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Posts by Dr. Marc Robinson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT

My family experience with turmeric

I never thought dancing at a wedding would be so dangerous. It was raining that night. Although there were canopies over the dance floor, the rain was able to drip onto the wooden floor. I slipped on the water and my left knee dislocated, completely tearing my Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Anyone that follows any sports…

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My dad might have prostate cancer

My dad called me this past week and told me the results of his prostate exam. His PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels increased from 2.5 to 10 in the past 6 months. A PSA level of 10 indicates severe inflammation of the prostate and a 50% chance of having prostate cancer. He just had an appointment with his…

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Adam’s Story: How his knee swelling went down

Last spring, Adam was playing indoor soccer, twisted his knee when his cleats got stuck in the artificial turf and heard a loud “pop.” His ACL and meniscus were torn. He needed to get surgery and had an ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair. After the surgery, he had persistent swelling in his knee that worried…

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My Aunt’s brain lesion disappeared

My Aunt Helen is a go-getter so we were shocked when she told us she had a disease in her brain. Helen is a busy regional sales director for a multi-billion-dollar company and she supervises seven retail stores in southern California. She also likes to ride mountain bikes, hike, and stay active which makes her…

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History and Background   Turmeric is a perennial plant, native to India, and part of the ginger family. It can grow up to 5-6 feet high.1 Traditionally, turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine and eastern cooking for thousands of years. It has prevalent use throughout India as a spice and its one of the…

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We know turmeric can help reduce joint pain, fight cancer cells, improve memory, combat dementia, and alleviate digestive problems because it contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties. But do we know how to choose the best turmeric supplement? On Amazon, you’ll see turmeric supplements with thousands of reviews. Did you know most of these companies buy reviews…

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