Archive for the ‘Injury Prevention’ Category


Friends don’t let friends Flop!

As a Sports Chiropractor in San Diego in the summertime, I find myself repeatedly doling out the same unheeded disclaimer to my clients, friends, and family. It’s not a fun message, it’s not a welcomed form of advice, and it kinda sucks to have to break the news. It’s like being a professional “Santa Clause […]


Mobility and Foam Roller Workshops and Food Drive: Mob-Vember!

This November I will be putting on a series of Mobility and Foam Roller Workshops in conjunction with canned food drives. Most Doctors preach prevention from within their office, I’m going outside to teach it! Come learn how to treat and prevent aches and pains from the bottoms of your feet, you legs, lower back, […]


The prescription and the dose most doctors aren’t prescribing correctly!

What if your Doctor prescribed you a therapy that would decrease your chance of dying by 70% and your chance of cardiovascular disease by 60%, would you be interested? Studies have claimed that between 75-85 percent of death and disease can be related to lifestyle. You do not need a doctorate to understand that proper […]


Post Race Recovery Foods

Recovery is as important as training when it comes to performance. During a long endurance event, you break your body down and deplete your body of nutrients and reserves. To avoid deficits, and sub-optimal performance, follow the following recovery food list to help rebuild your body, detox from oxidation, boost your immunity, lubricate your joints, […]


PNF/Fascilitated Stretching – Simple Solution to Chronic Tight Hamstrings!

Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching techniques are commonly used in the athletic and clinical environments to enhance both active and passive range of motion (ROM) with a view to optimizing motor performance and rehabilitation. PNF stretching is positioned in the literature as the most effective stretching technique when the aim is to increase ROM, particularly […]


Chi Running

If you were to spend 4 hours a week golfing, you would probably take a lesson or a tip or two to learn to golf. If you were to fish 4 hours a week, you may ask the Bait shop which rod to use and what the fish were biting on. If you were to […]


Guided Muscle Relaxation

Practicing progressive muscle relaxation Before practicing Progressive Muscle Relaxation, consult with your doctor if you have a history of muscle spasms, back problems, or other serious injuries that may be aggravated by tensing muscles. Most progressive muscle relaxation practitioners start at the feet and work their way up to the face. For a sequence of […]


9 Surprising Truths about Sunscreen

The Original article can be found on the Environmental Working Group Website–Click Here Sunscreens Exposed: 9 surprising truths Sunscreens prevent sunburns, but beyond that simple fact surprisingly little is known about the safety and efficacy of these ubiquitous creams and sprays. FDA’s failure to finalize its 1978 sunscreen safety standards both epitomizes and perpetuates this […]


Sitting…the hidden dangers of a common action

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, there is one thing nearly all modern Americans have in common: we sit all the time. Though our great shift towards computer-based work has done great things for productivity, it has, unfortunately, done terrible things for our health. From increased risk of heart disease and […]


Upper Cross Syndrome & Tennis Injuries-Avoiding injury off the courts

Avoiding Tennis Injuries Off the courts-Upper Cross Syndrome By Dr. Todd Plutchok, DC ART Provider Let’s treat the cause and not just the symptom.  Many times when tennis players are experiencing pain they flip their tennis game upside down trying to alter their swing, change their racket, decrease the volume of play, and strap on […]

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