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Tired of Searching? Click Here To Change Your Movement Now

March 25, 2016

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You can click to find out more about each product. All purchases have refund guarantee and direct customer support, from me; not a machine. (Sorry, no soothing hold music.) After buying something, if needed you can reply to the confirmation email to ask a question. None of that annoying “Do Not Reply” or “noreply@WeDontCareAboutYou.com” stuff. Data […]

Making straight leg raises more knee friendly after surgery

March 7, 2016

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Here is our typical Straight Leg Raise exercise: A common complaint after a knee surgery, like reconstructive anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), is this causes pain. A main reason for doing this exercise is the difference between these videos. Non-surgically repaired leg: Surgically repaired leg: – In other words, we’re trying to get that quadricep to come […]

Protected: Mitigating Patellar Tracking Issues

February 14, 2016

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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 […]

Meniscus wedge angles- a genetic component to knee injuries? (why some knees are only built for some sports)

September 14, 2015

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I’m cruising around the American Journal of Sports Medicine one day and I come across this paper: –Combined anatomic factors predicting risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury for males and females. Because the AJSM always requires you to pay to read their stuff, to the tune of $36 for this one article, I read the […]

Protected: Regaining Knee Extension (manual)

September 3, 2015

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“Help! I can’t straighten my knee!”

September 3, 2015

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For years now, I’ve extolled the importance of working on knee extension 1) after knee injury 2) after knee surgery. This has been particularly emphasized in my reconstructive ACL and meniscus injury writing. I wrote a manual on the first month of ACL rehab, where I cover knee extension fairly thoroughly. However, not everyone who has trouble with this […]

7 very common movement issues, and how to work on them

November 18, 2014

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This is one of two introductions to two manuals of mine. (More on those below.) The first introduction is here. – 1) Excessive neck extension Rather than the neck stay straight, It tends to extend: Example A common instance where this would happen is when raising the arm. – Possible associated issues Neck pain Headaches […]