Hips (and good mechanics) don’t lie! – Dr. Therese Miller D.C.

Hips (and good mechanics) don`t lie! As the largest joint in the human body, the hip withstands tremendous forces every day. It is also responsible for altering its position with compensations throughout life. Changes in hip mechanics contribute or often cause low back, knee and even foot pain yet often are overlooked.  Take a brief look at one of the most common changes in hip mechanics and how important this…


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

  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…


Water Works : Dr. Kellie Baxter D.C.

Water Works Want your body to work better? Want that work out to be smoother? One of the easiest and most important things you can do to keep your body healthy is to drink water. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “Most people don’t get enough water on a daily basis.” Thirst is a poor indicator of your water needs. By the time that you feel thirsty…


Corrective Strategies For Anterior Tilt (Part 2) -Dr. Michael Nelson – D.C.

Corrective Strategies For Anterior Tilt (Part 2) Inhibit To inhibit the overactive muscles, I like to perform a manual psoas release. I like to do this either with Active Release Technique or manually. When performing manually, I have the patient supine with their hip and knees flexed to relax the abdomen. I like to use a closed fist and reach the psoas from the anterior, pushing through the abdomen while…

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

  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…


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

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.

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). …


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

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…


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…


NSAIDs – Dr. Christopher Land D.C.

                                                                                          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…