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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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Lets take a look at your Running Form

From the Desk of Dr. Erik S. Vose…
With the running of the 2012 Boston Marathon just two months away runners are well into their marathon training programs.   As a result, many of these runners are finding themselves battling the aches and pains that all too often accompany long distance running.
Many of the issues that I help people with are a result of repetitive motions that are performed with improper biomechanics.  The problem is that most runners don’t know what they look like when they run, and even if they do, they don’t really know what a low-impact running form should look like.  That’s where I come in.  I use my background in biomechanics combined with the latest research regarding running form to find areas to improve upon in a runner’s gait.
The best way to do this is to go running with someone and watch them run!
This is what a running form evaluation entails:
  • A run outside evaluating running form as well as creating solutions for imbalances or aspects of ones form that could use improvement.
  • HD video of a runners form will be taken to better visualize how to improve running form.
  • We can discuss how to prevent and deal with existing injuries and learn strategies on how to tell the difference between “normal” and “abnormal” aches and pains associated with running.
  • We can create “goal oriented” training programs to help you best prepare for upcoming runs.
I have worked with long distance and short distance runners and runners that prefer to use a barefoot technique as well as a traditional running shoe.  The fun part of doing a run eval is taking each individual’s starting point in mind and helping them to accomplish their goals by creating a comprehensive plan using small attainable goals.  The end result is a runner that has learned how to run injury free and to stay that way!
Running form evaluations can be made by calling OMBE at (617) 447-2222 or by booking online.
Happy running-
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 prior to starting his practice in Boston in 2008.
Dr.Vose treats patients for a range of conditions from sports injuries to chronic pain by focusing on the entire musculoskeletal system. Erik combines soft tissue therapy with ultrasound, electric stimulation, stretching, and chiropractic adjustments. He is proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of extremity injuries as well as those associated with the spine. Erik develops comprehensive treatment plans that focus on both alleviating symptoms and helping his patients achieve optimal strength and well-being.

 

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