March 20, 2012

My newest sponsor: Chief Chiro in Squamish

Chief Chiro in Squamish
Chief Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic has agreed to sponsor me in my attempt to chase a Sub-3 marathon, support that I am absolutely stoked about.

I first met Dr Leah Stadelmann, who owns Chief Chiro with husband Dr Paul Fleming, at the Squamish Titans running sessions last year and was thrilled to find out she's a certified Active Release Techniques (ART) provider based in Squamish.

When an ITB (illiotibial band) injury halted my preparations for the 2003 Honolulu marathon, an ART therapist fixed the painful problem. Ever since then, I have used this treatment regularly to keep injuries at bay. Nothing ruins the results of months of training, and an athlete's motivation, like an injury.

It's crucial for athletes at every level, from the beginner to the seasoned runner, to know someone who can help alleviate any issues before they turn into chronic problems. My port of call is Chief Chiro.

Dr Leah Stadelmann
Leah holds a Bachelor of Human Kinetics, with a specialization in Exercise Science and Physiology from the University of British Columbia.

She graduated Summa Cum Laude, with Clinic Honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 2007.

She is a certified Active Release Techniques® provider, in Upper, Spine and Lower Limb modules, as well as Long Tract Nerve Entrapments.

Dr Paul Fleming
Paul Fleming holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology from the University of Victoria. He graduated from CMCC in 2007 as a Doctor of Chiropractic.

He has worked with recreational and elite amateur triathletes, marathoners, cyclists, rugby, soccer and hockey players and golfers.

He is an Active Release Techniques Ironman Provider, and also has Full Body and Nerve Entrapments Certification.

Leah has been superb in fixing any tightness and issues. She listens to my concerns, before doing her own assessment, and addressing the areas that need to be released. She's a professional who inspires trust.

Since my Chief Chiro relationship began with Leah and she is now familiar with my body's quirks, I have mostly seen her for treatments. Once, Paul treated me while she was away and I also recommend his expertise and approach.

Both are athletes too; Leah ran her first marathon in Sub-4 last year which seems to have rubbed off on Paul, who has just signed up for his competitive running debut in the Vancouver half marathon on May 6.

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1 comment:

Dr. Paul & Dr. Leah said...

Thanks for the post Margreet. We're thrilled to support you in any way!