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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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Abdominal March

From the desk of Dr. Drew Deppen, DC... Want to know an easy way to actually get abdominal activation to transfer to everyday life?  HINT – it’s not a crunch!

March.

No, not the month – no one in the northern states likes the month of march  (apologies to all you Aries and aquamarine lovers.)

Actually march when you walk.

Bring your knees up toward your chest.

This feels silly, I know, I’ve done it.  But it doesn’t look as weird as you think.  And it will help you realize what it feels like to engage your core as you walk around in everyday life.

Click here for my video demo.

Often we walk haphazardly – with our feet swinging forward from momentum and not controlled.  Instead, train yourself how to walk.  Do this for 10 mins – 1 min at a time – throughout the day.

I did this with my father in law – his knee pain would instantly go away.  It was literally like a magic trick.

Everyone can benefit from this.  It turns on the hip flexors, and therefore further engages the abdominals  in walking.  If you don’t believe me – do it all day long and see where you’re sore tomorrow. :)

It’s simple – but simple ain’t easy!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Drew Deppen, D.C. Licensed Chiropractor

As your Boston Back Bay Chiropractor, Dr. Deppen takes pride in the diversity of his practice.  He has worked with a wide variety of patients from Olympic medalists to the everyday active person, ‬ Dr. Deppen’s Boston practice uses the most current evidence-based treatment protocols.  He has a deep interest in Rehabilitation strategies, Vojta Therapy or Dynamic Neuromusclar Stabilization, McKenzie Method Protocol, Active Release Technique, Strength and Conditioning, and Applied Kinesiology.  Dr. Deppen is also the only Chiropractor in Boston Back Bay with McKenzie certification credentials.  Additionally, Dr. Deppen is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a USA Track and Field Certified Coach.  Research has proven that both chiropractic manipulation and exercise are the gold standard for spine pain.  Dr. Deppen's combination of Chiropractic, McKenzie Method, and Strength Coach experience is a powerful combination for patients.

Dr. Deppen grew up in Chicago, Illinois.  As a young athlete, Dr. Deppen was fortunate enough to work with a local chiropractor for many years while in high school.  From there, Drew went to Eckerd College, graduating with Honors with a degree in Biology and Chemisty.  While at Eckerd, Dr. Deppen played volleyball and captained the team under Coach Dexter Rodgers, a former silver medalist.

Dr. Deppen then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated magna cum laude.   Palmer is the oldest and most prestigious chiropractic school in the world.  While at Palmer, Dr. Deppen developed a love for endurance sports: running, cycling, and triathlons.  Since then, Dr. Deppen has completed multiple Ironman events, and every distance from a 10K through 100-mile road races.

As a way to couple Dr. Deppen’s love of running and desire to help out in the community, he started coaching and working with a local high school while in Chicago.  He had the pleasure to coach high school athletes in both Cross Country and Track and Field for three years and in this time frame, helped coach and develop three NCAA Division I and four NCAA Division III athletes, as well as six Illinois All-State athletes.

During this same time, Dr. Deppen also worked with many beginner and amateur runners, both high school age and adults looking to participate in road running.  Often times, Dr. Deppen’s patients have asked him to help them learn how to run or train for a marathon.  Some of Dr. Deppen's most memorable moments from running lie in this arena: helping others find the love and joy of running and chiropractic to change their lives.

Dr. Deppen truly values the integrative approach offered at OMBE Integrative Health Center.  He has seen how multiple disciplines together can create a unique approach to health and overall wellness.  He looks forward to answering any questions you may have for him about chiropractic in a complimentary consult.

Summer Special: Book your initial evaluation and get a complimentary follow-up session! Book online or call our front desk at 617.447.222 for additional information.

 

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