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To Your Health – January 2016

Check out what’s happening at SportsCare Center HB!

* Meet our new yoga instructor
* See how Project Hope Alliance will use our November Appointment Challenge to help children in our community
* Read about A1 Ride Daze at Surf City Cyclery
* Learn about our newest physical therapy tool, Rapid Release Technology
* Save the date for our next WINE DOWN WITH YOGA event! (RSVP REQUIRED!)


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Yoga complements chiropractic care

Yoga complements chiropractic care

As you know, Sportscare Center added yoga therapy to its services in February 2015. Yoga complements your current athletic training by bettering balance, enhancing endurance, increasing flexibility, and building strength. Anecdotally, people who’ve taken the Re-Energize class report increased strength and weight loss. People who’ve taken the Relax class tell us they sleep like a log after taking the class.

Yoga also fits well into a wellness lifestyle. How many times have you heard “eat healthier and move more” from your doctor, your trainer, your chiropractor? Each person is promoting two things you can do immediately to improve your health and quality of life. Yoga is a great way to enhance wellness and meet the “move more” requirement.

How yoga promotes ongoing wellness:

  • Encourages regular exercise
    Decreases anxiety through breathing exercises
    Oxygenates tissues
    Strengthens the pulmonary system, e.g., lungs and diaphragm.

How yoga complements chiropractic care

If you have been a Sportscare Center patient for long, you know that chiropractic care improves wellness by repairing skeletal misalignments, which improves communications between the nervous system and other body systems, and ultimately, optimizes the body’s ability to function.

Yoga supports chiropractic care by improving posture, building strength, and stretching muscles.

Additionally, some yoga poses address physical issues by alleviating pressure around vertebra. Here are a few:

Seated Forward Bend or Paschimottanasana

Seated Forward Bend or Paschimottanasana

Seated Forward Bend or Paschimottanasana

This posture
• Stretches hamstrings, spine, and lower back
• Enhances calm
• Improves digestion
• Reduces fatigue
• Stimulates the liver and kidneys





Half Moon or Ardha Chandrasana

Half Moon or Ardha Chandrasana

Half Moon or Ardha Chandrasana

This posture stimulates vertebrae T6 and L5-S1.
• Tones muscles that support the lumbar and sacral regions of the spine
• Alleviates backache
• Relieves gastritis and acidity








Corpse Pose or Savasana

Corpse Pose or Savasana

Corpse Pose or Savasana


This posture stimulates C1, aka Atlas.
Use this pose to alleviate tension, migraine headaches, tension headaches, and insomnia.


If you have any questions about using yoga to enhance your chiropractic treatments, just ask Dr. Duddey.


April 2015 Newsletter

You’ll want to share our April Newsletter with your friends and the family members you like!

* April Special (So good it’s only good April 1-4!)
* Wellness Talk – April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
* Yoga Talk

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2015 February Calendar

2015 February Calendar

Stay on top of all the activity at Dr. Duddey SportsCare Center! Download our calendar today for a list of all the yoga classes and wellness events taking place in February.

Want to participate?  Call 714-377-0078 to RSVP.

Yoga Classes are only $15/class. Packages available. 

Wellness Talk are free of charge. These informative talks are geared to help you make more informed decisions about your wellness efforts.  We need to know you’re planning to attend so that we can reserve your space.  You can even register online on our EVENTS PAGE. 

Download the February 2015 calendar here!


Yoga classes begin February 2 at Dr. Duddey SportsCare Center in Huntington Beach

Yoga classes begin February 2 at Dr. Duddey SportsCare Center in Huntington Beach

Now, you can add yoga to your wellness regimen right here at Dr. Duddey SportsCare in Huntington Beach.


Start your day right! This invigorating class sets up your day for success! Move breath to movement to increase your circulation and stimulate your metabolism.
A gentle yoga class that focuses on breath centered movements.  This class is perfect for those seeking a slower pace, and a safer way to move the body.

A fusion of Yin and Restorative yoga dedicated to lengthening muscles and increasing flexibility, while being seated or lying down on your mat.  A 15 minute meditation ends the class that prepares you for a perfect night’s sleep.

Yoga Therapy

Using a variety of ancient techniques, this class relieves the symptoms associated with chronic pain.  Easy movements, breathing practices, visualization, and meditation are just a few of the tools that will be employed  to encourage overall wellness.

Click here to select classes and register for them OR call 714-377-0078. 


  • Classes are limited to 15 students per class.  You’ll get more individualized instruction than you will in classes with more students.
  • Bring your own yoga mat, towel, and beverage.
  • In the early stages, if you register online, it’s a good idea to give us a call to confirm we received your registration.


Single Class $15.00
You want to try without commitment.

10 Class Pack $119.00 
You need a few classes to determine if this is for you! Save you $31 off the Single Class price.

Unlimited $95/month auto-debit
You can’t get enough yoga with our instructor   Ashley McKeachie!  We have 16 classes a week!


If you have questions or would like to buy or book classes call 714-377-0078.

Stay on top of what’s happening at Dr. Duddey SportsCare Center. Download the February Calendar:


Grand Opening Celebration & Ribbon Cutting Pics

Grand Opening Celebration & Ribbon Cutting Pics

Thanks to everyone who came out on October 10, 2014 to celebrate the official grand opening and stayed for the ribbon cutting with the folks from the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce.  In addition to our wonderful patients, family and friends who came out to celebrate with us, we were also thrilled to have a number of local, county, and state officials take time from their busy schedules, too.

We also were able to introduce some of our new partners in wellness as well, including:

  • Milissa Gillen L.Ac., MAOM our acupuncturist
  • Urban Zen Integrated Therapies practitioners
  • Juice Plus
  • doTerra Essential Oils

Here are the pics! Of course, we’ll be adding to these as well and making them available on our Facebook page!

Dr. Duddey Sportscare Center is now open!

Dr. Duddey Sportscare Center is now open!

Thanks again to everyone who helped us celebrate!


Dr. Duddey Sportscare Center is Moving!

Sportscare Center New Location

Dr. Duddey Sportscare Center will see patients at our new location at 6090 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 starting June 2014.

Dr. Duddey Sportscare Center is moving from the friendly confines of 24 Hour Fitness and opening a new office about 350 yards away in WarnerDale Square, near Sebastiani’s and Harvey’s Steakhouse. Our last day at our current location will be May 30, 2014. We will start seeing patients at our new location on June, 2014. (*** STAY TUNED! OUR OFFICIAL OPEN DATE MAY CHANGE. OBTAINING THE REQUIRED PERMITS IS TAKING A LITTLE LONGER THAN WE ANTICIPATED.)

Our New Address will be: 6090 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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Beach Volleyball, Huntington Beach, Chiropractic

Beach volleyball players benefit from chiropractic care, too.

After working the last three California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) tournaments of the summer, where I was able to treat some of the best volleyball players in the world, I have found some consistency in the nagging problems injuries that the players encounter.

The Shifting, Unpredictable Surface
The environment is a contributing factor to these challenges. Sand is an unstable and unpredictable surface. It offers little to no traction, and it is constantly shifting. Unlike other sports, most players play barefoot, so they have no support that athletic shoes offer.

Three Nagging Problems Beach Volleyball Players Face

Many players experience plantar fasciitis, which is the straining or inflammation of the ligament that connects your heel bone (calcaneous) to your toes (metatarsals). This caused by the player’s bare feet constantly seeking traction and the high-intensity and fast pace of volleyball, this multiplies the strain on the plantar fascia.

A second, related issue is tightness, straining and cramping of the lower leg. Bursts of speed, changing direction, and jumping put a tremendous load on the calf muscles. Because the sand is constantly moving out from under the feet, the calf muscles are working overtime to perform.

The third challenge it to the shoulder, specifically the hitting shoulder. I see a lot of rotator cuff tendonitis that is attributed to volleyball specific movements. Hitters rarely are able to hit the ball with the exact same swing consistently. Unlike tennis players who can maneuver themselves so that each swing is almost identical, hitters in volleyball must adapt to the changing wind, position of the sets, and the defenders on the other side of the net. Additionally, blocking requires a sudden change in velocity of the hand, arm, and shoulder. When defending at the net, a hitter’s hand can go from 60 mph to zero mph in a blink. Lastly, consider that the player also makes last second adjustments to place a kill based upon where the players are positioned on the court.

Tips to Beat These Challenges

Treatment for each of these is easily handled with conservative means involving loosening the tissues, stretching the surrounding areas, rest, and of course, ice.

For plantar fasciitis, there are three treatments that will reduce inflammation and loosen the fascia. First, rolling the foot over a golf ball while seated is extremely effective at relieving tight fascia. I recommend doing this daily for 3-5 minutes. Follow this with the second maneuver, stretching the calf muscle. Sit with the legs out straight and pulling the toes back with either your hands or a rolled up towel. Hold the stretch for 30 seconds. Repeat three times, and then do the same thing on the other leg. Lastly, rolling the foot over a frozen 16-20 ounce water bottle for 5-7 minutes is the most effective way to ice the plantar fascia to reduce inflammation. Repeat this daily to make the painful plantar fasciitis a memory. To take unnecessary strain off of the area, I suggest wearing supportive shoes with good shock absorption and an arch support when not on the court.

To care for the calf muscles, a foam roll is your friend. Roll your calves over a foam roll either together or one at a time working the muscles from just above the ankle up towards the knee. This will work out the tightness in the calves as well as flush the toxins out of the area. Roll the calves for 5-7 minutes then stretch them as you would with the plantar fascitis holding the stretch for 30 seconds and repeating three times.

For painful volleyball shoulder, reducing muscle spasms and increasing range of motion will improve hitting and reduce the chances of a more serious injury. The most common problem areas are the rotator cuff, the upper trapezius, and levator scapulae muscles. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that are located just behind the shoulder. The upper trapezius and levator muscles are located on the spine side of the shoulder blade and near the top of the back. These muscles are involved with nearly every movement of the shoulder. If you have sustained a considerable shoulder injury you might very well need to look into frozen shoulder surgery.

To reduce the spasms in these muscles, a tennis ball can be used to work out the extremely tight areas of the muscles known as trigger points. Place a tennis ball all the way to the toe of a long sock and drape it over your shoulder so that the tennis ball rests just behind the shoulder, just inside of the armpit. Press the tennis ball against a wall and roll it back and forth to roll out the tight muscles and trigger points. Repeat this for the upper trapezius and the levator scapulae muscles. Roll these muscles out for 3-5 minutes on a daily basis. Stretch the rotator cuff muscles out by bringing the arm across your chest and pulling it with the other hand. You will feel the stretch of muscles and hold for 30 seconds and repeat three times. To stretch the upper trapezius and levator scapulae check out this video demonstration. Some people also choose to play alternate beach tennis games using equipment such as the best pickleball paddles to move muscles they normally wouldn’t

If you continue to experience pain or discomfort after employing these treatments, seek professional physical therapy help.