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Dealing with injuries isn’t fun. However, dealing with diabetes, bone loss, and cardiovascular disease is probably worse. You gotta stay in shape and you’re going to deal with injuries from time to time…it comes with the territory. So, we all need to learn to take care of ourselves and deal with injuries as they come up.
Regarding taking care of yourself, we have a pretty cool deal here at MBS. Aside from the balls, bands, rollers, and informational posters you can find in the gym to keep your mobility on point, we have a few partnerships with professionals that can help keep you running like a champ:
1) Heeling Pain Rossiter
Ashley O’Connell is a long-time CrossFitter and is the owner and certified Rossiter pro of Heeling Pain. The rossiter system is a unique two person stretching system. This technique involves the practitioner anchoring connective tissue in target areas while guiding you through a series of movements. It’s designed to restore mobility and function while reducing discomfort related to muscle tightness. Appointments can be scheduled at either MBS or her Louisville location by emailing email@example.com.
2) Transformational Bodyworks
Eric Ford is also a CrossFiter and is the owner and certified massage therapist of Transformational Bodyworks. He specializes in sports massage therapy and injury and pain management. Eric schedules appointments on Monday’s at MBS and can be reached for appointments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both Ashley and Eric have special rates for MBS members, and their CrossFit experience helps tremendously in getting your body back on track.
3) Corepower Yoga
Finally, MBS and Corepower Yoga studios in Broomfield have a partnership where MBS members can take advantage of up to 4 free yoga sessions each month. Yoga punch passes can be picked up in the front office and used at either of the Broomfield Corepower locations. Email Brittany@mbscrossfit.com to get your punch pass.
Here’s a testimonial from Joy after working with Ashley and the rossiter system…
Why did you seek out Rossiter? I had been struggling with Plantar Fasciitis for 9+ months and not making any real progress with trying new shoes (for running and work), using compression socks, wearing a night brace, cutting way back on my running and/or going through periods of not running at all.
Was the issue addressed? Within one session I achieved major results! I was blown away how quickly my foot went from being stiff as a board to feeling incredibly flexible with noticeably less pain. I think it was the third appointment when Ashley went after the actual “knife” in my heel (at least that’s what it felt like). It was absolute torture and I wasn’t able to run on it that week, but it has NOT returned since! A few minutes of intensity is totally worth that!
Has Rossiter improved your CF performance? Yes. I have always struggled with shoulder and/or kipping movements. The range of motion in my shoulders improved dramatically after one session and was able to do toes-to-bar for the first time without pain after that appointment.
Did you hit any PR’s post Rossiter? I did get a toes-to-bar PR.
Will you continue to use Rossiter as a tool for your overall wellbeing and athletic performance? I will definitely continue to use Rossiter to maintain/improve my shoulder mobility as well as make sure I don’t go back down the road to Plantar Fasciitis. A couple minutes of Rossiter to work out the muscle knots seems like such a simple and easy way to prevent injury.
Did Rossiter improve anything outside of athletic performance? Rossiter has definitely reduced the pain I was experiencing from Plantar Fasciitis. I would say that most days my pain level would be somewhere between 6 – 10 and going below a 5 was pretty rare. Now I might have a few mornings where my foot might be a little stiff the first few steps after getting out of bed, but that’s about it.
I HIGHLY recommend Rossiter!
Workout of the Day
OTM, x12 minutes:
Even – 2 Front squat
Odd – 2-3 Tire flips, heavy
3 Rounds alternating with a partner NFT
8 Stiff legged double KB deadlift 44-53/26-35, ea hand
8 Bulgarian split squats, ea leg (use same KB’s from deadlift)
AMRAP in 6 minutes:
75 Wall balls 20/14 lb.
Max reps Muscle ups or Pullups
Lower body mobility for 10 minutes.
Post your scores to the whiteboard.