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).
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 [...]

2017 Sep 8

Chiropractic and Manual Therapy for Tension Headache

By | 2017-09-08T21:04:59+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: Chiropractic, Massage Therapy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Manual therapy consisting of spinal manipulation, mobilization, soft-tissue therapy, or exercise is more effective than medication in the short term and as effective as medication long-term for muscle tension-type headaches. One of the most common physical interventions for headache management is manual therapy (MT) including chiropractic adjustments or 'spinal manipulation', joint and spinal mobilization, therapeutic [...]

2017 Sep 3

High Carbohydrate Intake Associated with Higher Death Risk

By | 2017-09-03T17:28:32+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A study published a few days ago in the Lancet found that high carbohydrate intake was associated with higher risk of total mortality, fats including saturated and unsaturated fatty acids were associated with lower risk of total mortality and stroke.  The authors note that current guidelines recommend a low fat diet (<30% of energy) and [...]

2017 Aug 15

Healthy Living – The Solution for Poor Health

By | 2017-08-15T13:40:10+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, pulmonary disease...The chronic disease crisis we currently face must be addressed in rapid fashion. Cardiovascular (CV) and pulmonary diseases, diabetes as well as several forms of cancer are leading causes of poor health and death around the world. These conditions have a significant impact on the quality of life of individuals, [...]

2017 Jun 23

Fruits for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases

By | 2017-06-23T09:07:10+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide. Diet comprises a mixture of food compounds that have a significant influence on human health. Accumulating population based studies have indicated that consuming fruits is inversely related to the risk of CVDs.  Important experimental studies have supported the protective role of fruits against CVDs, and [...]

2017 Jun 18

Massage Therapy in Children with Asthma

By | 2017-06-18T21:25:38+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Categories: Children, Massage Therapy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

According to a new scientific review, from Chinese authors, massage therapy can help asthma and significantly improve pulmonary function in children. The authors of the study evaluated the efficacy of massage, a traditional treatment method of traditional Chinese medicine on children with asthma.  Fourteen studies with 1299 patients were included in the meta-analysis. Compared with [...]

2017 Jan 7

Massage in the Promotion of Health and Well-Being of Older People

By | 2017-01-07T16:24:44+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: Massage Therapy, Seniors|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Globally, the proportion of people over 65 years is rapidly rising. Increased longevity means older people may experience a rise in physiological and psychological health problems. These issues potentially place an increased demand for quality care for the older person. Complementary approaches such as massage appear to be needed in quality residential care. Pain is a [...]