As we move through the vacation season, injuries often arise from new and increased activities, so make sure you AND your friends and family stay healthy by getting in to see us.  Our Refer Friends promotion will help make it easier by saving you money when you tell people about us.  Don't forget to sign up for the Ortho Carolina 10K presented by Performance Therapy and come by the tent to see us for prizes and more.  See why Matt says "You Don't Know Squat!" And check out another delicious paleo recipe from the Danenberg's kitchen.  Happy Summer to all! 

Move better. Live better. 
Mike Danenberg
Director of Sports Performance

Join us at our tent as we are once again proud to be the presenting sponsor for the race voted as Charlotte's BEST 10K in 2015  by Endurance Magazine readers. This awesome running event will take place on August 20, 2016.   The OrthoCarolina Classic will also feature a challenging 5K run/walk, a kid's dash, and NEW this year, The Rookie Run 'N' Walk 5K designed for beginners. Come out and enjoy one of the best courses in Charlotte and of course enjoy FREE beer from six breweries.  And food trucks will have food for sale. This is an event you will not want to miss. The OrthoCarolina Classic benefits two great organizaitons Care Ring and RunningWorks.  

***Bring your friends by our tent and register to win great prizes!***

The more you refer the more you save:  
$10 OFF for first referral
$25 OFF for second referral
FREE SESSION for third referral

For every new patient you refer who comes in for an appointment, you will receive a credit toward your next visit!

Spread the word!  Offer Expires 08/31/2016
Matt's Corner:  You Don't Know Squat

Welcome back Ladies and Gentlemen! This month we are going to discuss something
that is so simple yet so frustrating to perform correctly as we age: the squat. Now,
obviously I cannot teach a correct squat by writing an article. However, what I can
teach you today is how to incorporate proper biomechanics into something as simple as
standing up from a chair which uses many of the same movements. If you are reading this while in a seated  position (no slouching!), what is the first thing you would do when trying to rise from your chair? I bet you would slide your feet almost under the chair, thereby loading the knees, then finish the movement  by hyperextending your lumbar spine instead of firing your glutes.  And shame on you people  who also use your arms to pull yourself out of the chair.  Not to worry though, follow  these steps for a injury-free standing experience.

Step #1
Start by sliding your feet out in front of you until the shins are perpendicular to the floor.
Step #2
Space your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width and make sure your knees are outside of your feet.
Step #3
Arch you upper back by pulling the shoulders down and back and think about keeping your chest up.
Step #4
Hinge forward at the hips and slowly press through your heels to rise up from the chair (or beanbag if you are adventurous). 
Step #5
Finish the movement by pushing your hips forward and squeezing your glutes. Squeezing the glutes act as a brake of sorts to keep you from arching your lower back.
Step #6
High-five yourself for getting up the right way and saving your spine, knees, and ankles for years to come.  
Paleo Shrimp and Grits
Who doesn't love creamy grits and tasty shrimp in the summertime?  Enjoy Mike and Heather D's healthy paleo version of this Charleston classic.  You won't believe the secret ingredient....

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The founders of  EPT Racing  (Epoch Universal & Performance Therapy) in conjunction with HIT Endurance Coaching, have created an environment where cyclists of all levels can participate in a coach led cycling trainer class and its a big HIT!
Performance Therapy would like to offer all of its valued patients an opportunity to try a cycling trainer session at no cost. U se promo code "EPT-HIT."

Thank you for being our patients.  We appreciate the trust you place in us to help you meet your wellness and fitness goals.  Whether you see us for injury, run analyses, or workouts, we look forward to helping you any time.  


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