#research Review Did you know by adding a foot exercise program for patients with knee pain, it could result in a greater and faster reduction in patellofemoral knee pain compared to knee exercises alone? Click the link in our bio to check out the full article!
Happy Friday, Friends! Since some of y’all might be newer to my page, I thought I’d take a minute and introduce myself. . 📸As you can tell from the picture, I’m not the best at posing for pictures (this was a candid) and Birks and running shorts are my favorite. Since I’m nannying this summer they’re also my unofficial uniform. . 🐶 When I was 4, I decided I wanted to be a veterinarian. I even started shadowing when I was 10, and by 12 I wanted to be a canine orthopedic specialist. (Nerd, much?) 🤓Obviously I’m no longer pursuing that but I still love animals, especially dogs and horses. 🐕🐎 . ⚽️ In high school I started researching sports injury prevention via library books and would implement what I was learning. For some reason I was embarrassed by this, so I would hide behind our shed when I did my plyos 🙈😂 . 👩🏻🎓I went to a very nerdy, classical liberal arts college where I was generally a fish out of water, although I really enjoyed competing in intercollegiate moot court, which is like the appellate court version of mock trial ⚖️ . 🔥 I’ve struggled with my temper from a very young age, and I still have a tendency to put my foot in my mouth, although I’m slowly learning to focus on what I can control and let go of what I can’t. This is something I’m continually pondering, especially in regards to the vast discrepancies in care across the physical therapy profession.
LOOK WHAT I FOUND 👀 @flow!!!! 💦💦💦 I’ve only ever seen the fridges in their office. Very happy to see one IRL at @oneacademylife. Stopped in to see my favourite chiro @doc.wishloff ✨ If you know me, I have trust issues. She’s the only person on this planet who I’ll let adjust me. If you’re feeling misaligned or are feeling any pain... give her a visit! She’s super comfortable to be around, is easy to talk to and is also very informative! 🙃
Communication: In any relationship you must practice communication if you want it to grow. The same principle applies to the relationship within your own body. The overhead body weight squat can both demands and teaches a full body communication. To perform with proper alignment and balance there must be a balanced distribution of tension throughout the body. The hands connect to the elbows which connect to the shoulders which connect to the scapula which connect to the lumbar spine which connect to the pelvis which connect to the hips which connect to the knees which connect to the feet. All of these are junctions that must communicate with each other via the central nervous system through the tending of the muscular system. If there is no communication then the junctions will not distribute load equally. While in a bodyweight squat this bears little consequence, it is of primary importance in a loaded overhead squat, and of even greater importance when it comes to awkward functional lifts in the real world. Invest in communicating with your body.
Knee Pain and Jumping Injuries⠀ The term “jumper’s knee” was first coined in 1973 to describe an injury to the tendon that attaches the lower (most common) to the prominence (tibial tuberosity) on the proximal shin bone (tibia) or the upper pole of the knee cap or “patella” to the quadriceps femoris muscle.⠀ ⠀ Jumper’s knee is one of the more common tendinopathies that affect up to 20% of all adult athletes in sports with frequent jumping, typically among adolescent basketball and volleyball players. Individuals who are obese or who are bow-legged or knock-kneed or whose lower limbs are unequal in length have a higher risk for jumper’s knee. Poor jumping technique can also increase the risk for this condition as can cause overtraining, especially on hard surfaces.⠀ ⠀ The disease process for jumper’s knee can be divided into four stages: 1) pain only after activity without disability; 2) pain during and after without disability; 3) prolonged pain during and after which affects function; 4) complete tendon tear that requires surgical repair.⠀ ⠀ Treatment for jumper’s knee can include: 1) reducing jumping activity; 2) icing the knee for 15-30 minutes, four to six times a day, especially after the activity; 3) a thorough exam of the hip, knee, ankle, and foot to assess joint function; 4) stretching the hamstrings, calf, quadriceps, hip flexors, gluteal (buttocks), iliotibial band, and tissues around the knee cap; 5) strengthening exercises focused on specific parts of the quadriceps (vastus medialis oblique especially) and other leg muscles; 6) ultrasound and other therapies that may help speed recovery; and 7) taping to help patellar tracking.⠀ ⠀ Doctors of chiropractic are trained to evaluate and treat the whole person and frequently treat athletic injuries. A successful treatment outcome for jumper’s knee requires both local knee care and the management of the entire lower “kinetic chain” which includes the foot, ankle,
✅ Upper Body Warm Up ✅ - What is the purpose of a warm up? I want to challenge you a bit to focus your attention on the actual purpose of a warm up. - With a warm up, the goal is to prime the muscles for the upcoming task. - Here, we wanted to show you 3 simple exercises that can be done sequentially, for a few sets, to help you get primed and ready for your upcoming upper body session. - ➡️ Scapular push ups ➡️ Tall-kneeling band pull-apart ➡️ High plank shoulder taps - Any questions? Please email or message us! Email is in our bio ✌️