14 Useful Facts about Supartz Knee Therapy

Supartz Knee TherapyIf you suffer from knee arthritis then you will no doubt be interested in any therapy that helps limit the pain associated with this condition. Osteoarthritis of the knee results in pain, discomfort, stiffness, and mobility problems. You may find it difficult to exercise, or to bend and straighten the knee, or osteoarthritis may make it difficult to relax or walk. One treatment for the pain of knee arthritis is Supartz knee therapy. This treatment helps you get back on your feet again and minimizes the effects of osteoarthritis.

All about Supartz Therapy

  1. Supartz knee therapy is a non-drug, non-surgical procedure designed to minimize the pain of knee osteoarthritis.
  2. Supartz therapy is administered via an injection directly into the knee joint.
  3. The active ingredient in the injection is a purified form of sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronan) – hyaluronan is naturally found within the cartilage and fluid of the knee joint where it acts as a cushion and shock absorber.
  4. Supartz therapy replaces and supplements the naturally occurring hyaluronan which may be lacking due to arthritis.
  5. The treatment by injection lasts a few minutes and takes place in the doctor’s office or the clinic.
  6. Supartz therapy injections are administered by trained professionals.
  7. The doctor may give a local anesthetic prior to the treatment, if necessary.
  8. Most people don’t experience any pain or discomfort as a result of the Supartz procedure.
  9. The procedure is associated with minimal downtime. You shouldn’t take part in strenuous activity immediately after the procedure but you can carry on with your normal everyday activities.
  10. The procedure is quick and easy.
  11. You don’t need to take any medication.
  12. The treatment is safe and effective and has been available for the public since 1987. Many people have benefited from the treatment during this time.
  13. Clinical trials have demonstrated that the treatment is more effective than placebo and significantly reduces pain in the knee.
  14. You may benefit from an additional program of physical therapy and exercise after the procedure. Your clinician can advise you how best to exercise and strengthen the joint.

If you have any questions about the procedure, schedule an appointment with your pain management specialist or your doctor. The Supartz knee therapy program can be an effective tool to treat knee pain as caused by osteoarthritis.

HCG & TRT = You Can’t Afford To Miss This

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HCG + Testosterone Replacement Therapy = What you see here!

It is more possible for you to look like this than you may think. It may sound TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

Many men starve themselves AND spend hours in the gym only to be disappointed with the results.

Astounding Results are now achievable in Marietta with Advanta’s unique combination of supervised  HCG and Testosterone Replacement Therapy. You can melt fat AND build muscle AT THE SAME TIME. Here’s how….

HCG works by changing brain chemistry in a way that curbs hunger while preferentially burning stubborn, unsightly fat around your stomach and hips. Even by itself, HCG is widely believed to reduce muscle mass during weight loss.

TRT has been used for years for erectile dysfunction and low sperm count. But now, recent clinical studies presented at the European Congress on Obesity show it also promotes weight loss, lowers Trigliceride levels AND maintains muscle tissue while you lose weight.

This synergistic combination PLUS medical guidance from the doctors and staff make HCG + TRT equal just one of Advanta’s anti-aging offerings.

Call Advanta Total Health in Marietta, Georgia today at 770-955-2225

Effective Weight Management: 7 Healthy Tips

spring forwardAre you looking for easy ways to keep to a healthy weight? Do you want to lose weight but don’t want to go on a starvation diet? It is important to manage your weight for health benefits as well as looking good and feeling energetic. But all too often healthy habits are exchanged for less-than-healthy choices. Here’s how to kick-start your weight management regime and make a difference to your health.

Healthy Eating Tips

1. Choose the right foods. A healthy diet doesn’t mean going on a starvation diet. It is more effective in the long run to consistently choose healthy foods rather than restrict your food intake or try to cut major food groups out of your diet. Aim for a mixture of lean protein – fish, chicken, turkey etc. – wholegrains, vegetables, and fruit.

2. Avoid sugary drinks and empty calories. Soda and carbonated beverages pack on the calories without you realizing it. Drinking super-sized sodas every day will not help your weight goals, so make better choices. Make sure you drink plenty of water to keep hydrated and enjoy some fruit juice every now and again.

3. Eat more fiber. Most people in the US are lacking in daily fiber. But fiber is essential for maintaining a healthy weight because it fills you up and is low in calories. You can find fiber in products like brown rice, pasta, cereals, wholewheat bread, oats, vegetables, and beans.

4. Include five servings of fruit and vegetables in your diet every day. Try to eat whole fruits but eat a variety – exotic fruits like kiwis and mangos are just as good as apples and bananas, and eating these fruits will stop you getting bored.

Exercise Ideas

5. Build physical activity into your everyday life so it doesn’t feel like you are “exercising”. For example, leave the car at home whenever you can or park further from your destination than you need to, go for a daily walk, or take the stairs when you can.

6. Have a medical check-up if you feel that pain is preventing you from living an active life. With treatment you can feel better and grow stronger and more flexible.

7. Aim to exercise 30 minutes a day, most days of the week. Choose an activity that you enjoy and vary your routine so you don’t get bored. Interesting activities include swimming, tennis, soccer, hiking, biking, skating, and running.

Spring is Here! Get Out of your Winter Rut

spring forward It’s time to spring forward. Springtime is here and with this new season comes the opportunity for new beginnings, recharge, and a change in routine. But if you’re still stuck with winter’s perspective, you might need a little extra help to get into the spring spirit. Here’s how to shake off the cobwebs and get ready for the warmer weather.

Change Your Health Habits

  • Get outside in the open air. During winter you probably spent most of your free time indoors, watching the TV, catching up on movies, or playing video games. Now’s the time to recharge your life by getting some fresh air and sunshine. Boost your vitamin D levels and improve your mood with time spent outside. Activity in the open air also helps improve your overall fitness, which makes it easier to feel ready for summer.
  • Schedule regular health checks and treatments. Don’t continue to neglect your health. Book a health exam or check-up, and make time for treatments like massage or physical therapy. This is particularly important if you have a health condition like a bad back or knee pain – untreated pain makes it difficult to take advantage of the change in seasons. In addition, you can take a look at any allergies you may suffer. Seasonal allergies can make it difficult to enjoy spring so investigate different treatments for hay fever and other conditions.

Step Out of the Rut

  • Overhaul your diet. Eat seasonal, local produce, making sure your diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, fiber, and healthy fats. Steer clear of packaged foods that are usually high in sugar, salt and saturated fat. Plan your meals for the week and go shopping for ingredients so you are not missing the key items for preparing healthy meals. Drink plenty of water throughout the day so you are not dehydrated and you feel more alert – drinking enough water can also make you feel fuller, lowering your risk of overeating.
  • Cultivate healthy mental habits. If winter sees you suffering from depression or anxiety, springtime could provide a relief from your symptoms. Schedule an appointment with a health professional and also put some health habits in place like visiting with friends, planning activities to enrich your wellbeing, taking a yoga or meditation class, or simply being mindful about the positive factors in your life.

It’s Not Your Mother’s Menopause

Everyone’s talking about menopause, but how does that help you with symptoms like hot flashes, memory loss, weight gain, mood swings, insomnia, night sweats and loss of libido? Thanks to the well-trained anti-aging physician, Dr. Thomas Federico, you don’t have to settle for a diminished quality of life. Instead, with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and more, you can look great, feel healthy and vibrant again, and celebrate being a woman at any age.



Dr. Federico helps women and men stay healthy through a trio of managed treatments that can reverse the cycle of hormonal aging. “There are 35 symptoms of menopause and peri-menopause,” according to Dr. Federico.
“Most women begin experiencing symptoms in their forties. Early treatment with hormonal balancing can prevent future problems like osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and changes in cognitive function.”
“We do not lose our hormones because we age. We age because we lose our hormones. Today more women are taking proactive measures to protect themselves now from the effects of hormonal decline, instead of waiting for their health and vitality to deteriorate.”

At the core of Advanta’s anti-aging program is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Unlike synthetic estrogen that is derived from the urine of pregnant mares, bio-identical hormones come from natural, botanical sources. They have the identical molecular structure to the hormones produced by your body. Dr. Federico stated, “Women now have choices. You can do nothing; you can eat a diet rich in phyto-estrogens; you can use traditional synthetic hormones; or you can choose BHRT to help you feel better, look better, attain your personal optimal health and reverse effects of hormonal deficiency.”


Menopause today doesn’t have to be your mother’s experience.ake Based on a thorough analysis of your hormone levels, lifestyle and overall health, your Advanta physician develops an individualized treatment plan using bio-identical hormones and nutritional therapy when indicated. “All of our treatment plans are completely customized to each patient,” said Dr. Federico. “Depending on your evaluation results and individual needs, menopause therapy may include any combination of BHRT, pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements, micro-nutrient infusion—a treatment developed by a Johns Hopkins University physician Dr. John Meyers and others.” Bio-identical estrogen usually comes in the form of a trans-dermal cream applied to the skin. A compounding pharmacist individually compounds your menopause therapy hormones to the exact doses prescribed by your Advanta physician.

Dr. Federico added, “Patients often ask how long BHRT should last. The answer—it is your choice. It should last as long as you want to receive its many benefits.”

I will closely monitor your body’s response to menopause therapy, ensuring that your hormones remain in balance and at the appropriate levels for you. Dr. Federico also noted, “Hormones are powerful. They control every system in your body. Regular monitoring to ensure appropriate hormonal balance is imperative, and helps you attain the optimal benefits of menopause therapy.”

In addition to weight management through BHRT and nutrition, Dr. Federico offers the highly effective hCG weight loss plan.

To reach Dr. Federico, please call Advanta Total Health in Marietta, Georgia 770-955-2225.

Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy in Marietta, Georgia

Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy Marietta GeorgiaIt’s no secret that as we get older, our bodies begin to change in less than desirable ways. You may notice that your metabolism doesn’t function like it used to, leading to loss of lean muscle mass and weight gain, especially around the belly despite diet and exercise. You may notice that we don’t sleep as soundly as we used to and hit the afternoon slump particularly hard. Maybe your concentration span has shortened and you are feeling “foggy-headed” or even depressed.

All of these symptoms used to simply be seen as getting older and there is nothing you can do to stop or reverse them. But what if you could?

What if you could regain your metabolism, sound sleeping patterns, concentration, and even improve your day-to-day mood? What if what you had considered as your life “slowing down” could actually be reversed, allowing you to fully enjoy your life yet again?

At Advanta Total Health in Marietta, Georgia, we understand that you are just reaching your prime! There is no reason for you not to enjoy your life with all of the energy and focus that you need to live it to the fullest!

Hormone Replacement Therapy in Marietta, Georgia

Our natural hormone replacement therapy in Marietta, Georgia, could actually allow you to look and feel like you are 20 years younger by reversing the signs of aging at a hormonal level.

You see, as we age our bodies naturally begin to reduce the production of natural hormones such as testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen. All of these hormones play a vital role in regulating metabolism, bone density, cognition, and even mood. When these hormones are out of balance, so are we.

Our natural hormone replacement therapy is uses natural, plant-based bio-identical hormones that work with your body. Unlike synthetic hormones, there is a minimal risk of side effects and can give you a wealth of benefits, such as:

  • Weight Loss
  • Increased Energy
  • Slowed or stopped hair loss
  • Improved mood
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Increased sex drive and stamina
  • And so much more!

To learn more about our natural hormone replacement therapy in Marietta, Georgia, call 770.955.2225 today!


How a Chiropractor Treats Knee Pain

chiropractic treatment for knee  painAre you suffering from uncomfortable, knee pain? If so, have you considered the treatment options for easing the pain? If you think there is nothing that can be done to treat knee pain, think again. One way in which you can help heal your knee and prevent pain from occurring in the future is with chiropractic care. Fortunately, chiropractic treatment is usually effective at treating many different forms of knee pain. Here’s how a pain management specialist like a chiropractor treats your knee problems.

Six Steps to Treating Knee Pain

    1. In-depth examination. The chiropractor begins by making an examination of the knee joint and asking questions to find out the source of the pain, how the pain might have occurred, when the pain is most intense, and whether there is also pain in other parts of the body. It is important to remember that the knee joint may not be the only problem – pain may be transferred from other areas of the body such as the hips or the lower back. Once the examination has been completed, the chiropractor will draw up a treatment plan.


    1. Reducing inflammation and pain. In order to help improve mobility and reduce swelling, ice may be used on the joint. The knee will be elevated and rest is recommended for the initial period following the onset of pain.


    1. Chiropractic adjustments. Manipulations are needed in order to bring the knee back to its previous functionality as well as increase its strength and range of movement.


    1. Massage. Soft-tissue massage helps increase flexibility in the knee as well as ease pain. It is important that the massage is gentle enough not to cause any extra discomfort.


    1. Rehabilitation exercises. The long-term goal of the treatment is to remove pain as well as prevent it returning in the future. To this end, various exercises and rehabilitation activities are recommended for carrying out at home. You will also learn how posture affects the knee joint and how to sit and stand properly to minimize pain.


  1. Home care. Take steps to lose weight if you need to – excess weight puts extra strain on the knees. Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to improve joint health as well as your overall health.

Still have questions?  Contact Advanta Total Health in Marietta, GA today to schedule your FREE consultation!

Knee Pain: Why Does My Knee Hurt?

sciatica leg pain marietta gaA flexible, mobile knee joint is a wonderful thing because it allows you to live an active life – play sports, walk and run, sit and stand, and enjoy the full range of movement that a complex joint like the knee allows. However, the flexibility of the joint also causes problems – you are more likely to damage the joint or cause problems through overuse. You are on your feet for large portions of the day and the pressure bearing down on the knee often results in pain. Knee pain could come in the form of a dull ache. You may also experience swelling and redness, and there may be stiffness and weakness. You may not be able to bend the knee as normal, or put weight on it.

If your knee is painful there are many possible reasons for the discomfort. Here are the most common causes of knee pain and discomfort.

Ligaments, Cartilage and Tendons

  • Torn Ligaments. The ligaments are bands of tissue that connect your bones and muscles. A common cause of knee pain is a torn anterior cruciate ligament, which connects the shin and thigh. This injury is commonly caused by sudden changes in direction while pressure is put on the knee.
  • Torn Cartilage. Cartilage connects bones and muscle and you can cause inflammation and damage to the cartilage in the knee through overuse of the joint or injury.
  • Tendonitis. An injury may also cause swelling and irritation to the tendons, which are tissues linking muscles and bones in the knee joint.
  • Ligament Pain. Ligaments that are too tight and not flexible cause pain in the knee.

Bone and Other Joint Components

  • Bursitis. A knee injury inflames the fluid-filled sacs called bursae that cushion the knee joint. This results in pain and discomfort as well as swelling.
  • Bone Chips or Loose Cartilage. A tiny piece of bone may break loose from the joint or cartilage can be separated from the joint. The chips stay in the joint cavity and cause problems with knee mobility.
  • Dislocated Kneecap.


  • Osteoarthritis. One of the most common types of arthritis that affects the knee joint
  • Gout. Another form of arthritis that is caused by a development of uric crystals in the knee joint.

If knee pain is affecting your everyday life, seek help from a pain management specialist. There are many different ways to treat knee pain – see the following article for more details.

Shoulder and Neck Pain: What You Need to Know

neck and shoulder painMillions of people suffer from shoulder and neck pain but many are under the impression that waiting it out and suffering in silence is best. Others believe there is nothing a doctor can do to treat neck or shoulder pain that is not linked to another underlying health condition. But leaving shoulder or neck pain untreated is not a good idea. Not only does the pain and discomfort cause problems in your everyday life, including difficulties walking, working, and relaxing, but an untreated injury can lead to more problems further down the line. Arm yourself with the facts about neck and shoulder injury so you can resolve the problem in the best possible way.

Why Do I Suffer from Pain in my Neck and Shoulders?

While the benefits of having a flexible, mobile neck and shoulder joint are clear, the disadvantages are also obvious – the lack of stability in the neck, the weight it supports, and the reliance on the shoulder muscles all make it relatively easy to damage the neck or the shoulders and cause pain. Often a small movement made at the wrong time, or a sudden movement that forces the neck forwards or backwards, can have strong repercussions in terms of pain.

What are the Common Causes of Pain in the Shoulders or Neck?

Poor posture is one of the most common causes of neck and shoulder pain. Sitting in the same position for a long time, when your weight is not properly distributed over your chest, causes pressure in the shoulders and the top of the spine. Standing and walking in a way that puts strain on the shoulder muscles and ligaments is also a problem – poor posture is a major contributing factor to neck and shoulder pain.

You may be able to identify the moment when the pain struck – an auto accident that caused whiplash, for example, or a heavy football tackle. Sometimes pain is due to a dislocated shoulder.

If you are struggling to find a reason for your pain, it could be a condition called wry neck. Wry neck describes when the neck is suddenly painful, stiff or uncomfortable. Wry neck is not usually caused by an accident or an injury, but it could be the result of a viral infection. There may be spasms of pain that spread across the upper back.

7 Tips for Treating Headaches and Migraines

headaches & migrainesHeadaches are a common problem, with up to 90 percent of Americans suffering from the uncomfortable condition. If you frequently experience headaches it can be difficult to lead a normal life. Often, headaches interfere with work and with family time – you don’t want to socialize with a pounding headache, or finish that spreadsheet at the office. Headaches may sometimes be the sign of another illness or health condition but they are much more likely to be triggered by environmental stimuli or by bodily processes like stress, tension, or blood sugar levels. Fortunately there are remedies and techniques proven to help relieve the discomfort of headaches and migraines. Here are seven of the best ways to reduce the pain and live a normal life again.

1. Visit a Chiropractor.

You may not realize it, but many headaches are caused by tension in the neck and the upper back. In order to relieve this tension and stress and properly align the spine, it is beneficial to see a chiropractor. You will also be able to receive advice about proper posture and sitting positions in order to minimize the impact of stress on the joints in your head, neck and back.

2. Exercise Regularly.

Exercise can also relieve stress and release tension. Try a low-impact form of exercise so you don’t cause extra pain, such as yoga, a stretching class, walking, or swimming.

3. Drink Plenty of Water.

Dehydration can cause headaches. If you regularly suffer from headaches, check how much you are drinking. You need at least eight glasses a day.

4. Avoid Foods That Trigger Headaches.

Common culprits include cheese, foods with nitrates or artificial sweeteners, wine, smoked meats, pickles, and cold foods like ice cream or other cold desserts.

5. Improve Your Diet.

Include plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, and other whole foods and avoid processed foods in order to increase your vitamin levels and also avoid artificial additives. Avoid too much caffeine (and too much alcohol) and don’t smoke.

6. Practice Stress-Reducing Techniques.

Try meditation, yoga, or other deep breathing practices to regularly inject a little calm into your busy life. Simply sitting for a few minutes in a darkened room or listening to some calming music can make a difference to the severity of your headache.

7. Use a Moist Heat Pad.

If the tension in your neck is promoting a headache, sit quietly with a warm, moist towel wrapped around your neck. The heat will help remove tension.