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Dr. Dan Completes Ironman Lake Placid

Why Ironman Lake Placid?  Why Ironman? Well, if they used to call me “Dr. Ironman” for the time I’ve spent treating at the Ironman World Championships (Kona), I guess I’ve earned the title a bit more after Ironman Lake Placid. More than a few people have asked me why I chose Ironman Lake Placid as my first full Ironman Triathlon. And, it’s true that Lake Placid is one of the more […]

Jensen Beach Florida Triathlon A Huge Success

Numerous locals who live the “TriLife,” come to participate in this local Florida triathlon Last Sunday, July 12, 2015, Jensen Beach Florida hosted it’s 3rd Annual TriLife  Florida Triathlon.  This years event was close to being sold out!  Many local triathletes from the treasure coast came to compete among many other athletes from all over Florida.  Vital Wellness has been a sponsor of this Florida triathlon since the TriLife event […]

Vital's Swimmers Making the Laps Count

Perfect conditions for swimmers at the Aaron Vaughn Frogman Swim produced perfect performances… Cameron Anderson finishing 1st in the 5K Swim Our local swim stars, Harley Canada, Adeline Canada, Cameron Anderson and Emily Miller swept the board at the 4th Annual Frogman Swim this past weekend at Jensen Beach. The Frogman swim is a local open water swim at Jensen Beach that honor’s a memorable American, Aaron Vaughn. Aaron, a member of the […]

Swim Injury Can't Stop this Star

Sara is a superstar in so many ways… and we are so happy to have played a small part in her success thus far.  Swim Injuries can be tough because they are nearly always related to a bio-mechanical issue.  But when Sara showed up at Vital Wellness Center with a nagging hamstring swim injury, we knew she was serious about getting over it quickly.  And, that’s just what she did. […]

Low Back Pain Gone and Life Back!

After suffering for a year with Low Back Pain, Don felt relief after just a few visits… And now he has his life back.  Don is a very active retired man who enjoyed a very active lifestyle, until relentless low back pain seemed to sideline him for good.  Here’s Don’s story in his own words: “About a year ago, I hurt my back helping one of my kids move, a […]

Flavor Run Sponsored by Vital Wellness Center

Looking for a great family-oriented activity? Try Flavor Run Sponsored by Vital Wellness Center! Vital Wellness Center in Fort Pierce supports the health of our community!  What better way to get out and get healthy than this year’s Flavor Run Sponsored by Vital Wellness Center?  We believe that when families make it a priority to stay active together, we will all be healthier.  That’s why Vital Wellness Center is happy […]

Vital's Addie Wins Badwater Cape Fear Despite Ankle Injury

An ankle injury just days before puts the pressure on… “Last week I thought I might have had to drop out of Badwater Cape Fear.”  Addie admits that she gets “Taper Madness” but her ankle was hurting bad enough that she knew there was something wrong leading up to this race.  “Then Dr. Dan and Dr. Kurt [of Vital Wellness Center] worked on it and assured me that it would […]

Why We Opted Out of Florida Blue

I just got a letter from Florida Blue… are you now Out of Florida Blue? **UPDATE: THE FOLLOWING CHANGE DOES NOT AFFECT FEDERAL AND STATE FLORIDA BLUE PLANS, BLUE CHOICE PLANS OR ANY OUT OF STATE PLANS!!** Vital Wellness Center has been treating patients with Sports Injuries, Auto Injuries and Chronic Pain for over ten years. During that time Dr. Daniel Rukeyser has developed a unique approach to care. He […]

Dr. Kurt Barnhill Joins Vital

Vital Wellness Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Kurt Barnhill has joined our practice! With his experience as an elite Triathlete and Marathon runner, Dr. Kurt Barnhill understands the needs of his patients.  Already Dr. Barnhill is attracting athletes from The Treasure Coast, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce and Vero for problems such as Sciatica, IT Band Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, Low Back Pain and many other tough conditions. […]

Stay Injury Free This Season

These days, sport seasons are long and triathlon season is no exception.  In order to reach your “A” race in top shape you’ve got to stay injury free.  That means nothing major or minor to slow you down, no time off for the flu and no over-exhaustion.  What can we do to keep ourselves healthy and injury free all season long?  Besides having a realistic training plan that is customized […]