Posts by Matt Fontaine

Fixing Hip & Low Back Pain in Runners

by Dr. Matt Fontaine “When it comes to running injuries, many think of foot, ankle or heel pain, shin splints, runner’s knee or ITB syndrome.  But poor hip mobility and function can lead to LOW BACK PAIN in runners and also cause runners to lose power and efficiency in their runs.” -Dr. Matt Fontaine Defining…

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Fixing Foot Pain

NON-INVASIVE TREATMENT  OPTIONS FOR FOOT AND HEEL PAIN By Dr. Matt Fontaine A Common Injury for Runners and Other Active Individuals Christine’s foot and heel pain began back in college while playing soccer.  For years she suffered with recurring shin splints and intermittent sharp debilitating foot pain.  Sometimes she could play through the pain, other…

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SHRUGGING OFF SHOULDER PAIN

by Dr. Matt Fontaine   This article will expand on topics we covered in our “SHRUGGING OFF SHOULDER PAIN” clinic as part of our 4- part Injury Prevention and Performance Clinic Series in partnership with Trident CrossFit.   Shoulder Pain 101: Common Problems Shoulder pain affects hundreds of thousands of athletes and active individuals.  Shoulder…

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How to talk with your doctor

by Dr. Matt Fontaine In the age of information, patients need to learn to leverage the readily available scores of internet articles in order to have a better dialogue with their doctor. In the age of WebMD and Google, the average American has more and faster access to medical and healthcare related information than ever…

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DEVELOPING YOUR CORE

by DR MATT FONTAINE This blog details what we covered in the first session of a 4 week clinic series hosted at Trident CrossFit. In this 4 Part clinic series we will cover the CORE, LOW BACK & HIPS, SHOULDER, AND FOOT & ANKLE. Let’s start our discussion with a detailed description of just exactly…

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WHAT IS ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES?

by DR. MATT FONTAINE TRAIN BETTER, AND GET WHAT THE PROS GET…GET ACTIVE RELEASE! Active Release is a patented, state of the ART soft tissue manual therapy.  It was developed by Dr. Michael Leahy, an Air Force Academy graduate, engineer and pilot turned Doctor of Chiropractic.  He took principles from engineering and applied them to…

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Debunking Shoulder Pain in the CrossFit Athlete-Part I

by Dr. Matt Fontaine Debunking Shoulder Pain in the CrossFit Athlete– Part I In this 3 part series I will address the causes of shoulder pain in the overhead athlete.  Keep in mind that shoulder pain is not unique to CrossFit, but comprises about half of all CrossFit related injuries.   Disclaimer: I will do…

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5 Tips for Better Sleep

by Dr. Matt Fontaine In my last post I introduced this series on the Pillars to Better Health & Fitness and Becoming a Better Human. I promised that over the next few weeks I would be sharing some of the expertise from leading experts in the field of Health & Fitness focused on developing a…

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