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Whether your knees have just started to ache or you've been diagnosed with full-blown osteoarthritis, it is going to be crucial to start protecting your knees at all cost.
Research shows that one of the best things you can do for knee arthritis is strength training.
Today Dr. Sarah King, PT, DPT shares 5 strengthening exercise you can use to start protecting your knees for the long-run.
Ready to start a strengthening program that doesn't hurt?
Book a free Discovery Visit with one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy to get started:
Whether your knees have just started to ache or you've been diagnosed with full-blown osteoarthritis, it is going to be crucial to start protecting your knees at all cost. Research shows that one of the best things you can do for knee arthritis is strength training. Today Dr. Sarah King, PT, DPT shares 5 strengthening exercise you can use to start protecting your knees for the long-run. Ready to start a strengthening program that doesn't hurt? Book a free Discovery Visit with one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy to get started: http://naturalfittherapy.com/DV
How to Kneel Again Without Pain
HOW TO KNEEL AGAIN WITHOUT PAIN If you've had knee replacements or have knee arthritis, it's common to wonder how to kneel again without pain. In fact, a lot of our patients believe they shouldn't kneel again because it may damage their joints. (Spoiler alert: It won't!) Today Dr. Mary will bust this myth and share what it takes to kneel again without pain. Questions about getting back to the things you miss because of arthritis pain? Book a free consult with us - http://www.naturalfittherapy.com/DV
Staying active with arthritis? Golden Rules to Remember
✨ Exercising with Arthritis - 2 Golden Rules to Remember ✨ Our lead physical therapist, Dr. Mary, shares the two golden rules she follows when helping clients with painful joints start a new exercise program without flaring up their joints. If movement or exercise is intimidating or painful, this video is for you! Learn more about how we approach arthritis pain at NFT: https://naturalfittherapy.com/arthritis-pain-relief-nw-austin/
Arthritis - Can you stop it from getting worse? Unfortunately injections, pain medications, or surgery won't stop arthritis from progressing. Try these 5 strategies instead. Get the complete breakdown here: https://naturalfittherapy.com/knee-pain/can-you-stop-arthritis-from-progressing/
Are you struggling with Balance?
Here at Natural Fit Therapy we are the balance EXPERTS! We've worked with hundreds of balance patients at our clinic and have helped them not only get their confidence and independence back but we helped them get back to the things they love most!
If I have back pain, should I get an MRI or Xray?
“When it comes to back pain, you have to take MRIs with a grain of salt.” This info will save those with back pain months of pain and frustration. On a recent webinar, I shared why getting an MRI will not help identify the root cause of back pain: Approximately 65% of people *without* low back pain will have findings of disc bulges, herniations, protrusions, spondylolysthesis, stenosis, and disc degeneration (collapsing of the discs). 👆To translate: If those findings were the root cause of back pain, why would so many people have them yet still be pain free? The answer: A majority of back pain is "mechanical" and caused by poor movement which takes a toll on the muscles, ligaments, fascia, and nerves (which won't be seen on an MRI or Xray). Clear up the poor movement mechanics to regain smooth, high-quality movement, and the pain resolves. 🙌 (Yes, even if when there is disc degeneration, bulges, stenosis, etc.) 🎯 Here's what the evidence (as well as our experience treating clients with debilitating back pain) suggests the very best thing you can do to start to clear up low back pain that's lasted 3 months or more: "Consistent recommendations for early management are that individuals should 1) be provided with advice and education about the nature of low back pain and radicular pain; 2) reassurance that they do not have a serious disease and that symptoms will improve over time; and 3) encouragement to avoid bed rest, stay active, and continue with usual activities, including work. Recommended physical treatments, particularly for persistent low back pain (>12 weeks duration), include a graded activity or exercise program that targets improvements in function and prevention of worsening disability. Since evidence showing that one form of exercise is better than another is not available, guidelines recommend exercise programs that take individual needs, preferences, and capabilities into account in deciding about the type of exercise." ✍