Welcome to Performance Care, the blog site for Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab. We'll regularly post exercise and stretching videos. Also, please feel free to post questions/comments. We'll get back to you as soon as we can. If you'd like to be added to our newsletter letting you know when new exercises are posted, visit our website listed below. *To post a comment, click on "comments" link at the bottom of the post.

Our clinic specializes in successfully treating athletic injuries, pregnancy related pain, peripheral nerve entrapments (numbness in the extremities), jaw joint problems (TMJ), and headaches. These are also great topics for questions, in additon to those on general injuries, athletic performance enhancement, and nutritional advice.

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Disclaimer: one should always consult a health professional before beginning or modifying an exercise routine. The replies posted by Dr. Iodice are meant to help readers figure out a course of action and as general advice, but it is impossible to diagnose a physical problem without a proper examination.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Quad, Calf, and IT Band Stretch

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Stretching is an important part of any athlete's life. Maintaining proper flexibility is a key factor in avoiding injury. In preparation for the OZ run this weekend, or any runs you may be doing this summer, we've posted some of the more pertinent stretches for runners/distance athletes. You'll notice that I often show different types of stretches: "hold" stretches and oscillating. Dynamic, oscillating (sometime called "ballistic") stretches are used before an athletic event (run, etc), whereas you stretch and hold (static stretch) afterwards or if you're not about to be active. NEVER static stretch before you run. A brief warm up followed by dynamic stretches is the way to go!
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Monday, April 4, 2011

Squat Training



Where do you "feel it" when you perform squats? If your answer doesn't include the entire thigh AND the glutes then you need some help w/ your form! Also, you should NEVER feel them in your knees. Use this drill to help. Face a wall w/ your toes touching. Crease through the front of your hips and let your pelvis travel far backwards. You should be able to at least go parallel, if not touch the ground without contacting the wall. Use this as a warm up or an exercise! Keep your weight on the heels to avoid falling back. I hope to be a "pain in your butt" w/ this posting!