Plantar fasciitis is a condition that will ultimately affect 1 in 10 people during their lifetime. While the condition can be especially bothersome for professional athletes, the rest of us aren’t immune to the many physical stressors we face in everyday life. While there are many treatments, it’s often a long-term battle. In this article, we’ll show you step by … Read More
The Best Holistic Treatments For Hallux Limitus
One of the more common causes of foot pain, hallux limitus, is a condition that affects your big toe joint, causing inflammation and reduction in movement, not to mention pain. Given the cost and often long recovery times of surgery, it’s only natural to seek out holistic treatments before going under the knife. While the decision whether or not to … Read More
Strong Glutes & Why You Need Them
Through human evolution, the buttocks served as a key component for mankind to finally raise his hands off the ground and stand erect on two feet. The glutes served as a counterbalance to the chest. This gave our ancestors the ability to stand tall and climb their way to the top of the food chain. At about 330 B.C., Aristotle … Read More
How Vibration Therapy Helps Athletes
The legacy of Ancient Greece lives on. Thousands of year later, the ideas of these ancient people are deeply rooted in modern society. But, what does that have to do with CrossFit or athletics? Most people will immediately think of Olympic origins. And while true – the Olympics originated in Greece – the Greeks were also famously the first to … Read More
Muscle Adhesions: Are They Getting in the Way of Your Athletic Performance?
“Muscle adhesion.” You may have heard the term in your physical therapist’s or doctor’s office. Or perhaps you came across in it when googling your symptoms. But what are muscle adhesions? A muscle adhesion is scar tissue that has developed in the muscles. It can cause muscle weakness, pain, and a limited range of motion. And it frequently goes undiagnosed. … Read More
Gua Sha vs. Foam Roller – Which is better?
If you are an athlete you have probably experienced firsthand the pain and frustration that comes from being sidelined with an injury. We’ve all been there and know that there’s only so much you can accomplish with rest and Advil before you start looking for something drug-free that will get you back in the game. Two such techniques: gua sha … Read More
IASTM/Graston Vs. Deep Tissue Massage – How are they different?
As a Chiropractor, I’ve known about the Graston technique for a long time, but over the last few years, other similar treatments and tools have started becoming popular. These include Gua Sha, Hawk Grips, the Echo Muscle Reliever etc. Whether we are referring to Graston, Gua Sha or any similar tool, these all fall under the IASTM umbrella and therefore … Read More