Dr. Matt Fontaine

How to Safely Set Up Your Computer Workstation

Ease poor posture by setting up your computer properly. Computer-related posture is often a major culprit in generating neck and upper back pain, tension and headache.  Poor posture, lack of proper equipment and incorrect ergonomic information are all contributing factors to an improper computer setup. Working at a computer can cause a lot of distress …

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What I Learned Training for Ironman 70.3

Editor’s Note: A blog series on the journey from short distance triathlon to Ironman 70.3 This is a short introduction article in a series on triathlon training and competition.  My purpose is to share some of the key topics in the sport of triathlon from starting out in the sport, keys to training, and competition. The topics that are outlined …

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How to Take Ice Baths

Simple Guidelines for Post Race Ice Baths How and Why Ice Baths Work Ice baths are great for recovery from microtrauma, small tears to the soft tissues that occur from training and overexertion.  The ice bath causes constriction of blood vessels.  As the body warms up after the ice bath, circulation increases again and flushes …

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Top Three Triathlon Injuries: Runner’s Knee, Achilles Tendinitis and Swimmer’s Shoulder

Triathlon Injuries: What to Expect, How to Treat, and How to Prevent Runner’s Knee, Achilles Tendinitis and Swimmer’s Shoulder Our body is composed of a series of structural kinetic chains, in which dysfunction or imbalance in one area can quickly lead to dysfunctions in other parts of the body. Pattern overload describes injury to soft tissues …

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Should we always release a tight muscle?

by Dr Matt Fontaine Using manual treatments like Active Release Technique provides the physical medicine provider with invaluable tools to release a tight muscle or scar tissue. However, when one identifies a tight restricted muscle, one should ask the question..Why is the muscle tight? Ensuring the Proper Rehab Sequence Understanding Centration and the Body’s Support Structure …

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Proper Rehab Sequencing for Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain

Ensuring Proper Rehab Sequencing to End Musculoskeletal Pain A major key to corrective rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain syndromes is to retrain proper movement. Several factors can cause compensated movement in the body including overuse or repetitive stress injuries, stress, poor posture etc. All of these create stress on our structural frame causing the nervous system …

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