View Full Version : Dr. J. J. could you help me out?
03-25-2003, 06:42 PM
I was reading some of your posts and you said your son goes to Center IMT.
I've looked up your profile on here but could not find your e-mail address. So I went to your web site, and sent you an e-mail.
I'm not sure if you got it or not, but I was wondering if we could call you or you could call us. Could you please respond either using this forum? Or could you send me an e-mail?
My e-mail address is: masedope21@Hotmail.com
03-28-2003, 11:47 AM
I am just trying to keep this topic on top of the forum so hopefully Dr. J. J. sees it.
Dr. J. J. when you see this could you please e-mail me
E-mail address: masedope21@Hotmail.com
How is your son doing at center IMT. I really enjoyed them when I went and plan on returning, I am also planning on attending www.sci-step.com (http://www.sci-step.com) in the furture. Hope all is well!!!!!
03-30-2003, 03:56 PM
Jake, 17-year-old (complete C4-5), has been going to the IMT Center, outside of Atlanta, Ga., for the past 2 months (about 30 hours in total). They are working mainly on increasing his upper body strength, although they had him standing and attempting to move his feet on several occasions with the aid of a special walker and shoes. He is on a sugar elimination diet and they have him taking a number of herbs and nutritional supplements, which are designed to increase his immune system and reduce stress in the body. At home, he sleeps with a E stem unit to work his muscles. We have also purchased a massage table for muscle range of motion work-outs and hands on work with the aid of his mother and friends. I am making an exercise device the consists of two bike wheels connected by a weight lifting bar. He will lie down on his back on a mat and move the device around using quad gloves for griping the bar. This will exercise his shoulders, arms, and chest muscles. He is on a 4 year plan to get back to where he was prior to his accident. We will evaluate this program yearly to see if it is worth the time and money. If other more encouraging therapies come along, we may try them as well. So far it appears the IMT is very beneficial for him. He enjoys the therapists and other patients, who all seem happy with their progress.
03-30-2003, 04:39 PM
Dr. J. J. would you mind if me and my parents gave you a phone call? Could you please respond to my e-mail address
That would be great
Hi Dr. J. J.,
I was wondering, why is Jake on a sugar elimination diet? Does it have anything to do with regulating cAMP levels in the cell, or is it something else like weight control?
03-31-2003, 12:25 PM
Nothing to do with weight control, since Jake is skinny. IMT puts all SCI injured patients on a 3 month sugar elimination diet. They claim excess sugar is neurotoxic, prevents healing of SCI? They did not explain the specific mechanism. However, I think all teenagers eat to much sugar, so I go went with that for no other reason, then to reduce cavities!