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“What Will You Do When The Elevator’s Broken?” 3 EASY STEPS TO STRONGER HIPS & KNEES
Just like taking care of your heart, your joints need attention to maintain a healthy state. Here are easy ways for you to take care of your knees, avoiding arthritis and other joint problems: 1. Stretch your hamstrings, quadriceps and adductor muscles each day. By keeping these muscles flexible, the forces on your knee joints can be balanced, allowing your joint to bend, rotate and for your patella (kneecap) to track properly. 2. Keep the muscles around your hips and knees strong. Especially the gluteals and quadriceps muscles. Studies show that thoseadults, especially over 55 who have stronger gluteals and quadriceps, tend to have less back pain and more ability to do daily activities. 3. Exercise regularly. While this is good for the whole body, the knees especially need exercise to keep their cartilage healthy.The cartilage does not have much blood supply and requires its nutrition from joint fluid. Most of the joint fluid absorbs into the cartilage only through movement and compression of the knee. Therefore, it is important to do weight bearing exercise such as walking, running and other sports. However, if you have arthritis, it is advised to do more low-impact activities such as biking, elliptical machines, aquatic exercises, etc. Having a regular physical therapy checkup ensures that your joints are working at their peak performance. In addition, any problems will be
discovered early, preventing the onset of arthritis and joint injury. If you do have arthritis or have had surgery, then a regular physical therapy check up is especially important. If your attention is on that sore knee, then it is time you called us for a free knee joint analysis. Talk to one of our expert physical therapists today and see how life can be with freely moving knees.
PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHTS I don’t get dizzy at all anymore! “When I first started therapy here at Back To Action I was very dizzy and had bad balance. I would trip a lot when I walked. I had no confidence in myself. Since I have been here doing therapy, I feel like I am in my 20s again. My confidence has increased dramatically and I don’t get dizzy at all anymore. I also haven’t tripped lately. All the staff here have been great. They treated me very well. They really care for you here. I would recommend Back To Action and their staff.” - Raquel S. Knowledgeable of my problem and needs! “I found the staff at Back To Action to be knowledgeable of my problem and needs. They were interested in improving my condition. Everyone there was very friendly.” - Richard W.
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