Do your neck and shoulders feel tight after running? Do you struggle to feel like your core and glutes work as you’re running? Chances are we need to evaluate your running form in a slightly different view.
Why you should evaluate movement. If rest decreases pain, while activity increases it - read this blog. In every injury involving muscle, joint, tendon, ligament (musculoskeletal system) there are two major parts to the injury. Structure and Function.
Cervicogenic headaches are defined as head pain originating from the cervical spine, localized to the neck and occiput. The pain is precipitated or aggravated by specific neck movements or sustained postures. The pain may radiate to forehead, eye region, temples or ears.
Shoulder pain can come in a few different flavors, by far one of the most common seen in athletes is an impingement syndrome. It can be a tough injury to rehab and rest alone isn’t enough to fix it. Proper shoulder movement requires a symphony of muscle firing in the proper sequence.
In this week’s blog we’re examining the process of getting fit to your bike by a professional bike fitter. We sat down with Ryan Ignatz of Colorado Multisport to talk about the basics of a bike fit, commonly encountered injuries, and how a proper fitting can help. We also cover a few basic exercises to do at home to help with those injuries.
Sciatica is a general term describing pain that is originating from the sciatic nerve. It is a term that describes a symptom. It does not tell you what is causing your back pain. General use of the term is to describe any pain going from the back into the leg.
At Boulder Sports Chiropractic, we use a lien to give you the care you need regardless of your financial situation. We use any technique necessary to get you out of pain, without worry for how much the treatment costs.
Tension headaches are a result of excessive compression on the nerves in the back of the head and neck, typically from the tight muscle group known as the suboccipitals. Remember that it is never normal to have headaches. It may be common in some individuals, but there are tools to help decrease the severity and frequency of headache symptoms.
Gradual onset of knee pain, swelling, and stiffness are typical symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. Hundreds of clinical trials have proven laser therapy is effective at decreasing pain caused by knee osteoarthritis. At Boulder Sports Chiropractic, we offer the strongest, most powerful laser therapy on the market - Class IV Laser Therapy.
Plantar Fasciitis is when the connective tissue of the foot called ‘fascia’ becomes inflamed at its attachment point on the heel or calcaneus. Some may correlate any type of plantar foot pain/heel pain with having plantar fasciitis or “PF”. So first off- getting a proper diagnosis is key.
We sat down with one of our triathletes, seasoned professional Kevin Collington, to learn how he keeps his race travels as seamless as possible. Kevin has raced in many different countries across five continents, (only missing Africa and Antarctica) including most recently an overall victory at Ironman Taiwan and 70.3 Cartagena.
In Colorado, residents are covered automatically through their car insurance premiums with Med Pay- unless they specifically choose to opt out. Most individuals are unaware that this option even exists, and that they are most likely already paying monthly for it.
The difference in a new and a professional runner is the ability to efficiently perform the action of running. There are many schools of thought who claim they have the best form of running: CHI, barefoot, etc. How do I know what is the best and where do I start? We sat down with Sandi Nypaver of Sage Running to talk about the basics of proper form.
Compensations may develop as the result of improper training form, overtraining, or your workplace ergonomics and daily posture. Rest simply decreases inflammation, but pain returns with activity because you have not addressed the cause.
Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. It is estimated that 80% of Americans will experience an onset of back pain at some point in their lives. So, let’s break it down and discuss the 4 most common types of mechanical low back pain.
We frequently read about the latest training recommendations that claim to shape you into a better athlete. But what really is the optimal recovery routine? To answer that question we sat down with top American professional triathlete Justin Metzler.
Low back pain accounts for some of the greatest incidence levels of used sick days in the corporate world. Those especially bound to their desk during the work week often fall victim to these debilitating aches and pains. Even the most active of individuals may be susceptible to injury and back pain, especially if they find themselves relying solely on crunches to ‘strengthen their core’.
January 1st, a New Year begins and most set new goals and plan on starting the year off right. For most, one of the biggest goals is to be more active or improve on last year’s performances.
These lofty goals seem to fizzle out after a few short months. Life gets in the way – work gets busy, the kids start spring activities, etc. New years resolutions often become short-lived due to INJURY.
"I have no arch" and "my knees dive in" are phrases that I hear on a regular basis from patient's describing their concerns. At Boulder Sports Chiropractic, we constantly strive to better our patient's with functional restorative movements to correct dysfunctional patterns. However, between the office visits and home exercises, let's fake it 'till we make it.
Let’s talk about how well you’re moving in your mid-back. Thoracic mobility is often limited in most patients we see in our office for one simple reason – we sit too much. Let's identify if you have a problem using the SFMA movement analysis and show you how to fix it.
With school returning we have had a few parents ask about correct positioning of their child’s backpack. What is the proper position? How heavy is too heavy? This issue applies to far more than just kids. High school and university students hauling books to class, adults hauling their laptop to and from work – all need optimal carrying position.