HPC Checkup Show – Episode 6

Nurses, WHO, & The Future of Health

Welcome Back Patient Family,

I hope you had a great, safe, and healthy version of Thanksgiving.  We have 3 things to discuss.

  1. Words from the Trenches
  2. WHO’s new guidelines on exercise
  3. The Future of your Health – Having a HealthCare Trifecta

Words from the Trenches – Nurses

We have the distinct pleasure of treating many physicians, nurses, and all other types of medical personnel.  Some might say it’s because my lovely wife is a physicians’ assistant, but we feel our awesome staff and logical treatment model have something to do with it as well.  Regardless, we have heard a lot from the nurses we serve.  This is the summary:

  • ICU beds are being significantly stressed
  • More than the elderly is represented, but the worst cases are elderly with other significant healthy issues/comorbidities. 
  • There is an influx of patients from rural areas that can’t handle the issue as effectively.
  • The situation at the hospital is concerning but so too are the many other areas of collateral damage including schools, kids, local businesses, addiction risks, and depression.

Long story short, this is still very real and very concerning.  Yet, a balanced approach to saving lives and preserving healthy living scenarios is a must.  Please be smart with what you do, where you go, and how you act.  The numbers are indicating that we did a pretty good job over Thanksgiving.  Let’s keep that trend going into the new year.

The World Health Organization (WHO)

The WHO recently published an update to their recommendations for physical exercise.  Instead of maintaining a low intensity – cardio heavy stance on exercise they made some significant changes. 

While some activity (regardless of intensity) is better than no activity, they have changed the intensity level more toward moderate and high intensity levels with exercise.  Not only that, but they also make a major change to include exercise that focuses on flexibility, balance, agility, coordination, and strength.

These changes are rooted in solid science and are the same things we have been championing for years.  Thank you to the WHO for making these changes official and be sure to include a broad spectrum of physical exercise within your routine.

Let’s all live to 100 and be able to deadlift our body weight… who’s with me!

Healthcare Trifecta

We finish with discussing the importance of a great Healthcare Trifecta.  Not a primary care, urgent care, and cardiologist, but rather a great massage therapist, chiropractor, and fitness community. 

If we have learned anything from the pandemic (as evidence by the WHO’s changes), it is that we need to start living a healthier lifestyle.  Not just an idea of eating more salads but building our physical bodies up to withstand and protect against our current vulnerabilities.  If our muscles and joints are balanced and our posture and movements are strong and intended, then it is very difficult for us to have problems at any stage of life.  Not only that, we won’t need to rely on so much medication to keep us alive.  On the contrary, we can live an intended life cycle that sees us strong, capable, and confident until the very end.

Think I’m crazy?  Well… you may have some ammunition there, but not on this point.  There is too much evidence out there pointing toward higher quality of life if we make some simple changes to our habits.  A great massage therapist, chiropractor, and fitness community will go a long way toward helping you live your best life.

Good Luck and #keepmoving,


HPC Checkup Show – Episode 5

 COVID Spike, St. Louis County, & What We Should Be Talking About

Welcome Back Patient Family,

*** Trigger Alert – This Post is all about COVID ***

November has been quite a month. We have seen a close election that has yet to be decided and a major spike in COVID-19. Restrictions and regulations are coming very soon as is the cold and flu season and major gathering holidays. So… it’s gettin’ kinda hectic!

This, the 5th edition of the HPC Checkup Show, discusses the following topics:

  • Civil political discourse in the Office and at Home
  • St. Louis County announcements and Dr. Garza’s statements
  • Masks and other factors that help control COVID spread
  • Statistics that are referenced vs. What we should be talking about
  • ICU bed utilization across the state
  • Who is driving the spike and why the spike has occured

I truly hope you get something from this show. It does cover a lot of politics, but I see a responsibility to bring back civil discourse and acceptance of differing view points with high levels of respect.

Let’s get through the end of this terrible year in a manner that we can accelerate back to normalcy in 2021.

Good Luck and #keepmoving


HPC Checkup Show – Episode 4

Big Wins, Kindness, & Results Over Time

Hey Patient Family,

I’m sure you all stayed up last night to see the big announcement, right? The thing that will change our country? The huge shift in what has been to what needs to be?

If you’re anything like me, I know you relished in the fact that Notre Dame beat Clemson in double overtime. With Clemson’s last ditch effort to regain the lead failing, Notre Dame secured itself as the overall winner and new leader of the college football standings. What could be more important? (Nothing?… yes, that is correct)

I think something else happened, but I didn’t catch it. Overcoming severe frustration, I was able to get the channel shifted from NBC to the USA network that continued coverage of the game. How dare anyone come between me and college football – ridiculous!

Okay, okay, I’m kidding. There will be new leadership in this country and HPC is excited to be a part of mending the country’s wounds. Everyone is entitled to their beliefs as well as basic respect. I’m excited to be a part of healing a divided country, as well as healing the community’s aches and pains.

This week’s show discusses a patient who maintained the concepts that we teach even though she was away from the office. When a new pain arose (KNEE PAIN), she responded with incredible speed because she maintained practicing what she had learned.

We aren’t the rainbow, butterfly, unicorn office. We are the office that gets into the trenches together to understand our joints, muscles, postures, and movements. Doing so not only produces consistent results, but sustains them over time!

Enjoy the Show and #keepmoving


HPC Checkup Show – Episode 3

Why is it important to be Strong?

Hello Patient Family!

Welcome back to this the 3rd addition of the HPC Checkup Show. I hope you are enjoying the show as much as I am. There is so much that I want you to know and experience and your 10-15 minute sessions don’t give us all the time we need. The Checkup Show acts to supplement each patient with everything the patient family needs. I hope you can at least grab a few gems from each episode.

Episode 3 is all about maintaining and developing strength to live a full and robust life. Weak things break and decay easily, while strong things sustain and persevere. In the end, I want you to be strong. Right now, I want you to identify your weaknesses and attack them.

You are worth it. Enjoy the show.

Good Luck and #keepmoving


HPC Checkup Show – Episode 2

What a Weekend, A Tale of 2 Patients, & The Future is Bright

Hello HPC Patient Family,

Welcome back to the second episode of the HPC Checkup Show. We heard from a lot of you that you actually watched the episode… thank the Lord on High!!!

Seriously, we are going to do this regardless of how many people tune in because it is import. More important than the NBA finals. More important than the pending election. More important than whether or not you wear a mask. Why? Because it is all about you and your understanding of how to unleash you physical and mental power.

Last week was an intro, this week is all about the concept of activity and awareness. Here are the highlights:

  • Enjoy 2020 for anything positive it brings
  • Make sure your activity is broad and general – not just one thing
  • 1 Tale – the patient who lost his way (it happens)
  • 2nd Tale – the patient who stays on top of it (it can happen)

Good Luck and #keepmoving