Tag: knee pain

Are WEAK GLUTES Actually Weak, Or Just Inhibited By The Low Back?

Are WEAK GLUTES Actually Weak, Or Just Inhibited By The Low Back?

Weak glutes are a common dysfunction associated with poor sports performance, pain, and injury. Once diagnosed, the logical next step is to work hard on strengthening those gluteal muscles. And through conventional progressive resistance programs, we usually see an improvement in gluteal strength over the 

How to Box Squat Correctly (and Why They’re Brilliant for Bad Knees)

How to Box Squat Correctly (and Why They’re Brilliant for Bad Knees)

Learning how to box squat is a valuable skill for anyone struggling with knee pain. Better yet, this squat is a fantastic alternative for anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable doing regular squats. Many people don’t realize that squatting is an essential human movement. It’s an 

Patellar Tendonitis: Why it’s Back-Related (and How to Fix it)

Patellar Tendonitis: Why it’s Back-Related (and How to Fix it)

We traditionally look at Patellar Tendonitis as an overuse injury. However, I’m finding there might be more going on behind the scenes. Clinically, I find that Patellar Tendonitis might be back-related, which may account for the many variables not currently explained by overuse alone. Why 

The Couch Stretch: How to Do One of the Best Exercises for Knee Pain, Hip Pain & Back Pain

The Couch Stretch: How to Do One of the Best Exercises for Knee Pain, Hip Pain & Back Pain

As a Physical Therapist, I’m often asked to reveal the “best” stretches for people to do. And with such an extensive catalog to choose from it can be a daunting question. However, there is one exercise that stands out. And that exercise is the Couch 

Why You Shouldn’t Ice an Injury (or RICE)

Why You Shouldn’t Ice an Injury (or RICE)

Hands up if you try to do the right thing and ice an injury? Even if you don’t, it’s widely known you probably should. After all, decades of Sport’s Medicine have consistently told us this. Icing an injury has been so popular for so long 

11 Physical Signs the Modern World Is Taking Its Toll (And How to Fight Back)

11 Physical Signs the Modern World Is Taking Its Toll (And How to Fight Back)

The modern world looks a little different to the one we inherited 20-30 years ago. And the demands on the human body have shifted. The rise of technology and a sedentary lifestyle presents a unique set of musculoskeletal challenges for us to overcome. A battle 

What is Fibromyalgia: A Fresh Perspective on a Very Real Condition

What is Fibromyalgia: A Fresh Perspective on a Very Real Condition

Before we discuss Fibromyalgia, I want to start things off with a quick disclaimer. The information in this article draws from my clinical experience as a Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist). It’s what I’ve come to understand actively trying to solve the Fibromyalgia puzzle for my patients. 

Why the Best Treatment For Knee Tendonitis Involves the  Back (ft. Jaeger O’Meara)

Why the Best Treatment For Knee Tendonitis Involves the Back (ft. Jaeger O’Meara)

Knee tendonitis can be a persistent and tricky beast to conquer. The road to recovery is often paved with ups and downs, false starts and frustrations – sometimes culminating in a less than positive experience for some. As an industry, we do a great job 

The Cause of Knee Pain: Why It’s a Consequence of Something Else

The Cause of Knee Pain: Why It’s a Consequence of Something Else

Let’s talk about the cause of knee pain for a minute. More importantly, I want to discuss why it’s not just the knee you should be thinking about. Knee pain is so common that it affects 25% of all adults in some way, shape or