Your June Pain Free Report from Performance Health Center

Why You Need a Strong Core!


As a Doctor of Chiropractic my job is to help you live a pain free active lifestyle, so you can do all the things in life that you like to do for as long as you want to do them. 

One of the most common things that I see preventing my patients from leading the active life they want is often due to spinal pain, and this is often exacerbated because they may have a weak or de-conditioned core.

Why You Need A Strong Core

The key role of the core is primarily to support and stabilize the entire body, and to prevent injury to the spinal column. The spine is has an amazing structural design with over 130 different joints, and with each joint allowing multiple directions of movement:  flexion, extension, lateral flexion, and rotation.  The spine as a whole can also do coupled motions, like flexion and rotation, extension and lateral flexion, and many other combinations, yet the spine has a limit as to how far it can move.  (Read More)



Should Your Meat be Organic?

Last month I wrote about how to navigate the grocery store in order to choose the best fruits and vegetables for your health. This month I thought we would take a look at the meat we consume.  According to many television commercials the cows, pigs and chickens we eat are raised on green pastures, and free to roam, but is this really the case? There are major environmental, health, and animal welfare differences between conventional meat and organic meat.

According to, each full-grown chicken in a factory (conventional) farm has as little as six-tenths of a square foot of space.
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A Split Second & the Road to Recovery,
Part 3

The Rehabilitation of my left knee is going very well!  I’m a extremely motivated and compliant patient.  Both Steve Crowell, my PT and Dr. Brian McKeon, my orthopedic surgeon feel I am on track, if not a little ahead of where I should be at 8 weeks post-surgery.

It’s not easy being a patient, going through a process until March I did not know much about.  I do specialize in musculoskeletal injuries, but do not know much about post-surgical rehab.  I’ve since met dozens of people who have had ACL surgery, all have told me it is a long road and if you do the work, the outcome is excellent.  My goal is to get back to the high level of activity I engaged in prior to my injury. (Read More)


Rebound Headaches

Finally!  Last, but not least… I will be talking about the last type of headache this month in my series, Rebound Headaches (aside from concussions, which I will be writing an e-article/newsletter article on soon)!

Many rebound headaches occur due to the use and side effects of Over The Counter (OTC) medications.  Prescription medications are not to be left out of this equation by any means as well.  Most often we reach for the medicine cabinet when we get a headache, not even thinking that the medication we may be reaching for can actually cause a rebound headache.  (Read More)


to Dr. V & Mark Warren
On Their Upcoming Wedding!
Dr. Victoria VanNederynen & Mark Warren are getting married on Saturday, June 25th in Trumansburg, NY!  

Dr. V will be out of the office from June 22 through July 5.

Workshop Schedules:
Reversing Diabetes
                                     with Shauna McHugh, MS
June 6th @ 6:30p
June 13th @ 6:30p
June 20th @ 6:30p
June 22 @ 12:00p
                                    Open Flyer for More Detail

Intro to Core Conditioning
with Dr. Tom Ball
Thursday, June 16 @ 1:15

Call to Reserve Your Space, Limited to 5

Open Flyer For More Detail

Testimonials of the Month

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What Makes Us Different?

We are specialists in getting people out of pain and on with their lives without drugs or surgery. We encourage and motivate our patients to stay healthy with wellness care which keeps them feeling good, maintains their mobility and finds and corrects health problems before they become symptomatic.  This attention slows the damaging effects of aging such as arthritis. We offer the best chiropractic care available, we tell it like it is, and we treat our patients as if they were family. We use a multidisciplinary approach and help our patients achieve their health care goals as quickly as possible.

Dr. Thomas Ball                               

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Dr. Victoria VanNederynen

Shauna McHugh, MS

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