Why Acute Injuries Turn Chronic and What You Can Do About It!

EndFlame Musculoskeletal Injury Support Protocol If there’s one condition healthcare professionals want to master, it’s how to prevent acute musculoskeletal injuries from turning chronic. Dr. Dixit, a professor at Yale University School of Medicine who does research on musculoskeletal inflammation, states the number one cause of chronic inflammation is the incorrect treatment of acute inflammation in musculoskeletal cases. As a …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

Understand and Address Posture – A Learned Muscle Pattern

Posture influences everything when it comes to human performance and how the body functions. Having a more forward head or rounded shoulder posture leads to multiple problems in the shoulder and neck. This flexed posture can also set up a myriad of issues with back pain—in both thoracic and lumbar regions. Even with coaching and exercise, people still have difficulty changing posture because it’s a …

Dr. Tony Mikla

DPT, MSPT, CSCS, XPS

Myths Around Hydration, Dehydration and Common Electrolyte Formulas

In this video, I dispel common myths of hydration and dehydration. Those states are sometimes misunderstood by our patients. Hydration should not just be defined by simply having plenty of water or not enough. I discuss water’s function in the body, not just its presence. I also explain how electrolytes help in this process so that you can perform at …

Are Your Clients Kettlebell Bobbleheads?

Even after two decades of training with kettlebells, I still find it’s incredibly important to continuously focus on the basics of positioning and technique, especially when the ultimate goal is to maximize workouts and help avoid injury. That being said, one of the most important body position reminders I personally focus on while swinging a kettlebell is addressing and maintaining …

Justin Frandson Bliss Intake CA Personal Trainer and Entreprenuer

Justin Frandson

Founder of Bliss Intake and Athleticism, LLC, BS, PRRT

Inflammation: Important Conversations You Should Be Having with Your Clients

Inflammation – Definition and Explanation Inflammation is, in essence, the body’s first-line response to injury. Think of it as your body’s emergency flare—inflammation is a way for your body to protect itself from further injury and to recruit recovery materials to an injury sight. Swelling widens the pathways to speed the process up and causes short-term discomfort to limit the …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for ELIVATE

Movement Assisted Taping Integration Course

November 15–17, 2019 San Diego, California The 3-day DNS Taping Integration Course is designed to introduce the concepts and principles of DNS as well as integrate taping/bracing strategies to facilitate and enhance assessment, treatment, training, and movement of the athlete. Come and join us for this unique and innovative course designed to focus on application and interaction in order to …

Dr. Steven Capobianco

Medical Director for RockTape

3 Go-To Exercises for Cyclists

Go-to exercises to prevent overuse injuries with your cyclists A combination of strength, mobility, and flexibility are essential to keep a cyclist healthy. Proper hamstring flexibility and hip mobility allow your clients to maintain the proper hip-torso angle when on the bike. Core and low back strength will increase pedaling power output while upper back and tricep strength will give …

New Research Shows Leafy Greens May Help Clients Maintain Mobility

A recent study conducted by Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus, published in May in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, observed the association between biomarkers of vitamin K and mobility disability, which includes Osteoarthritis and Cardiovascular Disease. The study found that older adults with lower levels of vitamin K were increasingly prone to developing conditions that impacted their freedom of movement, …

Dr. John Pecora

ELIVATE Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

NormaTec Clinical Case Study

Arkfeld Chiropractic is a chiropractic office in Michigan, focusing on enhancing neurological performance of the brain and spine. They offer a variety of therapies, including those found in professional sports medicine departments, to relieve pain, empower movement, and balance the nervous system. In addition to patients with chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries, and stress and anxiety, Arkfeld Chiropractic treats a broad …

Important Reminder for Extreme Heat Conditions While Training Clients

It’s that time of year again when the extreme heat can really affect you and your clients’ ability to push them to their limits. Whether it’s boot camp, HIIT, or two-a-days for high school football athletes, we all need to make sure we’re addressing the challenges of heat and humidity when training and recovering from workouts. Below are a few …

Lori Harrison

WBC Corporate Fitness Manager