|The most effective program based upon 15+ years of research
and experience is normally 20 sessions of Advanced Medical Health
Clinic therapy to be given within 5 contiguous weeks, with the first
8 sessions given within the first two weeks of treatment. Depending
on the patient, the number of sessions may vary from as little as
16 sessions to as much as 24 sessions. Our most successful patients,
elect to have a treatment session every day including Saturday/Sunday
and typically finish with the least number of therapeutic sessions.
This is due to the body participating through its normal neuromuscular
re-education mechanisms. Basically, the more you exercise muscles,
the more responsive they become.
As a professional and innovative clinic, we require the commitment
of 16 sessions before we start treatment. This is necessary for
our system and our professional staff to truly help you and for
you to sustain long lasting results. We have flexible payment methods
and schedules, if necessary.
Things You Need to Know Before Starting the Computer-Controlled
Spinal Rehab Treatment Program:
1. Your physician has evaluated your condition and overall health.
Your medical history, as well as your spinal studies will also be
reviewed by the Advanced Medical Health Clinic's physician to determine
just how this program will be beneficial to you.
2. Before entering the program, Advanced Medical's physician may
require further tests, X-rays or MRIs to be taken to more accurately
identify the damaged nerves that need to be treated.
3. This program normally involves 20 treatments of 45 minutes
each. They must be scheduled on a daily basis for 5-6 weeks with
a minimum of 4 treatments per week. Your conviction to maintain
this schedule is of utmost importance, since the full and successful
treatment is dependant on each therapeutic session being separated
by one or two days maximum.
4. During this treatment program, you may participate in normal
daily activities, but you must avoid any strenuous or heavy work.
5. During this treatment program, do not take or receive any other
back treatments from some other medical facility. This includes,
clinical physical therapy, chiropratic, acupuncture, etc. without
the strict guidance of Advanced Medical's physician and medical
6. If you have been referred to Advanced Medical by your primary
care physician, remember that you are still a patient of your primary
doctor. While we will keep your doctor abreast of your treatment
progress and eventual outcome, he/she is still to be consulted by
you regarding other medical conditions you may have, as well as
renewal of any medications.
7. Our treatments are long lasting and you are usually permanently
fixed for life; however, if you re-injure and/or mistreat your back,
you may be in need of more treatments. We offer two "free"
tune-up rehab sessions every six months after completing your initial
service. In addition, we promote your education of how to maintain
a healthy back and prevent any future back problems.
Advanced Medical Health Clinic delivers a fully integrated spinal
rehabilitation program using computer-controlled traction techniques.
We realize the importance of in-depth professional guidance of a
well-trained physical therapist. Our innovative program is a combination
of exercise therapy and computer-controlled traction. Thus, we offer
physical therapy sessions and basic management of our spinal rehabilitation
program tailored for each patient, and at no extra cost to the patient.
On your first visit we will test your physical characteristics,
including range of motion and strength tests for various muscle
groups. You will be assigned an innovative physical therapy program
which is right for you. In general, treatment programs vary based
upon "recency" of injury/back problem and your current
level of physical/muscular "fitness". We use our own mild-to-extensive
exercise protocols which employ the use of an exercise ball. In
addition, we highly recommend that each patient get a follow-up
MRI to validate that identified problem areas have been significantly
improved. If directed by you, a summary report will be sent to your
doctor at the end of your treatment program documenting the before
and after treatment conditions/results.
Low Level Laser Treatments, also known as Cold Laser Treatments
Advanced Medical Health Clinic makes available a clinical low level
laser technology. We offer multiple wavelengths with penetrating
depths of 3/8" to 1 1/2". The Cold Laser is well known
within the Health Services community for effective treatments in
healing wounds much faster than unassisted therapies. The first
cold lasers uses date back to 1972. It is backed by thousands of
clinical studies supporting wound healing and neck/shoulder pain
relief. The Cold Laser can effectively be used to reverse Carpal
Tunnel Syndrome after the patient becomes qualified based on a special
nerve conduction test. Typically, a patient only needs 3 to 5 treatments
to heal an affected area. The proper protocols for effective use
of clinical-strength cold lasers determine effective results.
If you are considering using LLLT (cold laser) for musclosketetal
tissue, the wavelength must be either 808nm or 830nm. The red light
cold laser is typically 635nm and is only effective for superficial
injuries (i.e., less than 1/2" in depth from the surface of
the skin. The penetration range of an effective "clinical"
cold laser is no more than three inches and is ineffective when
not applied directly to the skin. The basic physiological effects
of laser light include:
||Increased cell membrane
polarization and permeability
||Increased ATP production and respiratory
|| Increased enzyme activity
||Increased collagen and epithelial
||Increased capillary formation
|| Increased macrophage (immune) activity
||Analgesic effects due to elevated
endorphin production, electrolytic nerve blockage, and improved
||Anti-inflammatory effect due to
improved circulation and accelerated tissue regeneration
||Increased production of anti-oxidants.
LLLT is highly effective for the following conditions:
||Burns and Pressure Sores
|| TMJ Dysfunction
||Heel Cushion Pain (plantar fasciitis)
||Sprains and Strains
||Tendinitus (inflammation of a tendon)
||Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
||Back Pain (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
|| Golfer's Elbow (medial epicondylitis)
||Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
||Runner's Knee (patello-femoral syndrome)
||Accelerating bone repair after fracture
||Knee (meniscus tear)
|Photomed Laser Surg. 2008 Jun;26(3):241-5. Low-level
laser therapy improves vision in patients with age-related wet or
dry macular degeneration. Ivandic BT, Ivandic T. Source University
of Heidelberg, Otto-Meyerhof Centre, Heidelberg. firstname.lastname@example.org
The success of our laser program at Advanced Medical Health Clinic
is directly related to our advanced protocols. We fully understand
the biological mechanisms behind effective laser therapy and consequently
adjust our treatments to that end.
We have highly experienced licensed massage therapists who perform
sports massages, physical rehab acupressure, deep tissue therapeutic
massage, Thai massage, as well as conventional massage techniques.
Charge is $35 per 1/2 hour, $65 per hour, and $90 per 1 1/2 hours.
Florida State lic# MM24280
Joint Pain Treatments (see Cold Laser above)
For knee, shoulder, ankle or hip joint problems, we require an MRI
before possible treatment. The analysis of the MRI is at no charge
to the patient. Just fax us your MRI with your name and phone number.
After you get our analysis, we will schedule an appointment only
if we can help. Our solutions to joint pain problems are non-surgerical
and usually are solved by the use of our highly effective low level
laser (i.e., cold laser)therapy. We have joint pain solutions which
relieve knee pain, shoulder pain, arthritis and symptoms of bursitis.
The Cold Laser can effectively be used to reverse Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome after the patient becomes qualified based on a special
nerve conduction test.
Therapeutic Touch (TT, Krieger-Kunz Method of Therapeutic Touch):
A derivative of the laying on of hands. Dolores Krieger, Ph.D.,
R.N., and Dora van Gelder Kunz, born in the Dutch East Indies, initiated
TT in 1972.
Nursing professor emerita Dolores Krieger is the author of Accepting
Your Power to Heal: The Personal Practice of Therapeutic Touch (Bear
and Company, 1993), Foundations for Holistic Health Nursing Practices:
The Renaissance Nurse, Living the Therapeutic Touch: Healing As
a Lifestyle, The Therapeutic Touch: How to Use Your Hands to Help
or to Heal (Simon & Schuster, 1992), and the Therapeutic Touch
Inner Workbook: Ventures in Transpersonal Healing (Bear and Company,
1996). TT has been taught in over 100 countries as well as in the
United States. Today, TT is taught in hospitals and health centers
worldwide and is most commonly practiced by nurses. Many hospitals
have TT programs for their staff and geriatic patients. For instance,
There are 59 research articles supporting Therapeutic Touch for
pain, stress and anxiety reduction, as well as showing TT to be
effective for reducing or eliminating sinus and migraine headaches.
As shown above, photographic proof of before TT and after TT body
energy images show a rather dramatic calming effect. These images
are obtained by either the use of Kirlian photography (Columbia University)
or GSR imaging (KG Korotkov).