October 2010 Newsletter

Spinal Wellness Center Newsletter

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful autumn!

We are in the middle of our C.O.W. (Chiropractic Opportunity Week) right now. If your friends and family call the office by the 18th they will get a spinal exam and adjustment for a donation to the IHS Sports Booster Club. It’s a great opportunity to introduce them to Advanced Biostructural Correction!

Be a hero and help us spread the word! This woman pictured below is VERY happy that a friend handed her a C.O.W. flier last week!


In This Issue

  • Good bye from Casey
  • Our Featured Practice Member: Catherine Watkins
  • Office Success Stories
  • 5 Ways to Decrease Flexibilty
  • The Real Cause of Americas Mental Illness Problem
  • Shoes Your Knees Will Love
  • Did You Know?
  • Welcome New Practice Members!
Good bye from Casey

I hope you are all having a wonderful fall! As some of you may know, I was recently surprised with a local job opportunity that was too good to pass up… I know, what could possibly be better than running the SWC?? Working 3 days per week for a friend I will still be in the healthcare field in addition to having more time to focus on my massage practice.  Aiding people with wellness has always been a priority for me and will continue to be my focus.

I wish you all the absolute best and thank you all so much for the wonderful experiences you have contributed to my last couple of years at SWC!

Much love and best wishes to you all; I am a local Ithacan and look forward to seeing you all around town.

~ Casey

Our Featured Practice Member: Catherine Watkins


When I first started coming to Dr. Pierre my headaches were horrible, sometimes a 9 on the pain chart. I noticed an immediate change with the way I felt. My head pain decreased a huge amount. I had no idea how bad my spinal wellness was. I saw the x-ray  versus what Dr. Pierre showed me a spine should look like and I was astonished, especially since I was so young. I’ve been coming since 2008 and I consider beginning to come the best health decision I ever made. My spine still isn’t perfect, but with the excercises and adjustments I hope to reach my ideal spinal wellness and my full potential health, with the help of Dr. Jason and Dr. Pierre. 
Office Success Stories

Chiropractic is the largest drugless health profession in the world. It is used by the large majority of professional athletes and celebrities.


It works by removing interference from the communication lines between the brain and the body (the Nervous System). We get to see miraculous changes in people every day we practice. Here are SOME success stories of the past few weeks:

– a 51 year old man had leg and low back pain for months. He went hiking in the Adirondacks 2 weeks after starting care and was able to hike pain free

– a 12 year old girl has gone off of the ADHD medications she has been on for 4 years. And she is getting straight A’s!

– a 34 year old electrician can do his job much better now that his stiff and painful spine is not holding him back

a 27 year old woman had been to multiple chiropractors, acupucturists and various other types of body workers to treat her back pain with no relief. She is now feeling and looking much better after a month of care

 There are many more, but you get the picture! 


This type of thing is happening in certified ABC™ offices around the English-speaking world. The science of effectively analyzing and correcting bodies is now available, but it might take another generation to become common knowledge.(see the new national ABC™ website click here.)  

We are right here in Ithaca. Be a hero to someone you know and forward this newsletter on to him or her. Both of you will be glad you took the time to do so!

 5 Ways to Decrease Flexibilty  

By Matt Furey

Every newborn child is incredibly flexible. Even at the advanced ages of one, two and four years of age most kids are still very limber. Then all of a sudden everything begins to stiffen and get tight.

Once most people hit their teens their muscles and joints have quite a bit of rigor mortis. And once you hit your 20’s and 30’s several areas of the body feel like they’re ready for the scrap heap.

So if you are already beyond the age of 40, can you reverse this inflexibilty?

Can you unwind your muscles, joints, tendons and be born again? Yes you can. And as your body becomes more flexible, so does your mind. There’s a reason why young children under the age of four test as highly creative and a few years later seem to have lost it. As the body goes so does the mind. And vice versa. So how do we become inflexible? Here are five ways:

1. We sit too long.

2. We eat too many toxic foods.

3. We swallow emotional difficulties and these get stored in the tissues.

4. We get injured and never learn how to remove the trauma from the tissues.

5. We do long distance cardiovascular exercise.

There are many other things we do that can cause inflexibility, but this list of five covers a lot. Take number 1: If instead of sitting for hours at a time every single day, you got up from your chair and stretched for one minute, think of what that can do for your lower back. Your lower back is so vitally important to your health and when it becomes stiff, painful and inflexible, your energy is short-circuited.

Having a loose, limber and flexible spine keeps you swimming in the fountain of youth. In my Combat Stretching program http://mattfurey.com/combat_stretching.html  I cover back flexibilty like no one else. Many people think flexibility is all about doing the splits. Although doing the splits is an admirable achievement, the circuit breaker is not turned on from this stretch.

Knowing how to stretch your spine from your coccyx to your occiput is a hallmark of youth. Make sure you are stretching your spine on a daily basis if you want to live with gusto and enthusiasm. Order Combat Stretching today and find out how.

 The Real Cause of Americas Mental Illness Problem

Medical journalist and Pulitzer Prize nominee Robert Whitaker discusses how the widespread use of psychiatric drugs has contributed to the increase in mental illness.

Check out this information from Dr. Mercola: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/06/the-real-cause-of-americas-mental-illness-problem.aspx

Shoes Your Knees Will Love

kneeThis was a short article in the August Readers Digest: 

Sturdy walking shoes, clogs or athletic shoes that promise to keep your feet from rolling inward are often recommended for achy knees. But new research suggests flexible flats might be easier on your joints. Researchers at Rush Medical College in Chicago analyzed the gaits of 31 people with knee osteoarthritis, once without shoes and then in four different types of footwear. The surprising results: Clogs and supportive “stability” shoes were hardest on knee joints. Wearing flip flops or flat shoes with flexible soles or going barefoot subjected knees to 15 percent less force.

“Many rheumatologists recommend a cushioned gym shoe to provide shock absorption, based on common snese,” says study author Najia Shakoor, MD. “But until now, we didn’t know what this type of shoe really did to the joints.”

Dr. Shakoor doesn’t recommend wearing flip-flops, since they can contribute to foot problems and falls in older people. But if your knees are aching, she says, it might pay to try a flat shoe – one that bends easily. Consult your doctor if your have a history of foot problems.

Did You Know? By Dan Murphy DC

In patients suffering from chronic pain subsquent to degenerative spinal disease, 59% can eliminate the need for pain drugs by consuming adequate levels of omega-3 essential fatty acids. (Surgical Neurology, 2006)

Removing aspartame and glutamate from the diet for 4 months can eliminate chronic pain symptoms. (Annals of Pharmacology, 2002)

Taken from the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic January 2010.

Welcome to our New Practice Members from August and September!


Allison A. – Referred by Paul C.


Deb S. – Referred by Shannon P.


Dove B. –

Referred by Tim N. 

Rhea G.- Alpine, NY


Pat D.Referred by Bill D.
Sally P.

– Referred by Christina B. 

Janis W.- Ithaca, NY


Kara S. – Ithaca College


Diana L. – Ithaca, NY
Lea E. – Ithaca, NY


Amber H. – Referred by Yemaya M.


David M. – Referred by Paul C.
Joseph Q. –

Referred by Diana L. 

Norm P. – Referred by Sally P.
Aaron F. –

Referred by Stephanie G. 

Thea D. – Ithaca College
Barbara N. – Referred by Gayle K.


Anne C. – Referred by Lynn C.
Sarah M. – Referred by Larry W. Maria P. – Referred by Yvonne P. Jo-Ellen G. – Referred by Amanda F. 

We reach the public through referrals from great practice members like YOU!

pierre-gremaudSincerely,  Pierre Gremaud, DC
Spinal Wellness Center
“Give of your hands to serve and your heart to love.” — Mother Teresa