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Christopher Burton, M.D.

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Christopher Burton, M.D. is a physician, speaker, coach and trainer, practicing in Pensacola, FL. He specialized in Physiatry - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), which is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions - particularly those of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems - that may produce temporary or permanent impairment of function. In addition to his practice, he actively lectures on health, nutrition and exercise for healthcare groups, colleges, schools and travels internationally discussing treatment and rehabilitation of athletes.

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Burton you can view his personal website at: http://christopherburtonmd.com

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The Trigger Points of Myofascia

The Trigger Points of Myofascia

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Myofascial pain affects up to 95% of people with chronic pain disorders and is usually a result of myofascial trigger points in muscles, tendons or fascia. Myofascial pain syndrome is [ …]

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Discussing Spinal Stenosis

Discussing Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the central canal of the spinal column that affects approximately 8-11% of individuals in the United States.  The most common cause is degenerative [ …]

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Strengthen Weakening Muscles With Resistence Training

Strengthen Weakening Muscles With Resistence Training

Resistance exercise, also referred to as strength training, is essential for everyone. Researchers at the Buck Institute for Age Research found that the muscles of older adults were, on average, [ …]

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Treatment for a Meniscus Tear

Treatment for a Meniscus Tear

One of the most common knee injuries involves tearing of the Meniscus muscle. These tears can result from either traumatic injury or degenerative changes, and can occur at any age [ …]

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Carbohydrates Fuel The Body

Carbohydrates Fuel The Body

Carbohydrates are the bodies fuel source.  Maintaining optimal carbohydrate intake is important to remain healthy, especially for athletes.

Carbohydrates are stored in the muscles and liver as glycogen [ …]

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New Guidelines On Obesity

New Guidelines On Obesity

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
For my healthcare colleagues, I hope you are counseling your patients and clients on maintaining a healthy weight. If not, message me and I can help you get started.
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Dealing with Shin Splints

Dealing with Shin Splints

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Shin splints, also refer to his medial tibial stress syndrome, present as pain on the border of the tibia on the front of the shin.  It typically as a result [ …]

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Compelling Reasons For Eating Fruits

Compelling Reasons For Eating Fruits

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you haven’t had enough advice on diet and the importance of eating your fruit and vegetables, here is some compelling reasons why you should consider adding more fruit to [ …]

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Protein Requirements For Athletes

Protein Requirements For Athletes

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is much debate about the amount, type and quality of protein and required for athletes.  The amount of protein required to maintain nitrogen balance is approximately 25 g a [ …]

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Addressing Runners Knee Pain

Addressing Runners Knee Pain

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most common sources of lateral knee pain in runners and cyclists is known as Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS), and presents as pain along the outside of the [ …]

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