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    Power Over Pain: Shoulder & Neck Pain? Free PT! BYOC for community pools? Hamsters Wearing Masks?


    Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on May 20, 2020. Dr. Baxter discusses opening community pools this summer; how much more we’ll know by the end of the summer about who is at risk & how to predict who will be impacted; new CDC guidelines for Emergency Department exams & discharge; and hamsters wearing masks! Special guest Keith J Cronin, Doctor of Physical Therapy, schools us in avoiding neck & shoulder pain (posture!) and how to make it feel better. A few more details about nasal irrigation and a recipe!


    BYOC? Dr. Baxter reviewed guidelines for opening community pools and proposed reducing the number of surfaces that require regular cleaning. Bring your own chair may be the theme of this pool season!


    Dr. Baxter is helping to shape CDC guidelines about Emergency Department behaviors – marching in place as part of the new clincal exam?!! She explains why marching in place is such a telling indicator of illness.


    About those hamsters. Wearing masks. There is no magic bullet right now for avoiding COVID-19. Social distancing, hand-washing, staying at home are all important. A small study where infected hamsters had masks shielding their cages may support that wearing a mask reduces infection.


    Free telehealth PT from special guest Keith J Cronin, Doctor of Physical Therapy. He schools us on the importance of good posture to avoid neck & shoulder pain. He shows us how to use our VibraCool FLEX device, a foam roller, other tools you have at home to reduce pain when it happens.


    A bit more about nasal rinse. Currently, 12 trials underway to evaluate nasal irrigation to reduce spread of COVID-19. “Big molecule predilection” – it’s a thing!


    Buzzy and VibraCool are FDA registered 510(k) cleared to Control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). Also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger point, restricted motion and muscle tension.


    Dr. Amy Baxter, MD, bio & more pain relief options here:


    Dr. Amy Baxter directs innovation, invention, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include international thought leadership on pain management and acute opioid reduction, multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks, eight issued patents, multiple first author textbook chapters and journal publications, and successful 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, created and validated the BARF pediatric nausea scale cited in fifty studies, and founded Pain Care Labs. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. National and international lecturing highlights include MakerFaire, AARP, and TEDMED. On Homeolux Board of Directors. Also known for turning down Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank.

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