Dr James Stoxen DC FSSEMM Hon Team Doctors 10th Global Orthopedicians Annual Meeting in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2017

Dr James Stoxen DC FSSEMM (hon) FWSSEM gave the keynote presentation, The Earliest Detection Intervention And Prevention Of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, at the 10th Global Orthopedicians Annual Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Keynote Presentation Title: The earliest detection intervention and prevention of thoracic outlet syndrome

The use of hand held devices (HHD) such as mobile phones, game controls, tablets, portable media players and personal digital assistants have increased dramatically in past decade. This drastic change has led to new batch of difficult to treat, musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities such as myofascial pain syndrome of neck and upper back and thoracic outlet syndrome.

According to Google statistics, this month, October 2017, over 60,000 people have used the words, thoracic outlet syndrome, to search for more information on this condition. This almost compares to the number of searches for neck pain. Thoracic outlet syndrome has become more and more common each year we add more hours of manipulating tech gadgets to our day.

The thoracic outlet anatomy and how the bundle passes through the passageway is complex for even musculoskeletal experts. So for doctors trained in other specialties there can be an inadequate understanding about nature and cause of thoracic outlet syndrome.

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a syndrome rather than a disease. The Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders And Stroke, plus top 10 ranked hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery agree persistent compression of nerves, arteries and veins traveling through the thoracic outlet is what leads to thoracic outlet syndrome.

I will discuss the three models of human movement, the inverted pendulum model, the spring-mass model and the integrated spring-mass model (ISMM). The (ISMM), which integrates the spring suspension systems of the foot and shoulder region as well as the torsion spring of the spine and the mass, the head.

I will discuss my clinical findings show compressive disorders like TOS and herniated discs are merely an over control of tension on the human spring mechanism leading to these syndromes.

I will give brief review of the symptoms and their patterns, the common orthopedic tests, and diagnostic tests, the 16 different common conservative therapies and the 10 reasons for when surgery is medically necessary. I will discuss an alternative treatment for this disorder based on the integrated spring mass model.

Plenary Presentation Title: Ways physicians can improve athlete’s human performance by the earliest detection, intervention and prevention of spring stiffness over modulation

The team physician role is to provide treatment not only for the medical management of injuries and illnesses but also to provide for appropriate education and counseling regarding nutrition, strength and conditioning, and ergogenic aids maximize the athletes human performance in sport.

Efficient, stress and strain free movement with efficiency is an essential aspect of survival for living things. Therefore understanding normal movement and how the human organism accomplishes normal movement is vitally important for physicians to understand so they can determine what is normal and what is abnormal movement.

In this presentation I will reveal ways the physician can improve human performance of patients in sport by selecting the most advanced model of locomotion that better describes the biomechanics of locomotion, the integrated spring-mass model.

This model integrates the upper half of the body onto the spring-mass model developed in 1989-90. It is advanced because it integrates the spine as a torsion spring, the discs as compression springs and the head as the non-spring 8-10 pound mass. In this model, the entire body is a giant torsion spring.

If your goal is to provide clinical management of the athlete that is intended to insure or improve human performance you must know the earliest detection and intervention of the over modulation by examining for abnormal movement patterns with gait evaluation and through table examination for the changes in the muscles, tendons, and joints.

By evaluating patients this way, a physician can fairly accurately predict where these compressive forces will be, thus predicting where compressive injuries will occur before the onset of symptoms.

Dr James Stoxen DC., FSSEMM (hon) He is the president of Team Doctors®, Treatment and Training Center Chicago. Dr Stoxen is a #1 International Bestselling Author of the book, The Human Spring Approach to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. He has lectured at more than 20 medical conferences on his Human Spring Approach to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and asked to publish his research on this approach to treating thoracic outlet syndrome in over 30 peer review medical journals. He has been asked to submit his other research on the human spring approach to treatment, training and prevention in over 225 peer review medical journals. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthopedic Science and Research, Executive Editor or the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care, Chief Editor, Advances in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Journal and editorial board for over 40 peer review medical journals. He is a much sought-after speaker both to the general public and at CME credentialed medical conferences. He has given over 1000 live presentations and lectured at over 70 medical conferences to over 50,000 doctors in more than 20 countries. He has been invited to speak at over 400 medical conferences in over 50 international cities in 30 countries. He has been invited as the keynote speaker at over 60 medical conferences. After his groundbreaking lecture on the Integrated Spring-Mass Model at the World Congress of Sports and Exercise Medicine he was presented with an Honorary Fellowship Award by a member of the royal family, the Sultan of Pahang, for his distinguished research and contributions to the advancement of Sports and Exercise Medicine on an International level. He was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Personal Trainers Hall of Fame in 2012. Dr Stoxen has a big reputation in the entertainment industry working as a doctor for over 150 tours of elite entertainers, caring for over 1000 top celebrity entertainers and their handlers. Anthony Field or the popular children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles, wrote a book, How I Got My Wiggle Back detailing his struggles with chronic pain and clinical depression he struggled with for years. Dr Stoxen is proud to be able to assist him. Physicians Medical Technologies does business as Team Doctors®, a medical device company that provides high end vibration massage tools. In 2012, the Massage Assist Pro was cleared by the FDA. Today the Massage Assist® is sold in 13 countries. In late 2019, Team Doctors launched the Vibeassage® which was cleared by the FDA in 2019 and has sold thousands of units around the world. Dr Stoxen can be reached directly at teamdoctors@aol.com

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