The 3 Most Common Endurance Sports Injuries and How to Treat Them – Dr. Lindsey Mathews D.C.

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February 26, 2015

  The 3 Most Common Endurance Sports Injuries and How to Treat Them The West Coast, particularly West Los Angeles where I practice, is a hub for endurance training. Even though I stay clear of anything longer than a 5K, I’m submerged deep into the track and field, marathon, and triathlon worlds because of a huge subgroup of my patients.   For this article I will be discussing all those…

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Ankle Mobility: The missing link for most CrossFitters – Dr. Dan Shuman D.C.

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February 23, 2015

Ankle Mobility: The missing link for most CrossFitters Ankle Mobility: The missing link for most CrossFitters Ankle mobility, or lack thereof, is something that I see a lot of in the clinic. When pointed out to the patients that their ankles are as supple as cement blocks, the look on their face is often one of confusion and baffle. After all, the CrossFit athlete typically isn’t out pounding the pavement…

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Active Rest – “Can I Play?” – Dr. Todd Rodman D.C.

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February 20, 2015

An athletic patient that has an injury will often ask the question “can I return to my sport.”  This is a question that has many variables depending on the specifics and severity of the injury as well as the mechanics and type of sport they are returning to. Research shows that early muscle activity of the injury promotes the healing process, speeds up recovery time and prevents deconditioning (muscle atrophy). …

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Mobility vs. Stability – Dr. Matthew DiLallo D.C.

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February 20, 2015

Mobility vs. Stability Every joint in the body has a specific function and is prone to certain levels of predictable dysfunction. As a result each joint has specific training needs. Injuries closely follow joint dysfunction and problems at one joint usually present themselves either upstream of downstream from the issue. Mobility is defined as the ability to produce a desired movement and stability is defined as the ability to resist…

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Treadmill Injuries – Dr. Jason Durnas D.C.

Its cold outside and those new Nike Frees you got for Christmas are calling you out. Treadmill training is a great way to stay in shape when you can’t hit the road. The problem with the treadmill is that most people are not sure how to use it properly…Today alone about a quarter of my patients presented with injuries from not using a treadmill correctly. The majority of people I…

February 20, 2015
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NSAIDs – Dr. Christopher Land D.C.

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February 20, 2015

                                                                                          NSAIDs Inflammation has been a naughty word among athletes and weekend warriors for years. After all, it is the reason we feel the pain that typically interferes with our training. Patients often report to my office with the same approach to their inflammation; NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve, etc.), time off, and ice. These are normally all things that I do not recommend. What is unknown by most people is that…

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Shoulder Mobility and CrossFit – Dr. Joshua Lederman D.C.

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February 17, 2015

Shoulder Mobility and Crossfit Crossfit athletes will often complain of pain in the front, back or side of the shoulder often worsened with overhead exercises like presses, overhead squats, pull-ups or even burpees. The shoulder often takes the brunt of the stress of a particular exercise if the lower extremity (including the hips) are not properly used. Olympic lifts such as the clean, snatch, and even the jerk press require…

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Treat Soft Tissue Injuries for Better Athletic Performance – Dr. Charles P. Graham D.C.

Treat Soft Tissue Injuries for Better Athletic Performance No one would argue that it’s hard work to be an athlete. To get better at any physical skill takes many hours of dedicated workouts and training to get good enough to compete. To be the best, the athlete pushes his or her body to the maximum. However, that dedication can cause the athlete to do more than his or her body…

February 17, 2015
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The “Core” of the PR – Dr. Zack Stalnaker D.C.

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February 17, 2015

The “CORE” of the PR In most areas of athletics, the personal record is an important aspect of goal setting and accomplishment. PR’s motivate us to work harder and push ourselves to greater levels of strength and conditioning. It is easy to focus on the PR at hand, whether it be more pounds on your squat, taking a second or two off of your 500m row, or whatever the goal…

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Alkalinity – A key component to recovery – Dr. Jason Bailey D.C.

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February 16, 2015

Alkalinity – A key component to recovery In an already stressful life, athletes are training harder and pushing their body to the limits each day. One of the most important processes of training is the recovery process. Everyday stress from our life and jobs compounded with our training will create oxidative stress and free radical damage to our connective tissue which over time leads to chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation affects…

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