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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...

by Dr. Matt Fontaine   A human takes an average of 2000 steps to walk one mile.  That is a significant number of repetitive movements.  What happens if poor joint movement and muscle imbalance are causing you to bare weight unevenly?  These faults can cause overload and...

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...

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...

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...