My 1st post on the #ChiroThin Weight Loss Program

Here at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL (Northern Macoupin County) we (my wife Eugena aka Gluten Free Gena and I) have been offering the #ChiroThin Doctor Assisted Weight Loss Program for approximately 6 months now and we’ve seen some downright amazing results!

Our last 2 patients who just completed the program lost 23.5 & 22.5 lbs in just 6 weeks! And we had 3 new patients start the program on Monday. These are exciting times!

I recently took “The Dr. Todd Show” at AskDrTodd.com on location to Sullivan Chiro in Chatham (20 minutes north of Virden) where Dr. Gene & Sara also run a successful ChiroThin practice. I picked their brains and they shared some amazing info with me and my vlog viewers!

Please check out our ChiroThin videos.
My complete ChiroThin Doctor Assisted Weight Loss Program Video Playlist is available at YouTube as well.

If you’d rather not have to click over to YouTube, I’ve embedded the full playlist for you right here. Any new videos added after this blog post’s creation will appear here as well, not just the recent Sullivan Chiro interviews:

Dr Todd & Dr Gene - The Dr Todd Show

Dr Todd Austin interviews Dr Gene Sullivan for The Dr Todd Show at AskDrTodd.com

If you’d rather just watch my interviews with Dr. Gene & Sara, then here they are in chronological order.
Video 1 of 2 with Dr. Gene of Sullivan Chiro in Chatham:

DrGene on ChiroThin and Diabetes

DrGene talks about ChiroThin & Diabetes to Dr Todd – AskDrTodd.com


Video 2 of 2 with Dr. Sullivan:

My interview with Chiropractic Assistant / R.N. Sara Adams of Sullivan Chiro in Chatham:

Many thanks to both Dr. Sullivan & Sara for a plethora of excellent info about their successes with ChiroThin. You two rock!

And here is our brochure on ChiroThin:

Inside of #ChiroThin brochure

ChiroThin Dr Assisted Weight Loss Program brochure – page 1 of 2

Outside of #ChiroThin brochure

ChiroThin Dr Assisted Weight Loss brochure – Page 2

At Austin Family Chiropractic, one of our rules is that we don’t try anything out on you that one of us hasn’t tried out first on each ourselves or a family member. With that being said, my wife Eugena B. Austin, L.M.T / Chiropractic Assistant has gone through the ChiroThin program herself twice. On each occasion she has lost 26 pounds! You go, Gena!!!

GlutenFreeGena at P.F.Chang's

Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin from GlutenFreeGena.com at P.F.Chang’s.

Please contact us if we can be of further assistance with the ChiroThin weight loss program. Since Spring has sprung, bathing suit season is just around the corner. This is a 6 week (or 42 day) long program.

Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Austin Family Chiropractic
157 N. Springfield St.
(West Side Square)
Virden, IL 62690
(217) 965-3100
draustin@royell.net

We’ve been Rocking the Cold LASERs at AFC in Virden since 2005!

At Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL (Northern Macoupin County) we’ve been utilizing
Cold LASER Therapy since July of 2005. Yes, in fact Dr. Todd was the first to bring Cold LASER Therapy technology, Low Level LASER Therapy or LLLT to the Springfield, IL area.

AFC Cold LASER flyer

Dr. Todd from AFC in Virden. These are Cold LASER successes from the past month.

Please check out the Cold LASER testimonial videos page at our clinic website too.
Our complete Testimonial Videos Playlist is available at YouTube as well.

If you’re tired of suffering from aches and pains and have yet to try Cold LASER Therapy, Dr. Todd would love to help. Give either him or Office Manager Eugena a call at (217) 965-3100 for more info or to schedule an appointment.

Utilizing LASER therapy on a foot neuroma

Dr. Todd Cold LASERing a painful foot neuroma

Are you looking for a noninvasive method to ease throbbing aches or painful strains? In my practice as a Chiropractic Physician, I’ve found that the strong healing rays of Cold LASER Therapy, a medical treatment which uses a focused light emitted at specific wavelengths, are an effective treatment for both young and old.

Cold LASER therapy is particularly attractive to today’s patients, who suffer from a variety of aches and pains but want to avoid surgery, long-term use of medications and side effects.

Using Cold LASER therapy either as a stand alone therapy or in conjunction with other protocols, I’ve seen amazing results over the past 11 years including but not limited to:
– a reduction in painful rotator cuff syndrome,
– relief from low back pain,
– relief from plantar fasciitis,
– pain relief and much quicker healing of sports strains/sprain injuries,
– relief from painful shoulder and / or hip bursitis,
– non-surgical relief of carpal tunnel syndrome,
– relief from crippling conditions like spinal stenosis, spinal osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease and degenerative disc disease.

Jen is a good case in point. Jen was plagued with a severe episode of her TMJ (temporomandibular joint or jaw) pain. Just 1 Cold LASER treatment got her feeling much better. In less than 24 hours her jaw pain had subsided, she was able to eat and chew again without any pain and there was much less jaw clicking going on.

George had a severe headache coupled with severe neck pain that had been going on constantly for 3 days. Just 3 Cold laser treatments and he reports he’s 90% improved.

Patti thought she broke her wrist after falling. She was in constant severe pain and couldn’t even use her hand at all. She didn’t have much grip strength at all other. Opening a peanut butter jar or a bottled water was totally out of the question! X-rays were negative though. After 8 Cold LASER treatments it’s now 100% and she’s been released from care.

Clarence recently presented with a lot of low back pain, hip pain and sciatica (radiating pain down both his legs). He also had much difficulty walking without assistance (holding on to the walls or using a cane). He has severe Spinal Stenosis according to his MRI report. After 8 Cold LASER sessions he’s walking much faster (and without any help) and only having occasional episodes of slight pain. He says he’s now at least 85% better.

Dr Todd lasers a toe injury on a young patient

Dr Todd cold lasers a pediatric toe injury.

Ruth had been suffering with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms for years. After she took a new job it progressively started getting much worse. It woke her up and she couldn’t even get back to sleep the night before she presented to our clinic for the very first time. She had been suffering from constant throbbing hand pain for 14 hours at that point. After 1 treatment the once constant hand pain was gone. After 3 treatments her condition including numbness in her fingers is 75% better.

Bev has suffered from a very unstable and painful knee for a full year. After 4 treatments she reports a lot less pain & much greater stability. She’s even able to do squats for the first time in over 9 months now.

Got Knee Pain? Try Cold LASERs!

Knee Arthritis? Chances are Cold Laser Therapy can help. Ask Dr Todd.

Whether you have chronic pain or recently suffered an acute injury, Cold LASER Therapy treatment can many times provide great relief. The treatment is painless and short (from 10 to 15 minutes). It also promotes recovery without surgery and / or medication.

#LetThereBeLIGHT

Here’s a Nice Glute ( Gluteus, Gluteal or Buttocks ) Stretching Exercise! Helpful Variation for Calves & Hamstrings too.

Hello all,
I’d like to share my latest stretching exercise video with you. This is a top notch exercise for stretching out the Gluteal muscles of the buttock area. It’s also somewhat helpful if you suffer from a piriformis muscle issue such as a “piriformis spasm”. Your Chiropractor may have even told you that you have a painful condition known as “Piriformis Syndrome” which can send radiating symptoms down one of your lower extremities thus mimicking a lumbar disc herniation. This #GluteStretch could be somewhat helpful for #PiriformisSyndrome too.

We can also perform a variation of this #exercise which is excellent for targeting the calf muscles and stretching the hamstrings to some degree as well.

If you have any questions for me about this exercise, please feel free to either comment here, comment below this video directly on Youtube or email me at draustin@royell.net .

Dr. Todd's Gluteus Stretch

Dr. Todd’s daughter performs the Glute Stretch.

Dr. Todd’s Glute Stretch

As always, if you’re not sure if you should be doing this stretch or not, please consult your Doctor of Chiropractic or other healthcare provider first.

Happy Stretching!

Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Austin Family Chiropractic

Acknowledging my Wonderful Wife, GlutenFreeGena.

GlutenFreeGena at P.F.Chang's

Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin from GlutenFreeGena.com at P.F.Chang’s.

Dear AskDrTodd.com followers and “The Dr. Todd Show” viewers,

I’d like to take a moment to give some major props to the love of my life, Mrs. Eugena B. Austin. I met Eugena 20 years ago. We got engaged 19 1/2 years ago and have been married for over 17 years. Together we’ve had 3 beautiful daughters (ages 6 through 11 as I type this).

Gena is an awesome Licensed Massage Therapist as well as my Chiropractic Assistant / Office Manager at AFC.

Eugena has struggled with weight problems off and on since before we met. Then in August 2013, she had her “I’ve had it” moment. That’s when her alter ego GLUTEN FREE GENA was born. Then last month, at the insistence of some of her facebook friends and my facebook friends as well as a plethora of our Austin Family Chiropractic facebook fans, she became a GF blogger too!!!

As of today, my amazing wife has lost a grand total of 33.5 lbs in less than 4 months. She is ‘CRUSHING IT’ as my social media mentor Gary V. would say. She is truly an inspiration to many others through her facebook sharing and blogging. I’m blessed for the opportunity to share in the experience with her. We celebrated our first ever Gluten Free Thanksgiving holiday together just a few weeks ago. And it was awesome!

I love you with all of my heart, Eugena B. Austin! And I’m incredibly proud of you for now being at your lowest weight in over 12 years! 🙂 You rock, Gena!

If you haven’t already done so, please head over to Gena’s new GlutenFreeGena.com blog and / or it’s associated Gluten Free Gena Facebook page to become a fan, follow her exploits or just to say “Hello”.

Thanks in advance,

Dr. Todd Austin
AskDrTodd.com

Dr. Todd, do I REALLY need to be taking FISH OILS?

Ask Dr Todd (Austin) Show & host Janet Cook

Ask Dr Todd Show – host Janet Cook interviews Todd Austin about omega 3 fish oils

I get that question daily at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL.

And I recommend high quality fish oil supplements as follows:
For maintenance and / or heart health: 2 grams daily
For neuromusculoskeletal inflammation anywhere in your body: from 6 to 9 grams daily
For brain health: 4 to 5 grams daily

I’ve taken upwards of 15 grams of high quality Omega 3 fish oils in a day before myself. I had no adverse effects to report whatsoever.
But if you are a FISHY BURP kind of guy or gal, then you must watch the below video to find out how to proceed.

Here, Holistic Health Coach Janet Cook from Vivacious Wellness in Springfield, IL ASKs DR. TODD about “The Wonders of Omega 3 Fish Oils”.

So grab your popcorn, or maybe a salmon steak instead.

Yours in health,

Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Austin Family Chiropractic
Follow me on Facebook too.

How does Specific Amino Acid Therapy work, Dr. Todd?

Well, it’s all laid out on my Specific Amino Acid Therapy website.

Here is a success story that I reported on facebook yesterday. What are your thoughts?

In a nutshell, the patient fills out the Brain Function Questionnaire and then we treat with the appropriate specific amino acid(s) in an effort to build up quality neurotransmitters that the brain has been lacking. Good stuff!!!

In the informative video below, I discuss the many benefits of ‘Specific Amino Acid Therapy’ including how to drastically improve the quality of one’s nightly sleep, as well as treating both depression & anxiety naturally! The Brain Function Questionnaire, which helps in determining specific neurotransmitter (hormone) deficiencies is available at my AFCvirden web site.

Yours in health,

Dr. Todd Austin
Official Chiropractor of the Springfield Foxes Semi-Pro Football Team since 2011.

“Hey Dr. Todd, what is a BIOMAT and how does it work?”

Eugena aka BiomatGena

Eugena Austin, L.M.T. is also known as Diamond Executive Biomat Distributor #BiomatGena of #TeamGena

Dr. Todd's youngest daughter fills a Biomat burrito!

Dr. Todd’s youngest daughter fills a Biomat burrito!

Dr. Todd purchased his very first Biomat in 7/2013 acting on the advice of one of his healing LIGHT therapy mentors. He loves it, as do his wife Eugena (aka #GlutenFreeGena or #BiomatGena ) and their 3 kids. Dr. Todd invited fellow BIOMAT expert Clint W. to join him at Austin Family Chiropractic to shoot a series of 4 episodes of “The Doctor Todd Show” (aka The Toastmaster Todd Show” and what has since morphed into The Biomat Show ) about questions regarding far infrared (FIR) technology.

Here is episode 1 with Dr. Todd Austin interviewing Clint about how far infrared thermotherapy technology works:

Clint 1 of 3 on Ask Dr Todd

Clint W 1 of 3 on AskDrTodd with Dr Todd Austin of Central IL


Actually, due to increased scrutiny by our U.S. government, Episode 1 of 3 is now no longer available in the PUBLIC DOMAIN, but only as a PRIVATE video for our PREFERRED CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS.

Here is episode 2 with Clint demonstrating a far infrared thermotherapy elbow pain treatment to Dr. Todd Austin:

Episode 3 is all about far infrared thermotherapy technology to improve #Athletic #Recovery. #DrTodd Austin, team #Chiropractic Physician, team #ColdLaser Therapist & team #Trainer for the #Springfield Foxes since 2011 interviews Clint about his experiences working with FIR alongside Olympic team doctor, Dr. Williams.

Clint 3 of 3 - AskDrTodd

Clint W 3 of 3 on AskDrTodd with Dr Todd Austin of Central IL


Episode 3 of 3 has suffered a similar fate as Episode 1 and is now only available as a PRIVATE video for our PREFERRED CUSTOMERS & CLIENTS. If you don’t like it, please complain to your legislators. I remember when this used to be a FREE COUNTRY which included FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Not so much in 2015 and beyond though. Now anything which could be perceived as cutting into either Big Pharma or Big Medicine’s big fat profit margins will be censored!!!

And finally, at 131 degrees Fahrenheit Dr. Todd gives new meaning to the term ‘sitting in the hot seat’ as Clint turns the table and interviews Dr. Austin in Episode 4:

Dr. Todd enjoys a relaxing FIR treatment.

Dr. Todd enjoys a relaxing far infrared thermal treatment.

Dr. Todd’s wife #GlutenFreeGena uses our far infrared thermal mat for the purposes of reducing stress and fatigue on her gluten-free, sugar-free, caffeine-free, soda-free wellness journey. Through 8-24-14, Eugena is crushing it and has lost 71 lbs over the past 12 months by being #GlutenFreeGena. I give her three 30-minute therapeutic massages per week combined with FIR (What can I say other than she deserves every single one of them). And Gena even sleeps on the far infrared mat 4 nights per week as well. Click here to go to our Austin Family Chiropractic Biomat Informational Page.

Yours in LIGHTing up healthcare,

Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Clinical Director, Chiropractic Physician & Cold Laser Therapist
Austin Family Chiropractic
Business Manager for #TheBiomatCompany Diamond Executive Distributor Eugena B. Austin, L.M.T.
Virden, IL

Do all ROTATOR CUFF problems require surgery?

Dr. Austin adjusts (chiropractic) a Foxes player's shoulder on the sidelines prior to a game.

Dr. Austin adjusts (chiropractic) a Foxes player’s shoulder on the sidelines prior to a game.

To answer that question, I’d like to share my latest online press release:

Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin from Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL attend ROTATOR CUFF Seminar.

Dr. Todd Austin and Eugena Austin of Virden recently attended a weekend postgraduate seminar in Chesterfield, MO. The seminar was entitled ‘Releasing The Rotator Cuff: A Massage Therapy Perspective’ and was sponsored by Cross Country Education.

– Oct 20, 2012 –

The latest in rotator cuff diagnosis and treatment was covered by Peggy Lamb, LMT from Austin, TX. This included extensive examination of each of the 4 rotator cuff muscles and tendons, common causes of rotator cuff injuries, how ‘shoulder rhythm’ affects the rotator cuff, strategies to prevent shoulder injuries, effective strategies for releasing rotator cuff muscles through therapeutic massage as well as stretching and strengthening exercises for both the rotator cuff and the entire shoulder girdle area.

It is not true that all rotator cuff injuries occur in athletes. Dr. Todd and Eugena treat both athletes and non-athletes for many shoulder issues. Todd and Eugena also serve as team trainers and sideline healthcare providers for the semi-pro Springfield Foxes football team. The team just finished the season as the 2012 Eastern Conference Champions of the MidStates Football League.

Dr. Todd performing cold laser therapy for a shoulder problem on the sidelines.  Remember that ALL shoulder pain has something to do with the rotator cuff (either directly or indirectly).

Dr. Todd performing cold laser therapy for a shoulder problem on the sidelines. Remember that ALL shoulder pain has something to do with the rotator cuff (either directly or indirectly).

Although most people think that all rotator cuff injuries require surgery, this is also not true. Many rotator cuff issues, even many muscle and tendon tears, can be treated successfully with conservative measures such as massage therapy, cold laser therapy, chiropractic care and strengthening exercises without the need for surgery. Dr. Todd has helped keep many patients from rotator cuff (and other shoulder) surgeries over the years by using a combination of cold lasers and chiropractic adjustments. For more info see Dr. Todd’s “ColdLaser.TV” YouTube video on the subject of Using Cold Laser Therapy (aka Low Level Laser Therapy) To Prevent Surgery and / or Pre & Post Surgically as well. It is below:

Eugena is now incorporating these new “releasing the rotator cuff” techniques into her massage practice which offers both relaxing and deep tissue massages. Their clinic’s shoulder stretching routines for both general shoulder health and rotator cuff rehab can be found at:
Austin Family Chiropractic’s Patient Exercise Page.

Eugena Austin LMT performing a shoulder massage on a Springfield Foxes player on the sidelines during pregame.

Eugena Austin LMT performing a shoulder massage on a Springfield Foxes player on the sidelines during pregame.

The seminar instructor, Peggy Lamb, has been a practicing Massage Therapist since 1986 and has helped several dozen of her clients to prevent rotator cuff surgeries over the years.

Dr. Austin is a 1993 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic , who practices at Austin Family Chiropractic on the West Side of the Virden Square. Austin has been practicing in Virden since 1996 along with his wife Eugena who is the clinic’s Licensed Massage Therapist. For more information or to schedule a massage session with Eugena or a chiropractic or

cold laser therapy appointment with Dr. Todd, please call (217) 965-3100, send email to draustin@royell.net or visit the clinic website at AFCvirden.com.

The clinic can also be found on both Facebook and Twitter.

Dr. Todd Austin and Eugena Austin LMT with seminar instructor Peggy Lamb LMT

Dr. Todd Austin and Eugena Austin LMT with seminar instructor Peggy Lamb LMT

PHOTO CAPTION:
Dr. Todd Austin (left) and Eugena Austin, LMT (right) from Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden recently attended a ‘Releasing the Rotator Cuff’ Seminar in St. Louis. They are seen here with Peggy Lamb, LMT, who is known throughout massage therapy circles as a master at both preventing and treating rotator cuff issues conservatively (ie, without the need for surgery).

October 2012 ROTATOR CUFF Seminar Online Press Release for Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin

A question I just received about LLLT for scars.

I received the following question yesterday about our clinic’s new “at-home” cold laser therapy devices. The question pertains to if they relate to treating scars.

Dear Dr. Todd,

Those laser things you have for home use, are they something you can use to minimize scarring? I was reading your facebook posts about where your daughter had been hurt & you lasered her face while she slept. I wondered if the ones you sell for home use are used for that also or what they are used for?!?!?

Mrs. D.C.
Macoupin County, IL

Akabane points for treating pain and inflammation in the left foot.

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Dear Yolanda,
Here are the special Akabane points that I promised to share with you. Excuse the rough foot drawing that my 4yo and I came up with.

 You might wonder why there are 6 toe nail bed spots that we will treat with laser acupuncture and 4 that we won’t. That’s because we only treat the points where an acupuncture meridian either begins or ends. I have listed the names of the 6 meridians that do so on the foot FYI.

Once again, we are not “treating a fracture”, but rather

1) improving the flow of energy (what the Ancient Chinese refer to as CHI) &
2) treating inflammation and pain.

Yours in health,

Dr. Todd