My recent trip to Kona was an unforgettable experience. Not only was I privileged to be at one of the greatest sport events in the world, I had the opportunity to work with the best of the best athletes! Here’s what I took away from the Ironman experience: As you can imagine, the pro athletes all different body types - short, tall, muscular, and lean. What they did have in common was flawless running bio-mechanics. I did not see the common gait deficiencies we generally see in most amateurs and age groupers. There was no excessive foot pronation, hip hiking, arms crossing midline, excessive trunk rotation or rounded shoulders. I came to realize that if I can change these inefficiencies and poor running habits of our athletes at APH, not only will it prevent injury, it will also give them the opportunity to perform stronger and faster. Using a combination of chiropractic care and physical therapy, we will correct our athletes inefficiencies through gait training and functional strengthening. This off-season, it is our goal at APH to prepare our athletes to be their best come March 2016!