Thursday, May 30, 2013

Chiropractic for Crossfit in Naples, FL

Crossfit is a high intense interval training program that encompasses various exercises that typically include a combination of gymnastics, Olympic weight lifting and power lifting.  The emphasis is to achieve increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains.  Physical and athletic prowess is best achieved when targeting the ten general physical skills as outlined by crossfit:

1.        Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance

Photo Courtesy of Crossfit Blaze Naples, FL
2.       Stamina

3.       Strength

4.       Power

5.       Speed

6.       Coordination

7.       Agility

8.       Balance

9.       Accuracy

10.   Flexibility/mobility

All of the above mentioned physical skills are limited or enhanced by flexibility/mobility.  In order to have great performance or prevent an injury, high demands are placed on optimal range of motion through all planes of movement.  For example, if an individual were to perform a basic movement such as a deadlift and lacked hamstring flexibility it is likely that difficulty would be experienced or even injury could occur.  During this movement tight hamstrings would decrease the ability of the athlete to translate their hips back in the start position thus likely causing a poor lift or compensating for that stiffness and injuring the lower back. 

Total Health of Naples offers specific chiropractic care to help restore lost range of motion and optimize athletic performance that the crossfit community demands.  Our Naples, FL chiropractor also implements functional rehab prescribed exercises to assist with the restoration of optimal movement patterns as it relates to crossfit.  Whether your condition is an acute injury or a joint restriction, the chiropractor at Total Health of Naples is prepared for all clinical presentations.  Dr. Michael J. Paralovos  is a Crossfit Level 1 trainer and a Crossfit Mobility trainer that works with many of the local crossfit athletes and boxes, helping to unlock those stiff joints, tight muscles and repair those injured areas.  If you or someone you know participates in Crossfit type workouts and feel as though your body doesn’t respond to new movements or you feel like you keep hurting yourself it is time to be evaluated.  Call Total Health of Naples at 239-260-1426 or visit our website to schedule your consultation today.

Total Health of Naples is the leader in helping crossfit athletes overcome injuries and prevent new injuries from occurring.  We are located in the Greentree Professional Center at 

10661 Airport-Pulling Road, suite 11

Naples, FL 34109




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  2. I've been thinking about going to a chiropractor for a while, even though my little sister is going into massage therapy. My friends have been talking about a few chiropractors in Naples, FL, and I haven't made my decision yet, but I really like how this website describes what would actually be the focus of a chiropractic session. Thank you for posting this article!