Stanford Doctor on Lifestyle Medicine Approaches to Knee Pain
Struggling with knee pain? Dr. Michael Fredericson shares the latest research on non-surgical approaches to treating knee pain. Learn about knee osteoarthritis, lifestyle medicine approaches to treatment, the role of natural supplements, and newer biologic injections being offered at Stanford. Speaker: Michael Fredericson, M.D., Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
The focus of our Stanford Lifestyle Medicine Program is to provide guidance on key lifestyle practices, incorporating the latest technological and scientific advances to improve fitness, nutrition, sleep, stress management, social relationships, cognitive function, and gratitude to empower individuals in optimizing health and longevity.
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We selected our lifestyle medicine pillars according to evidence-based research. All of our pillars have an impact on long-term physical and mental health and can be broken down into a series of smaller behavioral changes. These pillars are interrelated. Positive behavioral changes in one pillar can motivate behavioral change in another pillar.
We aim to highlight the most rigorous research in each pillar. We break down the research into meaningful recommendations for patients and healthcare providers.
Our Lifestyle Medicine Program was launched in 2019 under the guidance of Program Director, Michael Fredericson, MD with assistance from Associate Director, Douglas Noordsy, MD. Our Initiative focuses on: developing accessible Lifestyle Medicine content, raising awareness, establishing a team of experts, providing education platforms for healthcare providers, and performing quantitative and qualitative research to improve our impact.
Lifestyle behaviors encompass many elements of a fully-lived life. Healthy behaviors and lifestyle interventions can help individuals and families improve longevity and decrease chronic disease. We collaborate with the Stanford Center on Longevity to redesign an approach to a century-long life that is available to all, independent of background.
We believe that Lifestyle Medicine will continue to grow as a field. We believe collaboration between institutions, societies, and researchers will enable more patients to access and understand evidence-based recommendations. Please let us know if you are interested in working with us.