About Dean Smith, DC, PhD

Dean Smith, DC, PhD, husband, and father of two children, is a highly respected health and wellness authority. He is a chiropractor at Essence of Wellness Chiropractic Center and a researcher and clinical professor at Miami University. Dr. Smith incorporates lifestyle intervention (exercise, nutrition, other non-drug methods) with chiropractic adjustments and other manual methods to encourage optimal wellness. He has helped countless adults and children lead a life of wellness. His research interests lie broadly in the area of human movement and coordination. He is most interested in how chiropractic, exercise and rehabilitation affect human performance. His scientific articles have been published in such journals as Human Movement Science, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Chiropractic Research Journal, Chiropractic and Osteopathy and The Open Neurology Journal. His training includes a Master’s degree in exercise science, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a PhD in brain and cognitive science with a focus on motor control and coordination. The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic has awarded him with the International Chiropractic Sport Science Diploma (ICSSD).
2018 Feb 4

Muscle, Strength Training and Healthy Aging

By | 2018-02-04T10:05:11+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Categories: Exercise, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Muscle health and physical activity are very important factors to support healthy aging. It is well known that people of all ages benefit from regular physical activity. Exercise reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, hypertension, certain kinds of cancer, type 2 diabetes, and many other chronic diseases. However, muscular strength is an important component [...]

2018 Feb 2

Why Adults Choose Chiropractic and How Important Is It to Them?

By | 2018-02-02T19:48:14+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Chiropractic|0 Comments

There is a growing trend of chiropractic use in adults. In a recent survey of US adults who used chiropractic services, back pain (63.0%) and neck pain (30.2%) were the most prevalent health problems for chiropractic consultations and the majority of users reported chiropractic helping a great deal with their health problem and improving overall [...]

2018 Feb 1

Massage and Tension Headaches

By | 2018-02-01T17:28:38+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Massage Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Headache? Those with tension type headache (TTH) describe them as pressure or tension, tightening pain in the head that is generally on both sides of the head and not aggravated by usual physical activity. Tenderness around the head may also occur.  Did you know that tension type headache is the most common headache disorder in [...]

2018 Jan 28

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

By | 2018-01-28T15:19:37+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

No more Type 2 diabetes. Learn how with Dr. Sarah Hallberg. Can a person be "cured" of Type 2 Diabetes? Dr. Sarah Hallberg provides compelling evidence that it can, and the solution is simpler than you might think. "Stop using medicine to treat food". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da1vvigy5tQ   Recently, there has been an increase in the research [...]

2018 Jan 26

A Natural Approach to Pain Relief

By | 2018-01-26T23:20:44+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Categories: Chiropractic, Exercise, Massage Therapy, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

In this video Dr. Dean Smith discusses a natural approach to pain relief with emphasis on lifestyle. This a broad overview of how nutrition, exercise, sleep, smoking, stress, chiropractic and other factors can influence our pain. Below are some practical resources to help you implement some of the pain relieving strategies discussed in the video: [...]

2018 Jan 12

Exercise in the Prevention and Treatment of Almost Every Chronic Disease

By | 2018-01-12T12:39:31+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Exercise|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Exercise may be described as a 'polypill' to prevent and/or treat almost every chronic disease, with obvious benefits such as its low cost and practical lack of adverse effects. As opposed to exercise though, no drug intervention has proven efficient to maintain muscle fitness, a key factor to ensure independent living throughout all stages of life. [...]

2017 Nov 18

Cindy Schneider, Occupational Therapist is a Participating Provider for Medicare

By | 2017-11-18T14:00:29+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Categories: Exercise, Occupational Therapy, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Cindy Schneider, Occupational Therapist (OTR/L) is now a participating provider for Medicare in our office. To book an appointment with Cindy, please call our office at (937) 456-4555. Cindy Schneider, OTR/L – an Occupational Therapist who has worked in the area of Health and Wellness for most of her career. Her philosophy is based on [...]

2017 Oct 21

Exercise for the Prevention of Low Back Pain

By | 2017-10-21T13:55:00+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Categories: Exercise|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Exercise alone has been shown to reduce the risk of low back pain (LBP) by 33% and exercise combined with education by 27% says a new review study. The severity of LBP and disability from LBP were also lower in the exercise groups compared to control groups.  Interestingly, the results were not changed by excluding [...]

2017 Oct 8

Physical Inactivity in Chronic Diseases

By | 2017-10-08T09:14:11+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Categories: Exercise|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Would it surprise you to know that physical inactivity is an actual contributing cause to at least 35 unhealthy conditions, including the majority of the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S.?  Well, it is true. Importantly, physical inactivity, itself, often plays an independent role as a direct cause of speeding the losses of [...]

2017 Sep 10

Welcome Back Cindy Schneider, OTR/L – Occupational Therapist

By | 2017-09-10T16:35:12+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Categories: Occupational Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Cindy Schneider, OTR/L Please help us welcome back to Essence of Wellness Chiropractic Center, Cindy Schneider, OTR/L - an Occupational Therapist who has worked in the area of Health and Wellness for most of her career. She will be joining us later this month. Her philosophy is based on Holistic Health. She uses “hands on [...]