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Immediate Relief.
Lasting Results.

Our holistic approach will help you recover from overuse injury and return to the field of play. 

The OVERUSE Epidemic

Now more than ever the health and well-being of athletes is being compromised by an epidemic of preventable overuse injuries.  When the cumulative stress from frequent, repetitive training exceeds the body’s ability to recover; muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones begin to degrade and weaken.  This leaves athletes susceptible to serious injury and poor performance.  

 

Clubs, coaches, parents, and athletes are ill-equipped to address the holistic nature of these injuries. As a result, a vicious cycle of band-aid fixes that prolong injuries and result in lost practice and playing time has developed.

“For most athletes the question isn’t ‘If’ they’ll get hurt, it’s ‘when’.”  Dr. Johnson

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The Underlying Causes of OVERUSE

Low Energy Intake / Low Energy Availability (LEA):  The amount of dietary energy (calories) consumed by the athlete is insufficient in meeting the demands of optimal health and the performance demands of training & competition.

Frequent, Repetitive Training:  All athletes have an age defined limitation to the amount of time they can spend in activity without overdoing it.  Early sport specialization dramatically increases the risk of injury.

Sleep Deprivation:  Schedules loaded with school, homework, training, competition, and travel leave little time for healing and recovery.  As a result, physical, mental, and emotional health suffer and the risk of injury skyrockets.

Dehydration:   Low body water limits muscle strength and the transport of oxygen, water, and nutrients compromising cellular health.  Slowed energy production and healing cause fatigue and the signs and symptoms of overuse.

Signs & Symptoms of OVERUSE

Lack of Improvement or Decline in Performance

Muscle Aches & Pain

Frequent Fatigue

Frequent Point Tenderness or Swelling

Frequent Joint Stiffness

Burnout or Depression

Easily Overwhelmed, Stressed or Anxious

Difficulty Falling Asleep or Staying Asleep

Difficulty Maintaining Desired Weight

Lack of Improvement or Decline in Performance

Frequent Illnesses

Irregular Menstrual Cycles / Missed Periods

Recurring Injuries / Delays in Recovery

Constipation or Diarrhea

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Consequences of OVERUSE in Female Athletes

The damage caused by OVERUSE in female athletes is not just structural.  If left untreated, long term impairments to metabolism, menstrual function & reproductive health, bone health, immunity, protein synthesis, and cardiovascular health may occur.

Performance and Health Consequences of Low Energy Availability (LEA) In Competitive Athletes

-US Olympic Committee Nutrition Team Summary

ARE YOU AT RISK?   Take this quiz to find out.

The Low Energy Availability in Females (LEAF-Q) questionnaire is the most widely accepted screening tool for the identification of female athletes at risk for the female athlete triad. The triad consists of:

  • Low energy availability caused by not balancing calories burned with calories consumed by the athlete

  • Amenorrhea (loss of menstrual periods or delay of first menstrual period) caused by low energy availability

  • Low bone density or osteoporosis (a decrease in bone density that causes weak, brittle bones that break easily)

SCORE:                  RISK LEVEL:

0-7                         Minimal Risk for Triad

8-16                       At Risk for Triad

17+                          High Risk for Triad

STRUCTURAL CONDITIONS WE TREAT
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Neck Pain

Whiplash

Migraines

Rotator Cuff Injury

Swimmer's Shoulder

Scapular Instability

Golfer's Elbow

Carpal Tunnel

Bursitis

Mid Back Pain

Tension Headaches

TMJ

Frozen Shoulder

Labral Tears

UCL (Strain / Sprain)

Tennis Elbow

Tendonitis

Arthritis

UPPER BODY
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Low Back Pain

Groin Pull

Knee Pain

Jumper's Knee

Osgood-Schlatter

Achilles Tendonitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Bursitis/Arthritis

Nerve Pain

Hip Pain

Hamstring Pull

IT Band Syndrome

Runner's Knee

Shin Splints

Ankle/Foot Pain

Sever's Disease

Numbness/Tingling

Stress Fractures

LOWER BODY
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Holistic Injury Recovery

We provide astute assessment of overuse and traumatic injuries, precise hands-on therapy, and holistic self-care recommendations for a fast and full recovery.

Evaluation & Consultation:  Your injury recovery begins with a comprehensive evaluation that highlights the structural and metabolic components of your condition.

Chiropractic Care:  We deliver precise chiropractic adjustments & joint mobilizations to restore optimal spine and extremity mechanics.

Soft Tissue Therapy:  We utilize a dynamic, non-invasive deep tissue technique known as Neuromuscular Reeducation (NMR) that eliminates soft tissue adhesions and muscle tension, while restoring full, pain-free range of motion.

Corrective Movement:  We guide athletes in adjusting their activity level and incorporating stabilization exercises that synchronize muscle & joint function, build healthy tissues, and restore strength, posture, balance, and coordination.

Nutrition:  We help athletes restore energy balance by identifying how much energy they are expending and how much they need to consume to meet their demands for optimal health and performance.

Hydration:  Water is important for many daily bodily functions. It assists with balancing your bodily fluids, helps control your caloric intake, keeps your muscles energized, flushes your kidneys and helps regulate bowel movements.

Sleep:  Sleep plays an important role in pain and inflammation control, muscle repair, cellular restoration, blood sugar regulation, detoxification, memory, learning, immune system function, and stress management.  We'll help you create a schedule that fully supports your academics, athletics, and recovery. 

Accountability:  Your success is our passion.  We’ll listen to your goals and hold you accountable to adopting the behaviors that accomplish them and drive TRU health.

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COMMITMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY

TRUathletes prioritize their self-care and adopt habits that optimize health & performance.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
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Bill Duffy, BDA Sports Management

My NBA clients cannot afford to miss playing time.  When injured I always refer and trust Dr. Johnson to get them ready.

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Maribel

“I'm a long time runner who developed intense pain in my right hip - I couldn’t run at all. After a few sessions with Dr. Johnson I was able to run 12 miles with NO PAIN. It feels like a miracle!”

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Martina

“Dr. Johnson is exceptional! My hips and knees were so bad I was unable to go to the gym or run for 8 months. After a series of treatments, I am pain free and back to the gym full time.”

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Loren

After several months of not being able to run, I finally took my friend's advice and saw Dr. Johnson.  Now I’m running half marathons almost pain free.  I couldn't be happier with my results!

Meet Our Doctors

 DR. JOHNSON

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Dr. Jeffrey Johnson is a leading expert in the treatment of overuse and traumatic sports injuries with 25 years of clinical experience working with professional, olympic, collegiate, and high school athletes.  His unique, holistic approach has evolved through extensive training in the areas of chiropractic, neurology, physical rehabilitation, soft tissue therapy techniques, foundational nutrition and real world interaction with athletes of all ages and abilities.

DR. MARTIN

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Dr. Kelsey Martin graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in 2022 and joined the TRUchiro team in 2023. Before attending chiropractic school, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Dance from Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, Ca. Since joining the team, Dr. Martin has been committed to treating and preventing injuries amongst patients of all ages and especially has a passion for working with female athletes to keep them competing and performing at their best.

TRUCHIRO HOURS

MON

11:00am - 6:00pm

TUE

7:30am - 4:00pm

WED

11:00am - 6:00pm

THUR

7:30am - 4:00pm

FRI

SAT

CLOSED

SUN

CLOSED

7:30am - 2:00pm

TRUCHIRO CONTACT INFO

Phone

(925) 280-8210

Street

1981 N. Broadway

Suite

#150

City

Walnut Creek

Zip

94596

Email

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