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Have you ever gone to bend your elbow, hip, knee or ankle but felt like something was stopping you from moving as well as you used to be able to? You’re not alone. Many clients come in for a Massage complaining of hip pain that never seems to go away; something seems thick or blocking…

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Are you a beautiful runner? No, this isn’t related to how many heads you turn as you jog by, but rather by the fluidity and ease of your running style. It’s having a stride that makes it seem as though your feet never touch the ground; allowing you to run effortlessly forever. This efficient motion…

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Here are three different exercises that will help strengthen your hips in order to reduce your kneecap pain. We suggest these three exercises: 1/3 drop squats, hip side lying leg lifts and hip rotator muscle exercises. 1/3 Drop Squats To strengthen hips and knees: This is beginner level 1 strengthening; you will need to progress…

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As we mentioned in the previous blog article in the first week, PFPS is a muscle imbalance in the knee. These muscle imbalances will get better in 3 weeks as you can establish normal flexibility (normal length of the muscle) in 3 weeks, but the strengthening will take 6 -12 weeks to build up the…

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Last week Jeanine talked about kneecap pain and how it can sneak up on us. There is often no history of trauma with PFPS as it is a muscle imbalance that results in a mal-tracking of your kneecap in the femoral condyle or the bottom of your thigh bone. The muscle imbalance often pulls the…

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There are many factors that can lead to knee pain, such as joint degeneration, trauma, inflammation, etc. But why may a young athlete with no mechanism of injury start experiencing knee pain? Often the cause is muscular imbalances; tight muscles in one area and weak muscles in another, that put abnormal stress upon the joint….

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