If you have ever seen me as a patient, you might know that I favor a style of treatment called the McKenzie method of diagnosis. Never heard of this method? Fret Not! I’ll explain. It all started with a man named Robin McKenzie, who was initially a practitioner in New Zealand. In 1956 Robin was beginning treatment for an individual with low back pain that started in the gluteal region and went down his leg to his knee. This
The world we live in can be quick to offer medication as the first choice and “clear all” for many issues – from pain symptoms to depression and mental health, and even for diet-related conditions. What if there are other options? We want to explore what those other options are and how accessible they can be. In our previous conversation with Dr. Ben Aiken, we learned about the new wave of direct primary care and how he is using
Almost everyone has some sort of scar, whether it be from an injury, accident, or a silly mishap. Did you know that for those greater injuries or after surgery, the body can also scar internally?
‘Concierge’ medicine is not a new thing in the healthcare world. But, the premium experience of concierge medicine being applied to the primary care model has only recently become accessible to a wider audience as direct primary care.
I have always enjoyed being outside and have often found a little yard work to be a great way to get some exercise on the weekend. My yard work, however, was always limited to just that, a quick weekend project. Now that quarantine and pandemic are part of my daily vocabulary, gardening and yard work have almost become daily for me as well. You see, I live out in the woods in Fairview. We have beautiful native plants in