OK, here we are in a brand new year – 2013! We are off and running so to speak and even though the weather is still cold, unpleasant and unpredictable, we are all gearing up for triathlons, cycling races, marathons, tennis and lacrosse season and other outdoor athletic endeavors.
This next series of articles will be dedicated to the neuro-musculo-skeletal (nerve, muscle, joint) system and the plethora of disabling issues that occur while pushing the limits of physical fitness in its various forms. As a certified chiropractic sports physician, I have had the opportunity and privilege of working with athletes for over 21 years in clinical practice and on the sidelines. With this experience I have seen an increase in repetitive stress injuries. Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSIs) or Overuse Injuries are many times the result of body (biomechanical), nutritional and/or training imbalances. These imbalances may simply be the fact that the athlete is not taking a scientific approach to training and nutrition.
As the winter weeks unfold, I will address the many debilitating injuries that typically disable athletes and recreational warriors. I will provide deeper insights into the mechanisms of injuries– how they occur and why? I will provide diagnostic steps in understanding the injury at hand and proper sequencing uncovering the pathology that can shelve the athlete from participation. I will reveal comprehensive management strategies to accelerate healing windows and clinical nutrition intervention that will most certainly promote healing but more importantly prevent re-occurrence!! Finally, I will expound on “Upstream” management techniques that address injuries way before they even manifest and take hold of the athlete. This is the exciting component of my practice as Applied Kinesiology (AK), can detect slight nuances of imbalance in the kinetic chain of the musculoskeletal system and even the bio-terrain (the nutritional/biochemical) reservoirs of the body. By addressing these “Upstream” issues, action steps can be taken to offset pending injury to remain “wheels down, in the game and on the road”!!
See you next week as we embark on the exciting journey through frustrating sports injuries and solving them naturally and efficiently!!