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Conquer your limits with 2013 Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series

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Conquer your limits with 2013 Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series

After staging successful series of off-road action events last year, Vaseline Men, the fastest growing men’s skin care brand in the Philippines again challenges you to conquer your limits in the 2013 Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series.

Dubbed as the world’s premier off-road triathlon event, the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series will kick off this year with the Vaseline Men XTERRA Championship Weekend. Slated on March 2-3, the event features exhilarating trail run and triathlon races that will challenge even the most seasoned athletes. On its second year, Vaseline Men will again bring triathletes to the pristine waters and rough but picturesque terrains of Liloan, Cebu for a more exciting set of challenges.

The Vaseline Men XTERRA Championship Weekend in Cebu will commence with two triathlon events on March 2: the XTERRA Lite and the XTERRA Philippines Championship. The XTERRA Lite involves a 500-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and a 5-kilometer run. On the other hand, the XTERRA Philippines Championship involves a more grueling challenge with a 1.5-kilometer swim, 35-kilometer bike and a 10-kilometer run. All of these will take place in scenic Liloan, Cebu. Aside from winning exciting cash prizes (total pro prize money is US$15,000), the top age group finishers will vie for 40 slots to the XTERRA World Championships in Maui, Hawaii. Registration for the March 2 triathlon events is ongoing in the Vaseline Men XTERRA Philippines website (www.xterraphil.com).

Capping off the Vaseline Men XTERRA Weekend is a trail run on March 3, which will feature demanding courses in 21, 10 and 5-kilometer distances for both the male and female categories.

More importantly, top age group finishers for the 21K trail run will qualify for the world championships for the XTERRA Trail Run slated in Hawaii this year. Registration for the March 3 trail run is ongoing at www.xterraphil.com and in all Runner Stores nationwide.

Interested parties may also register for the trail run at selected Watson’s branches. Moreover, for every purchase of Vaseline Men 100g Facial Wash, they will also get a discount for the race registration fee. Just visit Watson’s at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall and SM North EDSA from February 9-10, 15-17 and 22-24, and buy Vaseline Men 100g Facial Wash to enjoy this discount.

A proud supporter of the Philippine athletic community, Vaseline Men sent a five-man Philippine team to compete in the XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series Global Championship last October 2012. Vaseline Men also offers a wide range of skin care products which are perfect for men who engage in physically demanding activities including triathlons as they help protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays and wash away dirt, dust and pollution. Included in its range are Facial Washes, Face Moisturizers, Body Lotion and Body Wash. Now, Filipino men can continue to enjoy doing their physical activities outdoors and still get their skin protected from harsh elements from nature. Vaseline Men is now available in all leading men’s zones in major supermarkets, drugstore and department stores nationwide.

So this year, prepare to conquer it all at the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series. To know more, log on to www.xterraphil.com or visit www.facebook.com/vaselinemenph. You can also visit ROX and Runnr stores for more details.

The Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series is also sponsored by Alaska, Summit Water, LBC, The Philippine Star, Multisport, Studio 23, Gatorade, Canon, Aqua Sphere, David’s Salon, Intercare, Rocktape, Timex, Municipality of Liloan, Cebu and Smart.

Rocktape Philippines at Dream Marathon Running Talk



Last January 30, 2013, team Rocktape Philippines was at the Henry Sy Auditorium of St. Luke’s Hospital, Global City for The Bull Runner Dream Marathon  Running Talk.  The speakers were Jim Laferty, Christine Jacob, and Lit Onrubia who focused on the importance of tapering in preparation for their first marathon this February.  Also, doctor Martin Camara, a Chiropractic Specialist and Director of Clinical Services of Intercare was there to talk about how Rocktape will benefit runners during this tapering period and how it is important during the race day itself.

To see the highlights of the event, you may visit www.rocktape.ph or you may click HERE.

Welcome Team Gotta Tri!

Team Gotta Tri Intercare Rocktape Philippines 2


Why even non-athletes are ‘rocktaping’

Source: Enriquez, Marge. “Why even non-athletes are rocktaping.” Philippine Daily Inquirer 10 Jul. 2012. 5 September 2012 <http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/56796/why-even-non-athletes-are-rocktaping>


Century Tuna 5150 Triathlon, Subic Bay Philippines (June22-24, 2012)


Lolo Jones High Tech Training with Red Bull Project X (Use of Optogait in Olympic Training)

View on Youtube: Lolo Jones High Tech Training with Red Bull Project X


Source: Red Bull Project

LifestyleAsia &amp;quot;The Good Doctor&amp;quot; – March 2012


Source: Ignacio, Gaby. (2012 March). The Good Doctor.lifestyleasia, p. 62-63.

6th UWAK Cup – Wack Wack Golf and Country Club (February 24, 2012)


For Neck Pain, Chiropractic and Exercise Are Better Than Drugs












Source: O’Connor, Anahad. “For Neck Pain, Chiropractic and Exercise Are Better Than Drugs. ” The New York Times 3 Feb. 2012. 4 February 2012 <http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/for-neck-pain-chiropractic-and-exercise-are-better-than-drugs/?ref=health>

Rotary Club of Pasig-East Talk- Valle Verde Country Club (January 25, 2012)


2012 Consortium of Chiropractic Colleges Australia Pacific


A meeting of the Consortium of Chiropractic Colleges Australia was held last January 12, 2012 to discuss issues pertaining to the Chiropractic Education in the region. (Seated left to right: Dr. Brian Nook from Murdoch University-Australia, Dr. Michael Haneline of International Medical University-Malaysia, Dr. Phillip Ebrall of Central Queensland University-Australia, Dr. Barry Draper of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology-Australia, Dr. Eric Russel of New Zealand Chiropractic College-New Zealand; Standing left to right: Dr. Sharon Eaton of Macquarie University-Australia, Dr. Hansuk Jung from Hanseo University-Korea, Dr. Yoshi Murakami of Tokyo Chiropractic College-Japan and Dr. Martin Camara of Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care, Department of Health and Intercare Philippines).Photo Courtesy of Ida of International Medical University.

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26th SEA Games – Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia (Nov. 11-22, 2011)


The 26TH South East Asian Games in Indonesia

From November 11-22, 2011 Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia played host to the 12 days of competition of the 26th Southeast Asian Games. Over 6,000 estimated athletes from 11 nations competed for Gold and honor in hundreds of events in 44 disciplines.

Indonesia dominated the Games with 182 gold medals, followed by Thailand with 109 and Vietnam with 96.

The Philippines came in the 6th overall in terms of medal standing in this event. They ended this campaign with 36 golds, 56 silvers and 77 bronzes. The Co-Chairs of the Philippine Olympic Committee’s Medical Commission, Dr. Martin Camara ( Sports Chiropractor ) and Dr. Sonny Odulio ( Sports Orthopedists) fielded a team of 5 Medical Doctors, 2 Chiropractors, 10 Physical Therapists, 3 Nurses and 7 massage therapists to care for the needs of 512 Filipino athletes.

Intercare was a large part of the delegation. Physical therapists Franc Auto, Andy Vista, Sofia Kasilag and Sherrie Ann Lanceta, together with massage therapists Narciso Marquez and Ponte de los Santos was headed by Dr. Martin Camara in attending to the athletes based in Jakarta.


New technology measures body imbalance as you do your sport











Source: Enriquez, Marge. “New technology measures body imbalance as you do your sport.” Philippine Daily Inquirer 1 Nov. 2011. 5 November 2011 <http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/20365/new-technology-measures-body-imbalance-as-you-do-your-sport>

Recovery, Conditioning and Optimization Program for Ironman Philippines 2011


2011 Ironman 70.3 Philippines – CWCC, Camarines Sur (August 11-14, 2011)


What is Acupuncture

View on Youtube: Acupuncture


Liberty S. Santos, MD, Intercare’s acupuncturist, explains what Acupuncture is in an episode of ”Loren: Kabalikat Natin”

What is Slipped Disc

View on Youtube: What is Slipped Disc

Martin G. Camara, D.C., Intercare’s Clinic Director, explains what Slipped Disc is

What is Chiropractic?

View on Youtube: What is Chiropractic

Martin G. Camara, D.C., Intercare’s Clinic Director, explains what Chiropractic is in an episode of “Loren: Kabalikat Natin”


Basic Exercises


Lie on your back and place a stool under the calves.
Slowly raise your hips.


Prone on elbows

Lie on your stomach on a mat and lean on your elbows.

Prone extension

With hands on the side, raise your head and shoulders off the mat as high as comfortable as possible. Then slowly lower the head and shoulders.

Anterior Hip Stretch

In tall kneeling position, reach for your heel by bending backward.

Trunk Lateral/Side Stretch

Kneel facing a wall. Raise arms with palms against the wall then slowly walk your hands to the left/right side until a comfortable stretch is felt.

Straight Leg Raise

Lie on your back. Raise one leg. Keep other leg straight (or bent, if too difficult).

Posterior Pelvic Tilt

Push the small of your back into the floor by pulling the lower abdominal muscles up and in.

Abdominal Crunches

Lie on your back with knees bent and feet on the floor. Slowly raise your head and shoulders off the floor.

Hamstring Stretch

Wrap a towel around the calf. Slowly pull the towel towards trunk while keeping the knee extended and opposite leg straight.

Posterior Hip Stretch

Lie on your back with one foot on top of opposite knee. Pull the bottom leg towards chest.

Supine Trunk Rotation

In hook lying position, stretch both arms outward. Rotate knees towards left/right side.

Martin Camara D.C.


Martin G. Camara, D.C., INTERCARE’s Clinic Director , was part of a Chiropractic expert panel for the World Health Organization (W.H.O)Consultation on Chiropractic
– Milan, Italy (2004)





Director of Clinics , Chiropractic Specialist
Intercare Healthcare Systems, Inc.

Medical Commission
Philippine Olympic Committee

Ad Hoc Committee of Chiropractic
Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC)
Department of Health, Republic of the Philippines

Board Member
Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC)
Department of Health, Republic of the Philippines

Director of Membership
International Sports Chiropractic Association

Commission on Complimentary & Alternative Medicine
Philippine Olympic Committee




Cum Laude, Clinical Excellence Awardee
Palmer College of Chiropractic West
California, U.S.A.

Board Certified
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, U.S.A.



Sports Medicine Course
International Olympic Committee
Singapore, 2007



Certified Graston Technique Clinician
The first Chiropractor in the Philippines trained in the Graston Technique (GT), a scientifically-advanced instrument-assisted method to treat soft tissue injuries, used by professional sports teams, universities and healthcare institutions in the U.S.A.
Orlando, October 2005
Anthroposophic Medicine Trainee
International Post Graduate Medical Training in Anthroposophic Medicine
Received Level 1 Training in Anthroposophic Medicine under the auspices of the Medical Section of the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland.
March 2003





A. Sporting Events


1. Olympics – A major international event held every two years with Summer and Winter Olympic Games alternating

Team Physician
Philippine Olympic Committee
Beijing Olympics
China, 2008

Team Physician
Amateur International Boxing Association Olympic Qualifier
Bangkok, Thailand, 2008

Attending Chiropractor
World Olympian Association
Turin Winter Olympics
Italy, 2006
Chosen as part of a 12-man delegation by the International Sports Chiropractic Commission to service the World Olympian Association for the 2006 Winter Games


2. Asian Games – A multi-sport event held every four years in which games are organized and regulated by the Olympic Council of Asia under the supervision of the International Olympic Committee


Attending Chiropractor
16th Asian Games
Guangzhou, China, 2010


Attending Chiropractor
Doha Asian Games
Qatar, 2006
Chosen by the Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee as the only Chiropractor to a multidisciplinary team of physicians and therapists to service the 246 elite athletes of the Philippine National Team.

Team Physician
Asian Youth Games
Singapore, 2009

Team Physician
1st Asian Martial Games
Bangkok Thailand, 2009

Team Physician
Asian Indoor Games
Vietnam, 2009

3. SEA Games – A biennial multi-sports event which is participated by 11 countries in the South East Asia


Attending Chiropractor
Philippine Olympic Committee
25th SEA Games
Vientiane, Laos, 2009


Team Physician
Philippine Olympic Committee
24th South East Asian Games
Nakhom Ratchasimaran, Thailand, 2007

Attending Chiropractor
Philippine Olympic Committee
SEA Games
Philippines, 2005
Certified by the Philippine Olympic Committee for the Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention Programs for the Aquatic Delegation to the South East Asian (SEA) Games in November 2005





Relevant Professional Affiliations


1. Presidential Appointee
Member of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Healthcare (PITAHC), Philippine Department of Health (DOH)
2004 – present

2. Philippine Chiropractic Expert Representative, Speaker
“Chiropractic in a Community Healthcare Setting”
Reviewed and Edited, WHO “Guidelines for Chiropractic Education”
World Health Organization (WHO) Consultation on Chiropractic
Milan, Italy, 2004

3. Co-founder
Intercare Healthcare Systems, Inc.


4. Executive Board Member
International Sports Chiropractic Association


5. Country Representative
World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) for 2005
Participant, 8th WFC Biennial Congress
Sydney, Australia, June 2005

6. Representative
Consortium of Chiropractic Institutions – Asia Pacific
Singapore and Korea

7. President and Founder
Myotherapy for Life, Philippines in 2005
Myotherapy for Life, Philippines is a sister organization of Hands on Health Australia (HOHA), a not-for-profit voluntary organization from various backgrounds and experiences helping over 20,000 people in need with twenty centers in Australia and overseas.


Media Involvement

A. Contributing Writer
Manila Bulletin Sports Digest
November 2010-present


B. Contributing Writer
The Bull Runner Magazine
November 2010-present


C. Contributing Writer
The Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), a national newspaper
Elan Health, Fitness and Lifestyle Section

4. Television Health Program Host
Life Essence, 2003
A series of 13 episodes aired on cable television network, ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC)


9:00 am – 12:00 nn
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wednesdays and Fridays
9:00 am – 12:00 nn


10:00 am – 2:00 pm
9:00 am – 12:00 nn


3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Serry Skip Alfonso Pizarro II, D.C.

Chiropractic Specialist


Cleveland Chiropractic College; Los Angeles, CA; Kansas City, MO; Doctor of Chiropractic/Bachelor of Science In Human Biology Programme.

Rio Hondo Police Academy
Whittier, CA; Criminal Justice/Public Service

Los Angeles City College; Los Angeles, CA
Administration of Justice

Hampton University: Hampton, VA

Germanna/Mary Washington College;Fredericksburg, VA
Business Administration

2005 – Present
Intercare Healthcare Systems; Chiropractic Specialist

Law Enforcement
Volunteer, Reserve, Active

Personal Trainer/Property Caretaker
Los Angeles, CA

Notary Public: State of California, County of Los Angeles
Member of NNA (National Notary Association)


Attending Chiropractor
SEA Games 2005
Certified by the Philippine Olympic Committee for the Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention Programs for the Aquatic Delegation to the South East Asian (SEA) Games
in November 2005

Attending Chiropractor
Philippine Australian Football League (PAFL)
September 2005, Manila Polo Club

Attending Chiropractor
US Embassy Health Fair
2005 and 2006


Gold’s Gym Health Talk
July 2006

Festival Mall Health Fair
May 2006

Ayala Alabang Health Fair
April 2006

4th National Conference on Alternative Medicine
PITAHC, November 2005, Iloilo and Davao
Topic: Bypassing Spinal Column Surgeries with Chiropractic


AdHoc Committee
National Certification Committee of Chiropractic

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association: Fellow
Chiropractic Leader of the Year
Member: ICA, ACA, FSCO, Philippine Chiropractic Assoc. PITAHC, DOH

9:00 am – 12:00 nn
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

9:00 am – 12:00 nn
10:00 am – 3:00 pm