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Fitness Fundamentals to Prevent Low Back Pain

In October, I investigated the topic of fitness training and prevention of low back pain with a few of the leading fitness professionals in Boca Raton, FL. I was able to interview Matt Close of Pure Health & Fitness, Paul Christopher of Gravity & Oxygen Fitness, and Wade Waddick of Evolution Fitness and they provided […]

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Injury Prevention for Baseball Pitchers and Throwers

I often get youth baseball pitchers/throwers come in for examination and treatment of shoulder and elbow injuries. It has become quite a prevalent issue, so I spent a few weeks interviewing some of the local South Florida Experts in this field. The goal is to find out how to prevent these injuries before they become […]

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Injury Prevention for Runners

For eleven years I have focused a lot of my attention in practice on injury prevention for runners. There are many key aspects in the prevention of running injuries, but always keep in mind that injuries can still occur. It is a hard sport and has high physical demand on the body. We can implement […]

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What is Active Release Techniques?

This is a podcast transcription from The Modern Desk Jockey that we host each week. Please forgive the grammar and transcription errors. For quick access to the podcast episode click here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-modern-desk-jockey/id1139780808?mt=2 Hey desk jockeys, it’s Dr. Kevin Christie with another episode of the modern desk jockey. Today I will be discussing Active Release Techniques. […]

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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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Uncovering the Facts of Different Types of Muscle Strain

Understanding The Severity of Your Muscle Strain Many athletes, active lifestyle, and sedentary individuals suffer from muscular strains. Often they are confused as to why it happened to them, the severity of it, and the timeline for recovery. My goal in this short article is to clear up the confusion and give you a concise […]

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Do you ever suffer from Patellar Tendonosis or “Knee Cap” Pain?

Patellar tendonosis, sometimes referred to as jumper’s knee, is a common condition among athletes, especially sports that involve a lot of jumping such as basketball and volleyball. Runners and cyclists can also suffer from this pain condition. It generally involves aching pain that occurs below the kneecap (patella). • History of ankle sprains • Poor […]

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Run Marathons? Hate Blisters? Use Paper Tape

Ultramarathoners who apply common, inexpensive paper tape to their feet before a race get fewer blisters on those areas than on non-taped areas, according to a new study. I’m sure that you’ve experienced a blister in your lifetime and you were surprised at how much it hindered your daily activities. You notice pain every time […]

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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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