A Doc in a Box: What is it and How do You Benefit?

What is a Doc in a Box?

No one can deny that CrossFit is intense!

Through proper training and conditioning the human body can be pushed to do unbelievable things. Every day I am amazed to see the adaptability of not only the body, but also the mind. It is well documented that physical exercise not only has multiple benefits as it pertains to the physical body, but also let us not forget the psychological and behavioral impacts that exercise has 1)Penedo, Frank J., and Jason R. Dahn. “Exercise and well-being: a review of mental and physical health benefits associated with physical activity.” Current opinion in psychiatry 18.2 (2005): 189-193.. As we grow older in this life we must challenge and develop both sides.

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I want to focus on the physical side of the spectrum. As we see in the video above, it takes a toll on the body when it is pushed to those limits. Consistent to popular belief, CrossFit can be intense, it can beat your body up, and it can challenge you beyond your limits. The challenges CrossFit provides to the mind and body allow for significant changes to be made. This is how we grow and get stronger 2)Gibala, Martin J., et al. “Physiological adaptations to low‐volume, high‐intensity interval training in health and disease.” The Journal of physiology590.5 (2012): 1077-1084..

Now that we have established this understanding that CrossFit is intense, it is challenging, and that it is going to push you:

  • Can it be done smart?
  • Can it be done safely?
  • Can it be performed effectively and efficiently?

These are questions that can be substituted with any other form of physical exercise. Because of the introduction of new and novel movements, along with interval style training, we want to ensure you are set up for success. One of these avenues is having a doctor of chiropractic on staff.

Let’s explore how we benefit you, the CrossFitter.

What We Do

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At Enhanced Movements Chiropractic, we focus on an active model of care. This means that patients are actively involved with the course of treatment and care. We perform movement-based assessments and screens to determine the actual cause of pain and dysfunction, in addition to a very thorough history and orthopedic evaluation. Treatments involve some form of soft tissue and muscular care, such as myofascial release techniques 3)Fryer, Gary, and Laura Hodgson. “The effect of manual pressure release on myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle.” Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 9.4 (2005): 248-255., full body chiropractic adjustments 4)Dagenais, Simon, et al. “NASS contemporary concepts in spine care: spinal manipulation therapy for acute low back pain.” The Spine Journal 10.10 (2010): 918-940., RockTape 5)Thelen, Mark D., James A. Dauber, and Paul D. Stoneman. “The clinical efficacy of kinesio tape for shoulder pain: a randomized, double-blinded, clinical trial.” journal of orthopaedic & sports physical therapy 38.7 (2008): 389-395., and always finished off with movement re-education or home care exercises 6)Ellenbecker, Todd S., and Ann Cools. “Rehabilitation of shoulder impingement syndrome and rotator cuff injuries: an evidence-based review.”British journal of sports medicine 44.5 (2010): 319-327.. This helps you to be an active participant in the success of your recovery, in addition to speeding up the recovery and performance process.

The Benefits to You

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Having the “Doc in a Box” allows you to challenge your body during training while providing you with a valuable resource that helps you get an immediate diagnosis and treatment should an injury occur. The “Doc in a Box” knows CrossFit and has the ability to understand the athletes need to continue working out or knowing when rest is truly needed. As chiropractors in the gym, we are able to give the appropriate treatment, along with home care exercises to speed up the recovery process. In addition, we provide modifications to use during their workouts to prevent aggravating the injury and causing more damage.

Find out more about the chiropractors at Enhanced Movements Chiropractic at www.enhancedmovementschiropractic.com

 

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1.Penedo, Frank J., and Jason R. Dahn. “Exercise and well-being: a review of mental and physical health benefits associated with physical activity.” Current opinion in psychiatry 18.2 (2005): 189-193.
2.Gibala, Martin J., et al. “Physiological adaptations to low‐volume, high‐intensity interval training in health and disease.” The Journal of physiology590.5 (2012): 1077-1084.
3.Fryer, Gary, and Laura Hodgson. “The effect of manual pressure release on myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle.” Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 9.4 (2005): 248-255.
4.Dagenais, Simon, et al. “NASS contemporary concepts in spine care: spinal manipulation therapy for acute low back pain.” The Spine Journal 10.10 (2010): 918-940.
5.Thelen, Mark D., James A. Dauber, and Paul D. Stoneman. “The clinical efficacy of kinesio tape for shoulder pain: a randomized, double-blinded, clinical trial.” journal of orthopaedic & sports physical therapy 38.7 (2008): 389-395.
6.Ellenbecker, Todd S., and Ann Cools. “Rehabilitation of shoulder impingement syndrome and rotator cuff injuries: an evidence-based review.”British journal of sports medicine 44.5 (2010): 319-327.