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Are Squats bad for you knees?

Are Squats bad for you knees? NO, is the simple answer. Have you have ever seen a small child squat? Typically you notice one thing. They have the best form ever and get down into the perfect squat without any problem. So what is stopping us? The corporate jungle and prolonged sitting is definitely a key contributor but that is a discussion for another day. The simple, yet not so simple answer is faulty mechanics. There are 3 common mistakes… Read More »

Solving Front Rack Problems

Lets’ face it! A proper front rack position is of utmost importance for CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting alike. And many of us struggle with it. That is a fact! The inability to get into a good rack position affects your ability to effectively clean, front squat, press or jerks a barbell overhead. The proper rack position is described as having the barbell rest on the deltoid (shoulder), fingertips resting on the barbell, and elbows pointing straight ahead. It requires: thoracic… Read More »

CrossFit Athlete Lauren Fisher Testimonial

PRP & Regenerative Orthopedics Program

Crossfit Games Athlete Rasmus Anderson utilizing Dr. Bronner’s Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection and our Regenerative Orthopedics Program to Help heal his left shoulder injury. PRP injections enhance the tissue repair  mechanism by causing a mas influx of growth factors, which naturally accelerate the regeneration of injured tissues. To learn more please visit link below: http://www.docbron.com/Regenerative_Orthopedics.html

Cupping. Is it for you?

    By integrating Eastern Medicine tools with Western evidence based physiologic principles and movement patterns, Myofascial Decompression Techniques / Cup Therapy works in the decompression of adhesions, reducing inhibition of fluids, and increasing nutrient exchange. The goal of Myofascial Decompression / Cup Therapy is to introduce a negative pressure tool in a systematic movement based approach to treat fascial restrictions, fascial tension and scar tissue. By increasing efficiency of motion through fascial flexibility and neuromuscular re-education, Myofascial Decompression /… Read More »

Summer is around the corner! Avoid Exercise Induced Injuries!

Summer is around the corner, and if you live in San Diego, it’s already here! With that being said, most of us will be soaking up those rays of sunshine and participating in our favorite summer activities. I know I will be playing volleyball at the beach. With our increased activity during the summer months, it is important to prevent and avoid exercise induced injury. It is difficult for our bodies to go from a state of “inactivity” to “Weekend… Read More »

Bone Broth

Do you like soup? Have you heard of bone broth? Almost every culture throughout history has used bone broth for its nutritional significance, health benefits and rich flavor. Ancient Chinese medicine uses bone broth to strengthen the kidney and support the digestive system. The term “Jewish penicillin” is used to describe homemade chicken soup, which is known to inhibit cell inflammation and mitigate cold symptoms. And then there’s the English, who have sipped beef tea, or beef broth, since the… Read More »

Myofascial Decompression / Cup Therapy

Myofascial Decompression or Cup therapy creates a partial vacuum that draws up the underlying tissues which allow for localized healing to take place. Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, and promote increased blood flow. Post cupping red marks are common, but are not permanent.  They will fade in about a weeks’ time. In short, cupping brings fresh blood to the target… Read More »

What is Graston / Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

Graston is an Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization technique that enhances a clinician’s ability to detect adhesions, scar tissue or fascial restrictions in the affected areas. Clinicians use the stainless steel instruments to comb over and “catch” on fibrotic tissue, which helps identifies the areas of restriction. Once the tissue has been identified, the instruments are used to break up the scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.  With Graston/IASTM, scar tissue-like fibers are broken down allowing the body’s… Read More »

Why wait for the injury to occur when you can prevent it from happening?

“The physical therapist before and they just put me on machines and gave me boring exercises.” The physical therapy profession is evolving. It now includes analyzing movement and predicting injury risk, determining areas of potential injury, addressing strength imbalances, and improving posture, performance and health. Musculoskeletal problems are a lifestyle problem. As a society, we are stuck behind a desk, spend hours commuting to work and don’t move. This lifestyle has changed our movement system and created imbalances that affect… Read More »

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