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Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Athletic Edge on Dec 1, 2016 3:40:52 PM

Plantar fasciitis: a condition in which weight-bearing stress irritates and inflames the tough connective tissues along the bottom of the foot. Like stated by Mary Biancalana in our blog post titled  Plantar Fasciitis? Maybe Not, So Don't Ice It!, most often, when pain is felt in the bottom of the foot, it is instantly diagnosed as plantar fasciitis. Since it is important to get an accurate diagnosis, it is important to correctly diagnose plantar fasciitis before treating. So, have you been properly diagnosed? Let's learn more and how to treat plantar fasciitis!

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Topics: Plantar Fasciitis

Too Busy to Workout? Whole Body Vibration Has That Solved

Posted by Christian H. Reichardt, DC, CCSP on Nov 29, 2016 9:44:27 AM

Most people already know that they should be working out. But for many, the task is simply overwhelming. Their lives are already too busy. 

Research on cardiovascular exercise has shown that short bursts exercise routines effectively improves our heart health. When exercising on the Whole Body Vibration unit in the advanced settings, many users experience an increased heart rate and they start perspiring quickly. 

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Topics: Whole Body Vibration, wbv

Digging Into Trigger Points

Posted by Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T on Nov 21, 2016 3:49:11 PM

The Question

“What’s that knot and why does it hurt so much when you press on it?”  If you spend any time doing soft tissue work, you have inevitably heard this come out your client’s mouth.  When looking at the body and its sources of dysfunction, muscle tissue is the main target for the wear and tear of daily activity.  Our skeletal muscles account for nearly 50% of our body weight and depending on how you divide them out, consist of 200 paired muscles.  That’s 400 muscles, any of which can develop those “knots” or trigger points and cause significant pain and dysfunction throughout the body. 

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Topics: trigger points

Roll Out to Ease Those Aching Muscles

Posted by Athletic Edge on Nov 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM

According to an article on ESPNW.com, athletes should consider incorporating self-myofascial release using self-care tools both pre- and post-workout. Why? It's an easy way to improve blood flow and increase range of motion throughout the body, enhancing performance. 

We all know how good a massage feels after an intense workout or a week of training, but not all of us have a personal masseuse on call. Instead, many athletes are taking things into their own hands.

From weekend warriors to professionals, athletes are using foam rollers, lacrosse balls and massage sticks to work out the kinks in their muscles themselves. It's a practice called self-myofascial release.

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More Chiropractic Care? Professional Athletes Say Yes

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Nov 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

More professional teams who are interested in improving overall health and maintaining peak performance are turning to chiropractic care. That's according to experts at the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, who spoke recently to the Washington Nationals baseball team. 

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Soft Tissue Tools, Professional Athletes, Chiropractic, Performance

How Whole Body Vibration Exercise Can Help You

Posted by Christian H. Reichardt, DC, CCSP on Oct 26, 2016 4:12:34 PM

Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone, including older adults. No matter your health and physical abilities, you can gain a lot by staying active. In fact, in most cases you have more to lose by not being active. In conjunction with the NIH Go4Life campaign we at Pivotal Health Solutions are promoting exercise for all people, particularly the aging population. 

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Topics: Whole Body Vibration

Soft Tissue Treatment in Athletic Injuries

Posted by Athletic Edge on Oct 13, 2016 2:32:17 PM

Over the past decade, athletic trainers have begun to significantly expand their practices to include certain forms of injury treatment. Even professional athletes have begun to benefit from soft tissue manipulation by sports chiropractors and athletic trainers. In an article in Dynamic Chiropractic, Joseph M. Horrigan, DC, DACBSP, examines how chiropractic knowledge of the process of soft tissue injuries can help athletic trainers better work with athletes and provide helpful early interventions. 

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Soft Tissue Tools, treatment

Southern Oregon University: The Athletic Edge On & Off the Field

Posted by Athletic Edge on Sep 27, 2016 3:58:35 PM

At Southern Oregon University, you can see The Athletic Edge on and off the field. The Athletic Edge recently installed 114 custom-built football lockers and delivered a customized 4' Smart Cart as part of Southern Oregon University's effort to complete its renovation at Raider Stadium.

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Topics: Southern Oregon University, Locker, Smart Cart

A Look at Sports Massage Therapy

Posted by Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T on Aug 26, 2016 10:11:27 AM

The field of sports massage therapy is a very popular specialization within medical professions; however, massage therapists are often challenged when it comes to defining it. So, what is sports massage therapy and how will it benefit us?

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Topics: massage therapy, sports massage therapy

University of Wyoming: Athletic Edge Lockers

Posted by Athletic Edge on Aug 8, 2016 12:02:29 PM

The Athletic Edge offers a line of beautifully handcrafted, comprehensive, and efficient wood and laminate lockers for your new facility or renovation. The University of Wyoming's Cowgirl's Volleyball Team and Wrestling team recently renovated the Volleyball Locker Room, accentuating it with The Athletic Edge's Pedestal Wood Athletic Locker.

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Topics: Locker Rooms

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