The Case for Alternative Health Care
Understanding, Surviving and Thriving in the Midst of Our Collapsing Health Care System

The Case for Alternative Health Care Book CoverA book by Thomas K. Ockler P.T.

This book is written by an insider. A hospital administrator and practitioner who participated firsthand in laying the foundation for today’s collapsing heath care system. A practitioner who then went on to make radical changes in the way he practiced his profession, his philosophy of health care delivery, and who is now hell-bent on making radical changes in this disastrous health care system he helped to create 30 years ago. This book is an insider’s look at the sequence of events and decisions that led to the demise of our health care system.

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This book is designed to educate you to:

  • Guide yourself through the maze of scams, tricks, false information, and out and out lies that abound in the face of: optimal, lasting, affordable, health and vitality.
  • Identify major obstacles and challenges in finding better health care.
  • Make more informed choices.
  • Save yourself a bundle of money.
  • Save your life!

Finally, this book is designed to give you the knowledge to navigate your way through, and survive the collapse of this national disaster we call our health care system.

  • If you want to have a greater influence over your health and your financial future, you need to read this book.
  • If you are a practitioner, and interested in a more alternative approach, you need to read this book.
  • If you still believe the current medical and health care industry has your best interest at heart, you really need to read this book.


Part I, which covers the history of our health care system’s collapse, will likely disturb you. You may be inspired to contact your congressional representatives and suddenly find yourself signing more petitions than you have ever thought possible.

Part II will unveil the course of history taken by both conventional medicine as well as alternative medicine. This portion of the book will de-mystify the subject of “alternative” medicine and health care, while alerting you to the major players and scammers who are after your alternative health care dollars.

Part III, starting at both an evolutionary and cellular level, teaches the basics of optimal health and includes the three most important tricks to out smart evolution. It teaches you how to thrive, not just survive, well into your 90’s, 100’s and beyond, and it does so in an easy to understand format.

Finally, Part IV takes you into the realm of the future of health care if we do nothing, and presents the possibilities and action plans that must be implemented to change things for the better, both on a personal level and political platform.


“The Case for Alternative Health Care sets itself apart from other books on the subject by describing at length, with language that virtually everyone can comprehend, these and other self-empowering concepts. I believe that this is knowledge that will change the way we think and act; knowledge that will inspire positive action on a personal, familial and political level. I also believe that the concepts and suggestions in this book, if adopted on a large scale, could save billions of dollars now currently being wasted, not to mention countless lives. Fortunately, even if these strategies are adopted by just you and your family, the benefits could easily be just as profound.”

Dr. Charles May, M.D. M.S.O.M.

“Tom, I commend you on your time, research and dedication to “The Case for Alternative Healthcare”. As I read, I began connecting the dots and unraveling the mess. I was angry yet inspired to arm myself, my family and friends, as well as the clients I serve with the awareness and techniques put forth in this book. You have a compelling and, with some earned bias, irrefutable stance on our current “sick care” system. I enjoyed every page, thought and insight. Thank you for the leg work so that myself and anyone else who reads this brilliant work can firmly know and trust that there is a monumental issue at hand, and that we all have a part in making the changes, one challenge at a time.

Nate G., Licensed Athletic Trainer

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Thomas K. Ockler P.T. received his Bachelors of Science diploma in Physical Therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1978. After moving to Ohio that same year to begin practice, he soon became quite disenfranchised with what he witnessed in hospital based health care. He spent 11 years in that same mid-western hospital system and 9 of those years were as an administrator. After those very conflicted years he resigned his administrative position and set out on his own to begin searching for alternatives to conventional physical therapy, as well as conventional mainstream health care protocols, including self-directed preventative techniques that not only prolong our lives, but also extend our “thrife” expectancy…how long we will thrive.

His search and promotion of a better health care “mousetrap” has taken him all over the world, teaching in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and throughout the United States of America. In his 30+ year journey of clinical practice and discovery, Tom has brought forth some of the most simple and common sense approaches to reversing our personal health care death spirals, while developing the ability to teach them in understandable and often humorous ways. His teaching methods and writing style has prompted some of his students and patients to give him the nick-name of “The Patch Adams” of Physical Therapy. He remains, to this day, a highly sought after international presenter and continues to teach seminars utilizing his techniques to eliminate musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, as well as the emotional / energetic factors which accompany them.

In 1999, facing what was described by his peers as certain failure, Tom founded and opened Alternative HealthCare Solutions; a physical therapy practice like no other he had ever heard of. This practice was designed to attract patients with the most difficult and stubborn physical issues (what we in the business sometimes call the frequent flyers) and to correct those issues in rapid order. Tom’s practice continues to draw patients from all over the USA as well as Canada and Europe.


Available in paperback for $16.00.

Buy online or purchase from our office. Book is also available via special order at many retail outlets (such as, Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc.). Be sure to note that the book is “Print-On-Demand.”

Internationally Recognized Physical Therapist, Teacher and Author Tom Ockler, P.T. Tom Ockler, P.T. is a highly sought after international presenter who gives continuing education courses demonstrating his techniques to eliminate musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.


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