1. Piriformis Stretch
Lie on your back with arms outstretched. Bring the left knee to your chest and pull it from left to right using your right arm. Hold for 2 minutes and switch to the right knee. Stretch both sides 2x.
2. Iliopsoas Stretch
3. Quadratus Lumborum Stretch
4. Core Stability Exercises
5. Gluteus Medius Strenghening Exercise
The last exercise strengthens a muscle which is usually very weak on most people. Lying on your side, keep a slight bend in your knees. Open the knees up while keeping the feet together. Do this exercise 20 times and switch to the other side.
These exercises work great to stretch and strengthen muscles in the core and pelvis which can wreak havoc on many people. Jobs which require long hours of sitting or standing can cause muscles to tighten over time. Imbalances between muscle groups slowly cause more and more issues where tight muscles become tighter and weak muscles continue to weaken even more. Getting after these imbalances as quickly as possible can make a huge difference in reducing symptoms and greatly improving life and sleep quality. Remember to stay consistent with these exercises and know that its a marathon, not a race with any workout routine.
Hey Altoona WI Chiroelite is back!
After 6 months in Colorado Springs, Dr. Tom and ChiroElite Chiropractic are back in the Chippewa Valley. Dr Tom stayed busy spending each weekend climbing mountains, driving on 4x4 trails and camping in the backcountry of Colorful Colorado. He has hundreds of pictures and stories to share of all the adventures he went on while out West. It was a great experience and chapter for ChiroElite and now we're moving on to the next one. We've purchased 1219 10th St W in Altoona which contains a lovely living space upstairs and a large chiropractic clinic space on the lower level. This provides much more space for seeing patients and will also allow us to start taking X-rays to view patients spines from the inside. Call today to schedule your new patient consultation at 715.832.9725!
Here's the no nonsense pricing structure that we have at ChiroElite. No need for insurance as we beat most insurance co-pays and deductibles.
Thank You to everyone who voted us #1 Chiropractor, #1 Health-Related Business and #1 New Business!
Its official, ChiroElite Chiropractic + Rehab won! And we won big in multiple categories thanks to everyone who voted. Its a real honor to receive so many votes to make us first in Best Chiropractor, Best Health-Related Business and Best New Business. Thank you so much!! If you've never been to ChiroElite Chiropractic and are looking for a chiropractor in the Eau Claire WI area, please don't hesitate to call us for an initial chiropractic appointment at 715.832.9725.
Elliott Hulse shows everyone how to balance your neck musculature to decrease neck pain and forward head carriage.
Do you work at a desk all day, play video games, text on a cell phone or drive long hours? Do you notice your head sitting unnaturally forward compared to your shoulders? You might experience upper back pain and maybe even a bump at the base of your neck. This all could be due to a loss of cervical curve and an imbalance in the musculature of the neck. Treating the curvature in the neck is simple: contact your local chiropractor. Strengthening the muscles in the neck is also easy: see the video below to find out how.
Everyone can benefit from a better night's rest.
It's that time of year again--football season! At ChiroElite Chiropractic, we are big fans of our Green Bay Packers. Aaron Rodgers is also a huge fan of chiropractic.
His father is actually a chiropractor in California, and Aaron attributes much of his success to the healthy lifestyle that chiropractic has provided him.
“I am blessed that my dad is a chiropractor,” Rodgers said. “Getting adjusted regularly–along with practicing other good health habits that my mom helped me to establish–are all part of my goal to win in life and on the field.”
His dad has been quoted as saying: "The structure of the human body, especially the spine and its relationship to function, can be impacted by the physical nature of accidents, falls, poor posture and injuries," -Dr. Rodgers
Dr. Pellatt at ChiroElite treats every kind of athlete in the Chippewa Valley. Combining Active Release Technique (ART) with chiropractic adjustments greatly reduces muscle spasms and allows adjustments to last much longer.
This amazing compilation shows what training and dedication allow people to do.
Even though everything looks perfect in the video, there were many outtakes and injuries sustained while filming. Martyn Ashton actually sustained a severe spinal injury from a fall during one of his stunts. Take care of your spine and it will take care of you.
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Thomas R. Pellatt, DC
Chiropractor and Owner of ChiroElite Chiropractic + Rehab in Altoona, WI