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Dr. David Seaman, DC, MS, DABCN

Dr. David R. Seaman, DC, MS, DABCN, is a Professor of Clinical Sciences at National University’s Florida Campus in Pinellas Park, where he teaches evaluation and management courses for the musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, gastrointestinal and genitorurinary systems. He is also a faculty member for National’s Masters of Science program in Advanced Clinical Practice.

Dr. Seaman is a graduate of Rutgers University and New York Chiropractic College. He then received a Masters degree in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and a diplomate in neurology through Logan College of Chiropractic. Dr. Seaman has authored a book on clinical nutrition for pain and inflammation, and has written several chapters and articles on this topic. His academic and clinical interest is focused on how pain and symptom/disease expression can be modulated with lifestyle choices and manual/rehabilitative interventions.

Saturday Breakout Session: Saving athletes' joints and muscles, with emphasis on golf

(Swing tips and joint/muscle nutrition)

Sponsored by NCMIC

  

Golf continues to be a popular game for all ages. To play without pain and to be able to play in your 80s and 90s requires a healthy body and a non-stressful swing motion. This course will apply kinesiological principles to the golf swing and outline how proper nutrition can promote musculoskeletal health, which applies to all physical activities, not just golf.

 

Learning objectives

  • Discuss how standing too close to the ball creates swing faults and unnecessary musculoskeletal stress

  • Compensatory movements that sacrifice proper power application and promote injury

  • Diet and musculoskeletal degeneration vs regeneration

  • Nutritional supplements for musculoskeletal health

 

Outline

Hour 1: The golf swing

  1. The traditional swing approach that creates bogey golfers and unnecessarily stresses muscles and joints

  2. Why setup distance from the ball should be based on a golfer’s rotational movement skills as opposed the golf swing setup tradition that involves a one-size-fits-all approach

  3. How to learn to swing from the heels like the pros

 

Hour 2: Nutrition for musculoskeletal tissues

  1. Hypercaloric diets and joint, muscle, and tendon degeneration

  2. How the chemistry of obesity promote musculoskeletal degeneration

 

Hour 3: Markers to track to prevent musculoskeletal degeneration

  1. Laboratory markers such as glucose, HgbA1c, triglycerides, hsCRP, vitamin D, etc.

  2. Non-lab markers such as waist/hip ratio, waist circumference, BMI, blood pressure

 

Hour 4: Key nutritional supplements for musculoskeletal tissues

  1. Magnesium

  2. Fish oil

  3. Vitamin D

  4. Polyphenols

  5. CoQ10