Tags archives: sports-injuries

Prevent Running Injuries by Building Fitness

Fitness as injury-prevention… got another “thumbs up” earlier this year when a British Journal of Sports Medicine article reported on a study of elite athletes.  The Australian study concluded that a gradual and consistent training schedule protected against injury even when intensity and volume reached very high levels.  This supports the idea that “graded” increases in volume and intensity works to prevent running injuries.  “The appropriately graded prescription of high training […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Active Release Techniques

Active Release Technique Our certified Active Release Technique (ART) doctors have found great success treating difficult musculoskeletal problems as well as painful nerve entrapment syndromes with this technique. ART has been used for years by professional endurance athletes like Ironman triathletes and Ultra marathon runners, but works just as well for weekend warriors.

Sports Injuries

Whether your sport is Soccer, or Tennis or Golf…If you’re a swimmer, a biker, a runner or all of the above… If you’re serious about your sport you’re bound to feel the pain of injury or just “overdo it” someday! Vital Wellness Center is here to help. Specially Trained Doctors Our Clinical staff, including Doctors and Therapists are some of the best trained in the state. Going way beyond just […]