Is Knee Mobility Necessary?
For many of our daily tasks, a range from 0 degrees of knee extension to 120 degrees of flexion would be more than enough to complete them successfully. Nonetheless, I like to prepare the body to be ready for whatever life might throw our way. Imagine a wet surface that isn’t easily visible. We tend…Read More
Is Knee Mobility Really Important?
The knee is a modified simple hinge joint, but it is far from simple. It is the largest joint in the human body and it connects the upper thigh to the lower leg allowing the lower leg to bend and extend. This is the simple part. What makes the knee more versatile is its rotational…Read More
Importance of Knee Movement
Why should you worry about your knee? The knee is a transitional point between the hip and the ankle. It is a hinge joint capable of flexion and extension (bending and straightening), as well as a small amount of internal and external rotation known as the “screw home mechanism.” This biomechanically refers to the 15…Read More
Causes of Lower Back Pain
The lumbar spine is the most complex region of the body to treat; mainly due to the numerous possible causes of lower back pain. Due to the anatomy of the lumbar spine, stability is highly dependent on the soft tissue structures such as the muscles and ligaments to, not only protect the discs from becoming…Read More
Should I Stretch or Strengthen for Back Pain?
If you search for ‘low back pain relief’ or “low back exercises’, you might find yourself in a never-ending vortex of proposed solutions, but no concrete answers. One of the more problematic concepts today is that certain things are “healthy.” Think of food fads – 10 years ago coconut water was the epitome of health,…Read More
A Healthy Spine for a Healthy Life
It is no secret that low back pain plagues many, if not all of us, to various degrees across our lifespan. However, the role of spinal health to our overall well-being cannot be understated. The spinal column is our body’s central support structure. As the spinal cord is the first thing to develop when…Read More
Tendon Healing Through Exercise
Tendon injuries (the tissue that connects muscle to bone) can be incredibly painful! ‘Tendinopathy’, formerly known as ‘tendinitis’, is the result of degenerative changes in the tendon; mainly due to overuse. For example, if you pick up running as a habit and decide to run for 5 miles without having run for years prior, you…Read More
Considering the Evidence for Injectables in Knee Osteoarthritis
If you are dealing with knee pain due to osteoarthritis, know that you have company. An estimated 45% of people will experience knee pain due to OA at some point in their life. Physical Therapy is a well validated treatment for knee OA as evidenced by more than 50 randomized controlled trials. Perhaps, however, you…Read More