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Is CrossFit Safe? – Dr. Todd Rodman, DC, CCSP, CSCS Boca Raton , Florida

Brett Goldstein, D.C., Todd Rodman, C.C.S.P., D.C., and Christopher Knapp, D.C., at the CrossFit Games Is CrossFit Safe-  Why CrossFit injuries occur & how to reduce your risk of injury   I am writing this blog because I often get asked this question from many different types of people. It usually comes from either a patient, a CrossFit athlete, or an individual interested in knowing about CrossFit. There are many…

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Dynamic Duo: CrossFit and Kinesiology Tape – Dr. Nessa Parkinen, D.C. – Lake Forest, California

Dynamic Duo: CrossFit and Kinesiology Tape     Kinesiology tape has exploded in the CrossFit arena. Is it just for show, or does this tape actually provide a benefit to athletes?   The idea behind kinesiology tape is to improve length-tension relationships of muscles, improve force coupling among muscles, and improve neuromuscular efficiency. All of these benefits are achieved via stimulation on the skin. This differs from traditional athletic tape…

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Why Should I Warm Up? – Dr. Nick Neratka D.C.- Irwin, Pennsylvania

Question: Why Should I Warm Up?   Answer – For performance enhancement and injury prevention. I’ve been the guy that will walk into a gym throw on some weights and just go to work. I didn’t really ever warm up because in all honesty, I didn’t want to put the effort into. It was just pure laziness really. I saw this happening a lot not only in myself but in my high school and…

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CrossFit: One Major Misconception – Dr. Chandler Turnispeed D.C. – Johns Creek, Georgia

Recently, I had a conversation at a 5k/10k race we were sponsoring with a passerby who commented on our sign. The sign stated a few of the conditions we treat and treatments we offer and one of the items was “CrossFit Care.” Their comment was something along the lines of how dangerous CrossFit is that it needs its own care and treatment style. He stuck around as I explained what…

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The Magic Number for Squatting Well & Without Pain – Dr. Chris Stepien D.C.

The Magic Number for Squatting Well and Without Pain You were born squatting like a champ.  Soon after you learned how to walk, you were naturally picking up lint, furballs, and other curious paraphernalia as you explored the world around you. Then, you began sitting in the first grade for hours at a time, quickly adapting to an artificatial environment that didn’t require healthy movement.  Why would it?  With a…

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Class IV laser and Crossfitters – Dr. Joe Cooperman D.C.

Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy   What is it:  There is a lot that goes into this safe, high tech and effective modality. If you’re like me, you can spend months researching scientific theories on therapy laser wavelengths, pulse frequencies, energy density dosages, etc. but at the end of the day, theory is less important than results. I will give you the basics; therapeutic laser is a clinically proven modality that shines a…

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CrossFit and Shoulder Pain – Dr. Paul Endriss D.C.

CrossFit and Shoulder Pain All sports have common injuries associated with them.  Football: knee injuries.  Track: lower leg overuse injuries; such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis and shin splints to name a couple. Basketball: knee and ankle sprains.  Baseball and softball: shoulder injuries.   And just like every sport I listed above Crossfit is no exception.  One of the more common injuries in the sport of Crossfit is shoulder impingement syndromes…

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CrossFit and Chiropractic – Nick Neratka DC, ART

CrossFit and Chiropractic   Crossfit and Chiropractic By Nick Neratka DC, ART I want to start off this article by saying that I am a new crossfitter, and have really been enjoying it, not just for the workouts, but for the people as well. Crossfit was something that I said I would never do because – I had, originally, seen a large amount of bad in it. During the early…

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Diversify Your Workout Portfolio – Dr. Todd Rodman, DC, CCSP, CSCS and Dr. Chris Knapp D.C.

 Diversify Your Workout Portfolio Diversify Your Workout Portfolio   When talking about investing terms, diversifying your portfolio means to spread your investment money among several different types of investments (stocks, bonds, cash, etc.) in the interest of moderating risk that one investment type will perform poorly. It is meant to help protect your investment in the instance something unexpected comes up.   In exercise terms, diversifying your workout portfolio means…

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