Do crunches work? Should you warm up prior to working out? Dr. Patrick DeFazio and David Fabrizio join Dr. Phil on his Phil in the Blanks podcast to discuss how you can do simple activities to reduce the risk of injury when playing sports or working out. Listen in to find out how you can build high endurance and perform at a level that is best for you.
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GET YOUR WORKOUT ON!
I have created a home exercise program for you that contains video demonstrations and detailed instructions on how to complete each exercise. You can view this program on desktop or in a mobile app.
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Begin by lying on your side with your bottom arm bent upward at a 90 degree angle.
With your other arm, apply a gentle downward pressure until you feel a stretch in your shoulder.
Make sure not to let your body roll forward or backward during the exercise.
Sidelying Shoulder ER with Towel and Dumbbell
Begin lying on your side with a towel roll tucked under your upper arm, and your elbow bent to 90 degrees, holding a dumbbell.
Slowly rotate your forearm upward, then return to the starting position and repeat.
Make sure to keep your elbow bent and tucked in at your side as you lift your forearm and avoid shrugging your shoulders during the exercise.
Corner Pec Major Stretch
Begin in a standing upright position facing a corner. Place your forearms flat on the wall on each side of the corner with your elbows at shoulder height.
Slowly lean forward, taking a small step if needed, until you feel a gentle stretch in the front of your shoulders. Hold this position.
Make sure to keep your upper back and neck relaxed. Do not shrug your shoulders during the stretch.
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Dr. Patrick DeFazio was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. He completed his pre-med studies at Brock University in Canada and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York. He graduated with honors in 1988 from Parker University, College of Chiropractic, in Dallas, Texas. He was the Founding Father, Director of Athletics and also served on the Academic Standards Committee. He is a Supervising Doctor for the University of Health Sciences in Los Angeles. Dr. DeFazio resides in Los Angeles, California. His hobbies include reading, ice hockey, weight lifting and hiking.
Dr. DeFazio is also experienced in treating sports injuries. With that, he has patients that are professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, MLB, and PGA Tour. Has been treating Dr. Phil McGraw for over 20 years.
Dr. DeFazio and his staff are dedicated to the chiropractic science, philosophy and art; to promote the utmost of service and health to you, the patient. His approach includes non-force technique such as cranial-sacral and specific adjustive technique for spinal alignment and connection. Each visit includes light tissue and/or deep tissue release in addition to other physical therapy and adjunctive therapy, such as active release technique, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, hot/cold therapy, therapeutic activities and exercise. SOURCE: https://www.defaziochiropractic.com/about-us/#
David Fabrizio, one of the most sought-after orthopedic/sports manual physical therapists in the Los Angeles area, is celebrating his 31st year in physical therapy and his 22nd year as founder of Fabrizio PTSM.
David’s patients—from A-list actors, studio heads, and Fortune 500 CEO’s to referrals from leading orthopedists—respond to his depth of knowledge of movement patterns and exercise physiology, manual physical therapy skills, compassion, warmth, and most of all, his humor.
David started his physical therapy and sports medicine career in the United States Air Force. He graduated Cum Laude from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. His training included internships at the top medical facilities in the Cleveland area, including an inpatient orthopedics rotation at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation. After graduating from CSU, he took a staff physical therapist position at the Great Lakes Regional Rehab Center. Here, he developed his treatment philosophy of functional and comprehensive physical therapy. He treated acute, cardiac, and neurological patients during day-time hours, while treating orthopedics and sports medicine patients in the evenings. David was selected as one of two physical therapists at Great Lakes qualified to teach Biomechanics, Ergonomics, and Back School. David has completed over 1,000 hours in athletic training rooms across the country treating both college and high school athletes.
A diversified athlete, David has competed in boxing, martial arts, triathlons, baseball, basketball, and football. This contributes to his diverse and in-depth understanding of kinesiology and abnormal movement patterns. He is a master weightlifter and is a Certified Strength Coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
David is devoted to continuing education. In 2000, he completed a year long Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy course with Joe Godges, DPT, MS, and OCS and became board-certified in Orthopedics by the American Physical Therapy Association. His memberships include: American Physical Therapy Association, American Back Society, and the American College of Sports Medicine..
Along with his wife, Rachel, who runs the front office, David has brought his physical therapy clinic to the next level. David has five children and his hobbies include piano and acting.