Posts in Knee Pain
Why Strength Training NEEDS to be Part of the Solution to Maintaining Your Active Lifestyle

Annoying, nagging pain keeping you from enjoying your favorite activities? We can guarantee that you need to get stronger. In this article we discuss the benefits of adding a movement and strength program to your current healthcare routine that will help you stay active, strong, and doing what you love.

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Five Foundational Movements to Overcome Pain and Move With Confidence

Hang around us long enough and you’ll hear us blab on and on about the importance of improving movement and strength. But simply asking someone to ‘improve their movement’ isn’t very helpful. There is no cookie cutter approach to improving movement because every hobby and activity has it’s own requirements. How do we know where do we start? Movement is built on basic, fundamental principles. Developing an understanding and ability to perform, strengthen and master the following five movements create results that carry over into any activity you choose to perform:  

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How to Avoid Knee Pain With Lunging So You Can Stay Active In The Gym

The lunge is one of the most ‘functional’ fitness related exercises – meaning that it most readily translates to real world activities. Walking, running, hiking, jumping all require the same muscle groups we train with lunges.

Here’s the unfortunate truth, if you crank out forward lunges for long enough, it will eventually lead to discomfort, pain and injury to your knees. It doesn’t matter how perfect your form is - the nature of the forward lunge puts a lot of force through you knee and patellar tendon. Today we’ll discuss variations of the lunge to help protect your knees

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