It’s “Spring Training” time again!
From the desk of Dr. Erik S. Vose... Spring training is here, and even though most of us aren’t professional baseball players, we are gearing up for our spring sport of choice. Of course, over the next few weeks the two signature events many New Englanders are anticipating are opening day at Fenway Park and the Boston Marathon. While the only training one needs for opening day is to practice bellowing “YOOOUK” and consuming Italian sausages and beer, the Boston Marathon is a completely different deal. This is the time in many marathon training schedules when the weekly “long runs” are really starting to add up, and the injuries are making their presence known.
Having run Boston several times myself, I know how tempting it can be to start an intense relationship with a big bottle of Ibuprofen. Although this may help relieve pain, the underlying issues persist and could lead to debilitating injuries on race day. When I was 19 years old, I trained furiously for the marathon and experienced some knee pain about 1.5 miles into my training runs. Ibuprofen seemed to be the only thing that allowed me to run day after day. On race day, I was only able to make it to the 13 mile mark before I was forced to climb aboard the bus of the “walking wounded” to get to the finish line.
It is because of these types of experiences that I chose to become a Chiropractor and to learn how to actually correct the problem at hand. I have since realized that I suffered from Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome during the Boston Marathon, and that with proper care it is a relatively easy situation to avoid. Similarly, many running injuries can be prevented or treated by identifying imbalances, loosening associated musculature and practicing proper stretching techniques. Here at OMBE we help people with these issues every day.
To learn more about our unique approach, visit www.ombecenter.com/services/chiropractic or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck training and see you at the Finish Line!
Erik S. Vose D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Erik Vose is a Board Certified Chiropractor in Massachusetts. He holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in California and a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from the University of Colorado. After earning his doctorate degree, Erik received two years of additional chiropractic and sports therapy training in Walnut Creek, CA. Erik is a member of the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society and the American Chiropractic Association.