Everyone needs to exercise. Everyone
needs to move. Physical activity is for all
of us. Is 5K running or rappelling up a cliff required? Nope! Walking is terrific.
Muscle strengthening is superb. Gardening when the season is decent
is amazing. No gyms are even necessary for the physical
activity that will keep you feeling good. If a knee or back
injury happens – and they happen to the best of us! –
your Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Spine Care Centre is here to get you back to moving with gentle, safe spinal distraction manipulation…and
knee distraction for the common matter of knee pain!
EXERCISE IN ANY WEATHER
A study conducted in Finland in 2017
tracked 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 interests people performed throughout the year? Cleaning/maintenance
work, walking, and stair climbing. What exercises did they do
most consistently all year irrespective 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 concluded
that there are certain conditioning activities people will do.
Proposals for physical activity recommendations must use
those to inspire the most physical activity possible. (1) What do you like to do? Vancouver Spine Care Centre is confident our Vancouver chiropractic patients and
their families can agree 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 very
much 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% report
current pain, and 35.9% report current functional limitations
due to their Olympics’ days.
Knee (20.6% lasting 120 days median) and lumbar
spine (13.1% lasting 100 days) were the top two injuries Olympians
experienced in their training days. Depression was recounted
by 6.6% of them. (2) Vancouver Spine Care Centre presents these Olympians’
stats with our Vancouver chiropractic patients letting
them know they’re not alone in their pain struggles.
KNEE EXERCISE and SMT WITH COX®
Vancouver Spine Care Centre is equipped to help when knee pain
and back pain affect you. Gentle Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction
and Spinal Manipulation and its distraction adaptation for knees are
pain-relieving. Make an appointment, and find out! A few sessions and you’ll be excited to
get out and move, walk, garden, build a snowman, and more!
CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes how his adaptation of Cox® Technic distraction principles
for treating painful knees eases knee pain.
Make your Vancouver
chiropractic appointment today. Join everyone else
who comes to Vancouver Spine Care Centre with knee and back pain and leaves to start moving again, gardening again, walking again, rolling
up snowballs again with a little extra spring in their step! Get out, and exercise!