Injury Articles

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   A human takes an average of 2000 steps per foot covering a one mile distance.  That is a significant number of repetitive movement.  What happens if poor joint movement and muscle imbalance are causing you to bare weight unevenly?  These faults can...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

[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...