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Restoring Human Movement

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I'm Dr. Sebastian Gonzales, the treating doctor at Performance Place®.

In this podcast, you will get to hear broken down information about conditions we treat, which also could be conditions you or one of your friends have.

My goal with this podcast is to form a common language between sports medicine professionals and patients/ athletes.

Listen to experts, learn anatomy and sports injury theory in my show.

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Apr 18, 2018


Are you a young doc treating patients with back pain, hip pain, groin pain or IT Band Syndrome? Did you know often times patients will be given a misdiagnosis, they hold onto dearly, before they walk into your office?

That’s right! People are being misdiagnosed… I’ve done it, you’ve done it, we’ve all have done it and it’s mainly from lack of knowing what to look for, what to test and what to ask. I was there… I’m still learning everyday.

Dr. Michael Fanning DC, came in to chat with me about proper diagnosis. Dr. Fanning and I have a friend in common, Tom Fletcher, who you heard in the last podcast.

Some of the topics we covered in this podcast are:

  • IT Band Syndrome vs Lumbar “Pinched Nerve” Radiculopathy
  • Hip Impingement vs Hip Flexor Tendonitis
  • How to use Kettlebells in rehab
  • How to wear pink speedos when biking

Dr. Michael Fanning Bio:

Michael is a Rhode Island native, OIF Veteran (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and endurance athlete.  He is a Chiropractic Sports Medicine resident, and specializes in diagnosis and conservative management of neuromuscular skeletal injuries.  He lives in southern California with his beautiful wife Jen, and great dane, Bear.


“When a Crossfit athlete complains of IT Band Syndrome, I know already they probably don’t have IT Band Syndrome”

“Stiffness in the morning with IT Band Syndrome is from imbibition (disc fluid increase)”

“The L5 nerve goes right over the IT Band location”

“It’s really important for all trainers to be able to recognize hip impingement”

“People with hip impingement may have pain with squatting”

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Dr. Sebastian Gonzales is an expert in trouble shooting sports injuries and overuse conditions. This podcast is intended for sports medicine topics to become easier for patients and athletes to understand. Don’t get confused by what your doctor told you in your appointment. If you like in Orange County CA, book an exam with Dr. Gonzales, your Huntington Beach Chiropractor.