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, August 10, 2011

Standing Adductor Stretch

With the intense heat of the summer we are seeing many post cramping injuries. After a cramp, it is very important to stretch the muscle frequently. The hamstrings and calves are the most common and we have covered stretching for those areas in previous videos. The adductors, or groin muscles, are also commonly involved in cramps but are commonly neglected in stretching routines. Stretching this area is especially important for those in sports with a great deal of lateral movement such as football and tennis.

Notice how I show a variation where you can twist the trunk as you stretch, which is especially helpful for runners.

Thanks and until next time stay active! (safely)

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