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Dirty Water: Boost Your Immunity with Whole Foods

  With recent developments and questionable management of the Okeechobee waterway and the Indian River Lagoon, many Florida residents are asking themselves “Just how safe are our rivers and beaches for swimming.”  For open water swimmers like triathletes, these concerns go way beyond the occasional bathers or tourists inconvenience.  Nothing illustrates this like the “change of venue” of last week’s Treasure Coast Challenge, a Sprint and Olympic distance triathlon originally […]

Why Triathletes Need the Group Ride

Do You (really) know What “Dropped” is? Why you need to ride with the roadies. If you are a triathlete (or just like to ride by yourself for fun or training), you may be thinking that getting out for a group ride with the roadies is a dangerous waste of your time.  I mean, why train in a group and learn to draft if you’ll never use it in a […]

Stuart Florida Ultra Runner Loves Vital Wellness Center

When Jay told me that he was feeling so much better after a few treatments at Vital Wellness Center at our offices in Stuart and Fort Pierce I was very happy.  But when he said he felt so good he was going to run an Ultramarathon (100 miles) just two weeks before attempting to qualify for The Boston Marathon, even I thought he was pushing it! “Just wanted to give a big […]

Knee Replacement Alternative

Can Active Release help patients avoid knee replacement? As many of my readers know, most of our patients come to us because of a referral from a friend or family.  So when I asked a patient who was trying to avoid knee replacement this week how she heard about us I wasn’t surprised to hear that someone had referred her.  I was surprised when she said it was Dr. Bruce […]

High Altitude Training

High altitude training for Florida residents. This weekend I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Santa Fe is a beautiful and special place sitting at about 7,000 feet.  This means that maintaining a triathlon training schedule takes on some additional challenges with high altitude training for a Floridian! Some things to keep in mind with high altitude training or competing in higher elevations: […]

Italian Traithlete Experiences the Benefits of ART

As an accomplished Italian Triathlete and a high profile CEO in the Italian fashion industry Steafano Massa is accustomed to working hard and achieving success.  But,  when he experienced a painful leg injury just days before the 2012 Ironman 70.3 at Augusta he believed his hard work was not going to lead to success this time. Stefano met Stuart, Florida Chiropractor Dr. Dan Rukeyser at the Active Release Techniques’ treatment team site just […]

ART Helps Ironman Triathlete Succeed at Kona

I was a competitor in the Ford Ironman World Championships on Oct 8th.  I met [Stuart, Florida Chiropractor] Dr. Dan in the ART tent the week before the race…I had issues with both shoulders and my right foot.  Dan fixed me up so well I went back 2 more times just to see him about the issue.  I really appreciated what he did for me because it gave me back […]

Back to Normal After Treatment for an Auto Accident Injury

In January 2011 I was in an auto accident.  The car hit me from behind.  I didn’t even see it coming  I was paying attention to the road in front of me. The accident caused me a lot of neck pain and low back pain.  It was getting worse when I would lift or exercised with weights. The treatment I have received has helped me so much!  Of course I’ve gotten so much […]

Meet the New PIP

While most Florida media ignores the recent changes to Personal Injury Protection (PIP), the insurance for Floridians injured in auto accidents, one local newspaper is willing to talk about what most wont.  Discovery West Newspaper, a new local paper focused on St. Lucie West recently published my article about PIP.  We think that as more Floridians feel the impact of this new law you’ll see more about it in the […]

Auto Accident Treatment Introduction

This is a brief introduction to treatment of auto accident injuries at Vital Wellness Center in Stuart and Ft. Pierce, Florida. If you’ve been in an auto accident, this message is for you.