Athletic Performance Training

Get to Know Your Body   Athletes know their bodies well.  Whether you are a runner, triathlete, CrossFit athlete, mixed martial arts fighter or combatives/tactical athlete, these tips are for you.   The biggest single key to completing a major athletic event like a marathon or full Ironman half...

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T ALWAYS STRETCH? “After an injury tissues heal, but muscles learn, they readily develop habits of guarding that outlast the injury” Janet Travell Have you ever had a muscle group that was perpetually tight and despite all your efforts at stretching, they  remain stiff?  Muscles...

by Dr. Matt Fontaine   On almost a daily basis I am asked…”So Doc, Can I Safely Return to Exercising Now?”  Or "Can I still exercise while I am treating and recovering from my injury?" Here is how this conversation typically unfolds over the course of the first few...

The Right Approach to Treatment Implemented at the Right Time makes all the difference…   The Triad above depicts the three essential components to optimal health: Structural, Chemical, Emotional. Structure refers to our musculoskeletal system and will be the focus of this article. A major key to corrective...

How to sustain your fitness and performance conditioning when gyms are closed It sucks to have to modify workouts, whether because of injury or because your gym is closed due to COV-19. That said, you can get a great workout with bodyweight exercises.  Adding mobility with bands,...

by Dr. Matt Fontaine Yoga> one of the secrets of High Performing Athletes and Successful Individuals Yoga is not just for athletic, extremely flexible model type women in Spanx.  Yoga has been an institution in the Eastern World for Millenniums and here in the West, we are in...

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...

"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...

By Dr. Matt Fontaine   Does your head ache after workouts? Sports related headache Headache following exertion has been documented to have been described by Hippocrates1. Mainstream medicine often classifies headaches as either migraine or tension type headache. But the evidence based research does bot necessarily...