04 :: THE DOCTOR IS IN!

We talk with Dr. Kevin Christie on sports injuries, running injuries, ITB syndrome, heel drop, running shoes, inverted calcaneus, foot injury, strengthening, proper gait analysis, computer gait analysis and more … Again with every aid station podcast, you might feel smarter after listening to an episode, yet if not, you will definitely feel happier.

Dr. Christie is a Chiropractic Physician and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) who dedicates himself to treating his patients’ symptoms and physical dysfunctions, whether it’s a professional athlete, a weekend golfer, or an office worker. Dr. Christie received his B.S. degree from the Florida State University in Exercise Physiology and was an assistant strength & conditioning coach for the women’s athletic teams. This is where he discovered his passion for working with athletes of all levels. His education and desire for learning continued at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis where he specialized in Motion Palpation, golf biomechanics, and functional rehabilitation. Since graduating from chiropractic school, Dr. Christie has been certified in Active Release Technique (A.R.T), A.R.T Biomechanics, Graston Technique, and Kinesio® Taping, which are the leading soft-tissue diagnostic and treatment protocols that deal with over-use strain that plagues today’s society. The ART Biomechanics certification allows Dr. Christie to evaluate patients running and walking gait for any biomechanical deficiencies that could lead to altered performance or injury cause.Dr. Christie has been the Chiropractic/Sport Medicine Physician for multiple football academies in South Florida. He is currently the Sports Chiropractor for XPE Combine Prep Program in Delray Beach, FL. This role includes treating the college football players during the NFL Combine Prep Program and during the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. He also has worked on over 300 NFL players and numerous MLB and NHL players for these strength & conditioning companies during their off-season Pro NFL/MLB programs. In November 2009, Dr. Christie was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to the Board of Athletic Trainers as the Chiropractic advisor. This appointment is through the year 2013 and will include working with and advising the board of Athletic Trainers on maintaining and improving the quality of care for Certified Athletic Trainers in the state of Florida.   In addition to his Chiropractic practice, Dr. Christie is also a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Medical Practitioner Level 3. This certification, along with being a CSCS, has trained him to evaluate and prescribe golf specific fitness programs to all levels of golfers for performance enhancement and injury prevention. The combination of Chiropractic, Active Release Technique/Graston Technique, and TPI training has given Dr. Christie the opportunity to travel the PGA and Champions Tour as a treatment specialist for a select group of golfers.

 

Novice Team|Meet our 2015 DBRC Ambassadors!

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Meet the Novice Team! Not only do they represent the DBRC while as athletes and in life, they are our official product testers. DBRC Ambassadors were hand selected to test new products, nutrition, and footwear. In turn, stay tuned to this blog to read the updates from each ambassador as they try out new things, slice out beneficial information, and experience the products tested.

tom  Tom Asiala  Half/Full/ Ultra marathon

Tom has been in and out of running for decades, having completed a bunch of marathons, and several half’s. He eventually got involved with ultras, and completed the Keys 100 in 2009. After that things have slowed down, but there are several more marathons in the near future.

BETSY  Betsy Beyer    5K/Marathon

Betsy runs 4-5 times per week and is currently up to 685 miles for the year. She averages a little over 100 miles a month and up to 30 miles a week. She has run many 5k’s up to half marathons, enrolling in her first marathon – the Miami Marathon in January. She enjoys helping her friends train for races and loves everything running.

LIZ  Liz Clark   5K/Half-Marathon

The past three years she has been running 5ks, about one a month during the race season. This past race season she ran a few 5ks as well as my first 10k, 10 miler and half marathon. Liz does Crossfit a few times a week and a beach workout once a week.

JESS  Jessie Rook    Half/Full/ Ultra marathon

Jess has completed 7 half marathons, one full marathon and her second marathon seven weeks later in LA. She is currently training for her first 100 miler in Daytona, and then the Chicago Marathon in October. She also has experience with MMA and HIIT training. Jessie follows a plant based diet and trains 6 days a week.

ALLYSON  Allyson Sullivan    Half/Full Marathon

Whether she is closing a million dollar real estate deal in Delray Beach or zooming across the line at the Boston Marathon, Allyson is dedicated to anything she does, giving 100%, and enjoying each step along the way.

Marilyn Bevans visits the DBRC!

Girls and women’s participation in sport has dramatically increased over the past 25+ years, and there are a number of professional women’s leagues today that did not exist in the 1980s. There’s also been a tremendous growing interest and fan base for women’s sports over the last quarter century.

Sadly dubbed as a pioneer, Marilyn Bevans, fell in love with endurance running in the wrong decade.

Marilyn Bevans was the first sub-three-hour, African-American female marathoner, and the first national-class black female American marathoner. Her personal best came in 1979, when she ran 2:49:56 at the 1979 Boston Marathon.

In November, she was inducted into the National Black Marathoners Association’s Distance Runner Hall of Fame. On National Running Day this June, we were fortunate to have her here at the Delray Beach Running Company where she is displayed on our mural.

Listen to this interview of how it was like to grow up as a black woman athlete, how she loves coaching now, and her beliefs that have lead her to success.