Kick It with Donna episode 67 – Bridging The gap Between Holistic and Conventional Medicine – Does Osteoporosis have you in a bone crushing bind? Therapy without meds is an alternative.
The podcast falls under the Bridging the Gap between Conventional and Holistic medicine. I have two guests today. Deb McFarland is the founder of OsteoStrong in Carrollton. Geraldyne Van Arnam has osteoporosis and is interested in hearing about Deb’s method of therapy without meds. Geraldyne was put on a med that made her ill. Even after discussing this with her healthcare provider, she was met with resistance. They want me on a med that makes me sick. How do I find a win-win here?
OsteoStrong focuses on skeletal strength conditioning. High levels of force are needed to trigger bone growth. Deb starts your therapy with a Dexa Scan (a bone density test). She then has you perform an isometric move on a few machines to determine a baseline. This process takes ten minutes once a week.
Your first session is complimentary. It includes a wellness evaluation and a review of mechanical problems. Four different machines are used to evaluate you: upper body, lower body, core and spine.
Geralyne and I both made an appointment to see Deb. You can google osteostrong.me to find more information. There was a lot of information covered in this podcast. Please give it a listen. Why not be proactive about your health?