Thomas J DuBois, LMT NCTMB of Kambeitz Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center P.C. demonstrates how he uses Active Isolated Stretching for tight internal hip rotators. These stretches are frequently used in the treatment of lower back pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and with patients who have had hip replacements from hip degeneration.
Eric from the Kambeitz Chiropractic massage therapy team took a break to discuss the importance of hydration, and tips to stay hydrated.
If you have been a patient in the clinic you have probably heard us mention that it’s important to stay hydrated, either during a massage, adjustment or workout.
Your body weight is comprised of 60% water. Your brain alone is somewhere between 80-85% water. You blood and muscles need water to properly function. Water helps you regulate body temperature. It also helps with joint lubrication.
If you don’t drink enough, there can be consequences for your health. You may not realize immediately that you are dehydrated, it can still affect you in multiple ways. Even a two percent decrease in body water can lead to dehydration and decrease performance with physical activities.
Dehydration can lead to:
Sleepiness and fatigue
Poor mood Confusion
Benefits of staying hydrated:
Improved brain function
Prevents kidney stones, UTIs, and constipation
Improves cardiovascular health allowing blood to travel easier through arteries and veins; and decreases excess cholesterol production
Improved cartilage health
Tips to stay hydrated:
Keep a water bottle with you
Drink water before, during, and after workouts
Drink on a schedule, either hourly or with each meal/snack
Enhance the flavor with fruit like oranges or lemon
Get additional water from cucumbers, watermelon, or leafy greens
Have any questions? Please ask them at your next visit to our clinic
Thomas J DuBois, LMT NCTMB of Kambeitz Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center P.C. demonstrates an Active Isolated Stretching technique in his series of stretching the leg, in order to stretch the psoas muscle which connects the top of the femur to the lumbar vertebrae, and is commonly tight in those who sit for extended periods of time.
Learn from Thomas J Dubois how to stretch the Gastrocnemius muscle belly which is important to stretching to treat or prevent several injuries in the ankle, knee and foot. It is the most superfiscial muscle in the calf, and most people don’t know how to properly stretch this.
We’re proud to announce that our clinic’s own Tracy Vogel is a finalist nominee for the Excellence in Health Care Award in the 2018 Denver Metro Administration Awards. The awards will be presented on Oct 9th at The Westin Hotel in Denver.
Tracy has been the first smile patients see arriving to the clinic for almost nine years. Thank you Tracy for your commitment to KCHWC and our patients!
Who: Tracy Vogel
What: Tracy was nominated for the Excellence in Health Care Award
Last month Dr Gentile had a patient come in for laser treatments as he was gearing up for a big boxing match. Brad has been a boxer for several years and naturally that can wear on the body. Upon hours of training, laser treatments and some other recommendations he crushed his match knocking out his opponent in the 1st round! Congrats Brad on achieving your goal and thank you for the opportunity to be part of your team in preparation for the big match!