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

Dr. Todd, I’d like to get Cold Laser Therapy, but I don’t live close to you. What should I do?

Well, I get this question a lot from both my YouTube viewers and my Facebook followers.

So I’d like to introduce to you, the AFFORDABLE COLD LASER CLINIC, which is located at AUSTIN FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC in Virden, IL.

All cold laser therapy devices are not created equal. Some are very over-priced, yet routinely under-perform. 🙁
Likewise, all cold laser therapists are not trained equally either. Just because a healthcare practitioner owns a cold laser doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she is either adept and / or confident in it’s use for a wide range of health conditions. There are also a fair degree of healthcare shysters out there who are getting into #ColdLasers in an effort to make a quick buck while ripping people off. This, ladies & gents, is where my services come in super handy.

Dr. Austin cold lasering a patient's hand for OA.

Dr. Todd Austin performing cold laser therapy on a patient’s hand for arthritis pain.

Currently, I am training other healthcare providers in GA, IA, IL, PA, TX and Ontario, Canada to be confident, masterful Cold Laser Therapists through my Cold Laser Consulting business. If you live close to one of them, then I’d love to refer you to one of their clinics!

If you personally go to or know of a chiropractor, acupuncturist or massage therapist (who doesn’t live near one of my trained cold laser therapists) that you think could benefit from adding low-level laser therapy (aka LLLT) to his or her practice’s offerings, please feel free to put them in contact with me. I’d love to help get them up to speed on this wonderful, non-invasive, 21st Century healing technology.

I’ve helped thousands of Central Illinois patients with Cold Laser Therapy over the past decade. #ColdLaserTherapy is truly both my CALLING and my PASSION!

#ColdLaserConsulting testimonial

Cold Laser Consulting testimonial from a happy client in Texas.

Here, one of my satisfied Cold Laser Therapy clients, Dr. Bryan Reid from the St. Louis Metro East area interviews me about my work as a Cold Laser Consultant:

I currently am aware of one totally overpriced LLLT chiropractor in Springfield IL (practically my back yard), as well as super-unaffordable cold laser D.C.s in both Tupelo MS & Dallas TX (Google search “The B.S. of Dr. S.” for more details about the latter) who are trying their darndest to extract from $6,000 to $7,500 per patient from desperate chronic pain and arthritis sufferers using cold laser therapy and offering long, drawn out treatment plans consisting of from 20 to 40 treatments. OUCH!
Many of these docs use “wimpy” lasers which only penetrate from 1 to 2 cm deep. [We have eight unique cold laser devices at AFC, four of which penetrate 5 cm deep!] For example, the self-proclaimed “cold laser knee pain expert” in Springfield IL has two cold lasers (both are the same device) which only penetrate 1 cm deep. And he utilizes ‘improper’ cold laser technique. 🙁 See my video on “Proper Cold Laser Therapy Technique” here:

Of course, if you live in an area that only has an unaffordable cold laser Doctor of Chiropractic, but no affordable cold laser therapists to choose from, WE CAN HELP:
A) by training one of your local doctors through our cold laser consulting business OR
B) you could fly in to Springfield, IL (we are just 30 minutes away) and visit me at my clinic Austin Family Chiropractic for approximately 6 to 8 visits over a 2 week period (total money spent in my office for my services of ~ $500). Then I can train you in “at home” cold laser therapy use and send you home with two cold lasers of your own for continued at home use. These 2 lasers (one of which penetrates 5 cm or 2 inches deep) will set you back only another $1,400.

Here is the scoop on the for “at home” use model that I currently retail to both other doctors as well as to my patients who travel long distances to get care in my office. It’s called the SideKick LASER.

So you’ll get better quicker in my clinic, save quite a bit of money (vs visiting the ultra-expensive cold laser doctors) and have your own “at home” lasers to use on yourself as well as your family and friends anytime, once you return home!

George's osteoarthritis in both hands cured with just 4 weeks of cold laser therapy treatments.

George’s osteoarthritis in both hands cured with just 4 weeks of cold laser therapy treatments.

The above patient came to our office for just 13 visits. He spent less than $550 in our office. He has since been released from my care. He uses his “at home” cold laser daily and his quality of life has returned to 100%!

Here is his recent testimonial video:

Yours in LIGHTing up healthcare,

Dr. Todd Austin
Clinical Director of the Affordable Cold Laser Clinic at Austin Family Chiropractic
Virden, IL

Affordable Cold Laser Clinic logo

Affordable Cold Laser Clinic logo

Hey, Dr. Todd … my feet hurt really bad! Can you help PLANTAR FASCIITIS?

Dr Todd Austin & Jackie Rakers on PF

Dr Todd Austin is interviewed by Jackie Rakers on Plantar Fasciitis foot pain.

A lady at a local store recently asked me the following question.

“Hey, Dr. Todd … my feet hurt really bad! My M.D. told me that what I have is called PLANTAR FASCIITIS? I’d never heard of such a condition before. Can you help this at Austin Family Chiropractic?”

Let me start out by saying that I have a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong history of:
a) suffering from (before I was a Doctor),
b) researching (as a senior Chiropractic student) and now
c) successfully treating (as a Chiropractic Physician & Cold Laser Therapist) “P.F.” or PLANTAR FASCIITIS.

It baffles my mind that although I had over 150 YouTube educational videos online, 65 of which I did in 2013, that I had none on this condition known as P.F., which had been so near and dear to both my feet and my heart for decades. So I got together with my friend and patient Jackie Rakers to remedy the situation. Thank you kindly, Jackie. You did an awesome job with the interview!!!

So here you have it, ladies & gents…. my much awaited video on my story as a former P.F. sufferer and the scoop on the latest advances in alternative PLANTAR FASCIITIS treatment, all of which we utilize to help PF sufferers on a regular basis at AFC in Virden.

Enjoy.

Yours in health,

Dr. Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Clinical Director at Austin Family Chiropractic

A question about HEART HEALTH that I was asked yesterday.

Yesterday while attending my local Chamber of Commerce meeting, we heard about a business owner in town who has a grown child (although still relatively young compared to me & most of the others at the meeting) who recently suffered a heart attack.  Of course our collective thoughts and prayers go out to him for a speedy recovery.

A lady sitting near me said “Oh my God, that’s too young!”.  I agreed that it was.  She then went on to ask me “Is there anything that us 40 & 50 yr olds at the meeting could be doing to decrease our chance of a HEART ATTACK?”  My

Dr. Todd displays the book “Heart Disease What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You”.

For a more in-depth look at heart disease, the book “Heart Disease What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You” is now available at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL.

reply was a resounding “Absolutely!” 

This lady who I like to kid around with because she knows very, very little about health looked at me like I was nuts.  I guess she expected me to say that we were all doomed to suffer such a fate.  

I went on to explain that just 30 minutes prior to the meeting I had taken all of my AM nutritional supplements, about 14 of them in all.  Once again, I got the ‘you must be off your rocker’ glance from her.  I told her that by taking 4 of these supplements, I had just decreased my chance of DYING of a HEART ATTACK by a whopping 81% as compared to her.  In fact, she takes NO nutritional supplements, and her idea of a balanced breakfast is ‘Fruit Loops’ cereal because she saw a commercial once that stated it was healthy cereal due to being fortified with 17 vitamins & minerals. 

I mentioned that diet also had a lot to do with it.  If all you eat is stuff out of bags, boxes and cans, survey says – that’s not a very healthy diet.

If you’d like to know about the 4 supplements I’m referring to, all of which we keep in stock at http://www.AFCvirden.com , please respond to this blog post, and I’ll be happy to explain further.

In the meantime …. in the video below, I go into some detail about 3 of the supplements and why cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are a total racket:

Yours in health,

Dr. Todd Austin
http://www.AskDrTodd.com