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Static Stretching for Runners

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Static Stretching for Runners

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Stretch to decrease muscle tension and increase joint range of motion. Holding a static stretch in a comfortable position helps lessen muscle tightness and improve flexibility. Scientific research on stretching is contradictory. Professional opinions differ on stretching. Numerous theories and views exist on the importance of […]

Fitball Exercises for Runners Part 2

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Fitball Exercises for Runners Part 2

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Stretch on the fitball to increase flexibility and decrease muscle tension. The fitball is a fantastic apparatus for stretching tight muscles and increasing motion. The spherical shape of the fitball allows for precise positioning to target a specific body part. In part one of Fitball Exercises […]

Calf Stretching Exercises

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Calf Stretching Exercises

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Stretch your calf muscles to decrease muscle tension, increase flexibility and reduce injury risk. Target the calf muscles to help prevent the occurrence of Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and strained calf muscles. Anatomy: The calf muscles consist of the gastrocnemius, soleus and plantaris. The gastrocnemius and […]

Stretching the Iliotibial Band

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Stretching the Iliotibial Band

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Stretch the iliotibial band and its surrounding muscles to decrease tension in the lateral thigh. The iliotibial band, or iliotibial tract, is not a muscle. It is a long fibrous structure with no stretch receptors. Hence it is difficult to stretch. You must rely on the […]

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