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Praise for UPRISE

Shelley Lewis PTShelley L. Lewis, MS, PT Shelley L. Lewis, P.T., is a Director of Physical Therapy, overseeing a staff of 16 physical therapists at four outpatient clinics in greater Kansas City. Early in life Lewis realized how much she loved the study of human anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, a love later pointing to her career. 

With over two decades of experience in treating patients with pain, Lewis has this to say about sports medicine and back pain expert Dr. Sean Wheeler, and Dr. Wheeler's soon-to-be-published book, UPRISE:

In UPRISE, Dr. Sean Wheeler changes the way we look at back pain and musculoskeletal pain. As physical therapists, there has never been "one way" to treat back pain, but often we traditionally focused on 4-6 weeks of stretches, strengthening, and modalities. Instead, Dr. Wheeler focuses on incorporating long-term stabilization into functional activities and sport.

As a result, the diagnosis has changed, the prognosis has changed, even the vocabulary we use with our patients has changed. For example, we now speak of Bracing Muscles in need of Circulation Training. There is no more "core".

This refreshing physical therapy-centered model relies not only upon sports medicine and pain management doctors, but encourages collaboration with other healthcare professionals to offer the patient a period of pain relief, which then allows us to begin the stabilization—or Circulation Training—process. UPRISE offers a fundamental shift in the mind-set of treating back pain sure to impress and influence patients, medical providers, and healthcare insurance carriers worldwide.

Lewis received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology—Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska, and was awarded her Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center School of Professions. 

Building on earlier praise for UPRISE from experts such as the alpha doc to professional athletes Dr. James Andrews, Hall of Fame Coach Bill Snyder, credited as Architect of the Greatest Turnaround in College Football History, award-winning Television Writer and Producer Lynne Litt, and Dr. Marc Valley, who advocates that the healthcare industry — from medical insurance providers to doctors themselves — become familiar with its teachings, UPRISE will soon add a powerful new understanding to the medical treatment of chronic back pain.

Look for Dr. Sean Wheeler's new book UPRISE soon, and reserve your advance copy at the link.

Kansas State University Coach Bill SnyderKansas State University Coach Bill Snyder With the College Football Playoff complete and the 2015 National Championship game now entered into sports history, another significant story emerged during the week's run-up to the Championship Game, centered on Kansas State University Head Football Coach Bill Snyder, now Hall of Fame Coach Bill Snyder.

Snyder, selected for the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2015, is credited as The Architect of the Greatest Turnaround in College Football History, demonstrated in this video presentation prepared by the Kansas State University Athletics Department.

As another Hall of Fame football coach, Barry Switzer, once stated about Bill Snyder: 

"He's not the coach of the year, he's not the coach of the decade, he's the coach of the century."

With a meticulous approach to his craft and his 16 goals for success, Coach Snyder continues to impact the lives of his student-athletes and so many more.

Here's what newly inducted Hall of Fame Coach Bill Snyder says about Dr. Sean Wheeler, and Dr. Wheeler's soon to be published book UPRISE:

“Coaching Sean as a student-athlete in our football program at Kansas State University allowed me great insight into his capabilities. This very precise, well-written, and passionate book, written for the benefit of others, does not surprise me. UPRISE is meaningful and eye opening.”

Now with Coach Snyder's insights, building on earlier praise for UPRISE from experts such as the alpha doc to professional athletes Dr. James Andrews, award-winning Television Writer and Producer Lynne Litt, and Dr. Marc Valley, who advocates that the healthcare industry — from medical insurance providers to doctors themselves — become familiar with its teachings, UPRISE will soon add a powerful new understanding to the medical treatment of chronic back pain.

Look for Dr. Sean Wheeler's new book UPRISE soon, and reserve your advance copy at the link.

Body-Guitar-book-F-V4bMarc A. Valley MD, is the respected Medical Director of CIRCE Medical Services in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where his clinical interests include minimally invasive spinal surgery, cancer pain, and neuropathic pain.

Dr. Valley says this in advance of the publishing of UPRISE, a new book by sports medicine and back pain expert Dr. Sean Wheeler: 

"UPRISE is a wonderful book. Filling an important void in patient education options, it focuses patients on ownership of their condition as well as offering a firm basis for self-directed rehabilitation. I also recommend this book for the practitioner who coordinates patient care as well as insurance caseworkers. UPRISE is an important addition for anyone interested in pain management."

Dr. Valley received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, and was awarded his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California. He is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the International Spinal Injection Society,  and the International Neuromodulation Society

Following on earlier praise for UPRISE from the alpha doc to professional athletes, Dr. James Andrews, and from award-winning Television Writer and Producer, Lynne Litt — Dr. Wheeler's new book UPRISE will soon add a powerful understanding to the treatment of back pain. 

UPRISE will be published in early 2015. 

the-most-valuable-player-in-sports-is--this-doctor-panoramicJames R. Andrews, MDDr. James Andrews is well known for performing orthopedic surgery on high-profile athletes from a wide array of sports.

The subject of an ESPN story praising his talents offered this quote:

"[Andrews] is the alpha doc at the center of a sports-medicine network that extends well beyond doctors. Every athletic trainer, physical therapist, strength-and-conditioning coach in the land seems to have Andrews' cell phone number."

Dr. Andrews, a founding partner and medical director for the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, and co-founder of the American Sports Medicine Institute, is also profiled in media such as Sports Illustrated, the Washington Post and Fast Company.

Dr. Andrews has this to say about Dr. Sean Wheeler, himself a sports medicine and back pain expert who trained with Dr. Andrews, and Dr. Wheeler's soon to be published book, UPRISE:

"Dr. Wheeler's book presents interesting ideas challenging conventional thinking.  It is hoped that his sports medicine, outside the box approach contributes to positive movement in spinal health." 

Following on earlier advance praise for UPRISE described here from award-winning Television Writer and Producer, Lynne E. Litt  including the Writers Guild of America Best Dramatic Series Award for the popular Television series LOST  Dr. Wheeler's book UPRISE may be on its way to becoming a must read when published. 

UPRISE will be published in early 2015. 

Lynne Litt“An extraordinary book, UPRISE illuminates the challenges, causes, and solutions to back pain.  The medical explanations and the new vernacular Dr. Sean Wheeler creates are easy to follow and more importantly, to remember.  As one who suffers from nerve pain in my foot due to back weakness – or weak Bracing Muscles, as Dr. Wheeler would say – I was particularly impressed at how well Dr. Wheeler painted the picture of the body, how it is supposed to work, and how things get off balance." - Lynne E. Litt, award-winning Television Writer and Producer, including the Writers Guild of America Best Dramatic Series Award for the popular Television series LOST.

UPRISE is scheduled for publishing in early 2015, authored by sports medicine and back pain expert Dr. Sean Wheeler.