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.
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.