Learn from Julie’s chiropractor on developing core and turnout strength
In the end of 2016, I (Julie) developed a back injury that made it painful to lift my left leg more than a few inches off the ground, bend over, and even sit. After about 6 months of not knowing what was going on and being unable to move without pain, I finally went to visit Highlands Sport and Spine to get my back checked out. Their team helped me recover and in the beginning of 2018 the injury finally vanished.
But, the cool part? After the injury went away and 6 months of daily core strength rehab exercises, my turnout was better, and my legs went higher than ever before. What was that all about, I wondered? I hadn’t been doing any serious ballet or other training during that time due to the pain. Therefore, I believe that the tools for building strength and stability that I learned from Dr. Jonathan Weimer and Dr. Wes Rickman are at work.
I’m so excited to share this with you all and bring their team in to help us learn these crucial and beneficial exercises!
WHEN: Saturday July 27 2:30-3:45pm
WHAT: Dr. Wes from Highlands Sport and Spine will help us understand how to strengthen our core and standing legs for stable and safe ballet.
WHERE: Bannock Street studio
LEVEL: All levels (and even non-ballerinas) welcome!
WHAT TO WEAR: Workout clothes
Watch Dr. Wes teach me his favorite exercises
My abs were sore for 3 days after this video shoot!
Meet Our special guest, Dr. Wes Rickman
Dr. Wes Rickman is originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He moved to Tallahassee, Florida to study at Florida State University and compete for the Seminoles as a NCAA athlete in cross country and track & field. In 2013, he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Dr. Rickman then attended Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, Canada where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic.
While at CMCC, Dr. Rickman participated in the Rehab 2 Performance club on campus to “bridge the gap” between differing health professionals (medical, sports performance), in addition to working as a personal strength coach in a gym clinic setting. After graduating, Dr. Rickman worked in New Jersey, where he primarily managed motor vehicle accident patients with severe whiplash-type injuries.
Dr. Rickman has extensively sought out formal training in treatment techniques that focus on preventing and rehabilitating injuries incurred from sports and active lifestyles; particularly for runners and other endurance athletes. His clinical practice focuses on movement assessment/rehab, sports injuries, and myofascial pain.
Having dealt with numerous injuries of his own as a collegiate athlete, Dr. Rickman understands the chronic conditions that can plague athletic performance. He offers a treatment plan that succinctly blends functional assessment, chiropractic manipulations and myofascial release techniques to address the entire musculoskeletal system. Dr. Rickman is a strong advocate of preventative care and places an emphasis on educating patients on how to manage their own conditions and reduce future injuries.
Dr. Rickman is a licensed Chiropractor in the state of Colorado and New Jersey. He is certified in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS®), having completed training in Prague and Toronto. He is also a certified Sports First Responder and Active Release Technique provider. Dr. Rickman is a member of the Colorado Chiropractic Association, the American Chiropractic Association, and the Canadian Chiropractic Association.