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Two Minute Exercise Relieves Chronic Neck Pain
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Written by TAC Staff   
Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:39
Study shows simple elastic resistance exercise effective in significantly reducing pain and increasing muscle strength in the neck and shoulder muscles.

Akron, Ohio – March 5, 2014 – A study recently published in BioMed Research International showed a 40% decrease in neck and shoulder pain intensity and a 6% increase in isometric muscle strength for participants in a 10-week, two-minute daily elastic resistance training program. The study, conducted at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Copenhagen, Denmark, investigated the effects of resistance training on occupational muscle activity in 30 female office workers with chronic pain.

neckpainchronic“The increase in the number of individuals working in sedentary careers coupled with their time spent in front of a computer increases the time of static body postures and repetitive movements of the arm, shoulder and hands, which has been associated with the development of musculoskeletal disorders,” stated Lars L. Andersen, PhD, researcher with the National Research Centre for the Working Environment. “This has both individual and social consequences as neck and shoulder pain has been show to increase the risk for long-term absence from work. Females may be at higher risk due to the differences in work tasks, work techniques and possible lower muscle strength. Review of previous studies show that women with a history of neck pain are the strongest predictors for the development of neck pain for those working with computers, thus our study included only female participants.”

This 30-participant study is nested in a larger randomized control trial of 198 participants. That trial utilized TheraBand™ Elastic Tubing with handles for an exercise routine using only one exercise for either two or 12 minutes and participants were randomly assigned to either a non-exercising control group, a two-minute exercise group, or a 12-minute exercise group. The exercise groups performed a lateral raise with the arm slightly in front of the body while using elastic tubing for resistance. After 10 weeks, both exercise groups significantly reduced their neck/shoulder pain and tenderness, and significantly increased their strength compared to the control group. There was no significant difference between the exercise groups.

For this recent 30-participatnt analysis, half of the workers participated in the daily two-minute training program while a control group of 15 received weekly e-mail information on general health. The researchers were particularly interested in the mechanisms of pain reduction in the group performing a single set of exercises to failure within two minutes and the resulting EMG measurements. These time-consuming daily measurements were not possible within the larger trial.

After the 10-week program, the researchers concluded that the single set of two-minute TheraBand exercise to failure can significantly reduce pain and tenderness in female office workers with neck/shoulder pain.

Office workers and companies can purchase TheraBand Elastic Tubing referenced in the research at

About the Academy
therabandacedemylogoThe TheraBandTM Academy was formed to scientifically document the benefits of resistance exercise and pain relief, guide the company in its development of new products and exercise programs, and to promote therapeutic exercise and pain management through professional and consumer education. The Academy web site is a unique resource that connects healthcare professionals and consumers to the ever growing body of knowledge on exercise. Registration is free and provides access to the largest database of rehab exercises, protocols, research and education in the world.

About Performance Health
performancehealthlogoFeaturing leading brands like Biofreeze®, Bon Vital'®, TheraBand, Cramer®, Prossage® and Pedigenix®, Performance Health offers a broad portfolio of products for the therapy, rehabilitation, wellness, massage, sports medicine, performance and podiatric markets. In addition to market-leading products, Performance Health provides practice building support, evidence-based protocols, clinical and product education, turn-key dispensing and pain management solutions.
NUHS to Offer DC Clerkship at Richard L. Roudebush VA Center
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:32
Lombard - National University of Health Sciences has signed an agreement with Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, to offer a rotating clerkship for student interns in the doctor of chiropractic program. The new clerkship is one of several partnership agreements that NUHS has with Veterans Health Administration facilities nationwide.
roudebushvamedcenterAt the Indianapolis facility, DC interns will work in an integrative medical environment under VA chiropractic physician Dr. Jason Gibson, an alumnus of NUHS. Each intern will serve a 4-6 week clerkship, with one intern per assigned period. The university hopes to begin its first clerkship rotation in the new program by early summer. 
“This program, like all of the partnerships we have established throughout the country, will provide great benefit to our interns,” says Dr. Theodore Johnson, dean of clinics for NUHS. “The numbers and variety of patients seen in such an environment will be valuable for their clinical education.  They will also gain experience in interacting with other professionals in an integrative setting.”  
“We are fortunate to have one of own, Dr. Jason Gibson, an alum of NUHS, overseeing the clerkship at this VA.  He is familiar with the rigor and the expectations of the university and is quite capable of providing the selected interns with enhanced clinical experiences,” says Dr. Johnson.
“The new clerkship at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center adds to a growing list of exciting clinical opportunities for our students,” says President Joseph Stiefel of NUHS. “Not only will our interns be bringing their training in chiropractic medicine to those who have served our country, they will also gain unique experience that will broaden their skills as future physicians.”
For more information on the variety of clinical internship opportunities available for NUHS students, please call 1-800-826-6285, or visit
Hydrothotics Celebrates National Foot Health Awareness Month
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:10
Foot health is key to being able to get out and get walking for better health!

March 2014- April is National Foot Health Awareness Month which along with spring is a great time to focus on your foot health so that when the warm weather comes back you can get out and get walking! Walking is the easiest, most affordable and quickest way to start living a healthier lifestyle. Walking has many benefits like more energy, better moods, toned muscles, stronger bones and increased calorie burning which leads to weight loss. Walking also helps to lower your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes.

feetHippocrates was right! Walking is man’s best medicine and study after study confirms it. Walking has many health benefits. Hydrothotics encourages everyone to get out and walk 30 minutes each day at a pace fast enough to raise your heart rate. Just be careful, don’t overdo it. Start out slow but START! Taking that first step is the key. If you have health risks please consult your doctor before starting a walking exercise routine. Walk safely, before you get out on your walk consider these safety tips- wear brightly colored clothing if you walk in the dark, walk with a group if you can, make sure someone knows your routine of when and where you walk, do not wear jewelry or headphones, be aware of your surroundings and stretch to warm up. Use a log, journal or smartphone app to track your walks, miles and time. If you walk the same route its fun to see your times improve as your strength improves. Have fun and reward yourself!

What if you have foot pain, neuropathy, plantar fasciitis or other lower extremity pain? Walking for these people can be almost impossible or very painful. Hydrothotics Dynamic Fluid Orthotics have been clinically proven to reduce pain and increase circulation allowing many suffering from foot pain to get up and get walking.

I have tried these wonderful Hydrothotics for exercise four times a week on the circuit and my feet don’t hurt like before so this is the real test for me. 

-Ella C.

Hydrothotics, available online at and in chiropractic offices across the country, are an affordable, easy to use, effective solution for walkers who have pain that may keep them from walking. Hydrothotics immediately relieve pain in the feet, heels, ankles, knees, hips and lower back. They support arches guarding against shin splints. They massage the feet increasing circulation, which relieves inflammation and speeds recovery times after a walk. They are very thin and do not change the fit of your shoes. Hydrothotics absorb 86% of the shock on the heel while walking and standing.

Don’t let foot pain keep you from a healthier, happier, slimmer YOU!

Hydrothotics Dynamic Fluid Orthotics will help relieve your foot pain which may keep you from beginning a walking routine. Give them a try today; you have nothing to lose but pain!


For more information visit, call 800-396-8893
SORSI Mid Year Chiropractic Research and Education Symposium scheduled for April 25-27, 2014
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Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:25
hyattcharlottesorsiIdaho Falls, ID: SORSI, Sacro Occipital Research Society International, will hold its 2014 Mid Year Chiropractic Research and Education Symposium from Friday, April 25 – Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Hyatt Place Charlotte Downtown. The event entitled Treating Complex Lumbopelvic Disorders will feature hands on training by leading chiropractors including John Farmer, DC, FICS; Thomas Bloink, DC, DICS, Michael Cindrich, DC, DICS; John Crescione, DC, DICS, Bradly Kuntz, DC, CC; Noel Taylor, DC, AP; Stephane Provencher, DC, CC.

Topics include: Cranial considerations for the pelvis, advanced adjusting procedures, diagnosis and treatment of sacroiliac tears, protocols for speedier, more accurate, more in depth full spine diagnosis, analysis and treatment of the TMJ and its pelvic link, intricate relationships between the sacrum and ilia. CEU’s available in North Carolina and most states. The event qualifies for thirteen SORSI hours.

Registration is required by calling 913-239-0228 or visiting the SORSI website at Hotel reservations can be made by calling 704-227-0500 or online at  
Metagenics Sponsors Tour for Healthcare Practitioners Highlighting Dr. Jeffrey Bland's Latest Book
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Monday, 17 March 2014 14:07
The Disease Delusion, the latest book byJeffrey Bland, PhD, Introduces a Personalized Approach to Health Care vs. Disease Care
Metagenics to Sponsor Special Book Signing Receptions for Healthcare Practitioners in Select Cities

diseasedelusionbookcoverAliso Viejo, CA (March 17, 2014) Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health, today announced that it will sponsor special book signing receptions in select North American cities to launch the latest book by Jeffrey Bland, PhD—The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Illness for a Healthier, Longer and Happier Life (HarperWave, May 2014). These events are tailored specifically for healthcare practitioners to learn about the future of medicine—health care rather than disease care—as seen through the eyes of the "Father of Functional Medicine."
In his newest book, Dr. Bland introduces the reader to the medicine of the 21st century. It is medicine that is personalized to the specific needs of the person to result in health, not just the treatment of the symptoms of disease. This form of health care, which Dr. Bland defines as functional medicine, focuses on the understanding of the cause of chronic illness and its treatment using a blended approach of lifestyle, diet, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals. The Disease Delusion provides a personalized approach to the prevention and management of chronic illnesses through the application of breakthrough discoveries in health science made in the past 10 years—whether the concern is diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, dementia, autism, obesity, chronic fatigue or pain, or a feeling of premature aging.

Advance praise for The Disease Delusion:
“The godfather of functional medicine elegantly explains the core tools to overcome the chronic ailments of modern society.”
                —Mehmet Oz, MD, Emmy award-winning host of "The Dr. Oz Show"
“Dr. Bland’s book should be a textbook in medical schools all over the world. It can change your life.”
                —Alejandro Junger, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Clean and Clean Gut
“No one has done more to advance nutritional medicine throughout the world than Dr. Jeff Bland. He has served not only as a teacher but also as an inspiration to so many doctors who realized the old disease diagnosis and treatment model failed most of their patients. Readers will find wisdom and hope in this excellent book.”
                —Joseph Pizzorno, ND; founder, Bastyr University: coauthor, Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine; editor-in-chief of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal

At the receptions sponsored by Metagenics, Dr. Bland will give healthcare practitioners an inside look at how his new book can help change patient focus to health care, along with an overview of his approach to personalized lifestyle medicine. These events will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the following cities:


The cost for each event is $60, which includes the book and an opportunity to get it signed by Dr. Bland. A portion of each registration fee will be donated to the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, a non-profit organization that collaborates with leading medical experts, scientists, educators, advocacy groups, medical institutions, medical societies, and legislative groups to further its mission to integrate the principles of personalized lifestyle medicine for the prevention and management of chronic illness into healthcare systems worldwide.
For more information or to register for an event, healthcare practitioners may call (800) 692-9400 or visit

About Metagenics, Inc.
metagenicslogoMetagenics, Inc. ( is a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company dedicated to helping people live happier, healthier lives by realizing their genetic potential. Founded in 1983, Metagenics serves more than 75,000 healthcare providers worldwide through premium quality, science-based medical foods, nutritional formulas, and lifestyle therapy programs such as FirstLine Therapy to help their patients achieve a lifetime of good health. Metagenics’ scientific staff—among the largest in the nutrigenomics industry—has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been awarded more than 50 international or domestic patents. The company’s educational arm, Metagenics Educational Programs, collaborates with renowned medical experts to annually deliver more than 200 events designed to help healthcare professionals stay on the leading edge of lifestyle medicine and incorporate nutrition into their clinical practice.

Metagenics maintains its corporate headquarters in Aliso Viejo, CA; R&D headquarters in Gig Harbor, WA; and operating subsidiaries in Brussels, Belgium and Brisbane, Australia.

About Dr. Jeffrey Bland
JEFFREY S. BLAND, PhD, FACN, CNS, is an internationally recognized leader in the nutritional medicine field. He co-founded of the Institute for Functional Medicine in 1991 and is known to many as the “father of functional medicine.” Over the past 35 years, Dr. Bland has traveled more than six million miles teaching more than 100,000 healthcare practitioners in the USA, Canada, and 50 other countries about functional medicine.

A biochemist by training, Dr. Bland is a Fellow of the both the American College of Nutrition, where he is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and the Association for Clinical Biochemistry. Dr. Bland served as Director of Nutritional Research at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine in the early 1980’s, working directly with two-time Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling, whom he considers his lifelong mentor. Dr. Bland has authored several books about nutritional medicine both for the healthcare professional and for the general public, and he is also the principal author of over 120 peer-reviewed research papers on nutritional biochemistry and medicine. Dr. Bland has self-published a monthly audio journal, Functional Medicine Update, for more than 30 years that is distributed to health practitioners in 36 countries.

Dr. Bland was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of HealthComm International, a global company that became a leader in the development of medical foods, Chief Science Officer of Metagenics, Inc., and President of MetaProteomics, where he led a research team of more than 100 scientists in studying metabolic factors associated with chronic diseases. In 2012, Dr. Bland founded the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI), a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, where he continues to serve as President. He is also President and CEO of KinDex Therapeutics, which researches molecules associated with genetic expression patterns in chronic diseases.

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