Medical Articles Of Interest For June 2017

Aerobic Exercise Reverses Alzheimer Symptoms

Prenatal, Early-Life Toxin, Nutrient Exposure Tied to Autism

Vitamin D in Pregnancy ‘Could Prevent Child Asthma’

Strenuous Exercise Can Cause Significant GI Symptoms

Eating Fish May Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Low Back Pain & Non Force Adjustments/SOT Blocking: A NYC Chiropractor/Applied Kinesiologist/NeuroKinetic Therapist Explains

One of the major complaints that causes patients to seek out a doctor of chiropractic is low back pain; it can be caused by either a problem with the lumbar spine or the sacrum.

As a doctor of chiropractic who is also an applied kinesiologist, I use a technique developed by Dr. DeJarnette called Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT); so named because of the relationship between the sacrum (base of the spine) and the occiput (base of the skull).

One of the functions of the sacrum is to pump cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) from the base of the spine back up the spinal canal to the brain and throughout the nervous system. The occiput also helps to pump CSF. The minute rhythmical motion is essential to optimal health – CSF effectively acts as the circulatory system of the brain and spinal cord.

The pelvis forms the foundational support of the human skeleton. It supports the upper body right up to the skull, and enables us to transfer our weight to our legs. The sacrum is a large bone located at the terminal part of the vertebral spine, where it forms the posterior aspect of the pelvis. The spine holds our body upright, supports all of our organs and provides anchor points for our muscles. It also protects our delicate nervous system. The nervous system controls our body, and can only function normally when our structures are balanced and our pelvis, sacrum and lumbar is stable.

Dr. DeJarnette’s studied two aspects of the sacroiliac joint; the anterior synovial portion and the posterior hyaline cartilage portion. The anterior sacroiliac joint should have motion and this is where sacral nutation and counternutation takes place. The posterior sacroiliac joint is focused on weight-bearing stability and support, which is why at the posterior joint surface there are interlocking of the ridges, and grooves by structures like muscles, ligaments and fascia.

DeJarnette evaluated the weight-bearing characteristics of the sacroiliac joint and determined that when the joint could not adequately support body weight then load bearing stress will be moved upward to the L5/S1 and L4/5 discs, most commonly.

DeJarnette developed an analysis which classified pelvic problems into three different categories and three different non-force techniques using SOT blocks in positions that correct the involved category.

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One of the major complaints that causes patients to seek out a doctor of chiropractic is low back pain; it can be caused by either a problem with the lumbar spine or the sacrum.

As a doctor of chiropractic who is also an applied kinesiologist, I use a technique developed by Dr. DeJarnette called Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT); so named because of the relationship between the sacrum (base of the spine) and the occiput (base of the skull).

One of the functions of the sacrum is to pump Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) from the base of the spine back up the spinal canal to the brain and throughout the nervous system. The occiput also helps to pump CSF. The minute rhythmical motion is essential to optimal health – CSF effectively acts as the circulatory system of the brain and spinal cord.

The pelvis forms the foundational support of the human skeleton. It supports the upper body right up to the skull, and enables us to transfer our weight to our legs. The sacrum is a large bone located at the terminal part of the vertebral spine, where it forms the posterior aspect of the pelvis. The spine holds our body upright, supports all of our organs and provides anchor points for our muscles. It also protects our delicate nervous system. The nervous system controls our body, and can only function normally when our structures are balanced and our pelvis, sacrum and lumbar is stable.

Dr. DeJarnette’s studied two aspects of the sacroiliac joint; the anterior synovial portion and the posterior hyaline cartilage portion. The anterior sacroiliac joint should have motion and this is where sacral nutation and counternutation takes place. 

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The posterior sacroiliac joint is focused on weight-bearing stability and support, which is why at the posterior joint surface there are interlocking of the ridges, and grooves by structures like muscles, ligaments and fascia.

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DeJarnette evaluated the weight-bearing characteristics of the sacroiliac joint and determined that when the joint could not adequately support body weight then load bearing stress will be moved upward to the L5/S1 and L4/5 discs, most commonly.

DeJarnette developed an analysis which classified pelvic problems into three different categories and three different non-force techniques using SOT blocks in positions that correct the involved category.

Category One is a pelvic torsion with altered sacral nutation(motion)  This lack of nutation affects the spinal and cranial meningeal and CSF systems which function to a degree like a closed kinematic chain. Therefore symptoms can be low back pain, chronic shoulder complaints, thoracic outlet syndrome, CSF stagnation, and altered vasomotor function.

Involved muscles can be the piriformis, quadratus lumborum, sacrospinalis, gluteus medius and gluteus maximus. As an applied kinesiologist, I’d check to see if they are hypotonic or hypertonic; as a neurokinetic therapist, I’d check to see if a muscle is weak (or inhibited) by another muscle compensating.

Therapy localization (TL) is done by putting 2 hands on each sacral-iliac joint and then challenging the pelvis for a structural listing and then blocks are put under the patient’s pelvis based to the findings.

The positive Tl’ed side is not adjusted. Cranials are checked.

Category Two happens when ligaments that hold the sacroiliac joint are stretched or sprained, allowing the joint surfaces to separate. Stress can aggravate this ligament weakness via adrenal hormone overdrive.

Symptoms can be low back pain, bowel complaints, possible dysfunction of the reproductive glands and the adrenals, shoulder problems and decreased cervical range of motion.

Involved muscles in addition to the ones mentioned in Category I are the sartorius, gracilis, rectus abdominals and hamstrings along with the iliolumbar ligament. These structures are tested via applied kinesiology and neurokinetic protocols mentioned above. Cranials again are checked.

Category Three occurs when the low back can no longer tolerate the physical stressors placed on it and involves both disc and nerve root aggravation. This can be a sudden one-off event such as a lift, or it can be a pre-existing weakness that is aggravated. Often Category Three produces pain in the low back and sometimes pain radiates down a leg as sciatica.

Muscles to be checked are the psoas as it attaches into the front of the lumbar vertebrae as well as the muscles involved in Category One as Category Three can be a Category One that was never corrected.

Correction in all the categories involves using blocks under the pelvis in specific directions related to the category and the subluxation/misalignment of the pelvis/sacrum. The patient’s weight and breathing help to balance the low back, sacrum and CSF flow and takes the pressure or irritation off the nerve. This allows the body to heal.

Patient is told to ice the involved areas, how to do daily activities, given stretches and exercises and advised on nutrition to help the body heal.

For more information on issues mentioned:

Cranial Sacral Therapy in Applied Kinesiology

How a Combination of Applied Kinesiology, NeuroKinetic Therapy and Chiropractic Works

The Use of Applied Kinesiology in a Chiropractic Examination

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A NYC Chiropractor / Applied Kinesiologist Talks About Chiropractic Basics

Effective. The nervous system controls every part of your body..your muscles, your organs, your hormonal secretions, etc. and because chiropractic helps restore nervous system integrity, chiropractic care can help with help a variety of health issues in addition to pain relief.

Natural. Chiropractic care doesn’t add chemicals to your body and it doesn’t remove parts. Instead, chiropractic care seeks to restore proper control and regulation of your body and allow health to return naturally.

Safe. Chiropractic care is so safe, even newborns can get adjusted for anything from birth trauma to colic.

No side effects: The only side effectstend to be positive ones such as better balance, more energy, increased vitality, improved coordination. and a stronger immune system

Smart choice. It makes sense to correct the underlying cause of a problem rather than fool the body with drugs.

If you know someone who you think we could help, please send them our way, or at least share these reasons why chiropractic care makes sense

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Since 1987, helping people feel better – naturally

Doctor of Chiropractic,Applied Kinesiologist

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Therapies Offered:

Spinal, Extremity & Jaw (TMJ) Adjustments

Cranial-Sacral Therapy

Chinese Five Element Energy /Acupressure Therapy

Organ Lymphatic & Vascular Reflexes

Muscle Balancing

Emotional Balancing

Nutritional Consultation

Treatments are one hour. You’re not a number on an assembly line!

 

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Why Sometimes Being Sick Is The Healthiest Thing You Can Do For Yourself!!

Yes I know you are scratching your head over that title, wondering what the heck am I talking about.

A case in point happened this weekend and the following days in my office.

Last Saturday afternoon, I noted that I had a sensation of nausea and by the time I got home, I had the “runs.” When I took my temperature, I was 100F –another sign that my body was fighting some sort of infection but not “medically significant” or dangerous. http://www.medicinenet.com/aches_pain_fever/article.htm

So I heated up some chicken broth, added some extra sea salt to it and drank a lot of water in order to help aid whatever my body was trying to get rid of and prevent any dehydration that would have made me sicker. The rest of Saturday as well as Sunday was a cycle of sleep (the body’s best anti-oxidant), waking up to go to the bathroom, liquid intake, work on my neuro-lymphatic pts and acu-points for my intestines, television, bathroom, lymphatic/acu-points,  sleep, liquid, sleep, etc.

But by Sunday night, my temperature was back to normal and the trips to the bathroom were getting more spaced apart. On Monday, I got a friend to stop by and pick up some “sticky rice” at a local Chinese restaurant to help to start to slow up the runs. Tuesday, I was able to go out to a food store for some chicken & noodle soup, some yogurt and a bottle of Pepto-Bismol. By the time evening arrived and only one bowel movement in the mid afternoon & normal temperature I knew that I could go into work the next day.

At work on Weds, one of my newer patients came in complaining of a lung & bronchial infection for which he was taking antibiotics which started after he was treated for diarrhea while on a trip with corticosteroids. In other words, immune suppression of his natural intestinal response led to a lung infection.

As an Applied Kinesiologist I know that the Lung and the Large intestine are Yin /Yang partners in the body’s health.

For people like myself in non-allopathic medicine (chiropractic, acupuncturist, naturopaths, etc) symptoms are not only clues to what disease or problem is affecting the patient but also symptoms can express the body’s attempt to heal itself. Therefore symptoms should not be covered up by treatment. Suppression of symptoms did not heal the body or cure the disease, the illness just moved to another area

In our modern society, we have been trained (mostly) by the pharmaceutical companies to equate symptoms of illness w/ an illness or a disease that needs to be suppressed.

Have heartburn; take an antacid or proton inhibitor..effective in the short  term but can cause if used long term diseases like osteoporosis and dementia due to nutrition deficiencies caused by the heartburn drugs.

Instead how about changing your diet or seeing if the body needs a hiatal hernia fixed or some digestive enzymes.

So the next time, you have vague symptoms like coughing, slight fever, diarrhea, tiredness, etc, please instead of masking these symptoms with drugs, think about what may be causing the symptoms and consult a non-allopathic healer to help your body fight what is causing the symptoms.

 © 2011-Dr. Vittoria Repetto

 

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Patient Testimonials on a NYC Chiropractor /Applied Kinesiologist/NeuroKinetic Therapist

 

The following testimonials are from “Patient Testimonials” page on our web site http://www.drvittoriarepetto.com

 

I have been receiving chiropractic treatments for more than 40 years.  During that time period, I had the opportunity to meet only two outstanding chiropractors.  Dr. Repetto is one of these two.

Dr. Repetto has an extensive knowledge base that allows her to “think-outside-of-the-box” and provide each patient with an individualized treatment plan.  Most importantly, she implements each patient’s plan in a caring and compassionate manner, and she consistently uses progress monitoring to adjust the plan as needed.

I highly recommend Dr. Repetto to all.

Donna V.

 Dr. Repetto is a unique individual with a breadth of knowledge and a determination to help her patients that is rare and valuable. If you are looking for a routine set of adjustments that each patient receives routinely, this is NOT the doctor for you. Dr. Repetto cares about the root cause of patients’ issues, and assesses and treats people holistically. She’s helped me improve movement, and recover from injury, and when i had a horrible bout of bronchitis she treated me daily.  This is a unique talent, motivated by the desire to help, not money.

Brian G.

 I have been seeing Dr. Repetto for almost 20 years. She is incredibly knowledgable and quite a gifted  healer. She has helped me structurally as well as nutritionally. Anyone looking for a comprehensive approach to healing, you will not be disappointed. I am so glad I found her!!

Samora S.

 I was first seen by Dr. Vittoria Repetto in the 1990’s for sciatica and lower back pain that was at the time very severe and limited my abilities to perform many of my daily activities. After several hour-long treatments with Dr Repetto, I am happy and grateful to say my  sciatica and lower back ache and pain went away and had not returned.

On Mother’s Day 2011, I suffered an extremely serious and almost fatal fall from a darken stairwell. I required several surgeries afterwards. However, I was left with weaknesses in both my hands and arms, terrible pain in my lower back and weakness in my hips.

I finally chose to see Dr. Repetto after a long absence to seek treatment for what seem as unfixable problems. In addition to using chiropractic and applied kinesiology, Dr. Repetto has now added neurokinetic therapy to her list of techniques What I now find is that I get immediate relief, effective zeroing in on my pain and more lasting results. I am always amazed by how much better I feel when I leave the office and how it brings true pain relief and health benefits that last.

An example of this was a limp I was experiencing after dealing with my mom in Florida who had a stroke. Dr. Repetto was able to diagnose and treat the limp in one visit and I literally was able to walk significantly better and the limp has not return.

I highly recommend Dr. Vittoria Repetto without reservation.

  J.Sanchez

 

I saw Dr. Repetto when my back went out unexpectedly 48 hours before taking a trip to Hawaii. I was scheduled for an appointment quickly and seen promptly. Dr. Repetto took a detailed medical history and gave me a thorough exam. She was able to get me out of pain with adjustment and massage and gave me exercises and strategies to manage pain for my trip. I was able to snorkle and hike Diamondhead without any issues thanks to her.

Ma KB

Nine years ago I went to see Dr. Repetto for a chronic lower back problem and now I can’t imagine life without her healing hands.  Currently she keeps me healthy and pain-free through regular chiropractic treatments while recommending nutritional supplements (when needed) to improve any health issues that might arise. Another miracle was performed by Dr. Repetto for a friend of mine that suffers from CLL leukemia, diabetes and heart problems.  Bedridden with a weak immune system, her doctors offered no help.  Desperate, I turned to Dr. Repetto who researched her symptoms and suggested specific nutritional supplements.  Within 24 hours of taking the supplements, her immune system was improving and is gaining strength with each day!  Dr. Repetto is a life-saver and a doctor you can trust!

Maria M.

I had a chronic back problem several years ago. I had been treated by physical therapy for a long time. Afterwards, I was not getting any better and did not want to continue. So I had stopped going.  One day while at work a co-worker had told me of a Chiropractor that he had seen for his own back problem. I decided to see the Chiropractor and what the physical therapist could not do she was able to do.

Ellen C

 I can vouch for Dr. Repetto! She’s been my chiropractor for about six years, and she just worked magic on an old injury.

I had to have surgery to reconstruct my shattered pelvis after a very serious accident in 2011. My surgeon warned me at the time that I would lose feeling on the front of my thigh because they would have to sever a nerve serving that skin. While I’m profoundly grateful to have regained 100% of my strength and range of motion, I’ve been mourning the loss of sensation in that large area ever since.. Damn!

I just had to have yet another surgery related to that same accident and I’ve had some concerns about post surgery nerve function in a muscle group adjacent to the numb skin on my thigh. I asked Dr. Repetto to check it out, and she also did some work on the numb area. I’m thrilled and astounded to be able to say that after she treated me the other night I seem to have suddenly regained sensation in a large portion of the numb skin area! Honestly, that should have been impossible. I don’t have full sensation yet. It’s kind of tingly, but I have another appointment with Dr. Repetto next week. Crossing fingers. It would be magical to regain that area.

Cheryl S.

 Dear Dr. Repetto,

Your treatment made all the difference for Leah for the two remaining weeks of her ballet courses. Leah said she followed your advice, keeping her arches iced and elevated at every opportunity and being careful to tone down on higher impact leaps and movements – such as the repetitive hops on pointe on one foot. She also did some segments of the corp de ballet group class work just in her ballet slippers. But, she was able to continue doing the pointe work for the classical ballet solo roles that the studio was teaching.

As I mentioned when we spoke that day, everyone else I’d called on the studio’s medical referral list didn’t have any appointment openings available for 2 or 3 weeks or more and I was really beginning to despair. Leah would have been sidelined for the entire remainder of the repertory course if she’d had to wait that long, which would have made her truly miserable, especially since she’d worked so hard helping to save up so she could attend the program.

Thank you again for your marvelous promptness in providing treatment to Leah on such short notice and for your generous provision of your time, kind follow-ups, and wonderful patient care.

Best regards,

Elizabeth T – Leah’s mother

 I truly wish to continue the treatments because of how amazingly conprehensive your style of practice is from ordinary Chiropractors.  I had no idea that ther was such a thing as an Applied Kinesiologist! It’s really awesome.  And I especially appreciate your nutritional service and approach- something I had never expected from a chiropractor!  But of course, it was no

surprise, it’s the reason why I knew I wanted you to be my Chiropractor. I had read your article and was sold!

It worked too! somehow I had a(n) (emotional) “release” during one manipulation which had me in an absolute  Zen state of hilarity for a good 1 -2 minutes or more!  Remember? I couldn’t stop laughing. I saw the irony of myself, everthing and everyone and how miniscule

things really are compared to TRUE brilliant,beautiful, unified, bright reality.  LOL! Holy Cow!  That’s the hallmark of a great body worker!

Tania E.

 “Dr. Vittoria Repetto is an excellent Chiropractor and Applied Kinesiologist. Her superb knowledge and ability to solve issues has helped relieve painful issues that presented in my life. Dr. Repetto is a caring, concerned healer. Her rates are so very reasonable and the service is priceless. I highly recommend Dr. Vittoria Repetto to attend to your chiropractic needs. She also offers vitamin, mineral supplements that really help increase energy and promote good health”

Donna Bungo

 I went to Dr. Repetto because I felt swollen and I knew this was not a weight gain. I was diagnosed w/ food allergies to oat, corn, wheat and soy. After extensive therapy, I was back to normal. In addition, I had gall bladder and thyroid problems, which Dr. Repetto has helped w/ chiropractic, acu-point therapy, proper nutrition and supplements. I feel like a new person.

Barbara Marino

 Vittoria – so I think you remember, and I want to THANK YOU for all your advice regarding gall bladder cleaning – I want to post about this too on Facebook and thank you, if that is OK – I had the six month followup on my gall bladder – and while I am not 100% clean, my doctor said he had never seen such rapid improvement – which he said had to be the diet on top of the Ursodial medicine – the scans are just incredible – from a gall bladder full of sludge and stones, to one with such a scattering of tiny sparkles, remnants of what was there and no edema or wall swelling and no issues with the bile ducts – I am still going to continue with ursodial another 6 months at least, and of course, olive oil, artichoke, healthy fats, mostly vegetarian and fish – but really the changes are incredible and what should take two years, took about 6 months – really thank you

Mike

 “It is not much of an exaggeration to write that Dr. Repetto has helped me get my complete health back, something that I have sought for over 20 years.

Many people who have known me for a long time, who meet me now, cannot help but comment on how healthy I look and act. I obviously wanted to be healthy for myself but I hope that how Dr. Repetto was able to help me, that others are similarly helped! Her understanding of the role that nutrition plays in one’s life has made me feel as if I were 3 years old again!

I have recommended her work to others who have also been greatly helped by her. I am certain that they will write glowing recommendations based on how much she has helped them. The most important aspect of her work is the time and commitment she will dedicate to your health, if you are also willing to do so!”

Tricia Mullen

 Suffering from lower back problems for 2 years, bulging and herniated discs – I was at my wits end! I’ve been to physical therapy and chiropractors, but within weeks, I was back to where I started, crippled, body out of alignment and in pain! I arrived at Dr. Repetto’s office with very little knowledge of kinesiology, quite nervous and hoping for some relief. Within one week I started feeling better both physically and emotionally. She’s also developed a program of nutrition, exercise and vitamins to improve my whole being. It’s now been several months with no back pain. Dr. Repetto’s experience and knowledge in treating the whole body is unmatched. I trust her implicitly and know I’m in the very best of hands. She truly has the gift of healing!

Maria McIsaac

 I know Vittoria for so many years now, and I cannot be happier for knowing that I can always rely on her. She is not only a great chiropractor, she is a nutritionist, a consultant and most important someone who really cares about you and your well-being. You can call her anytime, she is always there for you. She is honest and deeply concerned about your problems: she is the kind of doctor that every doctor, in any discipline, should be, but unfortunately is not anymore. I highly recommend her!!!

Laura Caparrotti

 Dr. Vittoria Repetto has been an amazing health professional who has not only helped me in dealing with back pain but in strengthening my back, posture and my vitamin needs. She will take care of you and spend time with you as no other chiropractic doctor I have ever known. I cannot say more about her professionalism and… her awesome approach to healing! You will be amazed as well. I have known her since 1990!

Jesus Sanchez

 Dear Dr. Repetto,

Since you treated me, I have learned what my problem actually was (not what other doctors were “saying” it was) and I have been feeling better with what seemed like a chronic condition for many years. I guess I’m shocked that other doctors did not understand, or care to take the time to understand what was going on and you did. Thank you for your insight and your skill. The exercises you gave me, as well as the supplements, have made my leg feel stronger and I no longer wake up in the middle of the night in pain. Thanks so much.

Clare Ultimo

 Dr. Repetto is a really great doctor and person who I have had the pleasure of knowing and seeing for 20 years. My mother, myself and now my wife are all patients. She is an expertly skilled chiropractor who has provided us with great relief. She is knowledgeable and caring, which is what makes her so good at her job. She is also very helpful regarding nutrition and exercise. Thanks very much Dr. Repetto for all the help you have provided me over the years and will continue to provide.

Matthew Shorr

 I have been visiting Dr. Vittoria Repetto for my chiropractic needs for the last two years. I initially went to her for upper back problems. I am pleased to report that she has completely rid me of upper back pain. As a bonus, Dr. Repetto was also able to cure a nagging shoulder problem that had bothered me for several years. I had lost complete range of motion in my left shoulder and had started to wonder if I would need surgery. After 4 visits over the course of about a month and a half, I regained full range of motion and my shoulder hasn’t bothered me since. That was about nine months ago. Dr. Repetto has also helped me with wrist problems related to computer use. I highly recommend Dr. Repetto to anyone with back problems or joint problems in any area of the body. She is the very best.

Kim M.

 I came to Dr. Repetto to help me deal w/ chronic neck and shoulder pain, TMJ and an ear that was constantly popping. One day, following my first two visits, it struck me that my neck no longer hurt, and my ear no longer pops. The TMJ is better too. Thanks, Doc.!

Martha Colby

 As a member of PHI and a subscriber to Post-Polio Health, I would like to respond to your query concerning chiropractors. I have personally been to a number of chiropractors and have found that, as in all of the health care professions, dramatic variations exist among the practitioners and the types of treatments offered. Fortunately, I found an expert chiropractor in New York, Dr. Vittoria Repetto who treats patients with gentle chiropractic manipulation, applied kinesiology (muscle balancing and strengthening work), acupressure, nutrition, etc. I believe it is important that you clarify your goals when seeking chiropractic care. My personal results with my chiropractor during the last years have been outstanding. I have increased my walking ability and am much stronger. Don’t be discouraged — I went to many orthopedists, podiatrists, physical therapists and other chiropractors before finding a chiropractor that had the extraordinary knowledge and techniques to make a vast improvement in my quality of life.

Tammy Raum   Printed in: http://www.post-polio.org/net/help3.html

 Before I came to see Dr. Repetto, I had constant shoulder and neck pain. I had been told I should not play golf (a passion of mine) and that I may need an operation.

I am happy to say that Dr. Repetto has gotten me to a point where I am practically pain free and more important playing golf without any problems. And I certainly don’t need an operation.

I can not say enough about Dr. Repetto. If you are looking for a doctor who truly listens to you and one who will treat the whole person and not just symptoms, she is definitely the doctor for you.

Connie B.

 Dr. Vittoria Repetto is a gifted and patient-friendly chiropractor who works in an airy, upbeat and comfortable office on West Broadway just south of Canal Street. Years of dedicated practice and a nature talent allow her to adapt a full range of chiropractic procedures to each patient’s special needs. Her treatments inevitably leave one with a feeling of heightened energy, and can result in direct relief from physical pain. In addition to spinal, cranial, muscle stretching and acu-point therapies, all provided with a consideration of the client’s general medical condition, Dr. Repetto offers expert advice on nutrition and exercise in terms of individual lifestyles.

Anthony B.

 I have been to many chiropractors for many different health problems such as my asthma over the course of 30 years. I was new to the New York area and had not seen or known of many doctors here.

When my problems became unmanageable, I sought out and, by some miracle, came upon Dr. Vittoria Repetto. I called her and she was able to accommodate me that same day. After my first treatment, there was a profound difference in my overall wellbeing. I was truly shocked. Even my family noticed that I was improved and all were impressed after only the first time.

I continue to improve as Dr. Repetto works with me and treats me in the many areas of chiropractic including applied kinesiology, acupressure therapy and nutritional support. She takes time with each patient, explains everything to you and makes sure you are taken care of and treated with dignity. I believe it is imperative to treat the whole person and not just the symptom.

Dr. Repetto is a true healer and becoming her patient was one of the most important and most intelligent things I have done for myself. If you want to find a doctor to work with you, to help yourself feel better and improve your overall wellbeing, then you must call Dr. Repetto and set up an appointment to see her.

Anika C.

 Vittoria is concise, and through. Her authoritative manner and expert skill combined with warmth and humor made for a wonderful experience. Her offices are professional and comfortable. She always goes the extra mile suggesting any necessary nutritional supplements, as well as updating you regularly with the latest articles, or papers pertinent to the health/body issue you present her with.

Lucia Rossman, Owner, Digi Dog Design

 I strongly recommend Dr. Repetto. She is a great chiropractor and applied kinesiologist and has a gift for finding the cause of problems and how to fix them quickly and efficiently. She is also a great nutritional/lifestyle coach whose guidance has definitely helped my overall well being.

Maria Lapachet

 

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The Basics of Applied Kinesiology

Applied kinesiologists use the following skills:

As some of you know, Muscle Testing is a basic in AK. When you test a muscle, you test not only the condition of the muscle itself, but the joint it crosses or moves, the spinal innervations of that muscle, the Chinese meridian (acupuncture energy line) associated w/ that muscle and the organ associated w/ that Chinese meridian and some cranial-sacral faults.

The Art and Science of Muscle Testing in Applied Kinesiology

Challenge is an essential diagnostic procedure used to determine the body’s ability to cope with external stimuli, which can be physical, chemical, or mental.  An example of a physical challenge is pushing on a skeletal joint to determine an irritation that produces a muscle strength change. Chemical challenge may occur when one inhales potentially toxic chemicals or chews nutritional factors.  Mental challenge includes thought processes, either pleasant or unpleasant to the individual. After an external stimulus is applied, muscle-testing procedures are done to determine a change in the muscle strength as a result of the stimulus.

Therapy localization is another diagnostic procedure in AK that consists of placing the patient’s hand over areas of suspected involvement, then using muscle testing procedures to determine any change in strength. Placing the patient’s hand on different locations stimulates nerve endings and/or possibly changes the patient’s electromagnetic energy field. Therapy localization is strictly a diagnostic tool in AK that is to be combined with the other diagnostic findings to arrive at a final conclusion.

Nutritional evaluation in AK is done as part of your total examination. The muscle test is used to confirm the other findings your doctor will use from laboratory testing, nutritional diaries, blood and saliva testing, and your history. Evaluation of nutritional products and foods by using taste to determining how your body reacts to them, as observed by MMT(manual muscle testing) , is an important addition to providing optimal nutritional support for patients who need it.

For more information on  nutritional evaluation, please read: https://drvittoriarepetto.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/the-correct-way-to-do-nutritional-evaluation-by-muscle-testing-in-applied-kinesiology

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The Subluxation/Spinal Joint Dysfunction

Whether you just started seeing a chiropractor or are a long-time patient, you’ve probably heard the term “subluxation.” Your chiropractor may have also used the terms vertebral subluxation complex or spinal joint dysfunction . Generally speaking, these terms are interchangeable. However, subluxation has specific qualities to chiropractors and is a word with historical significance.

By definition, subluxation describes a spinal joint (a joint between two vertebrae) or peripheral joint (a joint other than the vertebral joints, like one in your foot or wrist) that is relatively immobile (has restricted motion) or abnormally positioned. An analogy may be as follows: If you have a steering wheel that is stiff and that does not turn all the way, it is “subluxated” and can lead to an accident. The wheel needs to be oiled so that it is loose and moves to its full capacity, helping you to steer properly.

Subluxations can cause local pain and may interfere with or impede the function of the nervous system, joints and muscles. This may decrease the body’s ability to heal and function optimally.

There are generally five components of subluxation, which fall under the broader heading of the vertebral subluxation complex (VSC). These components generally occur sequentially in the following order:

1. Abnormal spinal mechanics Your chiropractor will use his or her hands to assess the movement of your spine or peripheral joints. When a joint is not moving well relative to the joint above or below it, it is said to have abnormal spinal mechanics. This may result from trauma, like a fall, or from chronic mistreatment, like poor posture. If you have abnormal mechanics, you may notice a lack of mobility, such as difficulty moving your head to check your rearview mirror. If not cared for, this can lead to abnormal nerve function. Your chiropractor will use adjustments to restore the restricted motion.

2. Abnormal nerve function Whenever a subluxation does not heal properly there will be a pinched or irritated spinal nerve. That’s because the spinal facet joint is located adjacent to the spinal nerve roots, and sprained spinal joints irritate the roots either by direct pressure (only about 10% to 15% of the time) or by irritation with inflammatory chemicals (85% to 90% of the time). In addition, when the joint is sprained or subluxated the tiny nerve endings in the joint’s cartilage may become damaged. If this happens, it can alter the messages nerves send to the brain and affect the brain’s ability to control the spinal muscles.

3. Abnormal muscle function Whenever there are pinched or irritated spinal nerves there will usually be muscle problems. Pinched (impinged) nerves will cause muscle weakness, whereas irritated nerves may cause muscle strain or spasm. This can lead to muscle inflammation and eventually scar tissue formation or gristle in the muscle. To patients, this feels like tight or rope-like muscles, which are tender to touch. In addition, patients may notice that their muscles burn and tire easily. Left unchecked, this inflammation can spread throughout the spine.

4. Abnormal function of soft tissues around the spine Inflammation that occurs in muscles and joints can cause further complications by spreading to all areas around the spine. With long-term swelling of structures, such as ligaments, disks and other soft tissues, calcium and fibrous materials are laid down. With repeated episodes of subluxation, the spine accumulates an increasingly larger number of abnormal sites. In fact, some MRI studies have shown areas of soft-tissue fibrosis and calcification up to one inch thick around the spine. At the same time, long-term swelling can increase due to improper vascular supply and drainage. From here, full-blown spinal disease is the likely outcome.

5. Disease at the spinal level and of the whole body At this stage, irreversible disease or pathology can occur. This may manifest in the spinal area as bony spurs on the vertebrae, decreased disk height and roughened joint surfaces. Known as osteoarthritis or subluxation degeneration, it can occur at any age, but is increasingly common as people get older. In addition, it can lead to disease or pathology away from the spine, in all body tissues, organs and systems.

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