Clinical Concerns Treating runners is big business. There are a lot of them, and they’re frequently injured. A common cause for many of these injuries is a lack of stability in the frontal plane. When a runner’s foot strikes the ground, they need the stability to control two to three times their body weight. If they don’t have it, they will likely pay the price in the frontal plane. There are three common frontal plane dysfunctions you will see in runners. So what common factor can explain all three of these frontal plane deviations in runners?
Technique Speak The science of touch. Over several years, from high school through college, I experienced manipulation, adjustments, auriculotherapy and trigger point therapy to correct severe low-back pain with sciatica and thigh atrophy, severe breathing issues, and severe foot and shoulder damage. Injured from time to time, I was in the habit of going to MDs first [never helped], osteopaths second [helped once], chiropractors third [nearly always helped]. That’s why I decided to become a chiropractor instead of an abstract mathematician.
Every August, thousands of chiropractors, CCPAs, CAs, LMTs and other industry professionals gather in Orlando, Florida, for the largest event in chiropractic. Walt Disney World is down the street, but this is Chiro World, aka “The National,” held by the Florida Chiropractic Association. With the greatest range of CE options and biggest vendor exposition, attendees can find everything they need in one conference. The National has steadily become the premier meeting place to connect with the chiropractic community.
Feature When Stéphane Provencher, DC, graduated from chiropractic college in 2007, he had plans of being a “doctor.” Not only did he want to work on subluxations but he planned to help patients improve their nutrition, cognition and overall health. To that end, he embarked on studies in functional medicine and energy work, homeopathy and nutrition. For a while, he treated patients in every way his scope allowed. But his move to a high-volume practice in Virginia increased his patient load from two visits per hour to 10.