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" 'Magnificent gratitude' are the words I would use to describe my experience in Mexico. Treating a population in need, and them in exchange being open to allow physicians to perform and perfect their needling technique with supervision. Loads of patients, great supervision with guidance and instruction. Amazing people, doctors and confidence builder. Spiritually uplifting, beautiful warm patients and location. Life altering. Thank you AAOM for this opportunity! Keep up the great healing!"
Mary Harrow, DO
"The Cancun AAOM Workshop has been invaluable in my training as a prolotherapist treating sports medicine as well as chronic musculoskeletal injuries. The workshop is well organized with practical lectures and hands on diagnostic and injection techniques lead by many of the top physicians in the world. The repetitions and one-on-one instruction alone is worth the trip, not to mention the community of physicians who embrace and foster your learning experience. It is “a must” for those wanting to learn or perfect their anatomical and injection techniques for what I believe is rapidly becoming the orthopedics of the future!"
J. Mike Carlson, DO
"THE AAOM PROLOTHERAPY WORKSHOP IN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO, IS WELL WORTH IT. LAST YEAR DOCTORS FROM ISRAEL, HONG KONG, NEW ZEALAND, THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO JOINED TOGETHER TO HAVE A MARVELOUS 1 WEEK EXPERIENCE WITH A HIGHLY REGARDED TEAM OF PROFESSORS AND ASSISTANTS. IT IS A COMPLETELY NEW EXPERIENCE OF HOW TO TREAT THE PATIENTS WITH PROLOTHERAPY AND WILL HELP YOU IMMENSLY IN YOUR CONFIDENCE OF HOW PATIENTS SHOULD BE TREATED IN EACH INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE. THE WORKSHOP IS ONE OF A KIND AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE."
MAURICIO AROUESTY, M.D
"To say that doing the mission is life changing would be selling it short. These missions, combining the camaraderie of excellent doctors, the transfer of skills from one doctor to another, and seeing the relief of suffering patients whom we treat is a feeling that is indescribably good. It's what we all went into medicine to do. - To help people indiscriminately - with no concern about ability to pay or insurance. Both Genny and I thoroughly enjoyed our week of work and late nights. Genny, who is fluent in Spanish, served as my translator, helping me and the other doctors with patients. She soon became popular and I had to fight for her services since she was being called in all directions. She loved every minute of it as did I, and we are now planning another mission. I made a lot of new friends in that week and I'm sure, in the years to come, will become even better friends with these new friends. I thoroughly enjoy these types of programs, and AAOM does it well. AAOM is an organization I am proud to be a member of and an active participant. I would recommend the Mexico mission to any physician who doesn't mind hard work, combined with a great learning experience and patient care. You will go back to your practice with a renewed sense of self-worth and pride. You can't put a price on that."
Charles F Mahl MD BCIM FACS FICS
"Being the first Hong Kong and Asian Dr to attend the AAOM's Mexico Hands-On Prolotherapy workshop in 2008 and 2009, and being able to teach in the Cancun workshop in 2014, I am in the right position to introduce this "MUST ATTEND" hands on workshop to all doctors who are learning prolotherapy and want to start doing prolotherapy and regenerative medicine. The workshop is very well organized with 1-hour morning practical lectures and hands on diagnostic and injection techniques instructed by the leaders of Prolotherapy and Pain Management in the world. The teaching faculty are sharing their knowledge and skills unselfishly. It is followed by a hands-on clinic, treating real patients, for 7-8 hours a day, initially one-on-one instruction by the great teaching faculty, and by the time of finishing the workshop in the end of the week, most attendees were able to professionally perform a critical diagnostic examination, and treat common musculoskeletal pain problems or sports injuries safely with prolotherapy. Attendees will perfect with the mechanism of prolotherapy, how to treat the root causes of the pain effectively, gain the clinical anatomy knowledge and of course the needling techniques! The population of the patients were awesome; most of them could not afford to receive expensive treatment, but they are great people, respectful and grateful for the treatment provided by the whole team of AAOM Drs. The location is perfect, convenient to all parts of the world, and the duration of the workshop is just right! No matter which countries you're coming from, this is the best hands on workshop. You MUST attend!"
Stanley Lam, MBBS
"I am a physician who has practiced manual/orthopedic medicine in Rome, Italy for the past 25 plus years. Prolotherapy has totally revolutionized how I now practice medicine. This past February 2014 I had the incredible opportunity to attend AAOM's Cancun Prolotherapy Mission. This was my introduction to clinical prolotherapy and had been recommended to go to Cancun with AAOM. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for the excellence of the total experience. The instructors, all of them, were experts in prolotherapy. They all had a lot of experience both in their clinical practices as well as in teaching. Their attention to detail was phenomenal. I left after the week long training knowing that I had made the right decision. Upon returning to my practice I immediately began to implement what I had learned. The clinical results have been nothing short of miraculous. Patients keep referring others so that they too can be healed and helped with prolotherapy. I highly recommend AAOM's prolotherapy teaching programs and personally intend to continue to attend more of their missions."
Florian Brunstein MD.DC
"If you're tired of going to courses that are "all talk" and no results, go the the AAOM Mexico Prolotherapy workshop. I have a few years of experience doing prolotherapy, and my productivity doing prolotherapy more than doubled after returning from the workshop. It is an invaluable experience to work alongside other physicians who use prolotherapy. I learned new techniques and was able to fine tune the skills I already had. The lectures, which are excellent thanks to the knowledge base of the accomplished AAOM faculty, are far more profound in a course like this where you actually perform prolotherapy on real patients. If you have not attended this course, it is a must for physicians who practice prolotherapy."
Dr. Jacob DiCesare, DO
"The AAOM prolotherapy Cancun workshop is a "must - attend" for physicians desiring expert teaching and hands-on experience in a wonderful setting. The faculty is truly world class. The trip was well organized and exceeded my expectations. You can't get this training and experience anywhere else."
Donald J. Voelker, MD, FACC,FSCAI, FSCCT