First off, let’s start by saying that no ankle injury is the same. Each one affects different ligaments, muscles, and bony surfaces. Each one is handled differently by a person’s unique brain, peripheral nervous system, and previous conditioning and training.
Second, I hear over and over again from people who have sprained one or both ankles 3, 6, and even 10 times throughout their lives. However, when they come to see me they aren’t seeking treatment for their ankles, but the ensuing knee pain, low back pain, etc. Think they’re related?
How do we avoid the downward trajectory of these injuries?
3. Don’t get stuck with a chronic injury.
The greatest risk for injury is previous injury. While some ankle sprains can heal up fairly quickly, others make take months - with consistent rehab and treatment. The alternative is to ignore it and have ankle issues for a lifetime. The good news is you don’t have to do it alone! Find a sports chiropractor, clinical bodyworker, sports acupuncturist, movement based physical therapist to get you moving in the right direction.
You can see some of personal ankle rehab journey here >> here.
Look for help in the right places,
Huge shoutout to everyone that has come through our doors to be apart of our fitness family and community.
Enjoy some photos from the Grand Opening Party on
May 1st, 2018!
Whenever people ask me what I love most about the city, this is my reply. There are many reasons to love San Francisco, cost of living aside, but it really comes down to the people.
I met Justin and Bryant Sharifi, married co-founders of the training facility Perform for Life, at one of the first networking events I attended when I moved to the West Coast just three short years ago. The event was hosted by the Golden Gate Business Association, which is the oldest LGBT Chamber of Commerce in the nation. We met up at our local places of business to learn more about one another, and right away I knew that we had similar philosophies when it came to movement, fitness, and our community. This discovery was both refreshing and exciting. The tagline for their gym is even “Exercise, Socialize, Revitalize”, a sentiment that really resonates with me. Even as we sat there discussing our biggest influences and how we hoped to grow into the future, I wasn’t quite sure how we fit together yet.
Fast forward three years, the Sharifi’s are opening a new location in Hayes Valley and partnering with me to help add another layer to their already thriving platform of soft tissue injury rehabilitation and human performance. All of the Perform for Life trainers come from diverse athletic backgrounds and have studied in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. They also regularly engage in continuing education opportunities. Each week the entire team gathers to review different techniques and movements in order to share knowledge and help make each trainer become more well rounded. To me, this is an ideal home for my practice. I could not be more excited to interact with these amazing coaches on a regular basis and construct the best movement strategies for our clients and ourselves.
With that, I would like to invite you to our
When: Saturday, April 28th from 3-6pm.
Where: 61 Gough St., San Francisco, CA 94102
There will be plenty of healthy treats and beverages, along with free consultations from our health and wellness partners. Come tour the facility and meet the coaches to get a feel for the new space and extension of the P4L community.
Please RSVP here.
Here's to new adventures,
I am a Sports Chiropractor in San Francisco. My posts reflect some of the day to day interactions and questions from patients, clients, and coaches. I strive to empower people through injury rehab & sports performance to lead healthy, productive lives.