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The genesis of patellar tracking and instability issues, and what to do about them

February 14, 2016

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We have muscles which pull the knee cap (patella). Some of these muscles pull the patella upwards, like the quadriceps. Sometimes it’s hard to appreciate how all these muscles connect with the patella from drawings. Let’s look at a cadaver: (If anyone thought for a second, “Wait, do I have metal in my body?” you […]

Standing version of the best damn IT band stretch

June 1, 2012

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I wrote a post, The best damn IT band stretch ever, which quickly became one of the more popular things on this site. I also wrote a stretch for the rectus femoris, A better quad stretch, which is just about the most popular thing I’ve written. This post will make a lot more sense if you read those […]