Take Control of Your Cravings

Everyone craves something, whether it’s just to put your feet up at the end of a long day or the “I Must have chocolate every day at 4:30” cravings. The desires are deep seated in most cases and the problem with feeding your desires is some of them make you stronger and some of them wreck your life. No one thinks that it’s deadly to have a bowl of ice cream and a cookie before bed. We know it’s “Bad for you” but deadly? hardly.

But when we couple that extra fat and calories and carbs we are eating every day, right before we are inactive and sleeping, it’s a ready-made disaster for your metabolism, your cardiovascular system, your gut nerve endings, the pain you’re suffering from and your overall health and wellbeing.

If you start to check off the list of these “little” things that we do as small habits, we can begin to see the pattern of why heart disease and diabetes and cancer and pre-mature death are growing so rapidly. If you are sleep deprived, Check that off. What about the number of minutes you spend focused on exercise per week? Do you let life get in the way of your exercise and “can’t find the time”? Unfortunately, you put inactivity with an imbalance in carbs and insulin, you will suffer eventually, and it is slow death with low energy, weight gain, no sex drive, bad posture and just feeling like a slug.

Take Back Control

When we slowly let our life and our body weight and our health and exercise get out of control; we are in a dire situation in deed. Heart failure still kill almost ½ of us and the steps we take to prevent it can keep us around for decades, but if we choose to “let our health slide” for the kids’ soccer and dance schedule, for our husbands and wives’ problems, for the boss, and our jobs and school and everything that we let get in the way. If you let your life prevent you from exercising and taking care of your diet, you posture, your muscles, gut, brain and heart, unfortunately it will cost you your life. Don’t let this happen!

If you want to know the steps necessary to understand how you got where you are, and then shown a clear path to turn it around, ask us. We have answers. We have a team of providers and technology that can help you get your life back.

You don’t need to be controlled by your cravings, your desires, and habits, there is a solution and we can find it together. When you know that the “little things” that you are doing to your body and health are costing you time with your kids, your love life, your strength, vigor and endurance, isn’t it time to seek the way out?

We Can Help You Lose Weight

We can help you lose weight, we can get you back on your feet again after injury and poor lifestyle, we can fix your posture and improve your overall health and well-being with our unique team approach to your health and ultimate function. We can help you reach your health dreams and goals, but we can’t do it unless we can talk to you. Please, take our helping hand in guiding you down the path of the best a healthy life can give you. Don’t Delay your happiness any longer! It’s killing you. Let’s change that now.

Numbness and Tingling Solution | Windsor Colorado Health Center

Windsor Colorado Chiropractor Health CenterDo you suffer with abnormal sensation in your arms or legs, feet or hands? Pins and Needles, numbness and tingling, peripheral neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, complicated radiculopathy, call it what you will but whatever you call it, it’s no fun!

Numbness and tingling in the arms and hands, or legs and feet can rob you of your quality life in ways that other symptoms and pain will never do. Patients often reports that they feel that they have a “balled-up” sock sensation under their feet, that they feel they are walking on rocks all the time or are constantly dropping items or unable to pick things up because of the debilitating symptoms. These symptoms can create a situation where simple activities of daily living become difficult if not impossible.

Peripheral neuropathy can have several causes including complication of chemotherapy, diabetes, nerve injury due to trauma, infection or tumor and others. The symptoms can vary from mild to very severe burning pain, with loss or altered sensation in both hands and feet. The symptoms can arise many weeks or months after a car crash, can come from nerve injury during surgery and can also be a complication of weight gain and other metabolic disorders.

Loss of sensation in the hands robs you of your main tool to experience the world through touch. Imagine not being able to feel your child’s hand in your, not be able to feel the touch of your spouse or lover or not knowing that you have been injured because of the nerve damage. If a numb extremity has a small cut, the possibility of serious infection increases dramatically and the consequences can be devastating.

Many diabetic patients must have limbs amputated due to complication of cuts and infections that they are unable to feel because of the peripheral neuropathy. Many patients that experience the pain of sciatica and radiculopathy have complications that lead to numbness and tingling in the feet, side of the leg or toes. If this nerve damage is untreated, the sensation loss can become permanent!

Fortunately, at Benchmark Medical Group in Windsor, Colorado we may have solution to your suffering! We have many therapies that help relieve nerve pressure such as traction of the specific are where the nerve is compressed, increased circulation with the amazing Power Plate® and even medical anesthetic injections that can re-awaken nerves that have been chronically damaged.

At Benchmark Medical Group in Windsor, Colorado, we have our Class IV laser to improve circulation and speed up the healing process and get the sensation back, fast! We have an amazing weight loss program that can get you back to normal weight quickly and teach you how to keep the weight off for life! We have combination therapies that can get the sensation back into your arms, hands, legs, feet and toes! If you or someone you know is suffering with these debilitating symptoms, call us today to get your sensation and your life back!

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Best Shape of Your Life in Only 30 Minutes! | Benchmark Medical Group, Windsor CO

Windsor Power Plate TrainingMost people know they should exercise. Most people know that if they could simply get more exercise they would look better, feel better and have an overall better quality of life. Most people know that if they don’t exercise their risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer all increase. Most people know that if they change their daily habits to include exercise, they will have a greater chance of achieving their goals for their body, achieving their health goals and they will more likely to of becoming the person they want to be.

However, most Americans still don’t exercise! The result is an ever growing level of obesity, diabetes rates skyrocketing and the number one killer of Americans remains heart disease. Exercise just doesn’t seem to fit into the lifestyle of many people. The question is, why?

Is it the fact that gyms generally are terrible places to be? The muscle heads hogging the free weights, the impossibly fit girls on the cardio equipment, stinky locker rooms, “personal trainers” whose only goal seems to be to inflict as much pain as possible, and the fact that what is expected to be a quick workout can take over an hour if the gym is busy. Overall, gyms are not the most enjoyable way to add exercise, and get fit without a lot of extra hassle. It’s no wonder people don’t want to go!

Did you know that there is an alternative? If you utilize the amazing technology found at Benchmark Medical Group in Windsor, Colorado, you can get the results you are looking for in only a half hour three times per week! Our amazing trainer, former Mr. Colorado Pat Frantz and our unbelievably talented Yoga Master, Debi Kennison can show you how it doesn’t take hours of time in the gym to get the body you want, you simply need the Power Plate™ and great coaches!

Power Plate’s revolutionary technology accelerates the benefits you get from your exercise in less than half the time. If you want to see gains in strength, coordination and balance, less pain, more flexibility and less cellulite, what are you waiting for? Our team can show you the way to a healthier, fitter you in no time.

We have classes 6 days of the week, morning, afternoon and night and we can get exercise into your busy life without the hassles of the gym, with an experienced and intelligent team, and with technology that is not found elsewhere in the Northern Colorado area.

If you are ready to change your life and get the body, you deserve, call us today! We have many specials, monthly membership plans, boot camps to get you super-fit and healthy! If you have injuries that are preventing you from exercising at all, we also have an amazing rehab team that can get rid of your pain and get your body back to where you used to be! Call our Windsor, CO facility today, at 970-686-9117 and ask about our limited-time only specials for January!

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Are you getting the most out of your fitness program?

Are you getting the most out of your fitness program?

energizedontheplateWhen you exercise, how do you know what to do?  Do you guess how hard you should be pushing it?  Do you know how much weight will give you the most muscle gains?  How do you know what you’re doing is the best, most efficient and safest way to work out?  Are you relying on trainers with little to no credentials?  Does your trainer or exercise class teacher have a team of medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, nurse practitioners and numerous medical assistants? At Benchmark Medical Group in Windsor, Colorado, we are proud to have former Mr. Colorado, Pat Frantz as our Personal trainer and group fitness program instructor. Not only is he one of the most experienced and knowledgeable trainers in Colorado,  he is supported by a team of therapy and medical professionals that is truly second-to-none. If you want to know that you are getting the most out of your precious training and exercise time, look no further.

Group training is beneficial for so many reasons.   People can bond and experience a social group with a focused goal of getting fit, sexier, and achieving health goals together.  People working out in a group give a social experience that has been shown to reduce stress, improve hormones and blood chemistry and lessen the likelihood of dying from all know diseases by 50% or more!  Furthermore, when you exercise with an experienced coach, a team of like-minded people, and a facility that offers the most cutting-edge equipment, your results are so much more powerful  than the standard gym, studios and box-style work-out groups.  PowerPlate™ and TRX® and Alter-G™ and BioDensity®; plus various unique weight and ball exercise possibilities, and an experienced and caring coach will drive you to accomplish the best body and level of fitness you have ever imagined.  Pat’s workouts are strenuous, but he has the knowledge and expertise to train any level of physical fitness and his knowledge of injury-prevention fitness programs and safe but results-driven exercises make the experience a fun and rewarding event.

Are you working out doing the usual treadmill, elliptical, weight machines and free weights with minimal results?  Have you been injured in a box-style fitness program/studio?  Have you simply lost your motivation to get healthy?  Tired of waiting for the machine to be free and have it covered in somebody’s sweat? Gross!

Are you unable to exercise because of injury?  If so, we have numerous methods to rehabilitate your damaged joints and rejuvenate your body to get you to the point that you can join in the workouts and reach the pinnacle of your fitness.  Physical Therapy, CBP® Chiropractic’s posture/spine and joint rehab; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, Supartz® knee injections, K-Laser, various other therapies,  and an experienced team will all give you the tools to get over your injuries fast to get back inPat Frantz a group fitness program with truly a Master personal trainer!

If you are ready for a change from the local gym or workout box, and want to experience the best fitness programs science has to offer, come to the best workout event Northern Colorado has to offer! Bring a friend and get a special gift! Call Today!

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For more information on our Fitness Program/ Classes using TRX® and PowerPlate® please see: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/services-knee-pain/accelerated-sports-training-and-injury-prevention-for-fitness

For more information about Power Plate and the benefits it provides please see: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/services-knee-pain/physical-therapy-functional-structural-rehabilitation/power-plate-northern-colorado

To find a CBP® Chiropractor in your area or for more information on CBP® Chiropractic, please visit: http://www.idealspine.com/

For more information about the K-Laser and how it works with the fitness program please see:   http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/services-knee-pain/high-tech-technologies/class-iv-laser-therapy-northern-colorado

Three Mistakes Made on a Weight Loss Journey

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Don’t be a statistic!,  Diabetes, obesity, heart disease, over use of medications, inability to exercise due to pain or injury, loss of quality relationships due to poor libido or loss of sexual function, and poor life satisfaction all have a final consequence: slow and painful  DEATH!  If you are not living in the body you want, your risk of diseases, infirmary, and death all increase dramatically. Alzheimer’s, Diabetic amputation, hospital acquired diseases leading to death, and depression with your current body need not be a part of your future!  You can change!  You can become the person you know you want to be!  You can regain your health, passion, and start living the life you want!  But on that journey that so often involves weight loss, don’t make these mistakes!

1)      Don’t try to fit yourself into a box-  Every person is very different, we are not all the same!

 

Are you trying to use the same “Weight Loss” programs that your friends, co-workers and other are using?  Are you using a “weight loss” program that you saw on TV promoted by a celebrity who is getting paid big bucks to sell you their boxes of food?

Understanding that every person is different and unique is often the critical aspect of a successful, lasting weight program.  Metabolic differences, genetics, other health conditions, injuries and current health status all play a major role in the understanding of how and why every individual loses weight, gains muscle, loses fat and improves their body and health overall.  If you want to be treated like a person and have an individualized approach, Benchmark Medical Group of Windsor, Colorado will treat you according to your current state of health in helping you succeed in losing weight, and getting the body you deserve!

 

2)      Failure to use Diagnostics and Analysis tools for successful weight loss

Failure to measure your differences in your anatomy, physiology, metabolic abilities, genetics, and current health status including strength, range of motion, structure and functional abilities often leads to less-than successful programs.  At Benchmark Medical Group we have the diagnostic tools to give you measurable results in multiple aspects of your health journey; we will analyze you and give you the ability to make a real and lasting change in your weight and overall health.

3)       Not Understanding  Body Composition vs. Pounds lost

 

If you are using just the scale to tell you if you are successful in your chosen program, you may be missing some information that can cost you your life! Simply losing “weight” without the understand of whether that weight came from muscle, fat or water can set a peron up for losses of muscle mass that can compromise the heart and other vital muscular parts of the body, thus leading to poor long term health outlook. We have state of the art body composition that assists us in your weight loss journey, measuring you with incredible accuracy on how your body is changing! We’ll show you in detail how you are getting more muscle, less fat and the sexy, healthy body you desire.

 

If you would like more information and to take advantage of our limited time only specials, call us today! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to get your health back! You can change your life and we can help!

 

For more information on our weight loss program, please see: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/services-knee-pain/medical-weight-loss-and-nutritional-program

To see our current specials, please see: http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/shop/category/current-special-deals

Will you continue to damage your body this year? Or is it time to HEAL?

energizedontheplateSo here it is, a New Year!  What are you going to do to make the story of your life better?  What are your goals and dreams?  What are the limiting beliefs and physical limitations preventing you from becoming the best you can be in 2014?

Remember, you are constantly regenerating as long as you are alive and taking in fuel!  The passing of the old year and the dawning New Year with its hope of renewing your life is taking place every day inside your body!  Did you know that every day you have new cells lining your organs? Did you know your muscles, ligaments, tendons, 549780_10151483414195154_837617108_ndiscs and bones are constantly rebuilding and breaking down?  If you want to change your body and change your health state and change your life, what are you waiting for?  Your body is a magnificent work of art that is meant to be healthy inside and out! If you feed yourself the right nutrients, the right exercise, and have the mindset that nothing can stop you from achieving your goals, you WILL!

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In this time of thinking about renewal and rebirth, don’t limit yourself! You are not your story of the past, you are not other people’s ideas about you, and you are capable of achieving great things if you have the right beliefs, coaches, and technology to get you there! isn’t it time to HEAL?    Don’t delay, call us today or see our daily specials!  We can help you get there!

For our specials:

 http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/shop/category/current-special-deals

For more information on how we can help you:

http://benchmarkmedicalgroup.com/services-knee-pain

 

For more information on finding a provider near you: http://www.idealspine.com/cbp-patient/

 

 

Best Body You’ve Ever Had.

If you exercise and have felt that doing the same old routine is getting you nowhere, we have a solution.  If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, we have a solution.  If you’ve been told by your doctor that you need to lose weight but, don’t have the motivation or know-how, we have a solution.  If you are tired of taking handfuls of medicines that make you feel crappy, we have a solution.  If you want the best body of your life, we have a solution.
I love to exercise. I have not always been like this.  I went several years, possibly a decade where I did very little exercise outside of the short hikes to the lakes I fish at.  Now, my life and my body are completely different than they used to be.  When our daughter was born, I gained almost 35 pounds of “sympathy weight.” This let me to be borderline hypertensive and I felt like a slow lazy slug.  Since then, I have changed everything about how I eat, how I think and how I exercise.
I purchased many amazing fitness and rehab tools for my office because I wanted to help my patients become the people they want to be.  I’ve seen miraculous transformations in hundreds of patients over the last several years and now the changes in both me and my patients are astounding.  Combing the amazing results we get from the PowerPlate® and the core-shredding TRX® suspension training is beginning to transform my own body and the bodies of our patients in ways we never imagined.
The best aspect of this new training is the fact that we have the experience to custom tailor exercises and programs to fit the individual needs of our patients.  This custom experience makes our facility very special to each and every individual we see.  We have so many different ways to help people restore and regain their health!
If you have ever wanted to see what you can achieve in terms of health and fitness, we have ways to create a totally new you!  Call us today to ask about our special offers and to see if you are a candidate for the amazing tools we have available at Benchmark Medical.
Dr. Jason W. Haas

TRX is Here!

We at Benchmark Medical Group are always seeking to provide the best of the best for our patients in the realm of rehabilitation, fitness and overall healthcare.  We are so very proud to announce that we have completed the installation of our TRX® suspension bands.  These suspension bands are located above our PowerPlate™ rehabilitation area and will enable our patients to achieve new levels of fitness never before seen.
The TRX system allows us to prescribe totally new exercises and positions to help not only those that are in great shape and trying to achieve ultimate fitness, but also those that are deconditioned and unable to do certain exercises due to disability or injury.  The TRX® system is the ultimate workout!
Whatever your goal may be for the New Year in terms of health, weight loss and fitness, we at Northern Colorado’s premier rehabilitation facility can provide experienced coaches, personal trainers, and physical therapists to accomplish these goals.  We can target specific weak muscle groups or get you to the best shape of your life.  The question is, “What do you want to accomplish?”  Once you answer this, we can design very specific programs that can give you the tools necessary to become the person that you want to be.
The most unique aspect of the suspension TRX training in our facility is the incorporated use of the PowerPlate.™ The PowerPlate™ itself is an amazing way to increase better balance, core stability, strength and range of motion and decrease pain and injury potential and now we can go to levels never seen before.  We have the tools that can turn you into the fit, healthy, happy person you have always wanted to be.
If you have had injuries, suffer from chronic pain, or are already an athlete, we can produce results that will astound you.  We have the some of the most advanced equipment available in all of Colorado and are able to back our programs with incredible amounts of research and science.  We  can meet and exceed your expectations!
Dr. Jason W. Haas

True Health Monitoring with InBody 520


Benchmark Medical Group is pleased to announce our latest arrival: The InBody 520 by BioSpace.  This space-age technology is revolutionizing body composition testing and we are proud to be the only private facility in Northern Colorado offering this to our patients.
Essentially, the machine is a very special scale that has handles that are held during the analysis.  The machine uses a micro-current to pass through the legs and arms and then the trunk and the data that is retrieved is astounding! We are able to see a complete body composition analysis including current weight, lean body mass, and body fat mass, and much more.  The measurements then allow us to categorize patients into eight distinct body types from ideal composition to those that predispose the patient to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
The InBody 520 also measures our body water balance.  This enables us to see overall hydration, as well as the balance of water inside and outside the cells.  If there are differences from the 3:2 ratio of intracellular water to extracellular water, then we are clued into possible mineral imbalances, inflammation and edema.  The machine enables us to ensure that our dieters are consuming enough water, and what their bodies do with that water.
The InBody also gives a detailed analysis of obesity. Using BMI (Body Mass Index) and body fat percentage, we are able to see what range the patient falls into regarding their overall analysis of body composition.  This is extremely important because this information has been documented to show the danger of acquiring multiple diseases as a result of poor body composition and obesity. The InBody 520 also is able to give us detailed information on segmental lean muscle analysis, differentiating between the arms, legs, and trunk.  This information is incredibly important because those that carry too much abnormal body fat around their trunk are at a much greater risk of developing diseases associated with cardiovascular death.
This exciting technology will advance our understanding of our patients current and future health and will assist us in making clinical decisions that pertain to getting our patients to within normal limits if that is what they are trying to accomplish, accelerate weight and fat loss, and allow performance athletes to have a better understanding as to what is necessary to achieve their goals.
However, the best part about this our technology is that once we have the details of body composition, if there are places that need to improve, we have solutions!  With our amazing Alter-G anti- gravity treadmill, our phenomenal PowerPlates, ™  the incredible weight and fat loss seen with our medical weight loss program and the postural and structural changes associated with CBP® we are able to get people healthier than they ever imagined.
If you or someone you know wants to know exactly what your body is composed of, and if you want to change any abnormal readings we find, please don’t delay!  Call us today to see if you are a candidate for the amazing service we offer at Northern Colorado’s Benchmark Medical Group!
Dr. Jason W. Haas

Ultimate Core Strength

There is much talk in the fitness and rehabilitation worlds about the importance of core muscle.  Many people misconstrue that when someone says core strength they mean abdominal muscles.  Although the abdominal muscles are part of the core of the body and it is very important to have strong abs, the true core muscles are much deeper.
The muscles around the spinal column in the lumbar and thoraco-lumbar spines are probably the most important skeletal muscles in our body.  These muscles activate for nearly all tasks from walking to catching a ball.  These muscles give not only stability to the bony and ligamentous structures, they are also packed full of very specialized nerve cells called mechanoreceptors. These mechanoreceptors are essentially pressure-sensitive and position-sensitive nerve endings that tell our brain the status and position of the muscles and thus the spine.
As we weaken the muscles of the low back, abdomen, and deep core, the muscles become infiltrated with fat.  This fat causes numerous problems because it reduces the tiny muscles’ ability to communicate properly with the brain and movement pattern disruptions can result, leading to injury. The proper rehabilitation of the core muscles involves not only strengthening the large muscles of the abdomen, trunk and back, but also the tiny little muscles around the spine, in conjunction with a fat-targeting nutrition program.
There are numerous programs and exercises that claim to develop the “core.” Unfortunately many of these involve abdominal exercises and exercises that may not be an option for injured people.  Thankfully, with the Powerplate® and medical weight loss, we can address the fatty infiltration of the deconditioned muscles and perform exercises that cause 30-50 contractions per second in the important core muscles.
Our trainers and Physical Therapists are trained to create programs that address the specific needs of our patients and we are happy to see people who simply cannot exercise because of pain able to overcome and get back the strength necessary to lead normal active lives.  The programs that we have on the Powerplate® have repeated demonstrated to our patients that they can get their strength, stability, endurance and stamina back to pre-injury levels, even when other therapies and treatments have failed.
The ultimate beauty of this is that we don’t stop there.  We have our CBP® Spinal Structural rehabilitation protocols that can further assist in the improvement of the patient’s condition and enable not only a return of strength and endurance, but also a return to normal spinal position!  The traction techniques and Mirror Image® techniques of CBP® give us the tools we need to address so many conditions that other techniques cannot help.
If you or someone you know is suffering from low back pain and dysfunction, or if you’ve had an injury that is not healing the way you would like, maybe we can help! If you want to get physically fit, lose body fat and improve your core strength in new a effective ways, we have programs that fit your needs.  Call us today to see if you are a candidate for our amazing transformative rehabilitation and lifestyle tools.
Dr. Jason W. Haas