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As an avid runner and chiropractor, I am constantly observing the human form, mechanically and neurologically. I watch runners, I know my body, and I choose to empower myself and others to have the best potential in their running careers.
I encounter many people who have balance and tension issues in their bodies. Imbalances deriving from minor and major physical disturbances from the past (sports injuries, the bumps and tumbles of childhood, adolescent or teenage surgeries etc…), and moderate to severe levels of tension deriving from emotional or biochemical trauma buildup (negative life events, the overwhelming stress of school, jobs, careers; excess levels of medications, both over-the-counter and prescription strength, as well as poor food choices – fried/processed/dehydration/excess caffeine).
Whether you are a new or expert runner, if you have concerns about any recurring or new injuries, or you’d like to find out if you’ll be prone to future injuries or not, call me, and let’s check things out.
Personally – in 10 years of fairly consistent running, and 6 races, I have only had one uncomfortable hamstring, and one sore knee, for a period of 1 week – and never any limiting injuries!!
“…My focus is on the integrity of the nervous system – specifically the elements connecting your master controlling brain to the nerve branches that control your organs – heart, lungs, your glands – adrenals, thyroid, your muscles and joints, and the positional sensors of your body that give you balance, coordination, and good posture.”
“…My intent when I do specific spinal adjustments on my practice members is to restore balance, and reduce tension from past stressors – physically, emotionally, and chemically, and to prevent the accumulation of further stress that is ever present in our lifestyle.”
In reality, running can be a negative stress if not performed properly, or if you run a lot on an unbalanced and tense core/spine/nervous system.
The main 5 elements I monitor and manage to increase performance:
Underlying imbalances do NOT always have pain associated with them – but can lead to issues down the road, from weeks to years, the little stressors we take for granted now, are what causes more rapid aging to occur – physically and functionally. Hip replacements, knee surgeries, back issues that seem to come from “nowhere”…
Dr. Joshua Gelber is a Toronto Chiropractor practicing in the Annex. He regularly speaks to running groups, both formally organized and privately, to ensure that as many runners as possible can stay injury free and optimize their performance.Dr. Joshua Gelber is a traditional chiropractor; he practices in Midtown Toronto in the Annex / Bathurst & Bloor / Seaton Village neighbourhoods. His children, family, and wellness practice focuses on using gentle chiropractic adjusting techniques to enhance health, and reduce pain, and help people achieve Greatness.
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