All About Fitness
All About Fitness
Oct 25, 2020
Dr. Skylar Pond - The Benefits of Chiropractic Care
1 hr 4 min

The human body is made up of a number of different joints and all of them must work together as an integrated system in order for you to experience optimal pain-free movement. If certain joints like the hips or the upper-spine don't function efficiently then it could cause back pain which could be as minor as a a short-term flare up that keeps you from a workout or as serious as be long-term discomfort that severely impacts your overall quality of life. There are a number of different strategies that could help you improve your mobility and movement skill which are essential for remaining injury-free so you can enjoy your favorite activities. Dr. Skylar Pond is a Chiropractic Sports Physician who founded Sports Medicine Northwest, a clinic in Seattle, WA that helps everyone from MMA athletes to housewives achieve their highest level of performance. Dr. Pond not only has the skills to re-align the human spine but he is an athlete at heart who has played rugby, competed in CrossFit, powerlifting, kettlebell lifting, Steve Austin's Broken Skull Ranch and now practices jiu-jitsu so he knows how important pain-free movement is to those of us who enjoy pushing the limits of our physical abilities. 

On this episode of All About Fitness, Dr. Pond shares his experience as an athlete and knowledge of chiropractic care to provide insights about how you should approach your exercise program so you can achieve optimal performance in your life. This is a fun an educational conversation about how exercise can help you to achieve your fullest potential.

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