Alternatives to Surgery with Prolotherapy

Musculoskeletal pain and related soft tissue injuries affect the lives of many. In 2012, one of every two American adults was affected by a type of musculoskeletal disorder (1). Musculoskeletal pain is one of the leading causes of disability, and many times it leaves individuals unable to engage in routine activities or perform well in […]

Great Nutrition is more than a Diet!

Diet is only one of the many aspects that define nutrition. For this reason, Functional Integrative Nutrition (FIN) targets health status through more than diet alone. FIN takes many aspects into account including emotional state, daily activity, stress levels, sleep, genetic predispositions, and medical history on top of nutritional status. This helps paint a more […]

Video – Two Exercises to Avoid Surf Injuries + Strengthen

As a follow-up post to, Watch Out for These Two Common Surf Injuries. Here are two helpful methods to keep new injuries away and also strengthen your upper body for paddling, surfing and all around activities. In this video you will learn from Jaimi Jansen, founder of Santa Cruz CORE Fitness + Rehab, on the […]

Watch Out for these Two Common Surf Injuries

Surfing puts a considerable amount of stress on the body! This stress often leads to common surfing injuries that can not only affect your athletic performance for surfing, but could also evolve into chronic conditions such as tendonitis. From temperature to the height of the tide, a surfer’s body must overcome a series of physical […]

Withdrawal Syndrome – Causes and Solutions

By Jaimi Jansen  Why stop taking a prescription medication, when it was prescribed by a medical doctor after all?  This is a controversial topic; however, many individuals come to find that prescription drugs may solve the symptom, but do not get to the root of the issue. If one has trouble sleeping for example, the […]

How Soda (and Diet Soda) Can Slow Down Weight Loss

How Regular Soda and Diet Soda can slow down Weight Loss By Jaimi Jansen, CEO & Owner, Santa Cruz CORE Fitness + Rehab One sugar mistake that people make that can slow down metabolism is drinking soda, diet or otherwise. Soda (and diet soda) contain artificial sweeteners that have been proven to stimulate the same […]

Pregnancy: Lifestyle & Weight Management

By Jaimi Jansen There are a lot a misconceptions about what it means to have a healthy pregnancy. This is especially true when it comes to weight gain and the effects diet choices has on the fetus. It is very common, for example, for a woman to hear at some point in her pregnancy that […]

Top 3 Chiropractic Myths – Debunked!

Sports ChiroTherapy: Top Three Chiropractic Myths Debunked! By Jaimi Jansen Chiropractors are doctors that specialize in movement and issues associated with nervous, muscular and skeletal systems. Chiropractic work is a non-invasive, drug-free approach to correcting problems that arise from physical trauma and repetitive motions which affect tissues associated with mobility. However, chiropractic work is often […]

5 Benefits of Acupuncture

The Top 5 Benefits of Acupuncture By Jaimi Jansen Acupuncture is a holistic approach to wellness that has survived the test of time. With modern technology and advancements in medicine, new discoveries have been made regarding the effectiveness of this ancient form of healing. While acupuncture remains a unique approach in both diagnostics and treatments, […]

Dietitian Approved Healthy Late Night Snacks

By Jaimi Jansen Healthy Late-Night Snacks: Dietitian Approved It is a common myth that eating late at night leads to weight gain; however, when you eat does not affect your weight as much as what you eat. Making the right choice for a late-night snack can actually help curb cravings and lead to a more […]