Information for Private Appointments

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These Workshops With Dr. Bookspan:

- Fix and Prevent Injuries - Arches, Ankles, Discs, Knees, Back, and Neck
- Fix Your Own Lower Back Pain
- Fix Your Own Neck Pain
- Making Exercise Healthy Medicine™

- Healthy Aging

 

© Jolie Bookspan MEd, PhD, FAWM
Director  Neck and Back Pain Sports Medicine
Headmaster  AFEM - Academy of Functional Exercise Medicine - Fixa U School of Healthy Medicine

                
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In these fast-paced, jam-packed, sometimes humorous group workshops and private sessions, Dr. Bookspan explodes myths, shows why the most common treatments and training methods don't work, and what to do instead. Stop pain then and there, keep it from coming back. Learn top training methods and get stronger and fitter in fun healthy real life ways without needing a gym. See the principles in action where you least expect them. For motivated students only, to learn more solutions than you can shake a stick at. Come prepared to excite your brain.

 


WMS medical conference July 2010  Fix Pain class - physicians, military, and smart students
Thank you AFEM academy developmental projects director Peggy Santamaria for the banner.

 

 

Therapist Linda Hsu says:
"It was a true pleasure and honor to experience Dr. Bookspan in person and to see her embody everything she teaches and writes about. I have finally found a teacher who knows the "whys" of chronic pain, and is willing to take the time to explain and investigate causes and solutions. I am grateful that she took so much time and care to present such invaluable information in such an accessible way. Everything taught in this class was backed by research and science and can be immediately applied to activities of daily living - Brilliant!"

 


 

  Class Texts and other BOOKS by Dr. Bookspan

        

      
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What is Taught
In All Classes and Appointments:
Why you get pain and loss of function, and specifics of what to do about it. Learn effective training methods for top advancement and long-term health combined. Understanding to apply concepts, not just do arbitrary exercises without ability to tell why they work or not; How to keep problems from coming back on your own without pills, gadgets, ongoing treatments, or other externals. Power is back to you.

Fix Your Own Lower Back Pain Workshop: General mechanics of disc pain, disc degeneration and herniation, sciatica, impingement (pinched nerve), joint and soft tissue pain and injury process, lordosis, bad discs, facet pain, general arthritis and narrowings, spondys, hyperlordosis (swayback), pain with standing, pain with sitting, muscle spasm, hip dysfunction, tight muscles, more. Learn to identify and re-educate common injurious ergonomics and habits, and identify good and bad exercises.

Fix Your Own Neck Pain: Neck and upper back pain, upper crossed syndrome, disc pain, disc degeneration and herniation, shoulder impingement, rotator cuff, pinched nerve and pain down the arm, joint and soft tissue pain and injury process, bad discs, general arthritis and narrowings, tightness, spasm.

Fix and Prevent Injuries Workshop: Shorter summary of all the above, plus ankles, knees, shoulder, neck, arches, more.

Healthy Aging Workshop gives practical uses of the above for older populations to regain general strength, upper back mobility and normal kyphosis, leg strength and balance, healthy knee and hip dynamics, disc spacing, better appearance, balance training, and restore independence, and for all ages to prevent problems.

Private Appointments customizes any and all the above plus more topics based on need and request. Talk doesn't cook rice - we will practice what you need while here, not only talk about it.

 

Cathy Sander, student of "Fix and Prevent Injuries" writes:
I had had 4 separate sessions of PT, chiropractic and massage experience AND I work for an oral surgeon who has a dental AND medical degree (and I still had pain, lots of pain). Using Dr. Bookspan's work, I fixed my pain. I researched Dr. Bookspan online before I enrolled for the class. I was confident that this is a very knowledgeable and practical person who is passionate about her scientific research AND living a full life with varied experiences. I am so glad I took the opportunity to meet her in person and experience her energy."

"What was great about class? No desks & lots of movement. Syllabus emailed to me in advance to prepare for class. Lots of visual and hands on aids--especially the model of the spine I could take apart and see each vertebrae and each disc individually. Dr. Bookspan also sent a follow-up email summarizing everything we studied in class with page numbers corresponding to her books (it's like she read my mind)."

 

Style of Instruction

 

No Skype or Phone

 

To Do Before Your Private Appointment or Class

What to Wear and Bring to Appointments and Classes

 

Health is Retrained In All Aspects - Including Booking and Traveling to Your Private Appointment

James Michie on the same day after his appointment.
He wrote his Success Story for us. See it on the Yoga page

 

Location

For Group Classes

Classes through the Mt Airy Learning Tree are held in Wyndmoor, PA. Address will be mailed to registered students. Workshops held at medical conferences are listed on the Class page. Scroll down this page for maps.

For Your Private Appointment - Your Downtown Philadelphia Office or Hotel:

 



Certification

Academy Certification and Instructor training may be earned by top students through study directly with Dr. Bookspan

Dr. Bookspan (standing at back) and students at the 2010 Black Belt Hall of Fame

 


 

Participant Comments

The workshop gave me a vastly improved understanding of mechanics and rarely presented ways of utilizing them for health and problem elimination/control. The overall learning / insight is excellent; the information of immediate clinical therapeutic use. I very highly recommend this course.
- Dr. Linder Wingo, M.D., Ocala Florida


The workshop is very practical. Concepts easy to understand.
I already have felt pain relief.
- Dana Chandler, North Carolina


I personally benefited and reduced my own back pain.
Also, the shoulder information you taught us helped my shoulder pain (had it for years --PT exercises did not help). My shoulder pain has actually gone away. I am amazed.
- Major Kelly Fripps, BSN, RN, US Air Force,
NC Flight Commander, Primary Care Teams Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona


I thought I would take the workshop to learn how to help my patients. I learned specific techniques that have already given me relief of my own pain. The workshop gave ways to easily recognize and correct problems. I recommend everything about this workshop.
- Dr. Thomas Brown, M.D., Emergency Room Physician, St. Agnes Medical Center


I will be able to help my patients with all I learned.
What do I say about this workshop? Go for it!
- Dr. Mack C. Poole, M.D., Spartanburg, South Carolina


My mother literally stopped the surgeons on her way into surgery, and left the hospital to try your techniques instead. She is much better now. I truly am grateful for your willingness to help, your compassion, your generosity. I consider you an angel of mercy, for you have also rid me of the pains that were making me old before my time.
- Kat Gibson, Colorado, "One of America's top singers and songwriters" acc to Savanna Times Journal



 

BEFORE Your Group Class or Private Appointment, Here Is How To Prepare

 

1. Free Summaries. Read Those That Apply To You:

Upper Back and Neck Pain
Neck and upper back pain, herniated and degenerating cervical (neck) discs, upper shoulder, rotator cuff pain, numb arm/fingers, and forward head.

Lower Back Pain
Fix your own back pain, intro to discs, and understanding exercises


- Español!-! Dolor de Espalda y Que Hacer?

Bad Discs and Sciatica
Disc degeneration, herniation, and sciatica, and how to fix them yourself


- Français! -Prévenir le mal de dos en cas de longue station assise



Lower Back Pain With Standing, Walking, Running (when upright, not sitting)
How (exactly) abs fix back pain (It's not by strengthening) - You may be surprised. Includes, lordosis, hyperlordosis, spondys, swayback, SI joint, more.


- Français! - La Révolution Abdominale™ Une Nouvelle Manière de Comprendre et d’Utiliser les Muscles Abdominaux

 

Foot Pain, Fallen Arches, Metarsal Pain
See the Patient Success Stories for three patients who explain how they used my work and did it right.

Knee Pain
Instead of reducing activity, learn healthy movement that helps knees and improves function at the same time.

Bad Exercises
Common stretches and exercises that reinforce and practice rounded spine posture, bad movement biomechanics, and the same problems you started exercise to prevent.

Why Fitness Isn't Working
Not all exercise is healthy or good medicine. How to change exercise into healthy practices.

Fitness as a Lifestyle - Functional Fitness
Making all daily movement useful and healthy. Changing arbitrary sets and reps of exercise into how you actually need to move and stretch and lift in real life.

Stretching Smarter Stretching Healthier
Identifying and changing bad stretches that contribute to pain and the same poor posture you started with. Changing stretches into how you move and stretching real life.

List of Fix Pain and Healthier Life readings on this web site.

 

Make sure you understand the concepts, not skip understanding to "do" exercises.

 

 

2. Also Read this Short Fitness Fixer Summary:

"Fast Fitness - Somebody Please Do My Personal Responsibility For Me!"

It answers student questions on your readings. This article had appeared on my column with Healthline.com which ran from 2006 to 2010. After they discontinued the column, they kept articles at first (but took off all the accompanying photos and movies I had made for them). I thought that at least the articles would remain on their site as an enduring reference. Then they took down all the articles - almost 800 of them. In case it would help anyone, I put this article on my Humor page - click "Fast Fitness - Somebody Please Do My Personal Responsibility For Me!."

 



3. instant updates on classes, exciting projects, Fitness Fixes, and other on Twitter @TheFitnessFixer. Tweet your successes. Short and easy.

Follow me, Tweet, or just read and enjoy: www.Twitter.com/TheFItnessFixer

 

4. Check Your Topics on The Fitness Fixer™Column Index - Almost 800 Free Articles

I wrote my column, The Fitness Fixer for Healthline.com from 2006 to 2010. Fun innovative ways to make exercise and daily life healthier.

The company I used to write The Fitness Fixer column for, has, for reasons unknown, taken out all the movies, most of the photos or put them out of order with the text, removed all the interesting and helpful dialog with readers, and then, most strangely, cut some of the articles so that the end is at the top and the beginning of the text appears at the end. Then they removed all the articles entirely. If you are a major health company who can syndicate or run this column, we can restore it to all the originally intended fun and benefit.

Here is my web page telling a little about it plus an alphabetic index of most of the articles, by topic: The Fitness Fixer Index.

 

 

5. Check How Others Fixed the Same Pain You Have - Inspiring Patient Stories

In Inspiring Patient Stories people tell, in their own words, how they used the information in the classes and books to stop their pain and injuries. Not testimonials, but tutorials.

See more successes with personal stories and instructions in the Reader Hall Of Fame 2007-2008 and Reader Hall Of Fame 2009

 

6. Get Your Books
These courses are too comprehensive to fit in a few summary readings. Full step-by-step instruction books are available in class at discount for students, or on my web site BOOKS page:


Fix Your Own Pain Without Drugs or Surgery Everything we cover in class to fix your neck, upper back, and lower back pain and disc pain, fully illustrated, step-by-step. Plus how to fix pain everywhere else - chapters on exactly what to do to fix and prevent pain in your hip, shoulder, wrist, knee, feet and ankles, leg cramps, more.

Health & Fitness in Plain English- How to be Healthy Happy and Fit for the Rest of Your Life New THIRD Edition.
Fix back and neck pain, understand and fix health risks, learn healthy daily functional movement, nutrition and lifestyle. 31 chapters of step-by-step instructions.


The Ab Revolution™
No More Crunches No More Back Pain New revised FOURTH edition .
Change your understanding of what abdominal muscles do (and don't do) during daily activity and what they have to do with your spine. Part I teaches you how to stop a major kind of lower back pain from too much inward lumbar sway (swayback / hyperlordosis). Part II uses that new healthy spine position for a revolutionary core re-training method - no forward bending that hurts disc and trains bent forward posture. Combination of sports medicine and fun lifestyle movement training (functional exercise) to straighten posture, learn neutral spine, and get a healthier stronger workout than with conventional abdominal exercises. Used by military, law enforcement, and the nation's top spine doctors. Illustrated.

Stretching Smarter Stretching Healthier

Learn which traditional stretches add to pain and dysfunction. Learn healthier and more fun stretches to do instead. Learn functional moment to restore resting length during daily life.

Healthy Martial Arts
Top training applied to all life and all your athletics.

 



Keep Pain Away - Prevent Pain From Returning

For SMARTER PROGRESS Fixing Your Pain and Keeping it Away

All methods are intended to decrease pain and improve function starting as soon as you begin using them.

Each technique should make an obvious positive change right then. If it does not make sense or help, you may not be applying it as intended (you are doing it wrong).

Do not do anything that makes more or new pain. Don't fix one pain and cause another (that's traditional medicine, not this method).

Understand each thing presented and why it is done - before using it.

Pain may return if you return to habits and exercises that strain muscles and puts joints into unhealthy positioning.

Keep thinking and practicing and understanding until healthy motion becomes natural and the way you move for all daily life.

Check for your topics of interest on my free online health column: The Fitness Fixer Index.

Review free summaries of “Fix Pain” information: DrBookspan.com/clinical.

Get your books - Fix Your Own Pain Without Drugs or Surgery and Health & Fitness in Plain English, THIRD edition, plus others. Available in class at discount. To order anytime, click: Books.

Take other workshops and classes for new information and to refresh and practice. Click the link: Classes.

Enjoy getting better. Smile. Relax. Breathe.

Schedule follow-up appointment for better and higher gains and to learn new healthy fun things. Your visit provides what you need to learn to stop pain and prevent recurrence, and not need repeated visits for more of the same pain fixing. That is health.


Thank you Bizarro.com for smart observation, and Julie Ballenger, success patient, for sending it.

 


 

AFTER Class, Review With My Materials

    Use my “Fix Pain” articles: DrBookspan.com/clinical. Scroll down to "Start RIght Now" Summary Articles. There are many, each of a separate topic - fix back pain, fix back pain with standing, fix discs and sciatica, fix neck pain, fix pain from sitting, fix knee pain, hamstrings and myths about their relation to back pain, many more.

    Use healthy movement for all your real life activities. Read how in: Fitness as a Real Lifestyle.

    Check for more topics of interest on my online health compendium - almost 800 free articles: The Fitness Fixer Index.

    Get the Books for review, to continue progress, and learn more great methods.

    Check for other great classes.

    Motivated top students may apply for follow up appointment or continue with Individual Care.

 


 

 

Philadelphia Attractions and Maps - Healthy Events and Fun

Event Guides

GoPhila.com - http://www.gophila.com/Phila/EventsCalendar/

Event Guide - philadelphia.eventguide.com/

UWishUNu - http://www.uwishunu.com/

 

Philadelphia Bike Share In Philadelphia:

For years, I kept spare bikes for friends, students, and patients visiting. Now you can get convenient access to public bike sharing.

The Philadelphia Bike Share program is called Ride IndeGo!

Web site for information and to sign up is http://www.rideindego.com/.

Customer Service phone: 844.4.indego

email: support@rideindego.com.  

Here is the City of Philadelphia Bike Share page.


An interesting Walking Tour - Our Murals
Philadelphia Mural Arts project. "The city-run Mural Arts program was born in 1984 as the Anti-Graffiti Network, providing constructive projects for young artists ... more than 3,000 murals have been painted so far on walls around the city." Click for maps and center city walking tours with mural highlights.

Below a map should load of "The Mural Mile" 17 of Center City's most iconic murals along a 2.5 mile walking route through downtown Philadelphia (let me know if the link does not work or if you want more mural info):


View The Mural Mile in a larger map

 

"Get On-Get Off" Buses, Tours, Combined Tour and Tickets to Great Attractions

PhlashTour - http://www.visitphilly.com/tours/philadelphia/phlash/

Big Bus Tours - Sightseeing Tour - http://www.bigbustours.com/eng/philadelphia/default.aspx

Philadelphia CityPass  - Transportation plus admission to 6 of Philadelphia’s most famous attractions (with options to add more). Site includes Q&A, purchase info, maps of routes, and full description of all attractions.
http://www.citypass.com/philadelphia

 

Getting Around the City - by foot, taxi , ferry, public transportation, and visiting the surrounding countryside by regional rail and cars:

Click this link from VisitPhilly.com on Getting Around.

Transit Twitter- @SEPTA  - check for city bus detours, strikes, delays, news...

 

Weather Conditions for Your Travel

 

Maps & Directions

Use this map for routes to your center city hotel choices.
The map should be marked for reference with our Karate Training center - 2100 Chestnut Street, downtown Philadelphia, 19103
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Directions to Wilderness Medical Meeting Workshops at Breckinridge Colorado:

View Larger Map

 


 

Let's Open our RESORT for FunTraining and Healthy Life

Maybe at your campus, studio or cruise ship? Also join fun and instructive Dr. Bookspan projects - help the world, be in my next books, write rhymes about your pain fixes. Click Projects.

 


 

 

I hope I have answered most of the usual introductory questions.

If you have more, use the e-mail link in the Appointment Instructions on the Clinical page here.

 

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
- Howard Aiken

 

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Make up your mind, you'll never use crutches or a stick,
then have a go at everything.
Go to school, join in all the
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