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Hormone Replacement Therapy Remains the Most Effective Remedy for Bothersome Menopausal Symptoms Jul 22nd, 2019

Hormone replacement therapy has been helping women overcome their menopause symptoms since 1942, when the Food and Drug Administration first approved it. Since then, it has undergone countless clinical trials and has risen and dipped in popularity, but still remains the most effective treatment for menopause symptoms.  At Ethos Integrative...

Microneedling with PRP: Why It's One of the Hottest Trends in Facial Rejuvenation Jun 14th, 2019

Not too long ago your only option for reversing the signs of aging was a surgical procedure with a lengthy recovery time. But not anymore. Now you have many nonsurgical options for rejuvenating your skin and refreshing your look with minimal-to-no downtime. At Ethos Integrative Medicine, we’ve combined two of...

Why PRP Is a Game-Changer in Treating Damaged Joints and Tendons May 21st, 2019

Leading-edge medical treatments sometimes take decades to filter down to everyday patients, since expansive testing is usually required to assure that such treatments don’t have unwanted side effects. This is complicated by the fact that, often, two people may respond to drugs in very different ways. Sometimes, extremely large volumes...

5 Signs You Have a Testosterone Deficiency Apr 1st, 2019

Falloff of hormone production with age is common for both women and men. Testosterone, the principal sex hormone in men, falls below 300 nanograms per deciliter of blood for about 2% of men. However, levels don’t need to fall that low before you experience the effects of declining testosterone production....

Thinning Hair? Learn About Our Regenerative Medicine Solution Mar 21st, 2019

While hair loss is commonly associated with men, thinning hair is a great equalizer, affecting 35 million adult men and 21 million adult women in the United States. That’s the bad news. The good news is that, regardless of gender, there is a solution, and it’s right under your nose,...

Winter is Prime Time for a Chemical Peel Feb 8th, 2019

As you age, you begin to see changes in your facial skin. Your skin loses some of its collagen, the protein that’s kept it smooth and supple. In your 40s, you may begin to see fine lines around your eyes and mouth, and in your 50s, they can become more...

PERINEURAL INJECTION THERAPY Oct 19th, 2018

WHAT IS PERINEURAL INJECTION THERAPY? Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) treats inflamed and injured nerves that cause chronic pain. The nerve pain can be due to trauma, arthritis, sports injuries, overuse, occupational, or surgical injuries. PIT is a proven safe, effective treatment for patients who are experiencing joint pain and are...

CONSIDERATIONS FOR FINDING A REGENERATIVE MEDICINE PRACTITIONER Sep 12th, 2018

SEEING A PHYSICIAN THAT IS DEDICATED TO REGENERATIVE ORTHOPEDICS? Many physicians are starting to see how effective Regenerative Medicine treatments can be for treating joint pain and preventing surgery. However, not all physicians offering these services are created equal. A large percentage of these physicians are family medicine doctors, burned...

WHICH REGENERATIVE MEDICINE TREATMENT IS RIGHT FOR ME? Sep 6th, 2018

“Do you offer PRP Therapy?” “Can prolotherapy help with my severe hip arthritis?” “Can PRP Therapy help my shoulder pain?” These are just a few of the questions that we are happy to answer when patients call and ask us. However we know not everyone wants to call, so I...

AM I HEALTHY ENOUGH FOR A REGENERATIVE MEDICINE TREATMENT? Sep 5th, 2018

Regenerative Medicine is an exciting field that offers safe and effective treatments for joint pain and sports injuries. However, it is important to know that not everyone is a candidate for these treatments. Take a look at the list below to find out if you are a candidate. WHO IS...

WHAT IS CAUSING MY JOINT PAIN? Aug 30th, 2018

When it comes to addressing joint pain, many individuals don’t get the results they are looking for because their healthcare practitioner failed to address the “complete picture” of their joint health. In this article you will learn: The basics of the four major factors that make a healthy joint How...

TREATING PLANTAR FASCIITIS Feb 26th, 2018

So you have been dealing with foot pain and have probably asked yourself “What is causing this pain?” WHAT IS THE PLANTAR FASCIA? Fascia is a type of connective tissue that surrounds and separates muscles and often adds to stability. Your plantar fascia is located on the bottom of your...

TIPS FOR GLOWING SKIN Jan 30th, 2018

Why is my skin aging so fast? It happens to almost all women. One day you look in the mirror and are happy with how you look. Your complexion calmed down from its previous breakouts, your skin seems smooth, bright and has a youthful (but wise) glow about it. Perfect! Then...

2018 BEAUTY TRENDS Jan 17th, 2018

It’s the new year and with that comes new beauty trends to watch out for. Some of these trends we love, others…not so much. This is what we predict you will be seeing more of in 2018. As always, what matters is that you feel beautiful and confident! There are...

TREATING SHOULDER PAIN Jan 11th, 2018

Ethos Approach to Shoulder Pain Shoulder pain is the #1 sports injury we see in our office. These patients have usually had shoulder issues for a long period of time and have exhausted their options for relief. They may have gotten some improvement here and there but they have mainly “learned...

MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND: A COST-EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO DIAGNOSING SPORTS INJURIES Nov 15th, 2017

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound is a great way to assess sports-related injuries and is significantly more cost-effective than an MRI. When it comes to sports injuries, imaging can play an important role in determining exactly what is causing pain to occur. Most sports injuries occur when there is damage to a muscle,...

TIPS TO BOOST YOUR TESTOSTERONE Oct 27th, 2017

Testosterone is a hormone produced in the body that plays a large role in impacts sexual and reproductive function, muscle mass, hair growth and energy. There are a number of things that can lower your testosterone from medications to exposure of estrogen-like compounds from food, water and the environment. A...

TOP 5 LESSONS FROM THE REGENERATIVE MEDICINE CONFERENCE Oct 27th, 2017

The conference teaches physicians about the latest research and techniques in PRP and Stem Cell therapies for Sports Medicine. PRP THERAPY IS THE SUPERIOR TREATMENT FOR MILD TO MODERATE OSTEOARTHRITIS Several studies have been conducted using PRP for mild to moderate Osteoarthritis in the knee and hip. During these studies,...

YOUR DOCTOR’S APPROACH TO CROSSFIT INJURIES Oct 13th, 2017

I can’t tell you the amount of times we’ve had patients come into our office saying “After my injury, my doctor told me to stop CrossFit.” My usual response to this is “How do you feel about that?”…I’m sure you can guess their answer at this point. I’m a physician...

THINNING HAIR: WHAT IS THE COST? Oct 2nd, 2017

A blow to your confidence. Thinning hair plays a detrimental role on the way you look. A healthy head of hair not only plays a huge role in graceful aging, it also drastically affects one’s confidence. We know the cost of not having a full head of hair, but what...

TIPS FOR BETTER SLEEP Aug 16th, 2017

TIP#1 Increase your cortisol levels by exposing yourself to direct sunlight for 30 minutes a day. The ideal time to do this is between 6:00-8:30 am. TIP#2 Read a book, journal about your day, or talk to friends and family 90 minutes before bed. Doing so will allow you to...

PREVENTION THROUGH SPORTS PHYSICALS Aug 15th, 2017

What is a Sports Physical? Sports physicals are designed to focus on athletic issues and determine the level of safety at which a student athlete can participate. Top Reasons for a Sports Physical Ensure the safety of the student athlete participating in activity Identify any life threatening medical conditions Identify...

WHY AM I LOSING MY HAIR? May 16th, 2016

Did you know that 65% of men by age 60 and 40% of women by age 40 will have visibly noticeable hair loss? Many people think that hair loss is something that only affects you as you age. IN FACT, THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ACTIVELY SEARCHING TREATMENTS TO REDUCE HAIR...

SO YOU WANT TO DETOX: TIPS TO ENSURE YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL Apr 15th, 2016

We get asked about different detox programs quite frequently. Many of our patients like the idea of doing a detox, but have no idea where to start in picking a safe and beneficial program. A good detox will have a wide range of health benefits, but picking a good program...

RECOVERY TIPS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR PERFORMANCE Mar 24th, 2016

As great as we feel after a workout, most of us wouldn’t mind avoiding the muscle soreness that follows the day after. Often times it can prevent us from performing great during our next session or even worse stop us from going altogether. Here are a few recovery tips to...

IS YOUR RANGE OF MOTION LIMITING YOUR GOLF SWING Mar 15th, 2016

One of the most vital aspects to a golfer’s swing is their range of motion. In this video, Dr. Matt will talk about how having a limited range of motion in your neck can negatively affect your golf swing. Dr. Matt combines his certification from the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), the most recognized golf fitness program...

SIMPLE CHANGES TO REACH YOUR GOALS IN 2016 Dec 31st, 2015

Tonight we will celebrate ringing in the New Year, and we will welcome 2016 with open arms. New Year’s Eve also marks the time when many people will goal plan and determine what they want to get out of the coming year. We hear it every year; people make lofty...

MOVEMBER Dec 12th, 2015

November is upon us and thanks to the Movember Foundation; we are now looking differently at Men’s Health. Men are often resistant when it comes to going to visit the doctor. However, as men, we have unique health concerns. Being able to prevent erectile dysfunction, low libido, and prostate cancer is something all...

USING NUTRITION TO ELEVATE YOUR GAME – PART 1 Nov 12th, 2015

As the world of sports continues to evolve in many aspects such as technology, equipment, training programs, etc. in the name of increasing a player’s performance. There is one aspect of improving player performance that does not need much evolution, the branch of nutrition. There are various sports drinks, energy bars,...

AMENORRHEA: I’M NOT GETTING A PERIOD, AND I KNOW I’M NOT PREGNANT. SO WHAT? Nov 12th, 2015

Why the lack of a period needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Secondary amenorrhea occurs when women who have previously had a period and now are not. The actual definition is the cessation of menses for 3 months in women with previously regular cyclic periods or 6 months in...

PAIN RELIEF Nov 12th, 2015

Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Many times people experiencing pain take medications for temporary relief but the pain still persists after the medication wears off. In addition, these medications tend to have unwanted side effects if taken frequently, such as liver damage and stomach...