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The Three Pillars to Resolve Your Muscle and Joint Pain

By Matt Fontaine | October 26, 2016

“THE MOST COMMON PATTERN OF MOVEMENT DYSFUNCTION WE SEE IN RUNNERS AND ATHLETES IN GENERAL IS POOR MOVEMENT, A LACK OF STABILITY & MOBILITY AND MOTOR CONTROL, RESULTING IN REPETITIVE MOTION INJURIES AND JOINT PAIN SYNDROMES” -DR. MATT FONTAINE The key to effectively resolving many acute and chronic muscle and joint pain syndromes that plague…

Frequently Asked Questions

By Matt Fontaine | October 24, 2016

What are your Office Hours?   Monday 11:00 am-6:30 pm Tuesday:  7:30 am-12:00 pm     2:00pm-6:00 pm Wednesday:  7:30 am-12:00 pm   Thursday: 7:30 am-12:00 pm     2:00pm-6:00 pm Friday:  7:30 am- 1:00 pm     What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?   Our office requires a 24 hour notice for all cancellations and rescheduled appointments.  This allows us…

FAQ’s for the Patient

By Matt Fontaine | October 24, 2016

The following are some topics that frequently come up in our clinic. A quick note on over the phone consults or email inquiries We live in a world controlled by technology and people want their information faster.  Email and social media play a big role in how we communicate and the technology can help us…

How to Setup Your Computer Workstation

By Matt Fontaine | October 21, 2016

by Dr. Matt Fontaine Ease poor posture by setting up your computer properly. Computer related posture is often a major culprit in generating neck and upper back pain, tension and headache. To avoid looking like the guy in the picture, better known as “Computer Guy” or Girl, review the PDF file below which details the…

Dr. Michael Leahy talks about Active Release Techniques

By Matt Fontaine | October 21, 2016

Dr. Michael Leahy is the founder and developer of Active Release Techniques, a patented soft tissue technique that detects and resolves soft tissue adhesions resultant from sports injuries and repetitive overuse. Dr. Leahy on ART  

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE…Train Better. Get what the PROS GET.

By Matt Fontaine | October 20, 2016

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE Active Release Techniques® (ART) is one of the fastest growing treatment methods in sports rehab and physical medicine practices today.  With the ability to treat injuries quickly and effectively, athletes all over the world have incorporated ART into their training regimens. “All Athletes and Weekend Warriors Have One Thing In Common… Soft…

The Story of Pain

By Matt Fontaine | October 6, 2016

“We have seen the pro athlete, and the weekend warrior.  And it often takes too long to recover from injury.  Making matters worse, many just press on without really healing.  We know it is not about us…you have pain…and we know how to fix it.” -Dr. Matt Fontaine   If you are like many we…

Research from Neck Pain Task Force

By Matt Fontaine | May 5, 2016

The Risk of Vetebrobasilar Stroke and Manipulation …In a Cochrane review for mechanical neck disorders, manipulation made it into the highest level of evidence. No medical interventions achieved this level of evidence. CMT: safe and effective. Use of prescription drugs: much less safe and proven to be ineffective for managing spinal pain.6 A study by…

Recovery and Regeneration

By Matt Fontaine | November 6, 2015

by Dr. Matt Fontaine Get to Know Your Body The biggest single key to full Ironman and half IM distance racing is being able to get to the start line healthy enough to compete. That is to say, that mileage that you can save on the training side can often pay big dividends on race…

Resolve Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

By Matt Fontaine | November 6, 2015

A NON INVASIVE TREATMENT TO RELIEVE HEEL PAIN AND PLANTAR FASCIITIS! By Dr. Matt Fontaine How long have you suffered from heel pain?  If you are like most people  who have it; a long time.  Maybe you had to give up wearing high heels or dress shoes.  You may wake up in the morning in…