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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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Jul 4, 2018


Dr. Tom Michaud is the man when it comes to knowledge about the foot and ankle in the running world. I ordered his book, Human Locomotion, read some his articles and listened to some interview before reaching out for this interview. I was blown away by the clinical pearls he has stored in his mind. Literally endless amounts of knowledge!

If you’re a student, you should invest some money in his book… seriously, it’s light years ahead of most information you have learned about the foot and ankle.

If you’re an athlete, runner, dancer or strength coach you’ll still get something out of this interview since we make some light conversation between the study references. Take a deep breath, rewind a few sections that interest you and ask you medical provider about the concepts we cover in relationship to your ache/ pain.

I learned a ton during this conversation with Tom and plan on doing another chat with him soon (with or without a recording).

Thank you so much for your time and knowledge Tom!



  • Anyone who has chronic heel pain, give them peroneus longus exercises
  • The biggest force deficit in runners is in their peroneals
  • Once you hit 50 YOA, it’s a downward spiral
  • When I had a free minute, I would just study


Dr. Tom Michaud DC Bio:

Since graduating from Western States Chiropractic College in the early 80s, Dr. Tom Michaud has published numerous book chapters and dozens of articles on subjects ranging from biomechanics of the first metatarsalphalangeal joint and shoulder, to the pathomechanics and management of vertebral artery dissection.

In 1993, Williams and Wilkins published Dr. Michaud’s first textbook, Foot Orthoses and Other Forms of Conservative Foot Care, which was eventually translated into four languages. His next book, Human Locomotion: The Conservative Management of Gait-Related Disorders, a textbook published in 2012, is used in physical therapy, chiropractic, pedorthic, and podiatry schools around the world. He has also published a book for recreational runners: Injury-Free Running: How to Build Strength, Improve Form, and Treat/Prevent Injuries.

In addition to lecturing on clinical biomechanics internationally, Dr. Michaud has served on the editorial review boards for Chiropractic Sports Medicine and The Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine. Over the past 35 years, Dr. Michaud has maintained a busy private practice in Newton, Massachusetts, where he has treated thousands of elite and recreational runners.

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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.