Core exercises have become a staple for managing low back issues. However, there is a lot of confusion regarding which exercises to do and how to do the exercises. This post will discuss some of the common faults with core exercise programs and how to create an effective core exercise program.
Knee pain is one of the most common complaints in the active community. One cause of knee pain is patellar tendinopathy, also called jumper’s knee. Patellar tendinopathy is an overload condition felt just below the knee cap. The treatment for patellar tendinopathy can consist of joint mobilization, manual therapy, and exercise. This blog post will discuss what causes patellar tendinopathy and how it can be treated.
Pain along the backside of the leg is a common condition which occurs in 2.2-19.5% of the population per year. While the cause of sciatica is frequently attributed to a herniated disc in the back, this is not always the cause. The piriformis muscle, a small muscle in the buttocks region, can also cause compression of the sciatic nerve leading to pain.This blog post will discuss the causes of sciatica and treatment options for the treatment of piriformis syndrome.
Ankle sprains are a very common injury. The most common mechanism is called an inversion sprain, where the foot rolls in. The RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) has been a standard for treating ankle sprains. More recent research has pointed to the MEAT method (Mobilization, Exercise, Analgesics, and Treatment) as a more effective treatment method. This post will discuss the different treatment methods for ankle sprains.
For many of us, our emphasis is on the quantity of movement and usually not the quality of movement. “I need to do 10 reps of [insert exercise here]” or “I’m going to run 13.1 miles today.” While having fitness goals is not a bad thing, little consideration is given to the quality of movement. In this post, we will discuss the components of movement quality and how you can improve it.
Tendinopathy is a condition that is experienced by many individuals. It was once believed that tendinopathy was caused by inflammation, hence the term tendinitis. As our knowledge about tendon pain has increased, the treatment strategies should reflect our new knowledge. This blog post will discuss the pathology of tendon pain and also recommended treatment options.