Crossfit Performance & Recovery

One of the most common syndromes that plague athletes and fitness enthusiasts is shoulder pain.  Most commonly the pain occurs during or immediately following exercise and is located along the front of the shoulder and slightly less common in the back of the shoulder.  Often...

by Dr. Matt Fontaine   So Doc, Can I Safely Return to Exercising Now? "Can I still exercise while I am treating and recovering from my injury?" Every day in clinic I field questions like this? The conversation usually goes something like this… At some point is nearly every new...

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...

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. Patients with injury and pain who seek medical care deserve:  An...

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...

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtcBY465DNI[/embed] MFL Podcast 93: Dr. Matt Fontaine on the easiest ways to prevent injury & optimize performance - YouTube Dr. Matt Fontaine on Muscle For Life Podcast: Learn the easiest ways to prevent injury and optimize performance in this podcast with Mike Mathews In this podcast I interview with...

What is a mobility practice?  And why is it important for every human to have a consistent mobility practice?  You will want to read til the end where I share some great hip mobility videos with you. "The biggest pattern of movement dysfunction we see in...

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...

By Dr. Matt Fontaine Director at Potomac Physical Medicine [caption id="attachment_330" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Hit the New Year Running[/caption] With the holiday season in full swing and the New Year fast approaching, I wanted to start a discussion on the best practices for becoming a better human in the coming year.  This article...

by Dr. Matt Fontaine "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 Millions of people suffer...