The TOT Doctors Roundtable: How to Improve Your Musculoskeletal Health


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The number of people in their 30s walking around with osteoporosis and osteopenia is staggering. Why is this issue so largely overlooked? How can people start improving their musculoskeletal systems and bone density? Why is the insurance system within medicine a waste of time and a hamster wheel? On this episode, I am joined by Dr Jim Meehan, Dr Rob Kominiarek, Dr. John Crisler and Dr. Sean Breen continue with our biological systems series, tackling the musculoskeletal system today.

Three Takeaways

Geroprotection is a better term to use instead of anti-aging. You can protect yourself from the effects of aging, but you can’t stop it.

The strength of our musculoskeletal system is dependent on microfractures, micro-tears and repairs and this is why movement and resistance training are so necessary.

Medical boards have almost unlimited power. They are the end all be all with no supervision and oversight. That’s a huge part of the problem.

At the start of the show, we talked about the issues with the sick care model and the doctors who are getting taken down by the medical board for trying to step out of the system. We also talked about why you just can’t make a difference in the sick care model and if there’s anything we can do to help fellow physicians. We also talked about how to improve bone health through lifestyle changes.

We also discussed:

  • Why anti-aging is a dangerous term to use
  • How hormones can be used regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle
  • How doctors are contributing to bone health issues

People are constantly trying to look for shortcuts to solve issues that can easily get fixed by simple lifestyle changes. When it comes to bone health, every conversation about the musculoskeletal system has to start with getting off the couch, moving and being active. Following from that, we have to cut out sugar and alcohol. All these things will affect the strengths of our musculoskeletal, and make more of a difference than any drug can.

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