A Canadian Chiropractic Master - Interview with Dr. Allan Oolo Austin

Dr. Roger Turner, DC
April 10, 2009
Written by Dr. Roger Turner, DC
When I was 13 years old, my father was flat on his back; he hadn’t moved for three weeks.” Says Dr. Allan Oolo Austin.  Within ten minutes of the chiropractor’s house call, he was up, walking around and feeling better.  I was in awe of this miraculous treatment.

ooloaustin“When I was 13 years old, my father was flat on his back; he hadn’t moved for three weeks.” Says Dr. Allan Oolo Austin.  Within ten minutes of the chiropractor’s house call, he was up, walking around and feeling better.  I was in awe of this miraculous treatment.”


Dr. Allan Gary Oolo Austin is an Estonian-Canadian  doctor of chiropractic and, also, a doctor of  osteopathy.   Certified in Chiropractic Rehabilitation and as a Chiropractic Sports Physician, with an honorary Doctorate in Manual Medicine by EU academic charter, Dr. Oolo Austin is the founder of the Trigenics® Functional Neurology assessment and treatment system and the Trigenics Institute of Myoneural Medicine. He is an official doctor travelling with the Estonian Olympic Team and president of The Estonian Manual Medicine and Chiropractic Association. He is currently practices in Canada and Estonia and teaches a Trigenics certification program in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.



Background

 

“My father was my greatest mentor. It is my goal to emulate him. He said, “Become a chiropractor, and you’ll always have food. You can always use your hands, anywhere.”  There have been many times, when traveling that I helped people in different countries.”

 

“I come from a family of entertainers and I myself am a musician and actor.  I’m equally right and left brain which created a lot of confusion in the battle for supremacy of my creative side or my scientific side.   ‘Should I go to chiropractic college or become a musician and actor?’ was the big question for me.” 

 

“At 13, my father gave me the book titled Psycho Cybernetics, by Dr. Maxwell Maltz.  I realized the power that our mind has to create our own reality.  I call this “menergy” for “mental-energy” and just like Maltz’s analogy of the heat-seeking missile, menergy will keep shifting until it hits its target.” 


Thoughts on “Menergy” and the origins of Trigenics

 

“If we program our mind strongly enough to achieve something that we desire and we have the right motives with enough menergy, then, like the missile, our subconscious will always hit the target.” 

 

 “When we have a break and allow the mind to flow, things come to us. I was singing and doing some acting in Los Angeles and was in a relaxed frame of mind.  I wasn’t pressured by the normal responsibilities of everyday practice.  I had treated patients regularly with straight chiropractic manipulation but was seeing a lot of them coming back with the same problems, in the same areas, year after year.”

 

“I’ve had two epiphanies in my life. At 14, I got these thoughts that said ‘There are no coincidences in life’ and suddenly I just started writing.  It was akin to what they call ‘channeling’”  

 

“The second epiphany was while on sabbatical in California in the 1990’s when, in a moment of inspiration, I got the concepts for Trigenics®,. I had practiced for many years in the usual fashion and was seeing over 100 patients a day. “

 

“So, I thought,‘There’s got to be something more than adjusting alone and the information which we were taught in college.’ Something that would benefit the adjustment and enable it to hold better, as often there was no really sustainable changes.”

 

“I realized that it was the neurological input to the intrinsic and global spinal muscles which control or restrict vertebral movement that needed to be changed. Osseous manipulation was falling short of realizing this objective and intervertebral dsykinesia with its attendant dysfunctions were consequently returning.”

 

“I thought,Use the body’s own neurologically programmed and innervated hard-wiring to effect a desired change’.ed,  eEverything that’s electronic is hard wired and there are circuitries and pathways that have to function. The human body works the same way.”

 

“When the CPU of a computer sends a signal up to the screen, one sees something specific on the screen.  Our body is wired the same way through the central nervous system with messages that go down from the brain to the body.  But, conversely, messages that come  back up from the body to the brain again thatell the brain whether or not the intention of the signal is occurring. This up-going, “afferent” part of the nervous system enables the brain to modify down-going “efferent” signals so that the intended target is attained..   That’s the way that the brain monitors what’s happening and coordinates movement.”

 

“This is the part that DD and BJ missed. They only considered “above-down”. It is treatment of the equally important “below-up” side that I developed and brought to the forefront of neuromusculoskeletal treatment concepts with Trigenics® Functional Neurology.”


More on Trigenics

 

It’s already wired a certain way to get the accentuate response that you want to get and to change the signal patterns going up to the brain.  One of the unique concepts that stemmed from this was using a multimodal approach to accentuate the pathways and effect of What if you used, reciprocal innervation. ..

 

How could we instantly and sustainably change the teonaicity and behavior of a that  muscle and the resultant biomechanics of a joint? I realized that one could manipulate firing of the reflexes; such as the inverse myotatic reflex, the stretch reflex and various forms of reciprocal innervation.hibition ?If the brain could be “tricked”, it would fire differently. The real trick would be in getting it to fire in exactly the desired way for beneficial results. I started to work with neurological principles from as far back as Sherringtons in the 1950’s.  I added new concepts and innovations in neurology to accentuate reflex signals beyond their normal firing pattern in order to bombard the lower brain with afferent activity which it was not normally programmed to receive. I hypothesized that this, in turn, would force the brain to reprogram the way that it sends down its efferent messages. This is referred to in neurology as “amplitude summation and convergence projection” and the change in efferent transmission following Trigenics®, I coined as ‘resefferentation’.”

 

“There were three things techniques or modalities (hence the name TRIgenics® ) that I combined th at to created an entirely new  neurological system of treatment. This unique treatment that proved to have a very powerful and dramatic effect, unparalleled and unseen in any other treatments..  This is the reason that Trigenics® is referred to as a “multimodal” treatment system.”

 

“1. Functional Enhanced rReflex nNeurology.:

The patient move and useperforms interactive resistant exercise movements which are resisted by the doctor in a measured and modulated manner in order to accentuate reflexogenic afferent signal output and to get a reciprocal innervation type of responsess.  Other neurological responses were attained by overloading circuitry with heavy resisted loads applied during the exercise movement. Our pilot studies indicated that providing a specific amount of light resistance to movement of an agonist drops the millivolt potential of the antagonist lower than that which would be created by simple non-resisted contractions. We are able to use this accentuated response to make a change in brain response and muscle behavior. We named this “the Resistance Loading Reflex” or simply “the Austin Response”.

 

2. Mechanoreceptor Manipulation: This is where the therapist further amplifies afferent reflex signals Other neurological responses where overloading circuitry such as the GTOs with different loads applied during the movement.  Combine that wiusingactual physical deformative manipulation and stimulation of the nerve sensors or mechanoreceptors themselves while those accentuated reflex signals are already cumulatively being fired in response to the resisted movement..  

 

3. Combine that with actual physical stimulating the nerve sensors. Cerebropulmonary Biofeedback: Then This This This   This is a focused breathing exercise with target visualization designed to stimulate alpha brain wave patterns and the Benson relaxation response, while the doctor directs and teaches the patient how to assist in attaining maximum neurological response.”

 

“Visualization and breathing are proven scientifically to be able to affect the physiology of the body.  I have two black belts in martial arts, where breathing is critically important.” 

 

“I combined the effect of breathing with visualization with functional reflex neurology and mechanical nerve stimulation in a very specific way and then started experimenting.

Synergistically combining these modalities gives you the triad of techniques which essentially make up the patented TRIGENICS ® treatment procedures.”


Taking Trigenics into practice      

“In the mid-’90s, while living in Los Angeles, I got involved in covered options. I lost everything in the stock market.  I came back to Canada, bankrupt and destitute. This meant taking the bus to work in the mornings and living in a friend’s basement that didn’t have a functioning toilet.  I had to start over and began reading Anthony Robbins fervently every day.” 

 

“I was back in practice again where I’d been for so many years but now there was this constant force that was pushing me and saying, “Start experimenting with this new treatment system.”  I experimented on my patients, kept notes and took Polaroid pictures of the different procedures as they developed.  I also worked every Sunday for two years with different students. Eventually, I put together a book. I did more research into current neurological concepts and also developed my own and it started to come together.”

 

“It became clear that Oone of the missing elements in the complete care of the neuro muscul aro skeletal system was the “below-up” part of the equation. The main concept of cbecause what hiropractic is that does is it absolutely it opens up the communications between the brain and the body by removing interference on a spinal level.” 

 

“I posed a question to the students of Palmer Davenport,  What happens if we open up those channels of communication with an adjustment and they’re not the correct signals?  The brain is not sending the right sign – tThe brain is strying to sending signals down but they oseare the wrong signals?’aren’t the best signals or the right ones.

 ItThe body wouldn’t work as well,’ iswas the answer. This is what occurs when a state of “dysafferentation” occurs where the upcoming afferent signals are disrupted and incorrect and this is the reason that there is a missing element in chiropractic philosophy and care. DD and BJ got half of it. That does occur in the body and the reason that occurs is because the upcoming signals that the brain depends upon, the lower brain depends upon to send and transmit the ____ or outgoing messages back down again.  When those signals are disrupted and those aren’t the right signals going up, that’s the other side of the circuit.  That’s the other side of the circle. 

 

There’s above-down but there’s also, the absolutely critical, “below- up”.  Students are taught about dysafferentation and Jana and Leibenson’s concepts that below-up dysfunction causes neuromusculoskeletal conditions from the consequent weak-short imbalance patterns, but they are not taught how to effectively correct it. This was not discovered until Trigenics®. With Trigenics®, twe doTwe correct he below up above-down component of the whole entire neurological pathway s, the circuitry of the nervous system and then correcting that is modified to begin firing its default signals correctly by overloading the lower brain with an almost too muchunnatural barrage of afferent information causing it to ultimately “reset” itself.”

. 

“When the circuitry of the nervous system is corrected using This how a central processing computer resets itself when you send too many signals up.  We correct this TrigenicsTrigenics®, less adjustments are needed and  essentiall y the below up component. the effect of the adjustment is also more sustainable as the correct channels of communication are opened up properly. This is, of course, the chiropractor’s goal.” 

 

“Trigenics® requires tremendous focus and concentration by the practitioner and the patient. W I teach the lateral atlas manipulation procedure in my spinal adjusting course for chiropractic students, that a tremendous amount of focus is required. I take my mind’s eye and I go right into where I’m going to adjust, including depth of penetration.  .I see it before I do it. “

 

“That’s very similar to martial arts techniques when you break a cement block or board.  If your mind’s eye isn’t all the way through it already before you do it, you’re going to hurt yourself.  We don’t use that type of force to do adjustments but you do have to use that much focus.  A lot of Tthe focus comes from the stance.  The way you position yourself for adjusting is so critically important to maximize the effect of the adjustment.  Focus like this is also required when performing Trigenics® 

 

“Trigenics® is a whole different approach and an entirely new paradigm. Successful chiropractic practices are generally, high volume- high income- high stress whereas a Trigenics® based practice is “low volume- high income- low stress.”

 

“Trigenics® It excites them doctors because they become a Sherlock Holmes of the neuro musculoar skeletal system.study Trigen They are able to peel back the layers and come up with a clear definitive assessment of what is causing the problem, map that out and then follow procedures that enable them to achieve incredible results, that’s exciting.!”  

 

“Ted Carrick, one of my classmates, founded the American Neurology Diplomate program and he, a classmates, originally referred to Trigenics® it as being neuro plastic.  That means your nervous system has the ability to instantly adapt to change.. The nervous system loses this ability when dysafferentation exists with resultant neurokinetic dysfunction.”

 

“The Trigenics®B effect  of it is dramatic and observable by the patients themselves in terms of the instantaneous increased strength and/or length of the area or the range of motionmuscle and the decrease in pain.”


Practice affirmations and goals

 

“The affirmations that I read to myself every day in practice are; ‘There are so many sick people, people that are not well or are in pain in my area and I want to be able to help as many as possible.’”

 

“My goals now are a little bit different.  I still have the goal of continuing to help improve the quality of people’s lives and as many as I’m comfortably able to do, but without the need to make a living from it.   To be able to do that, just for the love of it.  I think that would ultimately be the greatest thing.” 


Recommended by Dr. Oolo-Austin

 

“Il recommend three books my father gave me:   Psycho Cybernetics, Maxwell Maltz; 2.  How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie; and, The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale.”

         

“Another book that I was turned on to in the 90’s was Conversations with God, Neale Donald Walsch.”

 

“These books offer many different methodologies for overcoming obstacles, such as meditating, visualizing, praying, connecting with universal intelligence, the higher good, or with the God within you.  I recently made a reconnection with Universal intelligence or God. I’ve started praying again and it has helped my life.”

 

“I strongly recommend that everyone attend a technique seminar at least once a year.  Because, it really broadens your horizons and there are a lot of good technique seminars.”  

 

My father said ‘Money is not the greatest satisfier in life, but that not having money can be the greatest dissatisfier.’ Not having enough funding to do what you really want to do can be an obstacle.  There have been moments where underfunding has been that type of an obstacle.”   

 

“Have faith that you can create the best in life and that you deserve to receive the best. Repeating affirmations such as: “I’m perfectly healthy, I’m abundantly wealthy, I am totally successful, everything I do prospers,” is helpful.” 

 

“My father also said ‘I can be happy anyway. There is no way to happiness.  Happiness is the way.’” 

 

“How do I stay healthy?  I read the ingredients on what I eat.  I don’t eat chemicals or preservatives.  I like to eat a lot of fish, with raw vegetables.”

 

“I stay away from all the whites - absolutely totally stay away from refined sugar, and I don’t get vaccinations. I don’t agree with injecting those toxins into the human body and believe it to be more harmful than helpful.” 

 

“I take supplements. Dr. Jim Maschino, has made me aware that we need to take our supplements.”

 

“Dr. Meschino also turned me on to “Medita-Tropin” which makes me feel tremendous.  It’s a combination of amino acids taken before bed. It is also a secretagogue which causes your pituitary to secrete increased amounts of HGH.  and I found that it has helped me to feel good and…yes..younger.” 

 

At my ageActually, I’m ‘ageless’.  There’s nNo age attached  – as there’s only two ages: dead and alive.”

 

“I run twice a week and lift weights twice a week to keep my body in shape.  Trigenics®, is very interactive with a lot of isometric and isotonic contraction movements so this also keeps me in shape.”   

 

“Chiropractic is absolutely miraculous and it was straight manipulation that got my father out of bed after three weeks.  But, it is not everything. There is more still to the chiropractic profession, more for us to discover and more for us to grow into.” 

 

 

“I don’t have any regrets in life.  I don’t believe in regretting the dead past or worrying about the imagined future.  What we have right now is a gift.  That’s why I call it the present.  So I live in the present. “

 

Thoughts on the profession

 

“The chiropractic profession has not taken enough steps to protect itself from other professions and other individuals. We either need to get the sole right to manipulate or we need to push hard enough to create a controlled act for performing osseous manipulations just like prescribing drugs is a controlled act.  There should be defined educational standards that must be met to enable anyone to perform this, especially cervical manipulation.”   

 

How Oolo-Austin is making this happen

 

“From the viewpoint of bringing chiropractic to people throughout the world, my greatest success was as the founding father of chiropractic medicine in Estonia.” 

 

“In the early 1990s I went to Estonia just after the Soviet Union had collapsed and the Russian occupation ended.  I made presentations that were attended by all of the government organizations, top medical doctors the media.  It was in all of the newspapers.  They had never heard of chiropractic.  The headlines read, What is Chiropractic? in huge, gigantic letters.  Chiropractic was introduced to the country of Estonia.  Since then, I’ve formed the Estonian Manual Medicine Chiropractic Association.  I’m the President of that association.” ( )

 

“My mandate is to regulate and set specific educational standards to be able to practice chiropractic and to claim the designation as a doctor of cChiropractic and to perform osseous manipulations in Estonia.” 

 

“I was featured on the cover of the American Chiropractor magazine in the January 2006 issue. This is a feather in my cap of which I’m proud.”





Recommended by Dr. Oolo-Austin

 

“Il recommend three books my father gave me:   Psycho Cybernetics, Maxwell Maltz; 2.  How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie; and, The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale.”

         

“Another book that I was turned on to in the 90’s was Conversations with God, Neale Donald Walsch.”

 

“These books offer many different methodologies for overcoming obstacles, such as meditating, visualizing, praying, connecting with universal intelligence, the higher good, or with the God within you.  I recently made a reconnection with Universal intelligence or God. I’ve started praying again and it has helped my life.”

 

“I strongly recommend that everyone attend a technique seminar at least once a year.  Because, it really broadens your horizons and there are a lot of good technique seminars.”  

 

My father said ‘Money is not the greatest satisfier in life, but that not having money can be the greatest dissatisfier.’ Not having enough funding to do what you really want to do can be an obstacle.  There have been moments where underfunding has been that type of an obstacle.”   

 

“Have faith that you can create the best in life and that you deserve to receive the best. Repeating affirmations such as: “I’m perfectly healthy, I’m abundantly wealthy, I am totally successful, everything I do prospers,” is helpful.” 

 

“My father also said ‘I can be happy anyway. There is no way to happiness.  Happiness is the way.’” 

 

“How do I stay healthy?  I read the ingredients on what I eat.  I don’t eat chemicals or preservatives.  I like to eat a lot of fish, with raw vegetables.”

 

“I stay away from all the whites - absolutely totally stay away from refined sugar, and I don’t get vaccinations. I don’t agree with injecting those toxins into the human body and believe it to be more harmful than helpful.” 

 

“I take supplements. Dr. Jim Maschino, has made me aware that we need to take our supplements.”

 

“Dr. Meschino also turned me on to “Medita-Tropin” which makes me feel tremendous.  It’s a combination of amino acids taken before bed. It is also a secretagogue which causes your pituitary to secrete increased amounts of HGH.  and I found that it has helped me to feel good and…yes..younger.” 

 

At my ageActually, I’m ‘ageless’.  There’s nNo age attached  – as there’s only two ages: dead and alive.”

 

“I run twice a week and lift weights twice a week to keep my body in shape.  Trigenics®, is very interactive with a lot of isometric and isotonic contraction movements so this also keeps me in shape.”   

 

“Chiropractic is absolutely miraculous and it was straight manipulation that got my father out of bed after three weeks.  But, it is not everything. There is more still to the chiropractic profession, more for us to discover and more for us to grow into.” 

 

 

“I don’t have any regrets in life.  I don’t believe in regretting the dead past or worrying about the imagined future.  What we have right now is a gift.  That’s why I call it the present.  So I live in the present. “

 

Thoughts on the profession

 

“The chiropractic profession has not taken enough steps to protect itself from other professions and other individuals. We either need to get the sole right to manipulate or we need to push hard enough to create a controlled act for performing osseous manipulations just like prescribing drugs is a controlled act.  There should be defined educational standards that must be met to enable anyone to perform this, especially cervical manipulation.”   

 

How Oolo-Austin is making this happen

 

“From the viewpoint of bringing chiropractic to people throughout the world, my greatest success was as the founding father of chiropractic medicine in Estonia.” 

 

“In the early 1990s I went to Estonia just after the Soviet Union had collapsed and the Russian occupation ended.  I made presentations that were attended by all of the government organizations, top medical doctors the media.  It was in all of the newspapers.  They had never heard of chiropractic.  The headlines read, What is Chiropractic? in huge, gigantic letters.  Chiropractic was introduced to the country of Estonia.  Since then, I’ve formed the Estonian Manual Medicine Chiropractic Association.  I’m the President of that association.” ( )

 

“My mandate is to regulate and set specific educational standards to be able to practice chiropractic and to claim the designation as a doctor of cChiropractic and to perform osseous manipulations in Estonia.” 

 

“I was featured on the cover of the American Chiropractor magazine in the January 2006 issue. This is a feather in my cap of which I’m proud.”



 

 

 drturner

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