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
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!