You & Olympians: Have Pain, Find Relief, Return to Exercise Year-Round

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 activity!

OLYMPIC EXERCISE

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!

 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre shares stats on injuries Olympians sustained in their careers and beyond to assure the rest of us that we’re not the only ones with back pain and knee pain. Chiropractic can help get us back to life! 
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