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Common Causes of Knee Pain when Cycling

So you have picked up a new habit and are determined to be healthy.  You have purchased a new or used bike and are going to shed a few pounds, complete a triathlon so you can check it off you bucket list or have realized that your baby is no longer a baby and is rapidly approaching the age of wanted to ride his/her own bike so you better figure out how to ride so you can be super dad/mom.… Read More »

New guidelines for how physicians should treat lower back pain!!!

The American College of Physicians has released new guidelines for how physicians should treat lower back pain. In the Article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine new guidelines based on randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews offered some non-traditional key points. 1. The evidence-based clinical practice guideline, “Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain,” recommends treatment of acute or subacute low back pain with non-drug therapies. Some of these non-drug therapies include: Physical Therapy, Active Release… Read More »

PiezoWave2: A sound approach to treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

As 2016 is coming to a close and the 2017 New Year goals are being set, more and more of us will pursue active lifestyles in the interest of overall health or shedding a few extra pounds gained from the holiday season. Unfortunately, active lifestyles can lead to a variety of both major and minor injuries that can derail us from achieving our goals. The latest piezo acoustic sound wave generation offers a unique treatment option for myofascial and muscloskeletal… Read More »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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