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  • Southeast Regionals Day 1, Jacksonville, Florida. Southeast Regionals Day 1, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Acupuncture for low back pain between events. Acupuncture for low back pain between events.
  • Elly Kaboord doing pistols at regionals. Elly Kaboord doing pistols at regionals.
  • Leg recovery. Leg recovery.
  • Elly Kaboord overhead squats at regionals. Elly Kaboord overhead squats at regionals.
  • Acupuncture in the bleachers between events. Acupuncture in the bleachers between events.

CrossFit SouthEastern Regionals

In May of 2014, I had the opportunity to travel with Crossfit Games athlete, Elly Kabbord, to the SouthEast Regionals in Jacksonville, Florida.  Three days of competition is hard on an athlete’s body. Elly needed quick performance recovery between events. This meant avoiding injuries to the shoulder, low back and hamstring. 

 

We started her course of acupuncture treatment with one session per week for a couple months before the regionals to maximize her potential and reduce pain.  She also followed a protocol of chinese herbs to tonify her kidney qi and to enhance both mental and physical recovery. 

 

While in Jacksonville, Elly received treatment on the bleachers between events.  By day three, Elly stated “she had an extra gear.”  Today, Elly is a team member of CrossFIt Team Mayeim with team captain Rich Froning.  Their team won the Crossfit Games Team Division two years in a row.  So proud of you Elly!

 

 

 

 

 

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