Performance & Recovery

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...

By Dr. Matt Fontaine   "If your overhead squat is full and looks really athletic, odds are that you have several things going for you, meaning good mobility of the ankles, hips and upper back and an exceptionally strong and stable core." - Dr. Matt Fontaine Why...

Repetitive Motion Injuries (RMI, also known as RSI, CTD, CTS) have become a pandemic in sports, especially for endurance athletes like runners and triathletes.  This class of injuries and illnesses are the result from weeks, months or years of overuse of joints. Connective tissues in...

This blog is excerpted from an article by Dr. David Seaman published in the Fall 2013 issue of the Virginia Voice, a publication of the Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association A recent article published in the British Medical Journal states: “Now two thirds of...

For decades many people have been on the long slow ride to nowhere.  Long hours of running on the treadmill or outdoors, long sessions on elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, cycling outdoors.  For many, these "cardio" sessions are a staple of their exercise regimen.  Many people...

by Dr. Matt Fontaine Post Race Recovery: I will discuss why you need to hit the Athlete Post Race food tent and chow down. You need to replenish those glycogen stores and the body needs protein to start recovery. Don't forget...

So what's all the fad about? Well compression socks do help improve blood flow and imrove lymph drainage from the lower leg. This is especially important for injury recovery from any soft tissue injuries to the lower leg. The goal is to...

Dr. Stuart McGill debunks 6 common myths around Low Back Pain Myth # 1: Back injuries are rare. Myth # 2. You need a flexible back. Myth # 3. To avoid injury, you need a strong back. Myth # 4. ...

I feel that picking a day a week to do some strength training would be best. Core should be done 3-4 days a week, RECOVERY/ REGEN daily if appropriate: foam roller/mobility. So I thought I would take you through the following: Mobility Warm...