July, 2009

What We Are Doing Now…

July 21, 2009

Dr. Jess now treating in Walnut Creek in addition to Berkeley.

Dr. Jess now adds Graston to her services.

Dr. Jess finishes 5 passes on the Death Ride, raising $5000 for animal shelters.

Dr. Jess teaches ART in San Jose.

Dr. Jess chosen to work the US Open (Golf).

Dr. Jess volunteers at the YMCA giving free biomechanical analyses via video during the "Y's" Women's Health and Fitness Week.

Dr. Lelke teaches Yoga at Ironworks!

Dr. Lelke gives Winter Sports Injury Prevention Clinics- part of our Athletes Seminar Series.

Innersport hosts Olympian Marathoner Magda Lewy Boulet and Elite Marathoner Peter Gilmore for a seminar on training for a hilly marathon.

Innersport now offers In-Home personal training!  Click here to learn more.

Gift certificates available for Innersport and Press Play Services... email Dr. Jess at drjess@innersport.com for more info.

Dr. Greaux and Dr. Lelke become medical partners with Pac West Athletics.

On November 12 Dr. Lelke gave a free injury prevention clinic at Berkeley Ironworks Gym (http://touchstoneclimbing.com/bi.html) to discuss and demonstrate strategies to keep climbers healthy as they train to achieve their climbing goals. Stay tuned for upcoming clinics.

Dr. Greaux attends Ironman Championship in Kona, HI where over 1800 athletes competed from all over the world. ART was an official sponsor. Stay tuned for Ironman stories and pictures. YOGA at INNERSPORT! Tuesdays 11:30am-12:30pm Yoga Basics We are happy to announce weekly yoga classes at Innersport. Dr. Johanna Lelke will lead a beginner-oriented class combining breath, mindfulness, and movement. Please bring a yoga mat and wear loose clothing. Johanna is known to teach a light-hearted Vinyasa class. Come join us for mid-day rejuvenation! No need to RSVP, just show up promptly for an 11:30am start. Donations are graciously accepted but not required. Dr. Lelke quoted in Triathlon magazine. Click here to see the article. Dr. Deirdre McLoughlin, DPT and her crew team prepare for their biggest race of the season, Head of the Charles. Innersport hosts Brown Women's Soccer West Coast Reunion! Innersport welcomes newest addition, Dr. Johanna Lelke, ART, Graston. Innersport's Berkeley Billy Goats bike club ready to take on Waves to Wine Sept. 12-13. Berkeley Billy Goats raise over $11,000 for MS! Dr. Jess rejoins Cal Sports Medicine starting September 14. Dr. Jess scheduled to work Ironman Championships in Hawaii October 2-10. Dr. Lelke becomes newest sports medicine partner for Pac West Athletics.

Taking Foam Rolling to New Heights

July 14, 2009

rolling-1Funny how you find creative ways to accomplish simple tasks. I took my first trip to Yosemite this past weekend and of course, having never been backpacking before, we took way too much food. We had to rent another bear vault from the Park entrance office before we headed out to hike 7 miles up (UP and UP and UP) then down to Ten Lakes, our camping destination. Since we had so much food, it meant we had to carry extra weight in our packs. Hiking that distance with that much weight is no easy task for this soccer player, so needless to say, I developed a little IT Band trouble on the way down the pass. I'm guessing if we ate all of our food, I wouldn't have been in such a predicament. At Innersport. we prescribe foam rolling exercises to pretty much all of our patients, and ESPECIALLY to our IT Band sufferers. Since I'd rather take more food than the foam roller on a backpacking trip, I had to come up with an effective and creative way to do some self myofascial release on my IT Bands. Low and behold, the BEAR VAULT! Foam Rolling JessWho knew it had two purposes? Part food protector, part IT Band savior. The stick can't protect your food, unless you feel confident that beating the bear with it is sufficient. So, on your next backpacking trip, try using the bear vault as a foam roller to do self myofascial release on just about every part of your body. Happy rolling! (Ouch.)

Tour de France

July 7, 2009

Tour de FranceWarm days + sun + long days + Tour de France= CYCLING FEVER! Yes, my patients got it, I got it, friends got it. We were bit by the bug that carries cycling fever. I've been noticing people's comments on Facebook about the Tour, Lance Armstrong, and their own training rides. Here at Press Play Analysis and Innersport, we have started a cycling club called the Berkeley Billy Goats to ride the Waves to Wine in September while raising money for Multiple Sclerosis. We had a very successful first ride last Saturday as we had two different routes posted at: http://www.pressplayanalysis.com/team/berkeley-billy-goats/ Or click here. As you can see, we are training in the hills because the Waves to Wine Ride has over 5,000 feet of climbing. Also, because in Berkeley, we really have no choice. Want to join the Berkeley Billy Goats? Click here to register, we have ONLY 5 SLOTS left!