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Dr. Michael Van Antwerp

Dr. Michael Van Antwerp combines a unique combination of sports chiropractic, strength and conditioning, non-surgical decompression, taping and acupuncture. This unique collection of injury treatment and performance is called ZOVA. It can help a range of back, shoulder and feet problems. He is active in the running, cycling, strength and CrossFit communities. He enjoys working with other providers and treats patients from early to later years. He has been in practice in the Tulsa area for 13 years. Dr. Van Antwerp is Tulsa's only Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. A CCSP is a specialty certification for chiropractors specializing in sports medicine and physical fitness. acbsp.com Dr. Van Antwerp is a Certified Pedorthist. A CPed is a profession that specializes in making orthotics for the foot and ankle. abcop.org Dr. Van Antwerp is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. A CSCS is a professional who trains athletes for the primary goal of athletic performance. ncsa-lift.org He is also Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certificate holder, and has attained his Fellow of the Acupuncture Society of America. ZOVA acupuncture + chiropractic + massage ZOVABODY.COM 918-259-3000

Feb 232015
Running Goofy!

We press toward the mark. We push our speed. We check off our training miles and delve into miles-per-week, minutes-per-mile and steps-per-minute. We compare previous times and train for another PR. But sometimes it’s nice to let all of that go. I’ve been running watchless lately. To some runners this is the equivalent of running Continue Reading «Running Goofy!»

May 272014
Beware of Repetitive Movement! Work It, In Other Ways (And Don't Forget To Rest)

It has been a very busy season, which leads me to address a simple but powerful concept I use with a lot of our athletes: cross-train in movements that you don’t normally do in your activity. I often see a seasoned runner or cyclist come into the office from injuries after working through a grueling Continue Reading «Beware of Repetitive Movement! Work It, In Other Ways (And Don’t Forget To Rest)»

Apr 112014
Homemade Energy Protein Bars

I usually use Standard Process bars in the office because they are quick, not sweet, whole food sourced and offer good protein (whey and egg). But I’ve looked at creating my own again. Here’s a collection of recipes I created a while back with some new additions. I’ve been looking for a protein bar that Continue Reading «Homemade Energy Protein Bars»

Nov 212013
Cramping My Style

My left leg was locked up and wouldn’t bend anymore. This was at mile 14 at the 2012 Route 66 Marathon. I limped, shuffle ran and walked. Then at mile 23, the leg let loose, and I finished with a steady run. Cramps are one of those dreaded race setbacks. It can shut us down. Continue Reading «Cramping My Style»