Advanced Wellness: Improving Health & Fitness

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“Natural Pain Relief Requires Natural Relief! ” IMPROVING HEALTH & FITNESS

When we think of poor balance, we typically think of seniors using canes or walkers to get around, because they may fall. However, poor balance is actually a big contributor to sports injuries, common backache, neck pain, and headaches in younger people. In order to walk on two feet, adapt to bumpy surfaces such as grass, quickly run, turn, recover from a trip and more, we need a finely tuned balance system at all stages of life. Whether you are an active runner or just your average Joe, your balance systems are used thousands of times a day. How well tuned they are, dictates whether your muscles have to work too hard to do ordinary tasks or whether you can adapt to the strains of running, jumping and more. Most of the common declines in balance we experience are not noticed until they are quite severe. Use it or lose it The wonderful thing about your balance system is that you can always improve it. Whether you want to get rid of ordinary aches and pains, or are a high level athlete, focusing on proper balance and postural exercises can make a dramatic difference in your overall health and function.

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Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“It’s Easy To Stay Healthy Stay Healthy Over The Age Of 31! ” IMPROVING HEALTH & FITNESS

“ Like your muscles, your bones get stronger when you make them work. Weight-bearing and resistance exercises are important for building bones and keeping them strong. ” - National Osteoporosis Foundation

The experts in balance Whether you need help with back pain, neck pain, headaches, knee pain or dizziness, our physical therapists will address your balance systems. By testing what systems you are using, we can determine where there is a weakness and then provide comprehensive treatments that will fix the problem. To learn more about how we can help you balance and move freely without pain, call us today. Have thespineexpertsatAdvancedWellnessexamineyourneckalignment, posture, movement, strength, and function to zero in on the root cause of your neck pain or headaches. Then with precise treatment and expert education we teach you how to prevent it from returning. Call us today to learn more how we can relieve your “pain in the neck”!

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ADVANCEDWELLNESS CLINICIAN SPOTLIGHT GARY YEN, MD Meet Our Experienced Team Of Experts

Dr. Gary L. Yen is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has a sub- specialty in Pain Medicine. Dr. Yen grew up in Long Island, NY and received his medical degree fromRoss University. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and performed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stony Brook University, where he was chief resident. Dr. Yen completed a pain management fellowship at RehabNY in Buffalo, NY, during which he served as the assistant athletic trainer to the Buffalo Bison, theMinorLeagueAAAbaseball team for the Cleveland Indians,aswellastheNiagaraUniversity men’s and women’s collegiate hockey team. The former chairman of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Division of the Pain Management

DepartmentatCentraStateMedicalCenter,Dr.Yen specializes in the non-operative treatment of a varietyof joint,muscular,nerve,skeletal,spineand sports related injuries.He treatsacuteandchronic pain syndromes and performs electrodiagnostic studies. Dr. Yen also performs variety of interventional pain procedures and minimally invasive spine surgery for the relief of pain. He utilizes conservative treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic care and acupuncture in conjunction with other procedures to enhance long term benefits. Dr. Yen believes in working with patients to create individual treatment plans. When not attending to his patients, Dr. Yen likes to play golf, cook, and has a passion for playing the saxophone and piano. He is the proud father of two boys.

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Patient Testimonials

Quickly saw results!

“I was looking for a ‘real’ way to lose weight. When I was speaking with Dr. Jeff he told me his personal story. Due to the length of time I have known him I knew he wouldn’t try to tell me about something that didn’t work. I started the program, and couldn’t believe how quickly I saw results. I have lost 33 pounds in 5 months! I could not have done it without the incredible staff at Advanced Wellness. You are so friendly! It is always a joy to see everyone, thank you so very much!” – Jenn H.

“I had tried every diet and the gastric sleeve was my next stop if a medically supervised diet didn’t work. I must thank my friend Pam (who sees Christine as well) for referring me! I had tried Atkins, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, etc. As a child, I had been sent to weight loss camps three times. I had always lost 10-20 pounds and then put it back on plus more. The first week I didn’t know how I was going to manage but once Christine sent me menus, I then understood how to cook and prepare my food. Now I understand how to make this a lifestyle change, not a diet. I am no longer on my acid reflux medication that I have been on for 18 years! Christine you’re amazing!” – Robin T. A lifestyle change, not a diet!

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Additional Patient Testimonials

“Just wanted to drop you a quick note on how you and Advanced Wellness have affected our lives. In July 2015, we came to you knowing we needed to make some major life changes but not knowing how to begin. You and the entire staff have taught us, without judging, what we needed to do to get healthy. The effect on our lives has been dramatic and we aren’t done yet! Learning how to eat healthy, exercising regularly and getting down to a healthy weight is truly addictive and we love it. The inches and pounds are coming off and it’s hard to express how much Barb and I appreciate the entire Advance Wellness staff and their support on our journey. We’re not done yet but so far we’ve lost 35 and 24 lbs. respectively and are fitting in clothes we long ago had given up on ever fitting into again. Pleaseacceptourheartfelt thanks foryourhelp inusgetting to thispoint. We would and have recommended you to anyone who is interested in improving their lives by getting healthy and feeling great!” – Chris and Barbara C. The inches and pounds are coming off! “Isuffered frompainfulkneeproblems,especiallywhenwalkingupanddown thestairs, lower back pain, neck pain, and sleeping problems. I heard about Advanced Wellness from friends in the community where I live. They all had nothing but good things to say about the treatments there. The disciplines I saw were chiropractic, physical therapy, pain management, and nutrition. I would most definitely recommend this facility to my friends and family. Because of my treatments at Advanced Wellness, I am now able to both walk better, climbupanddownstairswithoutanyproblemsandsleepbetter.Under thenutritionist’s care I not only lost 20 pounds but both my triglycerides and cholesterol levels have dropped tremendously. I feel better, have more energy and have no trouble sleeping through the night. I am very well satisfied with the care I was given and will return need arises.” – Joan M. My cholesterol levels have dropped! www.advanced-wellness.net

I lost 40 pounds in 12 weeks!

“I came to Advanced Wellness because I wanted to lose weight. I started my journey with Christine, the Nutritionist, at 266.6 pounds. 12 weeks later I was at 226 pounds! I lost 40 pounds in 12 weeks! They were supportive, and gave me the tools to succeed. I am a new person, and can now get back to living again! ” – Pat M.

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STEM CELL THERAPY

Regenerative medicine is a branch of medical science that includes the “process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function”. In other words, it is the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects. This exciting field holds the promise of regenerating damaged tissues and organs in the body that utilizes the innate wisdom and healing potential of the body, stimulating previously irreparable organs and tissues to heal themselves. We all know the body has an inborn ability to heal itself. For example, when you cut your finger, does the Band-Aid do the healing? No. Hundreds of chemical processes occur to ultimately repair and heal your wound. Our bodies do this naturally. Using this understanding, scientists have developed a host of methods to induce bone and connective tissue growth and replace damaged cartilage. Among them are: Part Of An Amazing Medical Breakthrough In the Past 10 Years Called Regenerative Medicine

These treatments all have the potential to repair and replace damaged cartilage, muscles, tendons and ligaments and halt progression of deterioration and we are excited by the results we are seeing in our patients at Advanced Wellness. What does the future hold? By providing healthy, functional tissues and organs, regenerative medicine will improve the quality of life for so many individuals. Imagine a world where victims of spinal cord injuries can walk, and where weakened hearts are replaced; where knee and hip replacements are no longer required. This is the potential long-term promise of regenerative medicine. Our focus in regenerative medicine has been on the repair and replacement of degenerated tendons, cartilage, ligaments and spinal discs. Schedule an appointment to find out if you are a candidate for a regenerative medicine procedure. Free Regenerative Medicine Consult with Dr. Yen. 732-431-2155.

• Stem Cell Therapy • Platelet Rich Plasma

• Fibrin: uses your own blood to promote regeneration and repair • Exosomes: umbilical cord derived cell product that contains growth and anti-inflammatory factors • A2M or Alpha2 Macroglobulin which is a naturally occurring molecule found in your blood which when in concentrated doses acts as a powerful protector against cartilage breakdown. A2M attaches to and removes the destructive enzyme that damages cartilage cells and tissue in the joint or disc space.

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