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Crossfit Phenom

Crossfit Superstar Opens Up About Injury and Recovery. Talayna Fortunato has been an athlete since she could walk.  Gymnastics since the age of four, a scholarship to Southern Utah University  and then a stint on the track and field team in her final year, Talayna is no stranger to hard work and dedication.  Upon graduating from PT school and landing her first job, Talayna began a new adventure, adding Crossfit […]

Sciatica Resolved!

Sciatica almost kept Steve out of the season… But after a few treatments at Vital Wellness Center his Sciatica is gone and he is back on the court! Stephen Lunsford has been a Nationally Ranked Top-Ten tennis player for the last eight years.  His 70 and over category is stacked with tough competition, but Steve is a perennial powerhouse and is currently ranked number seven in United States Singles.  So, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

World Championship Bound!

Mark Swart and Debra Daley are one amazing couple! For the second year in a row the two Treasure Coast triathletes are on their way to Las Vegas for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Vital Wellness Center, Stuart and Fort Pierce, Florida are very proud and honored to be a part of their training and preparation. With Functional Movement Systems and Active Release Techniques we are able to do our […]

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 […]

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 […]