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, December 23, 2009

"The Clam" glute exercise

Welcome back! This week, we’ve posted an exercise with a similar intent as last week’s “Running Man.” Although this looks very easy, it’s deceptively hard when done correctly. The keys to this exercise being effective are: 1) Not letting the hips roll backward as you raise the leg (if you feel like you could do 100 of these with no problem, you’re probably doing this). 2.) Make sure you have only a slight angle at the knees. 3.) Don’t let the feet separate as you raise the leg. 4.) Do the entire movement slowly, with a 1 count while raising the knee and a 3 count as you bring the knees gently together (don’t let the knees “crash” together and keep the muscle tensed throughout the whole movement). Have fun!

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