So… I began a new chapter in my career. One that involves another 8 years of study. When I first began this journey I attended a “knee course” in LA with Guy Voyer MD, DO. I spent 27 hours that weekend re-learning knee biomechanics and knee anatomy. There are structures that he described that are not in the medical anatomy textbooks in the US! Needless to say, I was a little surprised, confused and bewildered at the same time. That was June of 2010. Since then, the level of insight and applicable anatomy/ biomechanics gets more and more insightful. Here is but another example!
The level of anatomy and biomechanics far exceeds what I’ve been taught thus far. By simply applying anatomy at its highest level, I have been able to assist patients with hernias, that I never understood before to be possible.
Patient: Reports to my office complaining of an umbilical hernia that she got 14 years prior, from carrying twin girls. She also has a more recently found inguinal hernia on the R, but that’s not for this blog! Below is the picture of the size of her umbilical hernia.
After prescribing one abdominal exercise to properly close the hole at her belly button. This is the after picture that I took 3 weeks later!
The original size was palpable and not visible. In the ‘after’ photo, the hernia was no longer palpable outside of the belly button ring.
Side Effects: a tighter overall abdomen as we ‘tightened her corset’ around her abdominal wall.
Next up. Her inguinal hernia! Please check the testimonial section of the website for her testimonial.
If you know any women or men with umbilical hernias, diastasis recti or other issues with the abdominal wall, please refer them in for a consult.
Please email me with any questions that you may have!
Dr. Jason Amstutz DC, RTP, CCSP, CSCS