The Top 3 Things Every Runner Should Do After Every Run

Repetitive Motion Injuries (RMI, also known as RSI, CTD, CTS) have become a pandemic in sports, especially for endurance athletes like runners and triathletes.  This class of injuries and illnesses are the result from weeks, months or years of overuse of joints. Connective tissues in the body become sore and sometimes unusable from repeated exposure [...]


The Keys to Dealing with Swimmer’s Shoulder

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by Dr Matt Fontaine, DC With the rigorous training volume of competitive swimming, the body often suffers from accumulation of load that can result in a repetitive strain injury.  The repetitive motion is the cause of chronic irritation to soft tissue.   This irritation creates a friction and pressure, which eventually leads to small tears within [...]


Why We Need to Make Mobility a Primary Focus

by Dr. Matt Fontaine How we move directly impacts the quality of our life.  The following article discusses understanding Human Movement The basic tenet is this:  Moving poorly with load causes injury over time. Moving correctly requires physical intelligence.  Simply stated, we need to retrain our bodies to move the way we are naturally engineered [...]


Slow Medicine Is the Medicine of The Future

University of Arizona clinical medical professor Kenneth R. Pelletier in a book examines conventional medical treatments for roughly 300 to 400 common conditions. When they are not effective, evidence-based integrative medicine — which includes chiropractic, herbal medicine and meditation — can be a practical alternative, he says. Pelletier believes the future of health care will [...]


Why We Need Mobility Before Stability


by Dr. Matt Fontaine It is important to note that your overall treatment plan is an ‘all encompassing’ approach — not just an exercise video — not just therapy or exercises – it’s a multi-pronged approach. We use a combination of Manipulation, Manual Therapy (Active Release Techniques and Graston Technique, Dry Needling) to address restricted mobility of the joints [...]


HealthCare Reform Resources


The resources below on HealthCare Reform and new legislative issues surrounding healthcare are provided by the American Chiropractic Association.   Patient Handout:  Navigating the New Health Insurance Marketplace: Healthcare Reform: Medicare : Links to helpful ACA Insurance Resources:


Frequently Asked Questions

What are your Office Hours?   Tuesday:  7 am-1pm     3pm-6:30pm   Thursday:  7 am-1pm     3pm-6:30pm   Friday:  7 am-2pm     Saturday:  by appointment   What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?   Our office requires a 24 hour notice for all cancellations and rescheduled appointments.  This allows us to better accommodate our other patients. [...]


COMING SOON!!!! Potomac Chiropractic & Sports Medicine

Summer 2014-  Dr. Matt Fontaine will be opening his own clinic, Potomac Chiropractic & Sports Medicine(PCSM)  to serve the Alexandria,  Arlington, and Fairfax regions of the Northern Virginia Metro DC area.  Beginning in early August 2014, Dr. Matt Fontaine will begin treating patients as clinic director of PCSM.   Stay tuned to this blog post for more details about exact clinic location [...]


Get Healthy Blog by the American Chiropractic Association

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has created a new Consumer Education Blog    What you will find on this blog are articles about health in general from a Conservative Care  First Perspective (The care that we provide as Chiropractic Physicians)   and then at the bottom of each blog post is a link to have the reader [...]


Parent’s Role in Prevention of Sports Injury to Head & Neck


By Dr. Matt Fontaine   If parents can learn about the inherent risks of trauma to the head and neck, particularly in contact sports, and preventative measures, they can decrease the likelihood of head and neck trauma. This information originated from Dr. Kelly Roush who wrote the book Sports Concussion and Neck Trauma: Preventing Injury for Future [...]