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Doctor of Chiropractic 

Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians

Concussion Registry (ACR) Certified - diagnosis and management of concussion, qualified to make return-to-play decisions.


BL -  Basic Life-support                                                            American Red Cross BL .r21 

- Critical thinking refers to thinking clearly and rationally to identify the connection between information and actions.

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          Volleyball Injury Prevention for High School Athletes

What to watch out for: The most common volleyball injuries

While volleyball injuries rank lowest among all major sports, volleyball players are at risk for some traumatic and overuse injuries including:

  • Ankle Sprains – Ankle injuries are the most common in volleyball players and the worst volleyball injuries for lost playing time. Usually, injuries can be treated non-operatively with bracing and physio therapy. Occasionally, though, ankle sprains can be associated with subtle fractures or cartilage injuries.
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury – Female athletes incur ACL injuries more frequently than their male counterparts do. Like ankle sprains, most ACL injuries in volleyball players occur when a player lands awkwardly after jumping. Usually, ACL tears are associated with a "pop" and immediate knee swelling.
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) and Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) – Knee ligament injuries can also occur during volleyball, most commonly to the inside (Medial Collateral Ligament – MCL) or outside (Lateral Collateral Ligament – LCL) of the knee. These injuries are often the result of the leg twisting outward from the midline of the body.
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis – The mechanics of serving and spiking heavily depend on the rotator cuff muscles for power and movement. Actual tears in the rotator cuff are uncommon in young players, but these muscles can get irritated with overuse.
  • Finger Injuries – Fingers are particularly exposed to injury during blocking, setting, and digging motions. Common finger injuries include fractures, dislocations, and tendon and ligament tears. Most injuries occur when the ball forcefully strikes the fingertip.
  • Patellar Tendonitis – Patellar tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shin bone. Patellar tendonitis is common in any athlete subjected to repetitive, forceful jumping activities, such as volleyballs’ spiking and blocking.
  • Lower Back Pain – A common source of chronic pain among volleyball athletes, the lower back is prone to sports-related muscle or ligament strain. If the pain also radiates down the legs with numbness or weakness in the foot or ankle, the culprit may be a herniated disc.

 

What to do: The best methods of volleyball injury prevention

Protecting athletes from common sports injuries by:

  1. Working with an athletic trainer or other sports medicine professional to incorporate proper strength training techniques for the lower back, shoulders, and legs
  2. Using external ankle support (such as braces or taping) to prevent rolling the ankle
  3. Minimizing your jump training time on hard surfaces
  4. Warming up and cooling down muscles with stretching and light aerobic exercises before and after every practice session and match
  5. Staying hydrated and getting plenty of rest
  6. Eating plenty of protein, produce, calcium, vitamin D, and magnesium in your diet for health and sustained activity
  7. Wearing any applicable protective gear, including pads
  8. Prioritizing proper rest. All athletes should take 1-2 days a week and 1-2 months a year away from their sports to prevent burnout and overuse injuries.
  9. Reporting all injuries. Do not play through the pain!

Anthony Hall DC DACBSP – Dplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians                      

Malibu Chiropractic 28990 PCH A205 Malibu, CA 90265 (310) 924-2762

 

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Marathon Minutes

San Diego Half Marathon, 10K/5K - Sunday July 18, 2021

Volunteer Medical Provider – Anthony Hall DC CCSP (chiropractor w/ CAQ in sports medicine)

Provided information and education to participants at medical tent in front of Expo the day before the race (Saturday July 17, 2021) 6am to 5pm.

  • Volunteer Cheat Sheet in hand, useful check list to provide orientation and answers to questions.
  • Emma, Rosa, Maria, Casey, Kimberly, Monica, Joseph, Susan, Laurie, Keto, Chris and Troy are some of the participant for whom I answered pre-race medical concern questions.
  • Male 36 yo Lumbar disc disease (previously diagnosed) running 4 hrs last Sunday, drove 3 hours to Palm Springs same day… still sore and stiff. Recommend stretching and ice for muscle spasm, if gets painful reduce distance… any neurological stop, see healthcare provider to recommend rehabilitation. Watched come past finish line with wife… looked good.
  • Female 44 yo disc herniation and piriformis muscle very tight right, hx lumbar spine DJD… back very tight, increase with running. Recommend change half marathon to 10K, stop if increasing pain or neurological, follow up with health care provider. Watched her come past finish line, two thumbs up.
  •        Female 26 yo, demonstrate taping knee.
  • Female 63 yo lost 60 pounds medically managed, discussed aid stations set up for course, she asked about carbohydrate and electrolyte intake, H2O intake (discussed over-hydration), discussed re-acclimation after passing finish line.
  • Male 24 yo discussed use of spray and stretch.
  • Male x3 teenagers with questions about knees and ankle.  Discussed, demonstrated and performed lower extremity stretch’s, gait dynamics and foot posture toe claw and heel dip exercises (all three did it). Athlete with medial knee complaint passed me on finish line with good form and no obvious antalgia. Pre-race nutritional preparation questions discussed.
  • Middle aged male and female couple discussed breathing ergonomics.
  • Women group of 3 discussed course elevations’.
  • Female early 30’s request bandage for blister. Provided.
  • Male 20’s, taping high ankle sprain advice.
  • Female medical coverage race orientation.
  • Lost child. Dad and 6 yo boy Michael and 9 yo sister visited me at tent, dad came back panicked 5 minutes later saying lost son. Immediately began searched an enlarging circle 10 ft, 50ft, 200 ft over next 5 minutes asking other race staff if seen. Bottom of elevator leading up to race command station race staff informed me boy was found and was there. Staff said asked what dads name was, boy just said dad, when asked what sisters name was boy gave it (Claire?). Dad walked up at that time with daughter and went up escalator to command to retrieve son.
  • Male race time start.
  • Location start.
  • Couple ankle and knee healthy biomechanics – injury prevention exercises, education and training.
  • Chris 69 yo male ultra-marathon runner, on 81mg asprin, hx coronary aa dis, asked if he carried nitro, suggest he speak with his MD. He said his friend fell running hit his head died two weeks later.
  • Spoke with Dr Ben, vendor at expo, chiropractic neurologist. Special concussion program diagnosis and treatment.
  • 70+ people thanked me for medical coverage.
  • Three different groups of people asked me about race guards.
  • Numerous inquiries into locations of race registration and bib pick up were.
  • Contacted command by radio for complaints of local vagrants disturbing vendors at expo.
  • Loud and unruly behavior by local vagrants understood as part of their individuality and respectfully ignored.
  • 5:45a walked the streets each direction directly leading away from finish line (landing area).
  • Observed post finish line participant landing area preparation offerings of food, drink, seating and grab bag areas.
  • Several people thanked me for medical volunteering.
  • Presentation at finish line medical tent introductions to medical staff doctors x 2 (DO and MD) and 3 assistants. Last minute medical volunteer cheat sheet (different then other one) given to me, very helpful list of supplies. Recommend medical volunteer to organize and oversee medical tent prep before doctors arrive (put out stretchers, chairs and tables.  Unpack boxes of medical supplies and review equipment checklist).
  • Ambulance services and personnel arrival introductions, established locations and preparations observed.
  • 85%+ of time triaging at and immediately in vicinity of finish line. Observation of participants for neurological signs (somatic, cognative, affect) of heat injury, cardiovascular compromise and musculoskeletal complaints.
  • Participants passing me at finish line with signs of possible morbidity observed for next 1 to 10 minutes as exited.
  • Participants with frank signs of morbidity immediately assisted to finish line medical tent where transfer of care to doctor or nurse.
  • Break down of medical tent and debriefing of medical team followed completion of race by last participant to cross finish line.
  • Following breakdown of medical tent, walk about finish line landing area for final observation of participants as disperse after race.
  • Summary report (this document) prepared by volunteer medical provider within 2 weeks following the event. 

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Initial Visit: 

Detection of problem

Definition of Diagnosis

Consideration of available options

Immediate care to get you feeling better as quickly as possible



Science of Spontaneous Healing 

Actively seek out other approaches to healing, personally invested.

Our thoughts and emotions have both instant and long-lasting effects on all our biological systems: nervous, endocrine, immune.

Intensive meditation

Dedicated yoga practice

Journaling

Intentional gratitude

Mental imaging

Cognitive monitoring

Relaxation activities

Willing to radically change habits, routines, and even the larger scaffolding of your life. 


American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians              Concussion Registry (ACR) - current best practices in the evaluation and management of concussed individuals.

Parents now cite CONCUSSION as the injury they most worry about in their children playing youth sports.

By now we should assume that every Parent  has heard about concussion but their perceptions of concussion are often off base. 

Common misperceptions include ‘too much sleep’ (48%) or ‘eating certain foods’ (26%) make concussion symptoms worse. 

Most (82%) had not heard of the concussion guidelines, and less than half (44%) were aware that sustained mental activity could worsen symptoms (true).


American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)                       Shoulder Injuries:                                                                      Anatomy-> Biomechanics-> specific problems

MOI-> Evaluate-> Tx-> Rehab-> Return To Play                                 

 1 Little League Shoulder (fatigue fracture)                                             2  Humeral Shaft Fracture (throwing sports)                                       3 Acromial Fracture (gymnastics)                                                         4 Brachial Plexus Injuries (contact sports- football, hockey, soccer)   5 Axillary Neve Injury (contact sports)                                                 6 Suprascapular Nerve Palsy (overhead and throwing sports)         7 Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries (high risk and collision activities)   8 Impingement (repeated overhead activities)                                   9  Rotator Cuff Tears (overhead sports fall or collision trauma)     10 Instability (GH overuse laxity or trauma)                                       11 Acute Dislocations (anterior or posterior)                                     12 Recurrent Instability (subluxation or dislocation)                         13 Labral Tears (rotating and twisting leg motions golf, soccer, ice        hockey, ballet, football)


The Ideal Doctor: They listen, they care, they work with you, they teach you… 

Inflamed spinal joint ligaments (vulnerable area) are caught off guard with a certain movement, brain protects spinal cord and related nerves by extreme and painful muscle contractions to stop all movement of that area... long version

OUCH!!... short version :)


Finding Alpha

A - meditations

Begin your day with an acute sense of purpose, a smile to start, as the light fills your being with an open heart. Trust there is reason for all that you do, be assured that all feelings come from true you. Breath deeply as your body awakes, relax again your body as you begin to meditate.  Capture a reason for all that you do, become fully present, in only nature knows how. Fasten your seatbelt, you go for a ride, into the heavens with gigantic leaps and strides. Finding Alpha, we have begun our day, surfing, skiing  running we begin to play. Work that awaits us is only a part of all that is open to our self-loving heart. Choose what you do when out of your mind, that’s where you find nature, the purpose of the most pure kind. Laugh as go into a world filled with love, you are the creator of all that is good. Morning Meditation

Body feels great, relaxed energy, mind at peace. Appreciating my life as thoughts of happy memories flow. Life is good, beyond amazing and only getting better. Cumulative joy. Evening Meditation


Relax your Body, Mind and Soul

Love & Understanding

Kindness

Joy

Peace

Silence

Happiness

Trust

Wisdom

Fun

                                                                              

                          no time

                          no environment

                          no body

go back into your dreams

sweet dreams

go back into your relaxed body

every breath out relax your shoulders, neck and digestion

smile and grow young

dance to lift your spirit

cry with the joy of blessed friendship

laugh from the guts and feel your digestion improve

yawn and your heart will calm

write fair words and your soul will heal

always trust and you will have no regrets

humble and the light will come to you

spirit is with you always

 A – written during morning meditation 


And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently. And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal. And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.


   Spinal  Care Exercises - improving brain body function. 

 Chest up right posture on breath completely out. 

 Squeeze shoulder blades back and down. 

 Ears back over shoulders. 

 Hold at  80% contraction  4x 10 sec all at same time. 

 1. Continued good posture afterward will help sleeping CSF flow and oxygen intake. 

 2. Goal: function at 85% excellent spinal posture when sleeping...  is when immune system Gains it’s strength.

 3. Improve the oxygenation of the tissues in your brain and body. Restore stamina and mental focus with diaphragm exercises.
 10 sec isometric contraction with breath out.

 4. Immediately maximize cerebral spinal fluid, blood and lymph flow with thoraco-lumbar exercises.
 50 sec isometric lift.

 5. Strengthen your heart and train your adrenals with heal dips exercises.
  2 sets of 25 dips bilaterally then unilaterally.

 6. Sleep exercises to calm your central nervous system.
4 sets 10 sec CTL spine and skeletal isometrics on breath out.

Adjusting your spine can immediately correct Spartacus posture by 2% and improve exercise performance.

Daily spinal exercises can boost your vitality and help prevent injury and illness.



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Chiropractor serving the Malibu
Community for More than 20 years

Sports Chiropractic - Physical Therapy - Acupuncture - Massage Therapy

Anthony Hall DC, ACBSP  

Sports chiropractic, physical therapy, registered nurse, acupuncture, massage therapy and clinical psychology puts a team of smart and effective professionals at your finger tips. Malibu Chiropractic focus is on individualized care and accurate diagnosis with a direct approach to rapid recovery. Our staff is gentle and trained to care for children, adults and seniors. Injury recovery, pain relief, restored function, and long term health and happiness are our specialties. To see if we might help you call and ask to speak with Dr. Hall or schedule to see one of our professionals. We serve the Malibu communities of Point Dume, Malibu Park, Broad Beach, La Costa, Pepperdine, Sierra Retreat, Corral Canyon, and people from out of town.

Spine, Sports, & Soft Tissue Treatment for Malibu 

At Malibu Chiropractic, we successfully treat spinal and sports injuries. The following list are some examples of common conditions we treat:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Buttock Pain
  • Leg Pain - Sciatica
  • Foot Numbness
  • Groin Pain
  • Disc Bulges
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Concussion
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Numbness in Fingers
  • Whiplash
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Pain
  • Mid-Back Pain
  • Shoulder Blade Pain
  • Back Muscles Spasms
  • Elbow Pain
  • Wrist Pain
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Knee Pain
  • Weight Loss
  • Car Accidents
  • Pediatrics
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis

 Relief and elimination of back pain, neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain from overuse or if you have been involved in a car accident requires immediate evaluation. Correcting posture and restoring healthy strength and function to the spine is the specialty of your chiropractor, call Dr. Hall to see if chiropractic care is right for you.

Malibu Chiropractic 310 589-1005  

Patients seeking treatment at our office are assured of receiving excellent care through the use of modern equipment and technology. Using a get well and stay healthy approach, Dr. Hall has an excellent reputation as being one of the best, most effective, and caring health care professional's in our community.. ask your neighbor.

We offer the most advanced knowledge in clinical nutrition for complaints related to the Adrenal Glands (stress, energy levels, immune system), Digestive Organs (weight management, Diabetes, constipation, and allergies), and Brain (sleep, anxiety, and depression).

The people we care for with degenerative disc forms of arthritis (compressed nerves) have excellent results with eliminating pain and restoring healthy strength and function for a long, active, and pain free life.

Understanding options for a non surgical approach to relief and elimination of sciatica, radiating pain into the head, pain or numbness down the arms and into the fingers, or just chronic lower back or neck pain begins with an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Hall collects enough information to see you better, and discusses with you the short and long term outcome of the path you choose to take. For the best long term outcome you must stop injuring yourself, restore full function and become highly resistant to injury in the future. 

Dr. Hall has extensive training and experience (25 years) in eliminating pain and planning for a physically strong and healthy future.

Contact us for an appointment or complimentary consultation at the Malibu Chiropractic if you have any questions about how we might be able to help you feel your best and live a long, healthy, and pain free life.

Live long, be and feel your best!

 Malibu Chiropractic (310)589-1005

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  • Dr.
    Anthony Hall

    Our therapeutic approach to helping you is based on three steps: 1. having you stop injuring yourself  2. restoring full and healthy function to your body 3. helping you become highly resistant to injury and disease.

    In our wellness center we offer a variety of modalities to get you feeling better as quickly as possible. It is my experience that using only one approach to healing usually falls short, therefore we combine a specialized program of the most clinically proven methods of therapy to acquire the best outcome. After the correct diagnosis is made based on reproducible tests and measures recommendations will be made to solve your complaints.

    We will always give you options for care that best fits your lifestyle and health goals. Don't forget your children's health, they greatly depend on us to make the right choices in their favor. They actually get hurt more than we do, they just don't complain as much!

    Dr. Hall 

    Hi, today I am going to tell you my story.
    I grew up in Los Angeles and spent many summers in England as a child, my mother is British. 
    I was about 6 years old when I knew wanted to be a doctor and help people.
    From that point on I took a keen interest in people that were injured, upset, and struggling with getting better. From early on in experiencing many injuries myself I came to get a sense, understanding and belief that the body heals itself sometimes with the assistance of medicine or surgery but always the healing coming from within. 
    At a very early age I came to understand that the healing of my body was controlled by the nervous system, that every function of my body was controlled by my brain and the nerves. As I continued in school I was advanced into the mentally gifted program and skipped forward a grade because of high IQ testing. As I grew up on my own, I experienced many physical, mental and emotional traumas that because of the trust in my body and brain's ability to heal itself naturally, I survived… until I didn’t one time. 
    As a teenager I was a passenger in a car accident that left me in critical care for almost a week and in intensive care for about 3 weeks. I was told that I might never walk again and the loss of sensation of half of my face and other parts of my body would never come back because of nerve damage. My instincts told me otherwise. 17 years old, 6’5 and 119 pounds I said the hell with it and started college anyway. I refused to use the walker at school and limped around like Frankenstein believing that if I took the right path I would fully recover. I went to physical therapy and they started me with these little bands, after a couple of visits I said forget it, I will do it myself. 
    Thinking thank you to the medical doctors for sewing me up, I realized it was my job to improve my own body’s ability to heal itself. 
    I started cycling for miles and up the steepest hills I could find every day. I started back at the YMCA gym again and that’s where I met the doctor I wanted to be! There was something different about this doctor from the other one’s I had met so far, he was an example of excellent health! When I asked him how he did it he told me he was a chiropractor and through the study of how the nervous system heals the body that I also could get into excellent shape again. He was the chiropractor for a professional hockey team, a sports medicine specialist, I knew that’s what I wanted too.
    So with chiropractic and exercise I rebuilt my body… cycling, weight training, surfing, skiing, and volleyball until I was faster, stronger and all my numbness was completely gone. Took about 7 years, but by that time I had finished university, all my pre-med classes and started chiropractic college.
    Owning one of the most successful and respected chiropractic clinics in Malibu for the past 20 years, it is my commitment to provide immediate, effective and lasting care for our neighbors and people who are visiting. 
    Currently working on my diplomat of chiropractic sports physician now (DACBSP), I have the opportunity to apply my research and techniques to significantly increase the rate and degree that the body can heal itself. To help significantly more people accomplish excellent health through chiropractic care. 
    If this sounds like it might appeal to you, come in and get checked!

    Dr. Tony Hall DC CCSP


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