December 2012

Regular use of the foam roller is a great way to loosen tight restricted soft tissues and is a critical tool for daily use to develop better movement. How to Use a Foam Roller...

What to Expect, How to Treat, and How to Prevent Runner's Knee, Achilles Tendonitis and Swimmer’s Shoulder By Matt Fontaine, D.C., ART Our body is composed of a series of structural kinetic chains, whereas dysfunction or imbalance in one area can quickly lead to...

Understanding protective tension by Dr Matt Fontaine Using manual treatments like Active Release Techniques provides the physical medicine provider with invaluable tools for releasing scar tissue and tight muscles. However, when one identifies a tight restricted muscle, one should ask the question..Why is the muscle tight? Ensuring...

Simple Guidelines for Post Race Ice Bath How and Why it Works The ice bath is great for recovery of microtrauma, small tears to the soft tissues that occur from training and overexertion. The ice bath causes constriction of blood...

[caption id="attachment_555" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Lake Winnie[/caption] A Half Ironman (or Half Iron-distance) Triathlon consists of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride, finished off with a 13.1 mile run. This is a short introduction article in a series on triathlon training...