Robbie Raugh

National Fitness and Nutritional expert and author Robbie Raugh is now on WDCX Saturdays 11-1 pm. And I will be joining her periodically! Please listen in to her wisdom and join in the conversation on well-being.

Listen to previously aired episodes here.

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The Benefits of Exercise: What You’re Not Thinking About

A Professor in Anti-Aging/Functional Medicine and my teacher, Dr. Pam Smith asked, ” Do you want to live to be 100, but go into a Nursing Home at age 80?”

Absolutely Not!

This got me thinking — we should be more concerned with Healthspan than with Lifespan. Many studies have shown even small bits of daily exercise are a great benefit. Walk, stretch, lift something moderately heavy, do house chores yourself.

Additionally, exercise done in moderation will boost the effects of Prolotherapy. Choose creative ways to move your body. As you go about daily tasks be conscious of the your body’s proper posture. Continue to move so you don’t rust out!

Ask Dr.Speciale about exercises specific to your age and physical aptitude that will optimize Prolotherapy.

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Ligament Sprains

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A very serious sprain of the ligaments around the big toe joint, commonly referred to as turf toe, afflicted our patient. His quality of life was greatly impacted. Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy has sped up his healing time and treated his ongoing pain. The goal is always to repair the connective tissue. He is now competing in Power Lifting with no pain. This is the best possible outcome – Prolotherapy can help to change the quality of your life too!

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Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy for Running

This photo is a testament to hard work and diligence in taking care of one’s body. She receives Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy which keeps her body in top shape so she can continue to run competitively. If you are a habitual runner, discuss Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy with us today.

Photo by Diane Sardes

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Prolotherapy is Beneficial for Our Pets

Prolotherapy is beneficial to pets, and pets are beneficial to us!

There are some Veterinary practices that use Prolotherapy on animals for non-surgical ligament reconstruction, similar to human Prolotherapy in rebuilding ligament and tendon damage. Be sure to ask your vet if this is an option for your pet’s needs.

How do our pets better our health? Studies show that owning a pet increases our opportunity to exercise, get outside, and socialize. In doing so, it promotes a decrease in blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels. A pet’s companionship fills the void of loneliness and helps with depression. 

Meet our new office assistant Lucy! She is sure to bring a smile to your face!

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More on Digestive Enzyme Therapy

In my latest newsletter, I linked a fantastic article from Designs for Health on Digestive Enzymes which you should all read here.

I am a strong advocate of proper nutrition and absorption of nutrients for optimal health. “In the realm of functional medicine and nutrition, the gut is the center of health.” And as you’re receiving Prolotherapy treatment from us, practicing good nutritional habits will enable prolotherapy to work faster and more effectively. I can help you practice better nutritional health with proteolytic enzymes.

What are proteolytic enzymes exactly? Proteolytic enzymes are natural anti-inflammatory supplements that help to modulate pain. They also improve joint health without the serious side effects of prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, like Ibuprofen for example. We have tested, recommend and supply these supplements. Consider having a conversation with me at your next Prolotherapy appointment.

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New Personal Assistant

Welcome Lucy to the staff!

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Prolozone Therapy Now Being Offered

Dr.Tim is now performing Prolozone injections into damaged joints, tendons and muscles.

Prolozone Therapy is a non-surgical ligament reconstruction and injection technique similar to prolotherapy that uses ozone combined with a combination of Procaine(anesthetic). Ozone is electrified oxygen. Typical oxygen we breath has two atoms, with this third atom attached, it becomes the second most powerful sterilizer in the world and can be used to destroy bacteria and viruses. This connective tissue injection therapy of collagen producing substances and ozone gas which can reconstruct damaged or weakened connective tissue in and around joints.

Prolozone Therapy is a safe, effective treatment for herniated disc and has shown a 60-80% success rate.

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Dr. Tim Serves As Clinical Instructor at Conference

Dr. Speciale teaching Prolotherapy

Recently Dr. Tim Speciale and Faith had the privilege of attending the World Prolotherapy/Regenerative Medicine Conference put on by the American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy/Regenerative Medicine in Austin, Texas on April 3rd.

The conference sought to inform practitioners and students on core prolotherapy, unique integrative pain treatment techniques and held a very popular cadaver lab that educated on all joints in the body. Dr. Speciale was a Clinical Instructor teaching a Spinal Cadaver lab to other physicians. He is pictured here with his wife and Medical Assistant Faith at the conference.

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Lecture at Checkers Athletic Club

Dr. Tim recently guest lectured at Checkers Athletic Club on the use of Prolotherapy-Regenerative medicine for runners to rebuild joints, ligaments and tendons. 

As one of the area’s best running clubs, Checkers Athletic Club is a great place to introduce prolotherapy to both novice and veteran runners who may suffer from a variety of running related ailments but who want to continue running for years to come. Maintenance and regular appointments with Dr. Tim can help create longevity within a running practice.

Checkers Athletic Club hosts social events, sponsors races, team competitions, fun-runs and promotes a positive, healthy physical and mental well-being through the sport of running. They were a wonderful group to partner with for this guest talk. Thank you for having us!

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