We treat every patient with the same overall goal – to be pain free at rest and fully capable to do what they want when they want.
We strive to deliver high value to each and every patient. While some experience greater results than others, we are proud of our outstanding reviews and overall rating (98.4%).
But when a patient goes out of their way to share a major success, we get excited… ecstatic… emotional. We love hearing these stories.
Hi Kristina. I was hoping you could share this with Dr. Van Anne because I don’t have his email address. I just wanted to say thank you for all your help getting my back and everything else in shape so I was able to take my dream trip to trek with the Mountain Gorillas. Without your help my back would never have made it through the hours of driving on very bumpy “roads” and especially the very difficult hike up the side of the mountain. I attached just a few pics from my trip that I took of the gorillas and some of the other animals I saw. Thanks for all you guys do!
Current Economic Climate
Recession or not, we realize times are challenging. Whether gas prices or the consumer price index (inflation), discretionary income is being pinched in households across the country.
Knowing this, we strive to increase the value we deliver to our patients. It is our mission to always provide high value care regardless of the economic climate. But, when times are tough, we want to double down.
Thank you for your continued commitment to your health, wellness, and longevity. And thank you for trusting us to be a part of that journey.
Another test and another experience. CrossFit Open 22.2 was just like every other workout, but was unique because of the pyramid challenge. I hope you did well, stayed safe, and learned a lot. I know I did.
Enjoy the video highlighting the two most important concepts that we “never again” want to miss in this workout or any other.
Breathing and Bracing are connected in that they should support each other. However, they should not be specifically dependent upon each other. In other words, you should be able to breath, brace, and move without needing them to be specifically connected. The training you do in warmups, planking, holds, and loaded walks, should transition to your ability to continue breathing, bracing, and moving under extreme fatigue… 22.2!
In terms of complexity and intrigue, the movements in this workout were… BORING! However, that doesn’t mean we should avoid it. In fact, this is the exact type of workout I need to focus on more in my training. If you have a tendency to cherry pick only the workouts you enjoy or are already good at, stop! You aren’t doing yourself any good. You should be actively seeking those that challenge your improvement and attack your weaknesses. Getting stronger at a strength doesn’t make you any better at the things you struggle with. Yet, improving on a weakness allows you to expand your strengths. Focus energy on the right areas to make monster gains over time.
Having competed in the Worldwide Open since its start in 2011, I have continuously trained for the purpose of longevity and incremental improvement over time. In 2013, I started putting out Strategy and Preparation videos as well as Repeat videos to help educate my patients and the entire CrossFit community. The goals was to help participants understand how to prepare and approach workouts and how to improve on a repeat attempt.
Seeing CrossFit evolve significantly over this time, I wanted to do the same. So, you are now seeing the “Never Again” series for each Open workout. Instead of focusing so much on instantaneous performance, I want to focus on long term adaptations. In other words, I want to produce content based on how to understand the lessons from a specific workout and how we can improve across the board in the years to come. Welcome to the “Never Again Series”… enjoy the video!
Wall Walk – Learn a Rhythm moving up the wall and back down – preferably 4 steps up and 3 steps down. Also, refine your overhead shape to protect your back, neck, and shoulders while increasing your efficiency. Long story short, burn less energy with each repetition as you move quickly from a strong bottom and top position. Look at the different variations of handstand practice and the seated overhead press to help you get better.
Dumbbell Snatch – Understand the bottom shape and avoid letting the dumbbell drift forward or allowing the low back to round. Learn to transition the dumbbell high in the movement so that you can easily find a strong and stable bottom position. The stretch in the video will help if you struggle with achieving a good shape.
Box Jump Over Step-down – Do you squat to full depth? What about your squat clean, thruster, or wallball? If you are consistently hitting a deep squat position, then this task was very easy. If you are struggling with stable depth, this movement was awful. Check out the stretch in the video so you can get better any time you walk into the gym.
I hope you enjoyed this segment. Never again will you feel the way you did in this workout if you take these concepts and work them into your everyday training.
So it February. And there was a snow storm. Not to mention there have undoubtedly been things that have distracted you from your 2022 goals. In other words, many of us have fallen short of perfection with making 2022 our year.
Seriously, if you started this thinking you would be perfect then you were dreaming. You are a human and you live on a planet called earth that operates within chaos. So, there is no perfect.
See… you’re off the hook.
Enjoy this video discussing the inevitability of set backs and things you can do to get back on track.
Don’t panic – Set backs are inevitable and should be expected. Don’t beat yourself up for doing something that was obviously going to happen. Instead accept it and move on to the next phase of your improvement.
Regroup – The set back can give you an opportunity to assess you plan and your adherence. If you were doing great, get back on that horse and ride! If you were struggling, assess where you might need some modifications to help move things forward.
Recommit – Once your evaluation is complete and you are ready to start again, find the same excitement you had at the start. If it’s tough, remember you are doing this for you (the most important person in your life). Let’s Go!
Remember – This whole thing wasn’t about perfection, it was about PROGRESSION. Progression is like the stock market. There will be ups and downs with highs and lows. But if we do it right, we should see progression… Up and to the Right!
Up Next… At Home Options
We are in the heart of winter. Snow is on the ground and we are likely to see a few more dustings as the coldest temperatures are yet to come. It crappy to say out loud. But, it’s true.
That reality means that most people like to stay inside and minimize their outside travel and exposure. So, we will take the next month to help you build out your low profile and low cost home gym.
Shoulder pain is awful. We use our arms all day long and feeling pain with each movement is taxing. And though the shoulder is complex, it generally responds very well to our treatment protocol.
We see athletes, weekend warriors, and those on Medicare with this issue and each group experiences positive results to our care. Granted, the 16 year-old responds quicker than the 60 year-old, but they both regain their capabilities.
Enjoy the video that explains a little more about our at-home process.
Shoulder pain is a very common condition
We successfully manage patients of all ages and backgrounds