Dr. Marc Heller

About Dr. Marc Heller

Dr. Heller graduated cum laude as valedictorian from the National College of Chiropractic in 1979. He constantly updates his knowledge by studying with different teachers and learning new techniques to help his patients. His work draws from the chiropractic, osteopathic, and physical therapy teachings, with the goal of finding the right techniques for you as a unique individual. His focus is on helping you help yourself; coaching you on how to move better, and how to increase your strength and flexibility.Dr.Heller has published over 120 articles, primarily as a columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic magazine, a national trade journal.

Exercises to Avoid If You Have a Bad Back

You can’t get well if you are continuing to re-irritate your disc. Sometimes the exercises that you STOP doing, are the most important change. If you suspect or know that you have a funky lumbar disc, if it hurts to bend forward, here are the exercises to avoid.You’ll notice I am talking as if to [...]

2020-08-23T16:11:18-07:00December 20th, 2018|

Neck Pain: Activation Exercises

My latest Dynamic Chiropractic article, Neck Pain; Activation Exercises, includes links to videos of the exercises. Tight muscles are often best addressed by activating the muscles. Especially when soft tissue work or stretching only gives temporary relief. In observing patients and studying rehab, I have learned that tight muscles are weak muscles and that stretching [...]

2020-04-22T16:46:42-07:00November 7th, 2018|

How to Become a Wizard in a World Run by Muggles Combining Evidence: Experience & Expertise = Clinical Excellence

Marc Heller, DC Let’s honor and appreciate the evidence. And, let’s know, that unlike microbial diagnosis, our work does not lend itself to a black-and-white, evidence-based, rigid system. Become the grounded, common-sense wizard. Use both your left brain and your right brain. Learn to listen and observe. http://www.dynamicchiropractic.com/mpacms/dc/column.php?c_id=1517

2020-08-23T16:04:38-07:00November 26th, 2015|

Adjusting the Occiput on the Atlas

Marc’s article published in Dynamic Chiropractic magazine starts by reminding doctors why low force non thrust techniques are useful. He then go over specific assessment methods for the occiput, and muscle energy mobilization for this joint. He also utilizes the Upper Cervical Side Bend exercise.

2020-08-23T15:30:21-07:00April 27th, 2015|

Back Pain and Invasive Treatment Procedures

Marc Heller, DC Yesterday, one of my patients, who has similar challenges to the ones I face with my back, asked me to write a blog about my own back pain issues.  I thought, really. I obsessed about my friend who recently died 5 years after a failed back surgery. One of [...]

2020-08-23T15:43:01-07:00March 18th, 2014|

Sciatica and Gluteal Pain Causes

Here is the first of  a 2 part article on sciatica and gluteal pain. Part 2 will be listed at the bottom of this blog. I want to thank many of my patients, who have helped me puzzle through all of the challenges associated with an ongoing “pain in the butt.” So many sufferers [...]

2020-08-23T15:49:41-07:00September 3rd, 2013|

Discography viability discussion

Marc Heller, DC This article from Orthopaedic Today Europe, Issue 5  is a discussion of the viability of discography.The missing piece of the discussion, in my view, is factoring in the research that shows that discography damages discs. Unfortunately, we still do not have a definitive non-invasive way to test for discogenic pain.I prefer looking [...]

2020-08-23T15:15:57-07:00October 26th, 2012|
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