Journal on Fitness and Sports Health Science

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ICA Fitness Council President's Message
Dr. Pete Gratale, D.C., C.S.C.S.
Welcome to our dynamic e-Journal from the ICA Council on Fitness & Sports Health Science. We hope you find the information that we provide useful in our shared quest of helping athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to improve their performance and fulfill their innate potentials. Our contributors include some of the greatest minds, clinicians and sports performance experts in their fields. Many of these authorities have presented on our distinguished faculty at the annual ICA Symposium on Natural Fitness & Sports, which has featured Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as our keynote speaker for the last 24 years. Join us for our gala 25th Anniversary with Arnold over March 2, 3, & 4, 2017 and celebrate the lofty position to which Chiropractic has been elevated in the sports and fitness communities.
Creating the ICA Symposium with Arnold Schwarzenegger:
A Vision for Fitness and Chiropractic as "Part II" of Healthcare
Jack Barnathan, B.B.S., D.C., C.F.T., M.F.S., M.S.S., S.S.N., S.E.T. (ISSA)
Because strength training had such a profound impact on my growth and health it was natural that I was drawn to study it as a science as well as art. Meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was on his way to becoming the #1 box-office star in the world and an enthusiastic Chiropractic patient, I was determined to make "Fitness and "Physical Activity" the "Part II" of Health Care.
Pending Spondylolysis and/or Spondylolisthesis:
What's It All Mean?

Terry R. Yochum, D.C., D.A.C.B.R., Fellow, A.C.C.R.,
and Alicia M. Yochum, D.C., R.N., B.S.N
A focused look at ruling in/ruling out an important clinical factor for structural integrity in sports -
Case History:
This 18-year-old female gymnast is complaining of unilateral left-sided lumbar spine pain at the L5 level. Standard plain film radiographs show no evidence of pathology, pars defects or spondylolisthesis.
An Integrated Approach to Concussions and Brain Injuries
While playing sports can cause concussions, it's estimated that only 19% of the 3.8 million reported concussions each year are sport-related. Despite an antiquated myth, of the concussions that were reported, only 10% lose consciousness.
Heads Up: Concussions Are On The Rise
Jay M. Lipoff, D.C., C.F.T., & Richard F. Gennaro Jr., D.C., C.S.C.S., M.F.S., C.F.T.
Concussion injuries are receiving national attention as they become more prevalent in professional sports. However, these dangers lurk closer to home than many of us realize, as more and more young athletes are competing in contact sports.
Life University Sports Science Institute:
Where Science Meets Performance
John Downes, D.C., C.C.E.P.
Life Sport Science Institute is designed to be a living laboratory for students to experience integrative assessment, care, performance, and research of athletes. Our primary focus of research initiatives is the investigation of global proprioceptive deficits -- basically, the inability of the central nervous system to execute mirror image isometric tasks and how this inability is coupled in the neuromusculoskeletal system to impact the performance of smuscle synergies...
Foundation 4 Heroes: Supporting the Superhero Inside Every Child
Jay Lipoff, D.C,. C.F.T.
Our motto is "Even Heroes Need a Hero" and that is a testament to the fact that the children we interact with -- many struggling with terminal diseases -- and the loving families that support their fight, have proven time and time again that they are the real Heroes.  The Foundation 4 Heroes builds resources and programs that support them and their communities. 
Fitness Council Member Spotlight:
About Joe Amunategui II, D.C., FICA
Dr. Joseph Amunategui's dedicated efforts to support his local community are multi-faceted, and include sponsoring programs, supporting community fundraisers, and providing his services for youth athletics, including annual physicals for youth athletes.  
Making Peace with Food:
Featuring - Seared Tuna Steak Florentine
Don Doward, C.F.T., M.F.S., M.F.D.
A phenomenal menu feature from a great selection of special recipes that are using foods that will increase energy, improve mood, taste good, and are easy to prepare! Here are clear step-by-step instructions on preparing Seared Tuna Steak Florentine by a master chef that includes how to pick the very best tuna for your special dish!