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Dr. Sebastian Gonzales, Active Release chiropractor, travels to Tempe, Arizona to treat at Ironman
Active Release Techniques was provided by a group of doctors at the 2009 Arizona Ironman®, all at their own expense; the treatment is always appreciated by the athletes.
Dr. Gonzales, the owner of P3 Sports Care in Huntington Beach, CA, traveled through the night, eluding all of Arizona’s numerous speed traps, just to treat the racers on the 3 days prior to the race. “It was a lot of fun! Most everyone was aware of ART® and a lot of them said they look for our tent at every race.”
Racers from around the country and world attended the race, all with very different stories. One racer was a double amputee, Rudy Garcia-Tolson, the first to do so in an Ironman®. “It is really inspiring to see the determination of these people; many of them have kids and full time jobs, but they find the time to train 15 to 20 hours a week for this race. It gives me no excuse when I don’t want to get out of bed to do my training” stated Dr. Gonzales.
Dr. Gonzales and his team of ART® providers from around the US and Canada also worked on the medical team on race day, catching runners as they fell across the finish line. “It was a very self-rewarding experience when you see some of the athletes you have treated cross the finish line and start sobbing because they are so happy. It is a very emotional race to say the least.”
ART® has been a part of the Ironman® races for the past year, so if you signed up for a race, this might be the tent you want to stop by to get a “pre-race tune-up.”
About Ironman® Triathlons
Ironman® Triathlons has been considered by many as one of the hardest endurance events in the world. The first Ironman® Triathlon was held in 1978 in Hawaii. Since then, dozens of other races have been added across the world. Currently, the World Championships are held in October on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Ironman® trademark is: "Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life."
About Dr. Sebastian Gonzales
Dr. Sebastian Gonzales is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach and received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist for the NSCA, a certified medical provider for the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and a USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach. He has been an Active Release provider for more than five years and began his passion for working with athletes when he was saved from a back surgery by another ART® when he was in high school. Dr. Gonzales practices in Huntington Beach, California at P3 Sports Care. He can be reached at (714) 392-6482. For more information and location, visit http://www.P3SportsCare.com
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P3 Sports Care has been providing care for athletes and desk workers for over 5 years, providing chiropractic, Active Release Techniques, corrective exercises and strength training.
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