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Holistic Orthopedics: Patient-Centered Solutions for Pain-Free Living in Portland, Oregon

Dr. Oltman, ND, RMSK Orthopedics
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What Is Holistic Orthopedics?

Holistic Orthopedics is simply the evaluation and treatment of a painful area within the context of the whole person. Your knee is connected to YOU. 

With Regenerative Medicine therapies, you make your own medicine. We are utilizing your own body's healing response, so the healthier you are, the greater response we see. 

Joint pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction are often primarily local problems (knee pain is a problem in the knee). But there are also often instances in which systemic factors are contributing significantly to the pain and/or tissue damage. These can come in many different forms including hormone changes (menopause, low testosterone, hypothyroid, etc), immune system dysfunction (autoimmune conditions, allergies, etc), cardiovascular health, inflammatory toxins or foods, and trauma. 

Our holistic approach addresses any contributing metabolic, neurologic, and/or hormonal factors that can improve outcomes. It fills in the gaps between pain and lab work-- between the joint and your Health.

Pain does not exist in a vacuum and you'll be treated as a whole person. 

What does this look like in practice?

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy

    • Testosterone for both men and women can aide in healing and muscle tissue preservation if one is deficient.​

    • Estrogen/Progesterone effect both connective tissues and inflammatory response which need to be optimized for healing. 

  • Cardiometabolic Evaluation

    • Inflammatory markers, cholesterol, blood sugar, and insulin resistance can all provide a clearer picture of where to focus the treatment plan. ​

  • IV Nutrients

    • Replenish your body's vitamins and minerals quickly and efficiently giving yourself a boost energetically and metabolically. 

      • Iron (Venofer)

      • Magnesium

Scientific Evidence

What does the scientific literature show?

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