YORKVILLE, Ill., March 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yorkville chiropractor Dr. Brian Berkey of Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville has been helping patients overcome back pain, foot pain and other musculoskeletal ailments in a somewhat unexpected way: helping them lose weight. He and internist Dr. Farah Malik use the the Doctors Weight Loss Solution™ with patients in an effort to help patients address painful conditions from more than one angle. Dr. Berkey says that although traditional chiropractic care is good for treating backaches, correct posture is much harder to maintain for people who struggle with excess weight. The program includes extensive medical testing, exercise and nutritional counseling.
The Yorkville chiropractor explains his enthusiasm for the program. "Dr. Malik and I have been troubled by the struggles we've seen in our overweight patients to maintain good posture and to battle back pain, knee pain and other aches, not to mention their troubles with diabetes, heart disease, etc. I would implement chiropractic adjustments that helped briefly, but the excess weight just kept dragging their spines back out of alignment. When we examined the Doctors Weight Loss Solution™ (DWLS), we knew we needed to try it."
According to Dr. Malik, they chose to incorporate DWLS because of its comprehensive approach to healthy weight loss. She says that it starts out with a complete analysis of a patient's overall health, including a full body, blood and hormone evaluation. Once they assess the patient's individual needs, the patient receives clinical nutrition counseling, weekly health classes, exercise therapy, medication and pre-packaged meals. Because of the intensive nature of the program, Dr. Malik says people interested in the program can contact the practice to make an appointment to begin evaluation.
Dr. Berkey says the patients who have participated in the program have seen great results. In addition to losing their target amounts of weight safely, patients have kept the weight off and enjoyed relief from backaches, foot, ankle and knee pain. They also report improved stamina, energy, muscle tone and improvement in conditions like diabetes and heart disease. One patient reported losing 25 pounds in three months, with a noted improvement in her plantar fasciitis. Another patient said she expected the prepared food to lack flavor, but was pleasantly surprised that it tasted so good and that she was feeling better overall through the program.
Dr. Malik adds, "Being overweight creates a huge risk for so many health problems and so much pain. We are excited to see our patients losing weight, keeping it off and feeling so much better because of it."
Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville is a multi-service medical center that provides conventional medical treatment, chiropractic care, physical therapy, spinal decompression, massage therapy and the Doctors Weight Loss Solution™. The practice serves patients throughout Oswego, Aurora, Sugar Grove and Plano and their website is http://www.advancedphysicalmedicine.net.
Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville 888-667-5235