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A common injury for endurance athletes is "Achilles tendonitis".  Runner's and Triathletes are frequently affected.  To be fair, for most of these athletes this is an umbrella term that does not accurately describe the actual structures involved.  In most cases, it really isn't a tendonitis...

Get to Know Your Body This article is for every active athlete out there, be it the runner, triathlete, CrossFitter, mixed martial arts fighter or combatives/tactical athlete.  The biggest single key to completing a major athletic event like a marathon or full Ironmanm half marathon or...

  [caption id="attachment_1087" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Mobile & Stabile[/caption] The Modern Laboratory of Human Movement by Dr. Matt Fontaine    “All Athletes and Weekend Warriors Have One Thing In Common… Soft Tissue Injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves”.   Sports and training have the potential to wear us...

by Dr Matt Fontaine, DC With the rigorous training volume of competitive swimming, the body often suffers from accumulation of load that can result in a repetitive strain injury.  The repetitive motion is the cause of chronic irritation to soft tissue.   This irritation creates...

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 It is...

For decades, Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Orthopedists, Chiropractors and other Sports Medicine Healthcare professionals have used ice to treat acute injuries from sprains/ strains to fractures and dislocations.  But a closer look back into basic science reveals that by icing we are actually blocking the...

by Dr. Matt Fontaine, CEO/ Clinic Director for Potomac Chiropractic & Sports Medicine Perfect Synergy for Diagnosing and Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain Syndromes  In the series I  detail the secret to resolving muscle and joint pain syndromes.  What makes a "sports Chiropractor" different from other...

The Selective Functional Movement Assessment, SFMA is the evaluation tool used by elite athletes to identify biomechanical dysfunction and increase perform-ance. If your goal is to reduce the likelihood of injury and unlock the key to peak performance, then take advantage. Essentially what we do...

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...