a correlation between chronic depression and the development of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’ and dementia in later life.

There is substantial literature linking inflammation with the risk for depression. The purpose of my presentation is to list the inflammatory mediators and their link to depression. Patients with inflammatory disorders such as MS, cardiovascular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

Increase inflammatory cytokine expression and the development of concurrent psychiatric symptoms were initially observed after administration of cytokine therapy to patients afflicted with cancer hepatitis and MS. It has been found that patients with depression have high levels of inflammatory biomarkers. This suggests that inflammation can be a mediator for depression.

The purpose of this presentation is to review these studies and determine their potential to lead to interventions which may reduce the risks for inflammatory diseases of aging such as osteoarthritis cardiovascular disease and his symptoms related to varying degrees of depression.

Depression it is obviously a stress sensitive disorder however the actual causal mechanism for their relationship is unknown. Research team led by Carnegie melon University’s Sheldon: has found that chronic psychological stresses associated with the bodies losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response which can promote the development and progression of the disease called depression. So while inflammation can cause or be linked to depression, and the stress and depression can also be linked back to inflammation.

Aging is also associated with increased likelihood of chronic pain and inflammatory conditions. A part despite improving knowledge is of underlying mechanisms of chronic pain many patients who have chronic pain receive inadequate care both short-term and long-term. We are going to discuss some novel ways to reduce chronic pain, chronic inflammation and disability dust reducing overall inflammation and possibly reducing the risk of the development and exacerbation of chronic depression.

We will also discuss the treatments, which can and may reduce depression. Currently antidepressants only produced remission and 30% of patients. The part of the problem is that the pathophysiology of depression has not been well understood and treatments are based on empirical data and not on the mechanisms or causes of action. Many research studies suggest that addressing pro-inflammatory cytokine production represents a possible strategy to treat depression besides the use of psychotropic drugs.

This will include the relationship between dietary influences and the risk of depression, and fatty acid supplementation for the fresh and add the adiposity risk factors for childhood and adult onset depression. I will also discuss the role of inactivity in inflammation and end depression as well as the effects of exercise and the increase and decrease of inflammation associated with exercise.

I will discuss natural ways to decrease levels of systemic inflammation both from a treatment and preventive approach to use with or without psychotropic drugs.

Presentation Abstract: Walk and Run For Life via Lever Mechanisms or Spring Mechanisms? World Congress On Anti-Aging Medicine And Regenerative Biomedical Technologies Expo (A4MC) Shanghai, China, October 18-20, 2012

  Title: Walk and Run For Life! Through Lever Mechanisms or Spring Mechanisms? To be presented at: The World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biomedical Technologies Expo Date:Oct.18-20th, 2012 Address: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center 1099 Guo Zhan Road, Shanghai, China, 200126  By Dr James Stoxen DC   The Human Spring Model is […]

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Title: Walk and Run For Life! Through Lever Mechanisms or Spring Mechanisms?
To be presented at: The World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biomedical Technologies Expo
Date:Oct.18-20th, 2012
Address: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
1099 Guo Zhan Road, Shanghai, China, 200126 
By Dr James Stoxen DC

 

The Human Spring Model is Plyometric Training and Barefoot Running vs The Human Lever Model, Resistance Training and Shod Running Why the Human Spring Model and Approach is best for an Anti-aging Doctor

If the Human Spring Mechanism which functions to protect the body from impacts should lock then the force of impact is taken up by the tissues and as a result we have chronic inflammation and severe injuries. In the knee we call it Chondromalacia Patella or torn cartillage. In the foot bone or shin bone or tibia bone we call it stress fractures. From my clinical experience, the majority of the people who have injuries from running such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, heel pain, runners knee, hip pain, Iliotibial Band Syndrome and herniated discs are because the spring mechanism can’t effectively absorb the impact into the spring.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LECTURE ON THE ORIGINAL SITE.

people’s daily online is the top official website in china.

People’s Daily Online, founded on Jan. 1, 1997, is a large-scale information platform constructed by People’s Daily – one of the world’s top ten newspapers. It is also one of the largest comprehensive Internet media on the Internet. As a leading key news website in China, it upholds “authority and strength generated from people”. With “authority, popularity and credibility” as tenet, it takes the objectives “multi-language, all media forms, globalization and full coverage”, and “disseminating China’s news and covering world news” as its mission. On June 20, 2008, during his inspection tour of People’s Daily Online, President Hu Jintao noted “People’s Daily Online has played a unique role in advocating the Party’s belief, guiding public opinion and warmly serving netizens in the years since inception.”People’s Daily Online is also a teaching base for the Party School of the Communist Party of China’

Presentation Abstract:

Running, as decades of studies have shown, is one of the best ways for your patients to put distance between themselves and the aging process. The medical quandary, though, has been determining for mature patients when the physical demands of running – the current lever model suggests that impacts are bad for us causing wear and tear on bone and joints leading to degeneration, inflammation and accelerated aging.   Many physicians err on the side of caution, supportive footwear, orthotics and even prematurely advising patients to stop running.

Why is it that elite coaches around the world use impact training or plyometrics to bolster performance in sports?

Who is right?

I will answer that mystery by suggesting that the current model physicians are using to understand human movement, evaluate, treat, rehabilitate and maintain the human body is not the ideal model according to the latest research and the laws of nature and physics.  I will provide evidence that the human body moves as both a lever but more importantly as a spring mechanism.  Therefore the entire standard of care approach to understanding, examining, treating, rehabilitating and maintaining the human body must be changed.

In this presentation I will discuss the differences between the current human lever model vs the human spring model citing the laws of physics, nature and through interpretations of the results and conclusions from the most current research.  I will cite the arguments that healthy humans may not ambulate with levers rather lever mechanisms and spring mechanisms.

Then I will review the current examination approaches, treatment, training and anti-aging approaches based on the human lever model vs the human spring model.

Progressive regenerative medicine and anti-aging medicine is defined as the earliest detection, intervention and prevention of age-related diseases. The current standard of care only requires doctors to do evaluations of the musculoskeletal systems when patients present with signs and symptoms of anti-aging related diseases.  Anti-aging medicine exceeds this standard by practicing a form of medicine aimed at improving patients’ performance to the Olympic level for their age group before the pain even starts.

Top coaches and athletes focus on form and technique of human movement patterns for optimum performance.  This should be the level anti-aging minded doctors function.  These same athletes and coaches use high impact training methods, plyometrics which are contrary to the current standard of care.  Current doctors recommend lever training or resistance training while anti-aging doctors should focus on what top athletes and coaches use to build stronger spring mechanisms.

These human spring mechanisms serve to protect the body from around to 250 million impacts felt in a lifetime.  These human spring mechanisms also help to recycle energy thus reducing overall fatigue.  Lever systems cannot protect an object from impacts nor can they recycle energy.

Example:

Now, let’s breakdown what is addressed when assessing running as a medical tool, from an anti-aging perspective.  Running has been proven to burn calories – strengthen the heart and to lower blood pressure – increases mental sharpness and makes you more alert. It makes you feel happier and the release of endorphins provides a feeling of euphoria. It can also decrease memory loss in elderly people.

Unfortunately, these astonishing benefits are enjoyed by only a relatively handful of patients with so many more that could be receiving them.  Why?  Because many adult patients cannot run because of arthritic conditions that are contraindicated for running.

Why can’t as many adults run as they did in their youth?  Why can children run barefoot and many adults can’t?  Is the inability to run barefoot the first sign of aging?  Are running shoes healthy for us?  Are any binding or motion-altering device healthy for us while exercising and specifically running?  Does the running shoe bind the natural spring we are born with replacing it with an artificial spring in the shoe?  What are the consequences to the reduction of the adaptation process of the body’s natural spring to resist impacts and recycle energy?

I will discuss the current approach in medicine I call the barefoot to bedridden approach which involves doctor’s prescribing more supports causing reverse adaptation.  The approach I am presenting, bedridden to barefoot or the Human Spring approach promotes healthy adaptation with the goal of restoring the body’s ability to support itself, which is the best approach to help your patients have an anti-aging lifestyle

We educate and coach our patients in the practice of resistance exercises to increase lever strength of the weight bearing joints, thus improving general running ability. However this is not the ideal model of training the body for sport.  The development of spring strength through impacts via plyometrics is of paramount concern for athletes to improve performance in running as it impacts speed, quickness, balance, agility and coordination, and is essential for safe directional changes, stopping and starting.

However few physicians understand the concepts of spring strength and plyometric training. In fact physicians commonly advise against this form of exercise as they feel it creates too much shock to the skeleton. Some fear it may even contribute to premature aging through the wear and tear theory. But running and spring training performed with a properly prepared spring mechanism and sound bio-mechanics do not damage joints. (Note: research shows that people who run regularly and those who don’t run at all have the same risks of developing osteoarthritis).

Spring strength improves the efficiency of walking and running. Having a finely-tuned spring mechanism acts as a shock absorber to better protect the skeleton from stress and strain and potential wear and tear, inflammation and pain. A healthy spring mechanism can recycle more natural energy back into the walking and running effort.

In assessing patients, it is essential for physicians to employ specific testing to determine the exact level of absolute AND spring strength.

In this presentation I will clearly define absolute and spring strength, outline the differences between them and review what causes decreases in strength. From that base, I’ll present new and innovative examination, treatment, rehabilitation and anti-aging approach.

Crucially, I’ll demonstrate new and innovative orthopedic testing methods I have developed for physicians to more accurately determine not only if the human spring mechanisms are functional but patients’ levels of spring strength through the incremental increased forces of standing (50% body weight), walking (1.25 x body weight), running (3x body weight), sprinting (4x body weight), and plyometric jumping (estimated up to 10x body weight).

This is pivotal in evaluating when it is safe for a patient to go from walking to jogging, running to sprinting and even jump training. After all, as speeds increase from walking to running, forces increase from one times body weight to five times body weight. Stepping up to advanced plyometric jump training increases the force to ten times body weight.  This is a more accurate assessment of the integrity of the patients ability to resist impacts than the current model.

Then via video demonstrations, you’ll learn how to release the spring mechanism back into the gait courtesy of a new approach.

You will witness new exercise methods, which are performed barefoot to increase absolute strength and spring strength safely.

We all should be developing a healthy anti-aging lifestyle through walking and running with maximum human spring in our steps.

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT: The Inflammation-Depression Connection, To Be Presented At The 6th Annual A5M Conference, Melbourne, Australia, August 18-19, 2012

Depression ICD-9 296.3 Presentation Abstract Title: The Inflammation-Depression Connection   To be presented at The 6th Annual A5M Conference In Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine Melbourne, Australia, A5M Website click here August 18-19, 2012 By Dr. James Stoxen DC President, Team Doctors, Treatment and Training Center Abstract Depression represents a major public health problem. In Australia, Major depression accounts […]

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Presentation Abstract
Title: The Inflammation-Depression Connection  

To be presented at The 6th Annual A5M Conference In Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine
Melbourne, Australia, A5M Website click here
August 18-19, 2012

By Dr. James Stoxen DC President, Team Doctors, Treatment and Training Center

Dr. James Stoxen DC at The Academy of Anti-aging Medicine conference

Abstract

Depression represents a major public health problem. In Australia, Major depression accounts for more days lost to illness than almost any other physical or mental disorder. Approximately 20% of people will be affected by depression and 6% will experience a major depressive illness. Studies have also shown that there is a correlation between chronic depression and the development of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia later in life.

There is substantial literature linking inflammation with the risk for depression. The purpose of my presentation is to list the inflammatory mediators and their link to depression and inflammatory disorders such as MS, cardiovascular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Increase inflammatory cytokine expression and the development of concurrent psychiatric symptoms were initially observed after administration of cytokine therapy to patients afflicted with cancer hepatitis and MS. It has been found that patients with depression have high levels of inflammatory biomarkers. This suggests that inflammation can be a mediator for depression.

The purpose of this presentation is to review these studies and determine their potential to lead to interventions which may reduce the risks for inflammatory diseases of aging such as osteoarthritis cardiovascular disease and the symptoms related to varying degrees of depression.

Depression is obviously a stress sensitive disorder, however the actual causal mechanism for their relationship is unknown. Research team led by Carnegie Melon University’s Sheldon Cohen, has found that chronic psychological stresses associated with the bodies losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response which can promote the development and progression of the disease called depression. So while inflammation can cause or be linked to depression, also stress and depression can also be linked back to inflammation.

Aging is also associated with the increased likelihood of chronic pain and inflammatory conditions. A part despite improving knowledge is of underlying mechanisms of chronic pain. Many patients who have chronic pain receive inadequate care both short-term and long-term. We are going to discuss some novel ways to reduce chronic pain, chronic inflammation and disability dust reducing overall inflammation and possibly reducing the risk of the development and exacerbation of chronic depression.

We will also discuss the treatments, which can and may reduce depression. Currently antidepressants only produced remission and 30% of patients. The part of the problem is that the pathophysiology of depression has not been well understood and treatments are based on empirical data and not on the mechanisms or causes of action. Many research studies suggest that addressing pro-inflammatory cytokine production represents a possible strategy to treat depression besides the use of psychotropic drugs.

This will include the relationship between dietary influences and the risk of depression, and fatty acid supplementation for the fresh and add the adiposity risk factors for childhood and adult onset depression. I will also discuss the role of inactivity in inflammation and end depression as well as the effects of exercise and the increase and decrease of inflammation associated with exercise.

I will discuss natural ways to decrease levels of systemic inflammation both from a treatment and preventive approach to use with or without psychotropic drugs.

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT: Walk and Run For Life! Through Lever Mechanisms Or Spring Mechanisms? To Be Presented At The 6th Annual A5M Conference, Melbourne, Australia, August 18-19, 2012

  Presentation Abstract Title: Walk and Run For Life! Through Lever Mechanisms Or Spring Mechanisms? To be presented at The 6th Annual A5M Conference In Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine Melbourne, Australia, A5M, Website click here August 18-19, 2012 By Dr. James Stoxen DC President, Team Doctors, Treatment and Training Center   Abstract Running, as decades of studies […]

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Presentation Abstract
Title: Walk and Run For Life! Through Lever Mechanisms Or Spring Mechanisms?

To be presented at The 6th Annual A5M Conference In Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine
Melbourne, Australia, A5M, Website click here
August 18-19, 2012

By Dr. James Stoxen DC President, Team Doctors, Treatment and Training Center

 

Dr. James Stoxen DC at The Academy of Anti-aging Medicine conference

Abstract

Running, as decades of studies have shown, is one of the best ways for your patients to put distance between themselves and the aging process. The medical quandary, though, has been determining for mature patients when the physical demands of running – the wear and tear on bone and joints — outweigh the enormous anti-aging benefits. Many physicians err on the side of caution, supportive footwear, orthotics and even prematurely advising patients to stop running.

The Benefits:

Firstly, let’s quickly review the enormity of the evidence helping to define regular running as a key anti-aging tool.

In short, it reduces the risks of fatal diseases in elderly people by 50 percent and increases quality of life by 16 years, according to research at Stanford University Medical Center. A a 1984 study at the Stanford University School of Medicine, led by James Fries, MD and his team of research colleagues enlisted 538 runners, all at the age of 50 and above, and a similar group of non-runners. The study found running reduces the risk not only of heart disease, but also delays cancer and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Reference; Standford School of Medicine, August 11, 2008

Running strengthens bones to prevent osteoporosis in women and strengthens muscles to prevent muscle and bone loss, a common issue for aging men and women. Running has been proven to burn calories – strengthen the heart and to lower blood pressure – increases mental sharpness and makes you more alert. It makes you feel happier and the release of endorphins provides a feeling of euphoria. It can also decrease memory loss in elderly people.

Unfortunately, these astonishing benefits are enjoyed by only a relatively handful of patients with so many more that could be receiving them.  Why?  Because many adult patients cannot run because of arthritic conditions that are contraindicated for running.

Why can’t as many adults run as they did in their youth?  Why can children run barefoot and many adults can’t?  Is the inability to run barefoot the first sign of aging?

In this presentation I will discuss the barefoot to bedridden approach which involves doctor’s prescribing more supports causing reverse adaptation.  The approach I am presenting, bedridden to barefoot or the Human Spring approach promotes healthy adaptation with the goal of restoring the body’s ability to support itself.

Dr. James Stoxen DC will review and interpret the results and conclusions from the most current research on barefoot vs shod running including The Harvard Barefoot vs Shod study published in Nature Magazine in 2010 (Lieberman et al., 2010 which started the debate.

Are running shoes healthy for us?  Are any binding or motion-altering device healthy for us while exercising and specifically running?

We can initiate a change in this situation immediately by reevaluating the current standard of care.

Consider this:

Progressive regenerative medicine and anti-aging medicine is defined as the earliest detection, intervention and prevention of age-related diseases. The current standard of care only requires doctors to do evaluations of the musculoskeletal systems when patients present with signs and symptoms of anti-aging related diseases.  Anti-aging medicine exceeds this standard by practicing a form of medicine aimed at improving patients’ performance to the Olympic level for their age group before the pain even starts.

Now, let’s breakdown what is addressed when assessing running as a medical tool, from an anti-aging perspective.

Allow me to discuss a new, innovative way to approach the dynamics of human motion. The current medical model used for for evaluating, treating and maintaining the human body is the lever model. I plan on providing a mountain of evidence from scientific studies that the human spring model provides a more accurate model for the understanding of how the human body moves, recycles energy and protects itself from an estimated 250,000,000 impacts with the earth in a lifetime.

I will also provide evidence that this model offers doctors, trainers and patient athletes a more thorough and precise examination treatment as well as training options that will allow the the runner the best chance to run for life. I will also provide rationale that footwear is a brace that may interfere with the proper functioning of the human spring mechanism.

If footwear binds or alters the natural spring movement pattern of the human foot this could cause weakness in the ability of the body to spring back from impacts. By the age of 30, the average human has stepped over 100,000,000 steps with a brace on their feet. My clinical findings suggest that in those years the incidence of reduced joint play or locking of key joints in the foot and kinematic chain that do not allow the mass to be absorbed safely into the human foot results in higher impacts to the body.

In my presentation I will outline the differences in the human lever model and the human spring model and how this new model offers more advanced and thorough examination, treatment, rehab and training approach to release the human spring mechanism so it can function as it did in our youth absorbing the impact forces in running.

Take A Leap Forward With This New Approach To Training For Running Barefoot Or Shod That I Am About To Expose You To:

Performance running demands the combination of two types of strength defined as ‘absolute’ and ‘spring’ strength. A loss of either, makes running more risky, more stressful and damaging to the joints rather than more healthy. In short, without both training regimes, running becomes another tool to accelerate aging by way of a breakdown of the spring mechanism leading to abnormal movement patterns, the stress and strain, wear and tear, inflammation and every disease linked with inflammation aside from the pain.

Absolute strength has been addressed in studies and in clinical practice. We educate and coach our patients in the practice of resistance exercises to increase absolute strength of the weight bearing joints, thus improving general running ability. The development of spring strength is of paramount concern for athletes and their coaches to improve performance in running as it impacts speed, quickness, balance, agility and coordination, and is essential for safe directional changes, stopping and starting.

Spring strength training is called plyometrics and it’s required for safe and effective running bio mechanics.

However few physicians understand the concepts of spring strength and plyometric training. In fact physicians commonly advise against this form of exercise as they feel it creates too much shock to the skeleton. Some fear it may even contribute to premature aging through the wear and tear theory. But running and spring training performed with a properly prepared spring mechanism and sound bio-mechanics do not damage joints. (Note: research shows that people who run regularly and those who don’t run at all have the same risks of developing osteoarthritis).

Spring strength improves the efficiency of walking and running. Having a finely-tuned spring mechanism acts as a shock absorber to better protect the skeleton from stress and strain and potential wear and tear, inflammation and pain. A healthy spring mechanism can recycle more natural energy back into the walking and running effort.

In assessing patients, it is essential for physicians to employ specific testing to determine the exact level of absolute AND spring strength. This is pivotal in evaluating when it is safe for a patient to go from walking to jogging, running to sprinting and even jump training. After all, as speeds increase from walking to running, forces increase from one times body weight to five times body weight. Stepping up to advanced plyometric jump training increases the force to ten times body weight.

In this presentation I will clearly define absolute and spring strength, outline the differences between them and review what causes decreases in strength. Crucially, I’ll demonstrate new and innovative orthopedic testing methods I have developed for physicians to more accurately determine patients’ levels of absolute and spring strength through the incremental increased forces of standing (1x body weight), walking (1 – 2x  body weight), running (3 – 5x body weight), sprinting (4 – 5x body weight), and jumping (estimated up to 10x body weight).

From that base, I’ll present new and innovative treatment, rehabilitation and training approaches to prepare your patients for running. Via video demonstrations, you’ll learn how to release the spring mechanism back into the gait courtesy of a new approach developed at Team Doctors and you will witness new exercise methods, which are performed barefoot to increase absolute strength and spring strength safely. We will also discuss lightening the load on the spring mechanism through proper diet and counseling.

Some people live to run. We all should be running – to live, for life.

Presentation Abstract: The Empathy Deficit in the Treatment of Depressed Patients and The Inflammation-Depression Connection Approach, 4th Anti-Aging And Regenerative Medicine Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 2012

Depression ICD-9 296.3 Presentation Abstract Title: The Empathy Deficit in the Treatment of Depressed Patients and The Inflammation-Depression Connection Approach To be presented at the 4th American Academy in Anti-Aging And Regenerative Medicine and 2nd Congress On Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine, September 7-9, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand By Dr. James Stoxen DC President, Team Doctors Treatment and Training Center You […]

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Depression ICD-9 296.3

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Presentation Abstract

Title: The Empathy Deficit in the Treatment of Depressed Patients and The Inflammation-Depression Connection Approach
To be presented at the 4th American Academy in Anti-Aging And Regenerative Medicine and 2nd Congress On Anti-Aging and Aesthetic MedicineSeptember 7-9, 2012Bangkok, Thailand
By Dr. James Stoxen DC President, Team Doctors Treatment and Training Center

You can watch the entire lecture here –> LECTURE

Abstract:

Depression represents a major public health problem it is estimated that up to 16 – 20% of the population has had depression at any one time and that 5 to 7% of the population is assumed to suffer from major depression. Studies have also shown that there is a correlation between chronic depression and the development of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’ and dementia in later life.

There is substantial literature linking inflammation with the risk for depression. The purpose of my presentation is to list the inflammatory mediators and their link to depression. Patients with inflammatory disorders such as MS, cardiovascular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

Increase inflammatory cytokine expression and the development of concurrent psychiatric symptoms were initially observed after administration of cytokine therapy to patients afflicted with cancer hepatitis and MS. It has been found that patients with depression have high levels of inflammatory biomarkers. This suggests that inflammation can be a mediator for depression.

The purpose of this presentation is to review these studies and determine their potential to lead to interventions which may reduce the risks for inflammatory diseases of aging such as osteoarthritis cardiovascular disease and his symptoms related to varying degrees of depression.

Depression it is obviously a stress sensitive disorder however the actual causal mechanism for their relationship is unknown. Research team led by Carnegie melon University’s Sheldon: has found that chronic psychological stresses associated with the bodies losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response which can promote the development and progression of the disease called depression. So while inflammation can cause or be linked to depression, and the stress and depression can also be linked back to inflammation.

Aging is also associated with increased likelihood of chronic pain and inflammatory conditions. A part despite improving knowledge is of underlying mechanisms of chronic pain many patients who have chronic pain receive inadequate care both short-term and long-term. We are going to discuss some novel ways to reduce chronic pain, chronic inflammation and disability dust reducing overall inflammation and possibly reducing the risk of the development and exacerbation of chronic depression.

We will also discuss the treatments, which can and may reduce depression. Currently antidepressants only produced remission and 30% of patients. The part of the problem is that the pathophysiology of depression has not been well understood and treatments are based on empirical data and not on the mechanisms or causes of action. Many research studies suggest that addressing pro-inflammatory cytokine production represents a possible strategy to treat depression besides the use of psychotropic drugs.

This will include the relationship between dietary influences and the risk of depression, and fatty acid supplementation for the fresh and add the adiposity risk factors for childhood and adult onset depression. I will also discuss the role of inactivity in inflammation and end depression as well as the effects of exercise and the increase and decrease of inflammation associated with exercise.

I will discuss natural ways to decrease levels of systemic inflammation both from a treatment and preventive approach to use with or without psychotropic drugs.

 

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT: THE INFLAMMATION-DEPRESSION CONNECTION AND PROGRESSIVE PREVENTION, 9th Annual Malaysian Conference And Exhibition On Anti-Aging, Aesthetic And Regenerative Medicine 2012

Presentation Abstract Title: The Inflammation-Depression Connection And Progressive Prevention   To be presented at the 9th Malaysian Conference and Exhibition on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine and 2nd International Congress on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 27 – 29, 2012 By Dr. James Stoxen DC President, Team Doctors, Treatment and Training Center […]

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Presentation Abstract
Title: The Inflammation-Depression Connection And Progressive Prevention
 
To be presented at the 9th Malaysian Conference and Exhibition on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine and 2nd International Congress on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 27 – 29, 2012
By Dr. James Stoxen DC President, Team Doctors, Treatment and Training Center
Chicago 6430 ½ South Pulaski Chicago, Il 60629

Abstract

Depression represents a major public health problem it is estimated that up to 16 – 20% of the population has had depression at any one time and that 5 to 7% of the population is assumed to suffer from major depression. Studies have also shown that there is a correlation between chronic depression and the development of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’ and dementia in later life.

There is substantial literature linking inflammation with the risk for depression. The purpose of my presentation is to list the inflammatory mediators and their link to depression. Patients with inflammatory disorders such as MS, cardiovascular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

Increase inflammatory cytokine expression and the development of concurrent psychiatric symptoms were initially observed after administration of cytokine therapy to patients afflicted with cancer hepatitis and MS. It has been found that patients with depression have high levels of inflammatory biomarkers. This suggests that inflammation can be a mediator for depression.

The purpose of this presentation is to review these studies and determine their potential to lead to interventions which may reduce the risks for inflammatory diseases of aging such as osteoarthritis cardiovascular disease and his symptoms related to varying degrees of depression.

Depression it is obviously a stress sensitive disorder however the actual causal mechanism for their relationship is unknown. Research team led by Carnegie melon University’s Sheldon: has found that chronic psychological stresses associated with the bodies losing its ability to regulate the inflammatory response which can promote the development and progression of the disease called depression. So while inflammation can cause or be linked to depression, and the stress and depression can also be linked back to inflammation.

Aging is also associated with increased likelihood of chronic pain and inflammatory conditions. A part despite improving knowledge is of underlying mechanisms of chronic pain many patients who have chronic pain receive inadequate care both short-term and long-term. We are going to discuss some novel ways to reduce chronic pain, chronic inflammation and disability dust reducing overall inflammation and possibly reducing the risk of the development and exacerbation of chronic depression.

We will also discuss the treatments, which can and may reduce depression. Currently antidepressants only produced remission and 30% of patients. The part of the problem is that the pathophysiology of depression has not been well understood and treatments are based on empirical data and not on the mechanisms or causes of action. Many research studies suggest that addressing pro-inflammatory cytokine production represents a possible strategy to treat depression besides the use of psychotropic drugs.

This will include the relationship between dietary influences and the risk of depression, and fatty acid supplementation for the fresh and add the adiposity risk factors for childhood and adult onset depression. I will also discuss the role of inactivity in inflammation and end depression as well as the effects of exercise and the increase and decrease of inflammation associated with exercise.

I will discuss natural ways to decrease levels of systemic inflammation both from a treatment and preventive approach to use with or without psychotropic drugs.


LECTURE ABSTRACT: RUN SAFELY FOR LIFE! BAREFOOT or SHOD New more effective approaches of evaluating and restoring the human spring mechanism, IVO Congress, Sydney, Australia, 2011

Lecture Abstract Title: RUN SAFELY FOR LIFE! BAREFOOT or SHOD – New more effective approaches of evaluating and restoring the human spring mechanism Presented by Dr. James Stoxen DC To be presented for review and consideration to lecture at the IVO Congress March 29th, 30th, and 31st, 2012, Sydney, Australia Overview/Introduction I chose the subject of […]

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Lecture Abstract
Title: RUN SAFELY FOR LIFE! BAREFOOT or SHOD – New more effective approaches of evaluating and restoring the human spring mechanism

Presented by Dr. James Stoxen DC

To be presented for review and consideration to lecture at the IVO Congress March 29th, 30th, and 31st, 2012, Sydney, Australia

Overview/Introduction

I chose the subject of barefoot running and the human spring model of biomechanics because running barefoot demands near perfect impact resistance and biomechanics. With the
recent release of the Harvard Barefoot vs Shod study published in Nature Magazine in 2010 millions wondered if running shoes are healthy for us. Is any binding or motion-altering device healthy for us? Since the release of this research study, physicians have had to ex

plain why running barefoot is a safe and effective way to run for many people, but not for others.

METHOD

The current standard of care, relying heavily on regional examination and treatment, doesn’t allow doctors to make an accurate determination about the safety of barefoot running for their patients.

Using the human spring model and the laws of physics and engineering to quantify mathematically if this spring mechanism is capable of protecting the body from these impacts, is the optimum model for study. I will present new innovative examination approaches to examine  the body’s spring impact resistance mechanisms to allow physicians to better determine if athletes are capable of barefoot running safely.

In my presentation I will demonstrate and discuss:

  • The primary causes of weakness in the spring suspension system that lead to reduced impact resistance.
  • Innovative new orthopedic tests to evaluate the spring suspension system’s capacity to resist 1 – 2x,  3 – 4x, and more than 5x the body’s weight in forces of impact on the unsupported or bare foot.
  • The three steps to restoring the human spring mechanism to allow for safer impacts with greater forces on the body

Results

Not only has the restoration of the health of their spring systems allowed my patients to transition from chronic pain to a pain free life by restoring the human spring impact resistance mechanism.

The goal of my treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention approach is for patients to aspire for rehab, and the eventual training approach of safe performance barefoot running. In fact, at age 48, last year I ran 300 miles barefoot on the world’s hardest surfaces without a single complication.

Conclusion

After delegates learn these innovative examination techniques to test the integrity of the human spring impact resistance mechanism, they should provide the tools needed to determine if it is safe for their patients to stand, walk, jog, run shod or barefoot, without resultant stress, strain, wear and tear, inflammation or pain.

Make no mistake, we should all be giving our patients the opportunity to be carefully and correctly assessed and treated with a view allowing them to run – for life.

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT: Run For Life! Barefoot, 8th Annual Malaysian Conference and Exhibition on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine 2011

Presentation Abstract Title: Run For Life! Barefoot Presented by Dr. James Stoxen DC  To be presented at the 8th Malaysian Conference and Exhibition on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine and 1st International Congress on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine, April 30 at 9:00am – May 2 at 12:00pm Shangri-La Hotel, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala […]

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Presentation Abstract
Title: Run For Life! Barefoot

Presented by Dr. James Stoxen DC 

8th Annual Malaysian Conference and Exhibition on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine 2011

To be presented at the 8th Malaysian Conference and Exhibition on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine and 1st International Congress on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine, April 30 at 9:00am – May 2 at 12:00pm

Shangri-La Hotel, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Running, as decades of studies have shown, is one of the best ways for your patients to put distance between themselves and the aging process. The medical quandary though has been determining when, for mature patients, the physical demands of running (e.g., the wear and tear on bone and joints) outweigh the enormous anti-aging benefits. Many physicians err on the side of caution by encouraging supportive footwear, orthotics and even advising patients prematurely to stop running.

THE BENEFITS

Firstly, let’s quickly review the enormity of the evidence helping to define regular running as a key anti-aging tool.

In short, running reduces the risks of fatal diseases in elderly people by 50 percent and increases quality of life by 16 years, according to research at Stanford University Medical Center.  A 1984 study at the Stanford University School of Medicine, led by James Fries, MD and his team of research colleagues enlisted a group of 538 runners and a similar group of non-runners ages of 50 and above. The study found running reduces the risk not only of heart disease, but also delays cancer and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Running strengthens bones to prevent osteoporosis in women and strengthens muscles to prevent muscle and bone loss, a common issue for aging men and women. Running has been proven to burn calories, strengthens the heart, lowers blood pressure and increases mental sharpness, making you more alert. While running, endorphins are released causing a feeling of euphoria and makes you feel happier. Running can also decrease memory loss in elderly people.

Unfortunately, these astonishing benefits are enjoyed by only a handful of patients while so many other people could be receiving them. Why? Because many adult patients cannot run because of their arthritic conditions that are contraindicated for running.

Why can’t many adults run as they did in their youth? Why can children run barefoot and many adults cannot?Is the inability to run barefoot the first sign of aging?

In this presentation I will provide evidence that it is.

The Harvard Barefoot vs Shod study published in Nature Magazine in 2010  allowed us to take a fresh and detailed look at the situation. The Harvard research (Lieberman et al., 2010) indicated that humans were able to run comfortably and safely when barefoot or in minimal footwear by landing with a flat foot (midfoot strike) or by landing on the ball of the foot before bringing down the heel (forefoot strike). Approximately 75% of shod runners heel strike. Lieberman et al., 2010) Their research indicated that barefoot runners use all kinds of landings, but predominantly forefoot strike, even when going downhill.

In heel striking, the collision of the heel with the ground generates a significant impact transient, a nearly instantaneous, large force. This force sends a shock wave up through the body via the skeletal system. In forefoot striking, the collision of the forefoot with the ground generates a very minimal impact force with no impact transient.

Are running shoes healthy for us? Is any binding or motion-altering device healthy for us while exercising,  specifically running? We can initiate a change in this situation immediately by reevaluating the current standard of care.

Consider this: progressive regenerative medicine and anti-aging medicine is defined as the earliest detection, intervention and prevention of age-related diseases. The current standard of care only requires doctors to do evaluations of musculoskeletal systems when patients present with signs and symptoms.  Anti-aging medicine exceeds this standard by practicing a form of medicine aimed at improving patients’ performance to the Olympic level for their age group.

Now, let’s breakdown what is addressed when assessing running as a medical tool, from an anti-aging perspective.

Allow me to introduce a new, innovative way to run – Barefoot. 

I contend that this is the optimal way to run for an anti-aging lifestyle.  If footwear binds the human foot what about the weakness that it has caused by the time we are in our 30s, 40s and later years?  By this age the average human has stepped over 100,000,000 steps with a binding device on their feet.  My clinical findings suggest that in these years the incidence of reduced joint play or locking of key joints in the foot and the kinematic chain that do not allow the mass to be absorbed safely into the human foot, results in higher impacts to the body.

In my presentation I will outline a treatment, rehab and training approach to release the human spring mechanism so it can function as it did in our youth absorbing the impacts of forces in running.

Taking a leap forward with this new approach to training for running barefoot that I will expose you to.

Performance running demands the combination of two types of strength defined as ‘absolute’ and ‘spring’ strength. A loss of either, makes running more risky, more stressful and damaging to the joints rather than increase health.  In short without both training regimes running becomes another tool to accelerate aging by way of a breakdown of the spring mechanism leading to abnormal movement patterns, stress and strain, wear and tear, inflammation and every disease linked with inflammation aside from the pain.

Absolute strength has been addressed in studies and in clinical practice. We educate and coach our patients in the practice of resistance exercises to increase absolute strength of the weight bearing joints, thus improving general running ability.  The development of spring strength is of paramount concern for athletes and their coaches to improve performance in running as it impacts speed, quickness, balance, agility and coordination, and is essential for safe directional changes, stopping and starting.

Spring strength training is called plyometrics and it’s required for safe and effective running biomechanics.

However few physicians understand the concepts of spring strength and plyometric training. In fact physicians commonly advise against this form of exercise as they feel it creates too much shock to the skeleton. Some fear it may even contribute to premature aging through the wear and tear theory. But running and spring training performed with a properly prepared spring mechanism and sound biomechanics do not damage joints. Research also shows that people who run regularly and those who don’t run at all have the same risks of developing osteoarthritis.

Spring strength improves the efficiency of walking and running.  Having a finely-tuned spring mechanism acts as a shock absorber to better protect the skeleton from stress and strain and potential wear and tear, inflammation and pain.  A healthy spring mechanism can recycle more natural energy back into the walking and running effort.

While evauluating patients, it is essential for physicians to employ specific testing to determine the exact level of absolute AND spring strength. This is pivotal in evaluating when it is safe for a patient to go from walking to jogging, running to sprinting and even jump training.  After all, as speed increases from walking to running, forces increase from one times the body weight to five times the bodyweight. Stepping up to advanced plyometric jump training increases the force to ten times the bodyweight.

In this presentation I will clearly define absolute and spring strength, outline the differences between them and review what causes decreases in strength. Crucially, I’ll demonstrate new and innovative orthopedic testing methods I have developed for physicians to more accurately determine patients’ levels of absolute and spring strength through the incremental increased forces of standing (1x bodyweight), walking (1 – 2x bodyweight), running (3 – 5x bodyweight), sprinting (4 – 5x bodyweight), and jumping (estimated up to 10x bodyweight).

From that base, I’ll present new and innovative treatment, rehabilitation and training approaches to prepare your patients for running. Via video demonstrations, you’ll learn how to release the spring mechanism back into the gait courtesy of a new approach developed at Team Doctors and you’ll witness new exercise methods, which are performed barefoot to increase absolute strength and spring strength safely. We’ll also discuss lightening the load on the spring mechanism through proper diet and counseling.

Some people live to run. We all should be running – to live, for life.

Run For Life! Barefoot, The Second World Anti-Aging Medical Conference, Mexico City, Mexico 2011

Title: Run For Life! Barefoot Presented by Dr. James Stoxen DC at The Second World Anti-Aging Medical Conference February 4th-6th 2011 Mexico City, Mexico PRESENTATION: The Human Spring Approach, Second Congress of Aging, Mexico City, 2011 (ENGLISH) from Dr. James Stoxen DC on Vimeo. PRESENTATION: The Human Spring Approach, Second Congress of Aging, Mexico City, […]

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Title: Run For Life! Barefoot
Presented by Dr. James Stoxen DC at
The Second World Anti-Aging Medical Conference
February 4th-6th 2011
Mexico City, Mexico

PRESENTATION: The Human Spring Approach, Second Congress of Aging, Mexico City, 2011 (ENGLISH) from Dr. James Stoxen DC on Vimeo.

PRESENTATION: The Human Spring Approach, Second Congress of Aging, Mexico City, 2011 (ENGLISH) from Dr. James Stoxen DC on Vimeo.

Running, as decades of studies have shown, is one of the best ways for your patients to put distance between themselves and the aging process. The medical quandary though has been determining when, for mature patients, the physical demands of running (e.g., the wear and tear on bone and joints) outweigh the enormous anti-aging benefits. Many physicians err on the side of caution by encouraging supportive footwear, orthotics and even advising patients prematurely to stop running.

THE BENEFITS

Firstly, let’s quickly review the enormity of the evidence helping to define regular running as a key anti-aging tool.

In short, running reduces the risks of fatal diseases in elderly people by 50 percent and increases quality of life by 16 years, according to research at Stanford University Medical Center.  A 1984 study at the Stanford University School of Medicine, led by James Fries, MDand his team of research colleagues enlisted a group of 538 runners and a similar group of non-runners ages of 50 and above. The study found running reduces the risk not only of heart disease, but also delays cancer and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Running strengthens bones to prevent osteoporosis in women and strengthens muscles to prevent muscle and bone loss, a common issue for aging men and women. Running has been proven to burn calories, strengthens the heart, lowers blood pressure and increases mental sharpness, making you more alert. While running, endorphins are released causing a feeling of euphoria and makes you feel happier. Running can also decrease memory loss in elderly people.

Unfortunately, these astonishing benefits are enjoyed by only a handful of patients while so many other people could be receiving them. Why? Because many adult patients cannot run because of their arthritic conditions that are contraindicated for running.

Why can’t many adults run as they did in their youth? Why can children run barefoot and many adults cannot?Is the inability to run barefoot the first sign of aging?

In this presentation I will provide evidence that it is.

The Harvard Barefoot vs Shod study published in Nature Magazine in 2010  allowed us to take a fresh and detailed look at the situation. The Harvard research (Lieberman et al., 2010) indicated that humans were able to run comfortably and safely when barefoot or in minimal footwear by landing with a flat foot (midfoot strike) or by landing on the ball of the foot before bringing down the heel (forefoot strike). Approximately 75% of shod runners heel strike. Lieberman et al., 2010) Their research indicated that barefoot runners use all kinds of landings, but predominantly forefoot strike, even when going downhill.

In heel striking, the collision of the heel with the ground generates a significant impact transient, a nearly instantaneous, large force. This force sends a shock wave up through the body via the skeletal system. In forefoot striking, the collision of the forefoot with the ground generates a very minimal impact force with no impact transient.

Are running shoes healthy for us? Is any binding or motion-altering device healthy for us while exercising,  specifically running? We can initiate a change in this situation immediately by re-evaluating the current standard of care.

Consider this: progressive regenerative medicine and anti-aging medicine is defined as the earliest detection, intervention and prevention of age-related diseases. The current standard of care only requires doctors to do evaluations of musculoskeletal systems when patients present with signs and symptoms.  Anti-aging medicine exceeds this standard by practicing a form of medicine aimed at improving patients’ performance to the Olympic level for their age group.

Now, let’s breakdown what is addressed when assessing running as a medical tool, from an anti-aging perspective.

Allow me to introduce a new, innovative way to run – Barefoot. 

I contend that this is the optimal way to run for an anti-aging lifestyle.  If footwear binds the human foot what about the weakness that it has caused by the time we are in our 30s, 40s and later years?  By this age the average human has stepped over 100,000,000 steps with a binding device on their feet.  My clinical findings suggest that in these years the incidence of reduced joint play or locking of key joints in the foot and the kinematic chain that do not allow the mass to be absorbed safely into the human foot, results in higher impacts to the body.

In my presentation I will outline a treatment, rehab and training approach to release the human spring mechanism so it can function as it did in our youth absorbing the impacts of forces in running.

Taking a leap forward with this new approach to training for running barefoot that I will expose you to.

Performance running demands the combination of two types of strength defined as ‘absolute’ and ‘spring’ strength. A loss of either, makes running more risky, more stressful and damaging to the joints rather than increase health.  In short without both training regimes running becomes another tool to accelerate aging by way of a breakdown of the spring mechanism leading to abnormal movement patterns, stress and strain, wear and tear, inflammation and every disease linked with inflammation aside from the pain.

Absolute strength has been addressed in studies and in clinical practice. We educate and coach our patients in the practice of resistance exercises to increase absolute strength of the weight bearing joints, thus improving general running ability.  The development of spring strength is of paramount concern for athletes and their coaches to improve performance in running as it impacts speed, quickness, balance, agility and coordination, and is essential for safe directional changes, stopping and starting.

Spring strength training is called plyometrics and it’s required for safe and effective running biomechanics.

However few physicians understand the concepts of spring strength and plyometric training. In fact physicians commonly advise against this form of exercise as they feel it creates too much shock to the skeleton. Some fear it may even contribute to premature aging through the wear and tear theory. But running and spring training performed with a properly prepared spring mechanism and sound biomechanics do not damage joints. Research also shows that people who run regularly and those who don’t run at all have the same risks of developing osteoarthritis.

Spring strength improves the efficiency of walking and running.  Having a finely-tuned spring mechanism acts as a shock absorber to better protect the skeleton from stress and strain and potential wear and tear, inflammation and pain.  A healthy spring mechanism can recycle more natural energy back into the walking and running effort.

While evauluating patients, it is essential for physicians to employ specific testing to determine the exact level of absolute AND spring strength. This is pivotal in evaluating when it is safe for a patient to go from walking to jogging, running to sprinting and even jump training.  After all, as speed increases from walking to running, forces increase from one times the body weight to five times the bodyweight. Stepping up to advanced plyometric jump training increases the force to ten times the bodyweight.

In this presentation I will clearly define absolute and spring strength, outline the differences between them and review what causes decreases in strength. Crucially, I’ll demonstrate new and innovative orthopedic testing methods I have developed for physicians to more accurately determine patients’ levels of absolute and spring strength through the incremental increased forces of standing (1x bodyweight), walking (1 – 2x bodyweight), running (3 – 5x bodyweight), sprinting (4 – 5x bodyweight), and jumping (estimated up to 10x bodyweight).

From that base, I’ll present new and innovative treatment, rehabilitation and training approaches to prepare your patients for running. Via video demonstrations, you’ll learn how to release the spring mechanism back into the gait courtesy of a new approach developed at Team Doctors and you’ll witness new exercise methods, which are performed barefoot to increase absolute strength and spring strength safely. We’ll also discuss lightening the load on the spring mechanism through proper diet and counseling.

Some people live to run. We all should be running – to live, for life.

 

 

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT: Run For Life! Frankfurt, Germany, 2009

Presentation Abstract Title: Run For Life!  Presented by Dr James Stoxen DC  To be presented at The ECAAM European Congress on Aging & Aesthetic Medicine Frankfurt, Germany, October 15 – 17, 2009 Running, as decades of studies have shown, is one of the best ways for your patients to put distance between themselves and the aging […]

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Presentation Abstract
Title: Run For Life! 
Presented by Dr James Stoxen DC 

To be presented at The ECAAM European Congress on Aging & Aesthetic Medicine
Frankfurt, Germany, October 15 – 17, 2009

Running, as decades of studies have shown, is one of the best ways for your patients to put distance between themselves and the aging process. 

However, the medical quandary though has been determining when, for mature patients, the physical demands of running (e.g., the wear and tear on bone and joints) outweigh the enormous anti-aging benefits. Many physicians err on the side of caution by encouraging supportive footwear, orthotics and even advising patients prematurely to stop running.

THE BENEFITS

Firstly, let’s quickly review the enormity of the evidence helping to define regular running as a key anti-aging tool.

In short, running reduces the risks of fatal diseases in elderly people by 50 percent and increases quality of life by 16 years, according to research at Stanford University Medical Center.  A 1984 study at the Stanford University School of Medicine, led by James Fries, MD and his team of research colleagues enlisted a group of 538 runners and a similar group of non-runners ages of 50 and above. The study found running reduces the risk not only of heart disease, but also delays cancer and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Running strengthens bones to prevent osteoporosis in women and strengthens muscles to prevent muscle and bone loss, a common issue for aging men and women. Running has been proven to burn calories, strengthens the heart, lowers blood pressure and increases mental sharpness, making you more alert. While running, endorphins are released causing a feeling of euphoria and makes you feel happier. Running can also decrease memory loss in elderly people.

Unfortunately, these astonishing benefits are enjoyed by only a handful of patients while so many other people could be receiving them. Why? Because many adult patients cannot run because of their arthritic conditions that are contraindicated for running.

Why can’t many adults run as they did in their youth? Why can children run barefoot and many adults cannot?Is the inability to run barefoot the first sign of aging?

In this presentation I will provide evidence that it is.

The Harvard Barefoot vs Shod study published in Nature Magazine in 2010  allowed us to take a fresh and detailed look at the situation. The Harvard research (Lieberman et al., 2010) indicated that humans were able to run comfortably and safely when barefoot or in minimal footwear by landing with a flat foot (midfoot strike) or by landing on the ball of the foot before bringing down the heel (forefoot strike). Approximately 75% of shod runners heel strike. Lieberman et al., 2010) Their research indicated that barefoot runners use all kinds of landings, but predominantly forefoot strike, even when going downhill.

In heel striking, the collision of the heel with the ground generates a significant impact transient, a nearly instantaneous, large force. This force sends a shock wave up through the body via the skeletal system. In forefoot striking, the collision of the forefoot with the ground generates a very minimal impact force with no impact transient.

Are running shoes healthy for us? Is any binding or motion-altering device healthy for us while exercising,  specifically running? We can initiate a change in this situation immediately by reevaluating the current standard of care.

Consider this: progressive regenerative medicine and anti-aging medicine is defined as the earliest detection, intervention and prevention of age-related diseases. The current standard of care only requires doctors to do evaluations of musculoskeletal systems when patients present with signs and symptoms.  Anti-aging medicine exceeds this standard by practicing a form of medicine aimed at improving patients’ performance to the Olympic level for their age group.

Now, let’s breakdown what is addressed when assessing running as a medical tool, from an anti-aging perspective.

Allow me to introduce a new, innovative way to run – Barefoot. 

I contend that this is the optimal way to run for an anti-aging lifestyle.  If footwear binds the human foot what about the weakness that it has caused by the time we are in our 30s, 40s and later years?  By this age the average human has stepped over 100,000,000 steps with a binding device on their feet.  My clinical findings suggest that in these years the incidence of reduced joint play or locking of key joints in the foot and the kinematic chain that do not allow the mass to be absorbed safely into the human foot, results in higher impacts to the body.

In my presentation I will outline a treatment, rehab and training approach to release the human spring mechanism so it can function as it did in our youth absorbing the impacts of forces in running.

Taking a leap forward with this new approach to training for running barefoot that I will expose you to.

Performance running demands the combination of two types of strength defined as ‘absolute’ and ‘spring’ strength. A loss of either, makes running more risky, more stressful and damaging to the joints rather than increase health.  In short without both training regimes running becomes another tool to accelerate aging by way of a breakdown of the spring mechanism leading to abnormal movement patterns, stress and strain, wear and tear, inflammation and every disease linked with inflammation aside from the pain.

Absolute strength has been addressed in studies and in clinical practice. We educate and coach our patients in the practice of resistance exercises to increase absolute strength of the weight bearing joints, thus improving general running ability.  The development of spring strength is of paramount concern for athletes and their coaches to improve performance in running as it impacts speed, quickness, balance, agility and coordination, and is essential for safe directional changes, stopping and starting.

Spring strength training is called plyometrics and it’s required for safe and effective running biomechanics.

However few physicians understand the concepts of spring strength and plyometric training. In fact physicians commonly advise against this form of exercise as they feel it creates too much shock to the skeleton. Some fear it may even contribute to premature aging through the wear and tear theory. But running and spring training performed with a properly prepared spring mechanism and sound biomechanics do not damage joints. Research also shows that people who run regularly and those who don’t run at all have the same risks of developing osteoarthritis.

Spring strength improves the efficiency of walking and running.  Having a finely-tuned spring mechanism acts as a shock absorber to better protect the skeleton from stress and strain and potential wear and tear, inflammation and pain.  A healthy spring mechanism can recycle more natural energy back into the walking and running effort.

While evauluating patients, it is essential for physicians to employ specific testing to determine the exact level of absolute AND spring strength. This is pivotal in evaluating when it is safe for a patient to go from walking to jogging, running to sprinting and even jump training.  After all, as speed increases from walking to running, forces increase from one times the body weight to five times the bodyweight. Stepping up to advanced plyometric jump training increases the force to ten times the bodyweight.

In this presentation I will clearly define absolute and spring strength, outline the differences between them and review what causes decreases in strength. Crucially, I’ll demonstrate new and innovative orthopedic testing methods I have developed for physicians to more accurately determine patients’ levels of absolute and spring strength through the incremental increased forces of standing (1x bodyweight), walking (1 – 2x bodyweight), running (3 – 5x bodyweight), sprinting (4 – 5x bodyweight), and jumping (estimated up to 10x bodyweight).

From that base, I’ll present new and innovative treatment, rehabilitation and training approaches to prepare your patients for running. Via video demonstrations, you’ll learn how to release the spring mechanism back into the gait courtesy of a new approach developed at Team Doctors and you’ll witness new exercise methods, which are performed barefoot to increase absolute strength and spring strength safely. We’ll also discuss lightening the load on the spring mechanism through proper diet and counseling.

Some people live to run. We all should be running – to live, for life.

Presentation Abstract: Olympic Level Sports Biomechanics: The Future of Anti-aging Medicine

Presentation Abstract:  Olympic Level Sports Biomechanics: The Future of Anti-aging Medicine The Dubai Congress on Anti-Aging & Aesthetic Medicine in Dubai, UAE, 2008 Anti-aging Medicine as defined by the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine as the earliest detection, intervention and prevention of age related diseases. The current standard of care only requires doctors to do […]

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Presentation Abstract:  Olympic Level Sports Biomechanics: The Future of Anti-aging Medicine

The Dubai Congress on Anti-Aging & Aesthetic Medicine in Dubai, UAE, 2008

Anti-aging Medicine as defined by the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine as the earliest detection, intervention and prevention of age related diseases.

The current standard of care only requires doctors to do evaluations of patients musculoskeletal systems when the patients present with signs and symptoms.

In this presentation I will demonstrate that the earliest detection of musculoskeletal conditions such as degenerative arthritis can be achieved far sooner than the onset of the traditional signs and symptoms practiced in disease based medicine.

In this lecture I will present the methods of examination of the most subtle abnormal biomechanics – principally, I maintain, a lack of a properly functioning elastic recoil mechanism, abnormal movement patterns during simple gait and other subtle biomechanical abnormalities can cause excessive shock to the skeleton, reduced efficiency of movement and poor performance of activities of daily living.

All these are possible without the typical signs and symptoms we rely upon in disease based medicine.

I will also discuss how these subtle abnormal movement patterns that cause more than 10 common arthritic conditions can be easily treated with a new approach used on only previously on top-level athletes.

Trainers who work with athletes functioning at the Olympic level look for even the subtlest abnormal biomechanics during the practice and participation in competition to insure the athlete have maximum performance.

It is obvious that the evaluation and correction of these subtle faulty biomechanics exceeds the standard of care for the average patient.

This is the suggested model for the treatment of patients as the future of anti-aging medicine.

I will discuss how this more thorough approach to examination, treatment intervention and preventive medicine can be immediately introduced to your patients.

 

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT: Olympic Level Biomechanics – The Future of Anti-aging Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2009

Presentation Abstract Title: Olympic Level Biomechanics – The Future of Anti-aging Medicine                                             Presented by Dr. James Stoxen DC To be presented at the The A4M Brazil Workshop on Anti-aging Medicine August 14th and […]

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A4M Brazil Anti-Aging Workshop and Exposition Dr James Stoxen DCPresentation Abstract
Title: Olympic Level Biomechanics – The Future of Anti-aging Medicine                                            
Presented by Dr. James Stoxen DC

To be presented at the The A4M Brazil Workshop on Anti-aging Medicine
August 14th and 15th, 2009, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Anti-aging Medicine as defined by the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine as the earliest detection, intervention and prevention of age related diseases.

The current standard of care only requires doctors to do evaluations of patients musculoskeletal systems when the patients present with signs and symptoms. In this presentation I will demonstrate that:

The earliest detection of musculoskeletal conditions such as degenerative arthritis can be achieved far sooner than the onset of the traditional signs and symptoms practiced in disease based medicine. 

In this lecture I will present the methods of examination of the most subtle abnormal biomechanics. principally, if there is a lack of a properly functioning elastic recoil mechanism, abnormal movement patterns during simple gait and other subtle biomechanical abnormalities.

This can cause excessive shock to the skeleton, reduced efficiency of movement and poor performance of activities of daily living.

Unfortunately this can happen without the typical signs and symptoms we rely upon in disease based medicine.

I will also discuss how these subtle abnormal movement patterns, that cause more than 10 common arthritic conditions, can be easily treated with a new approach used on only previously top-level athletes.  Trainers who work with athletes functioning at the Olympic level look for the most subtle abnormal biomechanics during their practice and participation in competition to insure the athlete has maximum performance.

It is obvious that the evaluation and correction of these subtle faulty biomechanics exceeds the standard of care for the average patient. 

This is the suggested model for the treatment of patients as the future of anti-aging medicine. I will discuss how this is a more thorough approach to examination, treatment intervention and preventive medicine which can be immediately introduced to your patients.

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