Is CrossFit Safe? – Dr. Todd Rodman, DC, CCSP, CSCS Boca Raton , Florida

October 4, 2016

Brett Goldstein, D.C., Todd Rodman, C.C.S.P., D.C., and Christopher Knapp, D.C., at the CrossFit Games Is CrossFit Safe-  Why CrossFit injuries occur & how to reduce your risk of injury   I am writing this blog because I often get asked this question from many different types of people. It usually comes from either a patient, a CrossFit athlete, or an individual interested in knowing about CrossFit. There are many…


Diversify Your Workout Portfolio – Dr. Todd Rodman, DC, CCSP, CSCS and Dr. Chris Knapp D.C.

March 10, 2016

 Diversify Your Workout Portfolio Diversify Your Workout Portfolio   When talking about investing terms, diversifying your portfolio means to spread your investment money among several different types of investments (stocks, bonds, cash, etc.) in the interest of moderating risk that one investment type will perform poorly. It is meant to help protect your investment in the instance something unexpected comes up.   In exercise terms, diversifying your workout portfolio means…


The Importance of Rest and Recovery – Dr. Brett A. Goldstein D.C.

February 29, 2016

The Importance of Rest and Recovery     You are an athlete and you train hard. You go 100% and don’t like to rest. Rest is for the weak they say. Training non stop and not allowing time to recover actually can weaken the strongest athlete. Between your training sessions, it is important to rest and recover. This is the time when your body has time to replenish energy and…


Muscle Tightness and Cramps, Why? Dr. Brett A. Goldstein D.C.

January 18, 2016

Muscle Tightness and Cramps, Why?   Almost everyone has experienced tight muscles at one time or another. They can be painful, lead to injury,  limit movement and decrease performance.  Preventing and managing tight muscles is the key to avoiding injuries.   There are a few common reasons and times that muscles can tighten up.  The most frequent times when muscle tightness can occur are during periods of prolonged inactivity, during exercise,…


The Lost Aspect of Exercise Programs: “Recovery” – Dr. Todd Rodman, DC, CCSP, CSCS

September 10, 2015

The Lost Aspect of Exercise Programs: “Recovery” The Lost Aspect of Exercise Programs: “Recovery” One of the most important, yet often overlooked aspects of exercise is proper recovery from training. How many times have you heard, “Why do I need therapy, I’m not hurt”, “I don’t have time to stretch”, “I get my water from soda” or “I only get 5 hours of sleep per night”. These are some of…


Fighting the Battle of Creep – Dr. Matthew DiLallo D.C.

August 11, 2015

  Fighting the Battle of Creep. What is Creep? Creep is defined as the progressive deformation of a structure under constant load (1). This concept applies to both the structures that support our house, but also the structures that support our human body.  Due to the viscoelastic properties of the tissues in our body, it will help to think of creep in terms of a rubber band.  If you repeatedly…


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

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). …


Have you Injured your arm or leg? Don`t stop working out! – Dr. Brett A. Goldstein

January 29, 2015

Have you ever had a torn rotator cuff or broken arm and stayed home from the gym.  Well don`t!Research has shown that by performing  single-side training with the non-injured limb it will minimize the effects of atrophy and accelerate healing in the injured arm. This effect is known as cross-education.You increase strength in the injured limb due to neural adaptations. You will still have to train bilaterally to trigger a…