Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend World Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Conference Istanbul, Turkey.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

James Stoxen

Team Doctors, USA

Keynote: The integrated spring-mass model approach to treating thoracic outlet syndrome

Time : 09:30-10:30

OMICS International Rehabilitation Health 2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker James Stoxen photo

James Stoxen, D.C. (Video Bio), owns and operates Team Doctors Chiropractic Treatment and Training Center. Team Doctors is one of the first care centers in the world to combine chiropractic care, therapy, active rehabilitation and strength training for world class athletes in a private rehab training center for competitions. Dr. Stoxen also provides “on-site” chiropractic care and anti-aging consultation and care to numerous top celebrity entertainers all over the world.


The use of Hand-Held Devices (HHD) such as mobile phones, game controls, tablets, portable media players and personal digital assistants have increased dramatically in past decade. This drastic change has led to new batch of difficult to treat, musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities such as myofascial pain syndrome of neck and upper back and thoracic outlet syndrome. The thoracic outlet anatomy and how the bundle passes through the passageway is complex for even musculoskeletal experts. So, for doctors trained in other specialties there can be an inadequate understanding about nature and cause of thoracic outlet syndrome. A syndrome rather than a disease, the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, plus top 10 ranked hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery agree persistent compression of nerves, arteries and veins traveling through the thoracic outlet is what leads to thoracic outlet syndrome. Three models of human movement, the inverted pendulum model, the spring-mass model and the integrated spring-mass model (ISMM) were discussed. The ISMM model, which integrates the spring suspension systems of the foot and shoulder region as well as the torsion spring of the spine and the mass, the head. I will discuss my clinical findings show compressive disorders like TOS and herniated discs are merely an over control of tension on the human spring mechanism leading to these syndromes. I will give brief review of the symptoms and their patterns, the common orthopedic tests and diagnostic tests, the 16 different common conservative therapies and the 10 reasons for when surgery is medically necessary. I will discuss an alternative treatment for this disorder based on the integrated spring mass model.

Break: Networking and Refreshments Break with Group Photo
OMICS International Rehabilitation Health 2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Paolo Flocco photo

Paolo Flocco has graduated in Physiotherapy from the University of Rome "La Sapienza". After various work experiences and different courses, he enrolled at CERDO, one of the most prestigious schools of Osteopathy in Italy and after six years of training he became Osteopath. For several years he has been working as a professional and dealing with study and research. He writes in national journals and blogs of scientific popularization. He is also an International Lecturer and Member of the scientific committee of the most important post-graduate training company for physiotherapists in Italy. He is the founder of MAIT®, a new approach to manual medicine.


Life expectancy has progressively increased in the industrial world, but in recent years another indicator has been being considered: Healthy life expectancy. The worrying fact is that this indicator is gradually decreasing. This leads to a number of societal challenges: Increased days off from work, increased expenditure on health care, increased consumption of drugs, increased per capita expenditure and increased risk of side effects. It is clear that the money spent on medicines has increased steadily over the last 25 years and NSAIDs play a major role in this. Please note that at least 15% of people taking NSAIDs exceed the maximum permissible dose and are at risk of serious side effects. Analyzing ISTAT statistics on Italian health, 39% of those interviewed had recourse to drugs in the last two days before the interviews. The overweight population is steadily increasing, including the pediatric age. The prevalence of diabetes, osteoporosis, chronic and autoimmune diseases is also increasing. Population is more sedentary. Unfortunately, this is a European trend. Parallel to worsen health condition, 16% of European employees feel stressed every day, according to data from a recent study by ADP, "The workforce view in Europe 2018". The situation becomes even worse if we consider female workers or workers in the health sector, reaching peaks of 20%. Could there be a correlation between these data? We believe so, because stress, physical, behavioral or psychic, produces inflammation, giving rise to possible symptoms, even structural. For this reason, we believe that it is useful to propose complementary approaches to intervention.