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You & Olympians: Have Pain, Find Relief, Return to Exercise Year-Round

Everyone needs to exercise. Everyone needs to move. Physical activity is for each and every one of us. Is 5K running or rappelling up a cliff required? Not at all! Walking is terrific. Muscle strengthening is just right. Gardening when the season is decent is amazing. No gyms are even required for the physical activity that will make you feel good. If a knee or back injury occurs – and they do to the best of us! – your Brooks chiropractor at Soft Health and Healing Clinic is here to get you back to moving with gentle, safe spinal distraction manipulation…and knee distraction for the familiar issue of knee pain!

EXERCISE IN ANY SEASON

A study done in Finland in 2017 followed the physical activity participation of 18-64 year olds and 65+ year-olds. Researchers found that the 18-64 year olds met the recommended guidelines for physical activity – 42% of men and 39% of women – better than the 65+ year olds – 26% men and 20% women. What were the most popular activities people did throughout that time? Cleaning/maintenance work, walking, and stair climbing. What exercises did they do most consistently throughout the year regardless of age/gender/season? Muscle-strengthening exercises and workout. Swimming, skiing, gardening, jogging, and stair climbing were more age/gender/season dependent. The researchers finally came to the conclusion that there are particular conditioning activities people will do. Suggestions for physical activity recommendations must use those to encourage the most physical activity possible. (1) What do you like to do? Soft Health and Healing Clinic is confident our Brooks chiropractic patients and their families can find physical activities to do any time of year! Heck, even in snow, a good snowball toss can inspire activity!

OLYMPIC EXERCISE

Winter and summer, Olympians move! They are really like us though their training may be a bit more on the intense side. Elite athletes like the Olympians cope with pain and depression and keep moving. A survey of Olympians from the 1948 to 2018 games found that 32.4% describe pain today, and 35.9% have functional limitations they connect to their Olympics’ days. Knee (20.6% lasting 120 days median) and lumbar spine (13.1% continuing for 100 days) were the top two injuries Olympians suffered in their training days. Depression was recounted by 6.6% of them. (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares these Olympians’ stats with our Brooks chiropractic patients to let them know thery are not alone in their pain struggles.

KNEE EXERCISE and SMT WITH COX®

Soft Health and Healing Clinic is ready to help when knee pain and back pain impact you. Gentle Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Spinal Manipulation and its distraction adaptation for knees are pain-relieving. Make an appointment, and discover it for yourself! A few sessions and you’ll be excited to get out and move, walk, garden, build a snowman, and more!

CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates how his adaptation of Cox® Technic distraction principles for treating painful knees eases knee pain.

Make your Brooks chiropractic appointment today. Join everybody else who comes to Soft Health and Healing Clinic with knee and back pain and leaves to start moving again, gardening again, walking again, rolling up snowballs again with a bit more spring in their step! Get out, and exercise!

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic presents stats on injuries Olympians sustained in their careers and beyond to assure the rest of us that we’re not the only ones with back pain and knee pain. Chiropractic can help get us back to life! 
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