Change Your Mechanics to Improve Your Knee Pain

Do you have knee pain? Have you tried changing your movement mechanics? Did you know there is a difference between a knee strategy and a hip strategy? A Knee Strategy has been shown to increase risk of Tibiofemoral joint injury, Patellofemoral joint pain, Patella Tendinopathy, ACL sprains, as well as IT band syndrome. Utilizing a Hip Strategy with movements such as squatting, stair climbing, and jumping will reduce demand on your knees, which may reduce your knee pain or help prevent you from having knee pain in the future! Read more to understand the difference between a Knee vs. a Hip Strategy. […]

How To Stay Active And Manage Your Knee Pain

So you’ve been trying to get back into shape and just when you caught stride your knees started to hurt. Now what!? There are a few key elements with handling this issue that include optimal exercise selection, smart programming, and activity modification. Here is a comprehensive approach on how to stay active and manage your knee Read more about How To Stay Active And Manage Your Knee Pain[…]

gluteus maximus and medial knee collapse

The Importance of the Gluteus Maximus and its Unusual Role in Medial Knee Collapse

Medial knee collapse, also known as knee valgus, is when the knee collapses or falls inward during any sort of weight bearing activity, like a squat, during gait, or during sport specific movements like cutting. Knee valgus is characterized by hip adduction and hip internal rotation in a flexed hip position. This position of the knee is most commonly associated with a non-contact mechanism of injury of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), and occurs in the running or jumping athlete during the deceleration phase of a cutting movement.

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