Muscle Strength Screening at Cedar Beach Triathlon – 10/12/13

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cedarbeach TriathlonThe Diagnosis Foundation will be exhibiting and performing balanced muscle strength screenings at the Babylon Triathlon.  This event is open to the public and the DxF Screening is free.

When: The race starts at 7:30 on Saturday, October 12, 2013, with the transition area opening at 5:30 am.

Where: At the beautiful Cedar Beach Park in Mt. Sinai, Long Island, NY

Activities include:

  • DxF Free Health & Fitness Screening: Balanced Muscle Strength testing of 12 muscles in the legs. Designed to improve runner’s athletic performance, decrease injuries and prevent certain forms of osteoarthritis.
  • This is a sprint triathlon
  • 0.5 mile swim
  • 15 mile bike
  • 3.1 mile run
  • Categories include: individual, relays (male, female or mixed teams), Clydesdale (men >220) & Athena (women >165)
  • All Athletes will receive a commemorative long sleeve tech t-shirt, the best goody bags, imprinted swim cap, finisher medal, water bottle, custom awards, participant raffles, delicious post race refreshment
  •  Timing Chip with 5 split times

This event is sanctioned by USAT Triathlon and a portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Strong Island Kids, a 501(c)3 charity whose mission is to encourage Kids to participate in Multi-Sport events while raising funds and awareness for Youth Focused Charities.

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Balanced Muscle Strength Screening at Babylon Triathlon – 9/21/13

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BabylonTriathlonThe Diagnosis Foundation will be exhibiting and performing balanced muscle strength screenings at the Babylon Triathlon.  This event is open to the public and the DxF Screening is free.

When: The race starts at 9:25 on Saturday, September 21, 2013, with packet pickup beginning at 8 am.

Where: Tanner Park, Kerrigan Road, Copiague, NY

Registration Closing Date: Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 3:59 am

Activities include:

  • DxF Free Health & Fitness Screening: Balanced Muscle Strength testing of 12 muscles in the legs.  Designed to improve runner’s athletic performance, decrease injuries and prevent certain forms of osteoarthritis.
  • Junior Youth (7-10) & Senior Youth (11-14) age categories
  • Junior Youth: 100 meter swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run
  • Senior Youth: 200 meter swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run
  • Bike & run are in Tanner Park.  The course is flat with all traffic blocked off during race.
  • Youths – Awards for all participants who complete the event.
  • Personal Fund Raising Page, Race T-shirt, Finisher Medal, Swim cap, Goody Bag, Timing Chip
  • Post Race Food and Entertainment

This event is sanctioned by USAT Triathlon and will raise money to benefit Kids-Tri-4-Kids.

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Balanced Muscle Strength Screening – Sunrise Tri Duathlon 9/14/13

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Sunrise Tri Deep Pond DuathlonThe Diagnosis Foundation will be exhibiting and performing balanced muscle strength screenings at the Sunrise Tri – Deep Pond Duathlon.  This event is open to the public and the DxF Screening is free.

When: The race starts at 7:30 on Saturday, September 14, 2013, with packet pickup beginning at 5am.

Where: Schiff Scout Reservation is a 400-acre camp located in the Long Island Pine Barrens at 1606 Wading River Manor Road, Wading River, NY 11792

Registration Closing Date: Friday, September 13, 2013 @ 3:59 am

Activities include:

  • DxF Free Health & Fitness Screening: Balanced Muscle Strength testing of 12 muscles in the legs.  Designed to improve runner’s athletic performance, decrease injuries and prevent certain forms of osteoarthritis.
  • Youth (7-14) & Adult (15+) age categories
  • Adult: 3.1 Mile Run, 15.6 mile bike, 1.3 mile run
  • Youth: 1.3 mile run, 4 mile bike, 1.3 mile run
  • Relay teams: male, female & mixed
  • Runs are ‘off road’ around a lake on scenic trails
  • 5 splits & race times supplied by Super Race Systems
  • Youths – Awards for all participants who complete the event.
  • Adult awards – 17 categories based on age and gender

This event is sanctioned by USAT Triathlon and will raise money to benefit Boy Scouts of America.

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Balanced Muscle Strength Screening – Deep Pond Triathlon 8/18/13

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deeppond_header-2The Diagnosis Foundation will be exhibiting and performing balanced muscle strength screenings at the Deep Pond Triathlon for Youths.  This event is open to the public and the DxF Screening is free.

When: The race starts at 9:25 on Sunday, August 18, 2013, with packet pickup beginning at 8am.

 

Where: 1606 Wading River Manor Road, Wading River, NY

Registration Closing Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013

Activities include:

  • DxF Free Health & Fitness Screening: Balanced Muscle Strength testing of 12 muscles in the legs.  Designed to improve runner’s athletic performance, decrease injuries and prevent certain forms of osteoarthritis.
  • Junior Youth (7-10) & Senior Youth (11-14) age categories
  • 100 or 200 meter swim
  • 2 or 4 mile bike
  • 0.5 or 1.3 mile run
  • Awards for all participants who complete the event.
  • Raffles & other special awards.

This event is sanctioned by USAT Triathlon and will raise money to benefit Kids-Tri-4-Kids.

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It’s a boy! Now what? Postpartum recovery exercises.

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Pregnant womanWhat happens during nine months of pregnancy with a baby growing inside of a mother’s abdomen?  One of the results (besides a new member of the Royal Family) is that stomach muscles get stretched and the low back arch forward becomes increased.  These alterations to the mother’s body can remain long after pregnancy unless measures are taken to correct the imbalanced muscles.  In fact, the lower back arch for healthy adult women is on average, almost twice as large as men.  (1)  Pregnancy is one of the factors contributing to this major difference in the shape of women compared to men. 

What does it all mean?  When the lumbar arch forward becomes too great, it has less strength and stability.  An excessive curve in the low back (lumbar region), requires less bio-mechanical stress to cause damage and pain.  New mothers will be subjected to plenty of bio-mechanical stress as they carry their growing baby around every day.

A lumbar injury could happen during pregnancy, show up right after delivery or perhaps even years later.  As long as the muscle imbalance remains, the lumbar region will remain susceptible to injury.  These kinds of joint aches are quite common.  Joint problems, particularly in the low back represent the number 2 reason for doctor visits.

Of course there are a lot of factors that contribute to increasing the lumbar curve forward.  High heels can contribute to increasing the lumbar forward arch, so can straight leg sit ups.  The sum of all the activities, exercises, stretches, injuries and surgeries that you have ever experienced, all contribute to your shape, contours and muscle balance.  The key to preventing joint imbalance injuries, is to check your bio-mechanics on a regular basis.  Is your lumbar arch forward too big?  Too small?

Get your muscle strength tested.  Find out if the muscles that pull your lumbar region backward are weaker than those which pull it forward.  Get your posture analyzed, measure your flexibility.  Listen to your body and learn how it works.  For example, you can learn the basics of muscle strength testing in as little as 4-6 weeks.  Don’t wait until you can’t get out of bed with joint pain. Take these easy and inexpensive steps now to truly prevent illness.  Continue the joy of pregnancy with a long, active, healthy life, sharing your children’s accomplishments as they continue to grow.

1 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21576723

What is the #2 reason for doctor visits?

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The #2 reason people visit the doctor is for joint pain related to osteoarthritis disease. When you visit a doctor who is not trained in muscle imbalances, the only treatment is to prescribe pain relieving meds. This does not treat the underlying cause and only masks the problem until more complications occur. Most of muscle imbalances can be corrected with exercises. Do you want to prevent osteoarthritis disease? Start now by educating yourself!

The Diagnosis Foundation promotes health with free Balanced Muscle Strength screenings to educate the public. In addition, we have certification courses open to the public!

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Careers in Muscle Strength & Balance Testing

You get certified in muscle strength & balance testing (MS&BT) through the DxF. Now what?
There are lots of possibilities depending on what you are already involved in. Let’s take a look at some of the possibilities.

For those of you who are already in the health field: personal trainer, yoga instructor, physician, allied health professional or coach.

Whether you have your own office, studio, team or work out of somebody’s gym, you can add muscle strength testing to your business right away. This will give you the tools you need to get superior results and set you apart from the competition.

For those of you new to the health field: Here are some options:

· Work with the DxF – whether you volunteer for our public screening program, or work your way up to become one of our paid tutors, examiners or instructors, we are always looking for people to help bring muscle strength testing to the world.

· Affiliate with health professionals – With each muscle strength & balance testing course and certification you complete, you will learn more muscle tests and related anatomy. The more muscle strength tests you learn, your options for obtaining work with sports doctors, chiropractors, physical therapist and personal trainers on a part time or full time basis increases.

· Set up your own testing service – Depending on your state laws, you may be able to establish your own muscle strength & balance testing service. Once you complete all 8 units of the MS&BT series, you will have learned 100 different muscle tests, related anatomy, physiology and research to use in your own business.

What’s the #1 reason women don’t workout?

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woman-curlingWomen who didn’t workout reported more often they didn’t have enough time! That means they don’t place enough value on staying fit. How can women see the value in a workout routine? A couple big factors are: 1) they need to know that exercising is going to help and 2) that the exercises won’t cause problems.

The largest preventable risk factor for the development of arthritis is muscle imbalances.  The best way to correct these11 imbalances is through exercises.  When you consider that the #2 reason for all doctor visits is arthritis and how many people get joint replacements for chronic arthritis, starting an exercise program begins to sound like it could be well worth the time.

It is not enough to just do exercises.  They need to be the correct exercises.  This is why it is important get tested for individual muscle strength first before beginning an exercise program.  Muscle imbalances can be acquired by many different reasons including: traumas; accumulation of imbalanced every day activities; imbalanced exercise programs; crooked seats; saggy beds and more. Over time, if not addressed and corrected, pain, injury, drug therapies, surgery, and osteoarthritis diseases can develop.

Good health is good motivation!

Battle of the Boxes II, CrossFit Competition – August 17

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amrap-fitness-logoThe Diagnosis Foundation will be exhibiting and performing balanced muscle strength screenings at a CrossFit fundraising competition, Battle of the Boxes II.

The DxF Screening is free and open to the public.  The competition is a team event from other CrossFit Boxes.

When: The events will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2013 beginning 8:15 am.

Where: AMRAP Fitness / CrossFit South Rockland, 80 Red School House Rd, Unit 110, Chestnut Ridge, NY

Activities include:

  • DxF Free Health & Fitness Screening: Balanced Muscle Strength testing of 12 muscles in the legs.  Designed to improve athletic performance, decrease injuries and prevent certain forms of osteoarthritis
  • This is a team event – 2 men, 2 women
  • Divisions: Open (ages 16 to 39), Masters (40+)
  • Awards

Proceeds will go to The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) was founded in 1967 to find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the quality of life of adults and children affected by these diseases.

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Where does the US rank in health systems?

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How often do you hear or read: “Eat Healthy and Exercise”? If this advice was heeded then, why are so many people still unhealthy? According the the World Health Organization, the US doesn’t even rank in the top 25 health systems (1) despite having the most healthcare expenditures per person. What are the factors that impact this statistic?

One of the motivating factors to build the Diagnosis Foundation (DxF) was the eat healthy and exercise advice and what could people do to better understand exactly what each individual needs in terms of what diet/supplements are needed and what exercise(s) to do. The DxF believes that the public is beyond the “eat healthy and exercise advice.” We, as a whole, are so much more knowledgeable with the internet at our fingertips. That empowers people! We like that a lot!

However, It is that “fingertip knowledge” that can be precisely overwhelming!  The supplement industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world! Forbes states that last year alone the vitamin, mineral, and supplement industry earned about $32 billion in revenue (2). That means more and more people are driven to understand how they can be healthy while using information/research to support their physical well being with supplements. That is the great part! But still, how do you know what you need to take and how do you know what exercises to do?

The DxF has been addressing these questions. We promote understanding why before a treatment plan is in place.

No healthcare reform needed here! We are creating new avenues for people to empower themselves!  Our first empowering program is our Balanced Muscle Strength (BMS) screenings. Unsure of what exercises to do? Our BMS screenings are the first to take a “snapshot” look at possible underlying cause(s) or muscle imbalances that can fester and possibly lead to disease or surgery years down the road. Each BMS participant is empowered to make choices about treatment. We’ve seen it! We love the engagement of all participants! Knowledge is power and these screenings provide participants with useful health information (data sheet) that they take with them. We’ve seen trainers alter routines on the spot to account for collected data! If participants choose to do further investigation and evaluation of the underlying cause, they are referred to their own health care provider or our new DxProvider database of professionals. We now offer BMS screenings for free!

More empowering DxF programs we have developed for the NOW empowerment:

A certification course in Balanced Muscle Strength – Legs . The public response to our screenings motivated us to offer new career options. So many people loved our work and wanted to be able to help others be fit and healthy we launched our certification course this spring! It is open to everyone. We even have options for those who are already in the bodywork field. It is offered at an introductory price!

As for long term goals, the DxF has outlined facilities development to expand and meet the public need for empowerment. In addition, we are also developing a career path for a Doctor of Holistic Diagnosis (DHDx) that would only diagnosis for underlying causes before treatment options were considered by the patient.

We believe this care would improve the our standings among other health systems and reduce the cost expenditures person.

If you would like any more information about how you can be empowered or if you have any comments, please email me directly: PWallman@DxFoundation.org

Occupy Your Health, You Have the Power!

Pamela Wallman, Chief Administrative Officer DxF

1-http://thepatientfactor.com/canadian-health-care-information/world-health-organizations-ranking-of-the-worlds-health-systems/

2-http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidlariviere/2013/04/18/nutritional-supplements-flexing-their-muscles-as-growth-industry/

23rd Joe Koziarz Memorial 5K Run – July 20

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The Diagnosis Foundation will be exhibiting and performing balanced muscle strength screenings at the 23rd Annual Joe Koziarz Memorial 5K Run.  This event is open to the public and the Health Fair / DxF Screening is free.

When: The events will take place on Saturday, July 20, 2013   Race day check-in starts 7 am.  Race begins 8:30

Where: Main Street & Mill Road, Westhampton Beach

Activities include:

  • DxF Free Health & Fitness Screening: Balanced Muscle Strength testing of 12 muscles in the legs.  Designed to improve runner’s athletic performance, decrease injuries and prevent certain forms of osteoarthritis.
  • Health Fair & other medical screenings
  • Kids 1 mile fun run
  • 5K Run –  Course runs through the scenic roads and lanes of the Village of Westhampton Beach.
  • Professionally timed with Electronic Chip devices
  • Awards

Proceeds to benefit the Town of Southampton Police Atletic League (PAL), The Joe Koziarz Memorial Hurricane Scholarship Fund at the Westhampton Beach Senior High School & the Peconic Bay Medical Center Emergency Room in Riverhead.

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