Pushing the limits of speed, strength, endurance and flexibility has its rewards and can take its toll.
While most people’s health problems are caused by too little exercise, athletes have a unique set of stressors that contribute to injuries and illnesses.
Every sport has its own common injuries but more often than not there are early warning signs that can help you avoid an injury that could put an end to your favorite activity for you permanently.
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Does one shoe wear differently than another? If it does, you probably need more than just orthotics to correct the postural imbalance that leads to ankle, knee, hip, low back and even shoulder injuries.
Do you wake up sore every morning? Even if it goes away throughout the day, this is a warning sign that your stress response is running low on its primary fuel: cortisol. Low cortisol, in turn, disrupts all performance chemicals in your body.
Are you already to the point where you are having recurring injuries and have just accepted taking medications and or playing injured anyway?
If you don’t have any of these problems and would like to fine tune your body’s strength, endurance and flexibility without spending a lot of time or money. Call 661-753-9340 to schedule a Quantitative Functional Evaluation and Rehabilitation session where if you don’t see an immediate, measurable improvement, in your problem area, you pay nothing.
If you are having some of these performance robbing issues you may be fast on your way to a more serious health problem.
Here are the not so early warning signs that things are getting serious, in the past 30 days have you had or taken medication for:
- a headache
- tension in the shoulders or upper back
- pain in the lower back
- numbness or tingling in hands or feet
- allergy or infection
- trouble sleeping
- digestion problems
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Did you have more than one of these in the past 30 days? Did you have it more than a week or two? Did you have it more than once or twice a year?
While commonly accepted, these alarms are always an indication of damage and malfunction. The alarm is not the problem.
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioners are uniquely qualified to evaluate health problems from a functional point of view and focus on restoring health instead of just treating symptoms and leaving the malfunction and damage.
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Dr. Thomas Polucki is a Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor. Functional Medicine services are available in most cities via remote labs and internet consultations. Call 661-753-9340 to schedule a free phone consultation. Patients are seen by appointment at 25050 Peachland Avenue, Suite 105, Newhall, California 91321.
Source: Santa Clarita News