Research from Neck Pain Task Force

The Risk of Vetebrobasilar Stroke and Manipulation …In a Cochrane review for mechanical neck disorders, manipulation made it into the highest level of evidence. No medical interventions achieved this level of evidence. CMT: safe and effective. Use of prescription drugs: much less safe and proven to be ineffective for managing spinal pain.6 A study by […]


How to Setup Your Computer Workstation

by Dr. Matt Fontaine 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. To avoid looking like the guy in the picture, better known as “Computer Guy” or Girl, review the PDF file below which details the […]


The Story of Pain

by Dr. Matt Fontaine If you are like many we see in clinic, you have chronic, unexplained pain and physical limitations.  It likely keeps you from living life on your terms.  Are you frustrated?  Feeling hopeless?  Ready to just accept the fact that you will have this pain forever?  Have you been to other doctors […]


The Three Pillars to Resolve Your Muscle and Joint Pain

by Dr. Matt Fontaine   The key to effectively resolving many acute and chronic muscle and joint pain syndromes that plague so many is to incorporate ALL the key ingredients.  Like baking a cake, leaving out one or more key ingredients results in a poor outcome.  Like eggs, flour, and butter, here are the 3 […]


Runner’s and Athlete’s Achilles Heel

A common injury in running and Triathlon is “Achilles tendonitis”.  To be fair, for most of these athletes this is an umbrella term that does not accurately describe the actual structures involved.  In most cases, it really isn’t a tendonitis as “itis” implies acute inflammation such as that occurring after an acute ankle sprain or […]


Resolve Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

A NON INVASIVE TREATMENT TO RELIEVE HEEL PAIN AND PLANTAR FASCIITIS! By Dr. Matt Fontaine How long have you suffered from heel pain?  If you are like most people  who have it; a long time.  Maybe you had to give up wearing high heels or dress shoes.  You may wake up in the morning in […]


Recovery and Regeneration

by Dr. Matt Fontaine Get to Know Your Body The biggest single key to full Ironman and half IM distance racing is being able to get to the start line healthy enough to compete. That is to say, that mileage that you can save on the training side can often pay big dividends on race […]


Does your head hurt after exercise?

By Dr. Matt Fontaine   Does your head ache after workouts? Sports related headache Headache following exertion has been documented to have been described by Hippocrates1. Mainstream medicine often classifies headaches as either migraine or tension type headache. But the evidence based research does bot necessarily support this simplistic categorization. Simply said, many of the headaches […]


Hip Function & Low Back Pain in Runners

Hip flexor by Dr. Matt Fontaine When it comes to running injuries, many think of foot, ankle or heel pain, shin splints, runner’s knee or ITB syndrome.  But poor hip mobility and function can lead to LOW BACK PAIN in runners and also cause runners to lose power and efficiency in their runs. Defining the […]


Why Proper Warm Up Matters

Why Proper Warm Up Matters By Dr. Matt Fontaine Clinic Director for Potomac Physical Medicine Most of us lead hectic schedules day to day.  We often rush into workouts in the interest of saving time.  Triathletes are often quick to push off warm ups, especially on their runs.  They can ease in and warm up […]