Exercises

Exercises in Elizabeth

Self myofascial release of the hamstring, quads and calf

Self myofascial release of the hamstring, quads and calf Foam rolling is more popular than ever which loosens tight fascia which will improve the way you feel and function. The hamstrings, quadriceps and calves can be awkward to work with a foam roller. Working these areas by hand on yourself can often be more effective than using a foam roller. Here’s how to work the hamstring, quad and calf by hand. Due to the shape of these areas, working them by hand while you are on the couch watching television or at work can be more effective than relying on a foam Read More »

The psoas muscle stretch. Dr. C. explains how to do it safely.

The psoas muscle stretch. Dr. C. explains how to do it safely. The psoas muscle is the most powerful muscle in the body and is often involved in chronic back, shoulder and neck problems. Stretching and relaxing this muscle is complicated, but if you understand how to do it properly, you can get a great amount of relief and improved flexibility by improving the way this muscle works. Here, I demonstrate how to do this stretch standing, and I include close up views as well as some graphics of the psoas muscles anatomy so you properly understand what you are Read More »

Foam Rolling the thoraco-lumbar fascia

Thickening of the thoraco lumbar fascia will affect runners, other types of athletes and even just regular people trying to get through the day. It can be a major source of back and neck pain and a general feeling of inflexibility. Enjoy our new idea on how to use a foam roller to release tightness in the thoraco-lumbar fascia Read More »

Side, elbow and basic planks: great exercises to improve posture and activate your core muscles.

Side, elbow and basic planks: great exercises to improve posture and activate your core muscles. If you run, or just want to feel better and improve your posture, planks are an excellent exercise you can do to achieve this.  Do these prior to a run, improve your upper body stamina for longer runs or just help your core work better. Check these out Please also check out http://www.lifehack.org/292578/7-things-that-will-happen-when-you-start-doing-planks-every-day.  This is where we found this exercise. Also visit http://darebee.com/ for some great exercises as well Read More »

Proper shoe fitting; how to get the perfect shoe fit and stop a heel from sliding.

How to properly fit any shoe Proper shoe sizing is very important. Many people purchase shoes after believing they were sizes correctly, only to leave them in the closet after a few wears because of improper sizing. Even worse, shoe stores take back shoes that were purchased at the wrong size and must either resell them at or below their cost or throw them away because they were improperly sized as well. This video shows everyone how to size any shoe properly, which helps avoid painful feet, plantar fasciitis, back pain and hammer toes. Happy fitting How to stop a Read More »