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Is Your Child Overtraining?

Overuse injuries, overtraining, and burnout among child and teen athletes are a growing problem in the United States. Overuse injuries can be classified into 4 stages: pain in the affected area after physical activity; pain during the activity, without restricting performance; pain during the activity that restricts performance; and chronic, unremitting pain even at rest. […]

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What is Cryotherapy? Can it Help Me?

You may have heard of whole body cryotherapy in the news recently, regarding athletes and celebrities using this therapy and endorsing its use. You may have not heard of cryotherapy at all. Either way, you want to be informed about its use and function and whether or not this therapy could be beneficial to you. […]

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Is it Wise for Kids to Specialize in One Sport?

An underlying belief of some parents today is that the key to their child achieving an athletic scholarship or even playing professional sports someday, is to have them specialize in one sport and one sport only. Sports specialization is defined as training intensely for one sport all year round. Often times parents believe the earlier […]

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Chiropractic’s New Role in the Golf Community: Part 4

Treating the Injured Golfer   The previous installments of this series have for the most part focused on the healthy golfer and how you can play an instrumental roll in helping their game. In this article, the injured golfer will be the subject, and will be your main role in the golfing community. It goes […]

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Chiropractic’s New Role in the Golf Community: Part 3

Program Design for the Golfer In the previous installments of this series I have covered the basics of Chiropractic’s new role in the golf community and Golf Specific Functional Screening. Program design for the golfer is the next step in the process, following the thorough golf fitness evaluation. The golf fitness program can be coupled […]

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The Chiropractors’ New Role in the Golf Community: Part 2

Golf-Specific Chiropractic Functional Screening In part 1 of my golf and chiropractic series I discussed the basic principles of being the golf chiropractor in your area. Amongst other topics, I touched on the golf physical screening as the foundation for a golf fitness program. I will now expound on that concept as well as discuss […]

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Chiropractic’s New Role in the Golf Community

In case you haven’t noticed the beautiful relationship between chiropractic, golf, and practicing in the sunny state of Florida, I am here to show you the endless possibilities that exist. In this 4-part series I will discuss how the chiropractor can attain both great results in working with golfers and become known as the golf […]

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Graston Technique for Treatment of Injuries

Graston Technique ® utilizes patented stainless steel instruments, uniquely shaped, to treat different areas of the body. The weight and design of the various instruments allow clinicians to effectively treat deep tissue dysfunctions, while preventing the stress associated with manual therapy on their own extremities. When the instruments contact the adhesions, the patient and clinician […]

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Active Release Technique for Golf Injuries

ART has been developed, refined, and patented by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP. Dr. Leahy noticed that his patients’ symptoms seemed to be related to changes in their soft tissue that could be felt by hand. By observing how muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves responded to different types of work, Dr. Leahy was able […]

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The Golf Injury Detective – Preventing Over Use Injuries

Many golfers, week in and week out, suffer from golf related over-use injuries and are not sure how this occurs, and more importantly, how to prevent these injuries. The key to prevention lies in the understanding of what causes over-use injury and what to do to prepare the body for the demands of the golf […]

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