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Symptom Versus Dysfunction

By T. Grace Steinley, D.C. Everyone knows replacing worn tires on a misaligned car does not correct the alignment problem. New tread buys some time, but the tires still will require premature replacement. The car’s “symptoms” are addressed by replacing the tires, but its “dysfunctions” are not resolved until the alignment problem is fixed. The… Read More »

The Importance of Vitamin D

What Do You Lack? Probably Vitamin D By JANE E. BRODY Vitamin D promises to be the most talked-about and written-about supplement of the decade. While studies continue to refine optimal blood levels and recommended dietary amounts, the fact remains that a huge part of the population — from robust newborns to the frail elderly,… Read More »

A New Understanding of Overuse Injuries

By Dr. William F. Brady, D.C. Does the following situation sound familiar? You put in long hours on your instrument practicing for an important gig or audition only to find that the nagging, on-and-off pain you’re experiencing occurs more frequently. Reluctant to cut back your practice time or cancel the upcoming engagement, you start icing… Read More »

Breaking the Cycle of Pain

By T. Grace Steinley, D.C. YOU KNOW THE ROUTINE. YOU’RE MID WORKOUT WHEN SUDDENLY YOU GET that twinge on the outside of your knee or back of your thigh. Your gut says “stop” but your determination says “run through it.” Moments later you find yourself at a dead halt. The pain has localized, your muscles… Read More »

The Runner’s Witness: The Healing ARTs

By Tamara Rice Lave, Ph.D. My hamstrings and quadriceps are bruised and slightly tender to the touch. In some spots the bruising is a dark red, but in others it is blue, green and brown. Was I kicked by a horse? Trampled by a wild boar? Attacked by a band of ruffians? No, no, and… Read More »

Graston Technique

By Ian Nurse, D.C. “As endurance athletes, rarely does a day go by that we don’t have some sort of ache and pain. Some seem to disappear as quickly as they emerge, while others will linger for days, weeks, months and, even, years. Every runner or triathlete that I either train with or treat, seems… Read More »

Got “Scar Tissue”

By Ian Nurse, D.C. “Scar tissue” is a term that is becoming more and more popular throughout the endurance sports world. As it’s hard to find a runner who isn’t dealing with some sort of nagging injury or everyday pain, many are seeking the help of trained professionals that deal with endurance overuse injuries. What… Read More »

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