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The SpineForce equipment is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-4 and Wednesdays 9-11. Using the list below, find an open day for the SpineForce equipment and click on DETAILS to reveal what appointments are available to choose from. You can conveniently book multiple days and times by selecting ADD TO CART for each day you want to book and when done, select VIEW CART to select the times for each day. Call (716) 626-6301 or email us here to ask us about discounts for 10 and 50 session purchases.

Due to machine maintenance, Spine Force appointment scheduling will resume on November 16, 2015. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Hand & Wrist

Elbow

TMJD

Migrane & Face

Shoulder

Neck & Upper Back

Low Back & Sacroiliac

Hip

Knee

Foot & Ankle

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Prolotherapy for cartilege growth in severe knee osteoarthritis December 4, 2016 - Chondrogenic Effect of Intra-articular Hypertonic-Dextrose (Prolotherapy) in Severe Knee Osteoarthritis Gasto´n Andre´s Topol, MD, Leandro Ariel Podesta, MD, Kenneth Dean Reeves, MD, FAAPM&R, Marcia Mallma Giraldo, MD, Lanny L. Johnson, MD, AAOS, Raul Grasso, MD, Alexis Jamı´n, MD, Tom Clark, DC, RVT, RMSK, David Rabago, MD Abstract Background: Dextrose injection is reported to improve knee…
The Dormant Butt Syndrome June 6, 2016 - http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dormant-butt-syndrome-a-cause-of-common-aches-and-pains/ Multiple news sources last week have reported on a physical phenomenon labeled as a “dormant butt syndrome”. This is a condition where postural muscles become deconditioned from too much siting and cause problems in the lower back, knees and hips. Although it sounds like it is something that has been newly discovered, medical, sports…
Soft Tissue – Why Is It Important April 28, 2015 - The soft connective tissue, located just under the skin, is a white membrane that wraps and connects the muscles, bones and blood vessels of the body. Soft tissue is also called fascia. This of it like the white fuzz inside an orange peel, connecting the "skin" and the "meat" of the orange. Learn More
Spring Clean the Diet April 22, 2015 - Spring is a time of regrowth and renewal. As the sun begins to shine and the temperature rises, we begin to open windows or clean the yard in order to prepare for a new season. Tis’ also the perfect time to “spring clean” your diet, transitioning from common comfort foods of winter to nutrient dense…
Physical Therapy Outdoor Walking Season April 13, 2015 - Spring marks the opening of “outdoor walking season” in western New York. Like any other activity, walking has its own specific injury profile often involving the foot and ankle. Learn More
Prolotherapy Prolotherapy Stimulates Tissue Repair March 23, 2015 - Prolotherapy is injection of any substance that promotes growth of normal cells, tissues, or organs. Studies have shown that it stimulates tissue repair.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Understand it and Beat it! February 23, 2015 - The typical lumbar spinal stenosis patient has difficulty with walking, standing and occasionally reaching overhead. You are not doomed to a life of leg pain and weakness. We can guide you through a progression of non-surgical options.
What exactly is the practice of Yoga? February 23, 2015 - The practice of yoga is for keeping in shape, but it creates fitness in more then just the physical sense. Learn more about what the practice of yoga is.
Hypoglycemic Index helps determine what kind of foods are good for you! February 13, 2015 - The Glycemic Index is a way to categorize carbohydrate rich foods and classifies foods from 0 to 100, based on how quickly glucose is absorbed after foods are consumed. Learn more...
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis: Study shows significant pain reduction and improvement in function December 14, 2014 - The purpose of this study was to investigate whether platelet-rich plasma therapy for early knee osteoarthritis is associated with good clinical outcomes and a change in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) structural appearances.

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Concierge Medicine – Charting a Difference Course

Concierge medicine is a term that has been coming up a lot lately, but that doesn’t really mean it’s new. It is actually quite old, and modeled after what physicians were like years ago, when they came to your home when you were sick, and knew everyone in your family.  Now many doctors are stepping out of the system to chart their own course in patient care. One example is Dr. Leonard Kaplan of Osteopathic Wellness Medicine of WNY. Dr. Kaplan, a physiatrist, focuses on rehab and pain management in treating spinal and limb pain, chronic migraines and facial pain, those who were recently injured, and those who simply want to focus on wellness.

“I’m not interested in seeing lots of patients,” says Kaplan. “It’s about quality, not quantity. I don’t want to be constrained by having to spend only a few minutes with each patient in order to move on to the next one. I want to spend time getting to know my patients and their concerns. I want to take care of their minds and their bodies – I want to take care of the whole person, and help people who are in pain, and help others take better care of themselves so that they don’t develop pain.”

Dr. Leonard Kaplan - Concierge MedicineToday it is a luxury for doctors to know their patients. Treating them often involves checking off a list of boxes that correspond to fees and tasks. But for doctors who step away from the system, it means seeing patients when they need to be seen, often on the same day, talking to them on the phone, meeting them in the emergency room if necessary, and helping arrange for tests and appointments with specialists.

Kaplan feels that concierge physicians often give up being reimbursed by insurance companies, but gain so much more. Instead of seeing 2500 patients, they may only see 500. They communicate with their patients with via phone and email. They can also take advantage of new technologies, which is something he is very excited about. “Imagine being able to get information about the level of your patient’s stress communicated to you through a device for only $4 per patient per month. Imagine calling patients to let them know that their stress level needs to be addressed to avoid illness!

Typically concierge physicians charge patients a monthly or annual membership fee for unlimited office access. “You don’t have to be rich to have a concierge physician,” notes Kaplan. In fact, fees are typically lower than most insurance deductibles. And patients love being seen by the doctor personally every time. “Having a concierge practice allows me to be the kind of doctor I always wanted to be. It allows me to develop lasting, trusting relationships with patients. I get to help them by being able to spend more time with them without having to worry about conforming to a specific task and payment schedule, says Kaplan.

By Annette Pinder, Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine, February 2015 (PDF Version)