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Chiropractic and the Long Distance Runner

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Executive Express Chiropractic’s Dr. Mike Pound and Olympic Silver Medal Winner Meb Keflezighi in for a tune-up!

We have been providing chiropractic treatment for Runners in San Francisco for over 22 years.

The physical demands on the body of the long distance runner are intense. There are so many things that need to be right, and at the top of the list is spinal alignment and the alignment of the pedal foundation, leg lengths and the human frame.

Just about all professional, collegiate, and amateur (competition) runners these days include chiropractic adjustments as part of their regimen for staying healthy and preparing for and recovering from races.

 Meb Keflezighi is an Olympic Silver medalist who makes sure to get adjusted frequently to stay in top form.

There are many types of running injuries, from shin splints, to ankle sprains, to knee problems, hip issues, Plantar Fasciitis, Turf Toe type problems and on and on.

In addition, many runners often develop low back and neck pain because of poor bio-mechanics or overuse syndromes.

The modern sports chiropractor will have at their disposal many new technologies such as deep tissue laser therapy, rock tape, custom foot orthotics, electronic gait testing, and Active Release Techniques (ART) to name a few.  Most proficient sports chiropractors are able to adjust the extremities including the feet, knees, and hips as well as the spine.

Now,  not all sports chiropractors are equal. Many chiropractors in San Francisco can treat some sports injuries. But if you are an elite athlete and a long distance runner, you want to visit a clinic that specializes in treating sports injuries like we do.

Dr. Scott Calzaretta, founder of Chiro-Medical Group, team USA doctor at 1988 Olympics

Dr. Scott Calzaretta, founder of Chiro-Medical Group, team USA chiropractor at 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Many of our chiropractors have advanced sports injury training and designations. We also have two locations to serve you.

Our primary location is Chiro-Medical Group, Inc. at 246 First Street #101, San Francisco, CA 94105. 415-495-2225.

Our second location is Chiro-Medical Group Express (formerly Executive Express Chiropractic) at the Embarcadero Center One. 415-392-2225.

*We also have physical medicine doctors, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and advanced diagnostic and therapy equipment to serve you. Many of our doctors and staff are runners and athletes themselves. 

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Wakeboarding and Chiropractic Adjustments


Dr. Adam Jacobs Wakeboarding

By:  Dr.
Adam Jacobs, DC

When most people think about sports, they think
about football, basketball, or golf.  In
my case, not only do I think of these sports, but I think of one most people
forget about, or have never even heard of; wakeboarding.  Wakeboarding takes much skill in a variety of
areas since it is a mix between water skiing, snowboarding, and surfing
techniques.  It is considered a surface
water sport that involves riding the wakeboard over the surface of a body of
water while being towed by a motor boat around 18-24 miles per hour.  I have been wakeboarding since my childhood.
I grew up in the Central Valley where the temperatures are often above 100
degrees in the summer.  My family and
friends would make many trips to the Delta and surrounding lakes to get our fix
of water sports. 

Wakeboarding is not only a fun hobby of mine, it is
the main reason I am a chiropractor today. 
When I was in high school, I had a wake boarding accident that caused me
to have severe back pain.  I had just
finished a successful high school sports career and was on my to start my
college sports career in less than a month. I was in so much pain that I was
questioning if I would be able to run and jump again without pain.  I searched for treatment that could get to
the bottom of the issue and help me heal as fast as possible so I could start
playing basketball again.  At first, I
tried the conventional western medicine route: pain killers, muscle relaxers
and physical therapy, all with little success.  I then decided to seek out a chiropractor.  I was amazed. The chiropractor not only
diagnosed my problem correctly, he got rid of my pain and allowed me to get
back on the court in time for the beginning of the season.  After successfully completing my basketball
season, I realized how valuable it was for me to have a chiropractor and how I
could be that person for someone else. 
From that point forward, I knew what my calling was, and today I am
proud to say I have helped many people with sports injuries get back to doing
what they love.

Most water sports, especially wakeboarding, come
with a great risk of injury.  This is
usually due to the speed one is being towed at and the vulnerability one faces
by not wearing protective padding.  If a
wakeboarder hits the water at a great speed, the surface of the water can feel
like concrete.  According to a recent
study, out of 156 orthopedic surgeons completing a wakeboarding injuries
questionnaire, 49% reported no wakeboarding injuries and 36% reported treating
at least 1 wakeboarding injury.  Common
injuries include ACL tears, shoulder dislocations, ankle sprains, and neck and
back injury.  Around 21% of these
injuries include fractures.  These
injuries can be easily treated if not fully avoided through regular visits to
the chiropractor and a proper exercise regime. 
Different techniques can help keep the joints lubricated and healthy to better
withstand the impact against the water.  Active
Release techniques (ART) can insure that all muscles in the body are strong and
limber so they can better rebound from quick jerks and movements. 

 If you wakeboard or do other water sports
and you have taken some falls or want to prevent injury, come on down to
Executive
Express Chiropractic
.  We are open Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm and
Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm.  You can
set up an appointment by giving us a call at 415-392-2225.

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Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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San Francisco Chiropractor Helps NFL Star Igor Olshansky Recover From Herniated Disc with the DRX9000

San Francisco Chiropractor and Spinal Decompression Doctor Comments:

Igor OlshanskyWe now have the privilege at Executive Express Chiropractic of treating newly signed Dallas Cowboy Igor Olshansky, one of the strongest men in the NFL. Igor has been playing Defensive End for the San Diego Chargers for the past 5 years. He is in San Francisco to visit his father for Fathers Day.

His play helped make the San Diego Chargers defensive line one of the best in the NFL. Recently, Igor signed a multi-million dollar contract to play for the Dallas Cowboys. Igor is 6' 6" tall and around 320 lbs.

His body takes a pounding day in and day out, either on the field or training (watch Training with Igor Olshansky), so he began using the DRX9000 to help relieve pain from a herniated disc in his low back (not that uncommon in the NFL). Traditional therapies and treatments just did not seem to help enough.

Igor travels a lot and is now in the process of completing a 25 visit DRX9000 treatment plan in three different cities…San Francisco (with us), San Diego, and Dallas. His sister is a chiropractor and Igor is a big proponent for chiropractic care and also Active Release Techniques (ART).

Igor frequently gets treated by a chiropractor in San Diego who does ART to help with back pain and stiffness. Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression with the DRX9000 and Active Release Techniques are two of the only treatments which offer him relief, which enables him to compete at the highest level in the NFL.

Igor Olshansky on DRX9000 Igor Olshansky played high school football here in the San Francisco Bay Area at St. Ignatius High School (and college ball at Oregon)and often speaks to the student athletes about pursuing dreams through hard work and determination.

We can't wait to see Igor play for the Dallas Cowboys and do his thing. In the meantime we will do our part to make sure his back is ready to go…training camp starts soon (I love football).

Side Note: It sure would make sense for NFL teams to contract with local chiropractors to have all players go through DRX9000 treatments as a cautionary measure to reduce the likelihood of ongoing lumbar and cervical disc disorders from becoming chronic and interfering with play. 

NFL decision makers please contact Dr. Eben Davis at ebendavis@yahoo.com

For more information on the DRX9000 or to schedule an appointment at Executive Express Chiropractic at the SF Embarcadero Center…call 415-392-2225 or request an appointment online.  

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Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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