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Allen N. Wilkins, M.D.
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Allen N. Wilkens, a New York City native, started his medical education in a combined program at Dartmouth Medical School and Brown Medical School. He did a general surgery internship at Loma Linda University Medical Center and three years of orthopaedic surgery residency at Brown Medical School. His interest in diagnosis and
non-surgical tratment of musculoskeletal disorders led him to Harvard Medical School, where he finished his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and was appointed Chief Resident.

Dr. Wilkins has co-authored periodical articles and text book chapters, as well as facilitated numerous lectures. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also a Member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Recently he was appointed Clinical Instructor in Rehabilitation Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

For the past twenty years Dr. Wilkins has practiced various martial arts, including tae kwon do, kung-fu, shorin-ryu, and aikido and has often acted as onsite physician at various martial arts tournaments.

Blog Entries by Allen N. Wilkins, M.D.

The Power of Martial Arts

Posted August 8, 2011 | 13:50:00 (EST)

Angel's mugging changed my life, and in a way it saved my life. We were best friends as freshmen in high school in a tough neighborhood in the Bronx. As Catholic school students we rode the city bus together to and from school wearing jackets and ties. As usual, on...

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How to Keep Your Achilles Tendon in Good Health

Posted August 2, 2011 | 17:26:05 (EST)

When Alex Trebek, host of the TV game show "Jeopardy," raced down a hall pursuing a thief who had stolen his mother's bracelet and other items from his hotel room, his Achilles tendon snapped. He fell to the floor in extreme pain and hobbled onto the set of the show...

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How Stretching Can Improve Flexibility And Health

Posted July 23, 2011 | 04:15:08 (EST)

How flexible are you? If you're unsure, just try leaning over and touching your toes. As a physican and martial arts practitioner, I see the good and bad effects of stretching. There are many good reasons to stretch, especially for those who want to age gracefully, because improving physical condition...

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An Ancient Technique To Shape Your Body And Mind

Posted July 7, 2011 | 09:05:35 (EST)

Whether you're thinking of getting involved in martial arts or have already begun, you can improve your health and pave the way to preventing future medical problems, all while having fun learning non-violent self-defense. The martial arts all have different traditions, philosophies and styles. Since they are often based on...

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