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Yoga, Physical Therapy, Graston Technique and Therapies Used by a Sufferer for Back Pain Relief

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Richard Vincent DC

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Guests of Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, on the Holistic Health Show yesterday were Dr Richard Vincent (left), Ms Ginger Garner in a yoga pose (right), and Mrs Lynda Cookson (below).

Dr Vincent, a chiropractor, is President of the Integrated health Care Practice Resource Group, a management group, and introduced the Graston Technique, a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization to the chiropractic profession in 2001. More information is available on a previous blog here or at www.grastontechnique.com

Ms Garner is a physical therapist and founder of Professional Yoga Therapy Studies and developer of the Professional Yoga Therapy and Elementary Renewal Method of Rehabilitation. More information is available on an earlier blog here or www.gingergarner.com

Mrs Cookson is from the West of Ireland and was forced to change her career as owner of a clinic to artist and writer when she developed severe back pain. She is a well established artist and has sold painting around the world. More information is available on an earlier bloig here or at www.lyndacookson.com

The interview with these guests follow. I hope you enjoy and learn from it.

Graston Technique, Physical Therapy/Yoga and an Artist from Ireland with Chronic Back Pain

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Richard Vincent DC

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Guests of Dr Carl O Helvie on the Holistic Health Show on Saturday will be Dr Richard Vincent (top left), Ms Ginger Garner (top right), and Mrs Lynda Cookson (below).

Dr Vincent is a graduate of the Chiropractic Institute of New York and is currently the President of Integrated Health Care Practice Resources and past president of the Practice Resource Group, a management organization. He is also past president of the Society of Chiropractic Management Consultants and also served as the president and CEO of Spine Management Care Network and as clinical director of Chiropractic Services for Triad Health Care, Inc.
Dr Vincent introduced the Graston Technique, a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization to the Chiropractic profession in 2001. He has integrated the technique at the college and University level for chiropractors and directs a cadre of instructors who teach the technique in seminars throughout the world. He currently serves as GT clinical advisor.
In his profession he has served as president of the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society, chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Chiropractic Examination and Registration, president of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and president of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
He has also been active in the community serving as chairman of the board of trustees of the North Shore Community College, and on the board of directors of the Beverly Saving Bank. He has been a member and vice-chairman of the Governor’s Committee on Mental Retardation for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is currently a member of the citizens advisory board, Department of Mental Retardation in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
In 2005 Dr Vincent was awarded the George Arvidson award for excellence in chiropractic regulation and public protection by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Board. In 2006 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of law degree from National University of Health Sciences.
He has published articles dealing with practice management and the ethical delivery of chiropractic care. More information is available at:
www.grastontechnique.com

Ms Ginger Garner who holds a masters degree in physical therapy and has advanced studies in yoga and yoga therapy and certification in pilates, ayurveda, and studies in spinal manual therapy, music and sound therapy and women’s health is founder of Professional Yoga Therapy Studies and developer of the Professional Yoga Therapy and Elementary Renewal Methods of Rehabilitation.
She has written and teaches continuing education courses across the United States on treating lumbopelvic/sacroiliac joint pain, is founder and executive director of a school that exclusively certifies licensed health care professionals to practice alternative rehabilitation methods in yoga therapy, and has had tremendous success treating patients with these methods. She has a DVD available and more information is available at: www.gingergarner.com

Lynda Cookson from the west of Ireland ran her own clinic for 5 years prior to being forced to change careers in 1992 to that of an artist and writer because of severe back pain. Lynda is a certified reflexologist, a namikoshi shiatsu therapist, an aromatherapist, and studied iridology, ayurvedic healing and acupuncture. Since changing her career she has become an accomplished artist and writer having sold works in the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Namibia, the United States, Canada, France, Spain, Dominican Republic and Malaysia. Her paintings are part of permanent collections, have been auctioned, and collected throughout Ireland. Her most recent publication is a book titled Tea´┐Żn Turps published in 2009 that takes a humorous look at the lives of 12 well-established artists living and working in Ireland. More information is available at: www.lyndacookson.com