How To Continue Progressing With Knee Pain
We’ve all experienced a roadblock at some stage in our life.
It’s that inevitable thing that happens to stop you from feeling like your making progress & instead keeping you down in the dumps about your ability to move forward.
What we realise at MTP is that it doesn’t have to be this way.
For every problem, there is a litany of solutions & what we aim to do is find the solution that is right for you! In our experience, the key to effectively smashing these roadblocks is to ensure that we identify these roadblocks & the likely factors that caused them, well before they ever come up!
Seeing Into the Future [The Power of Expertise]
With the above said, below are some of the common roadblocks & their corresponding time courses, that people often experience while they’re moving along their Knee rehab journeys.
Chances are, along your journey, you’re going to experience Flare-Ups of some kind.
This is where having a mental model around the reality of this flare-up can make a world of difference.
When it comes to the latest evidence, we see clear data showing that education is one of the biggest impactors on someone’s ability to get a positive outcome with a condition such as knee pain. The kind of education we’re talking about is about understanding how your body actually works & knowing what your pain is all about. In a nutshell, it helps us to desensitise ourselves to the fear of experiencing pain, realising that our pain is not necessarily indicative of damage.
To read about this in comprehensive detail & get a thorough understanding of your pain, check out our flare-ups article here.
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Stepping [Week 4]
Stepping is one of those things we do every single day.
And yet for people with knee problems, it can be something that causes the most grief.
We’re here to show you it doesn’t have to be this way.
In fact, using stairs can be one of the primary strengthening & maintenance modalities for your knees once you learn the basics of how to move well. Check out this comprehensive article talking about why stairs are so crucial & watch the video below for all the details you will ever need!
Squatting [Week 5]
Similar to stairs, squatting is often thought of as a forbidden movement for people with knee pain.
And that’s an absolute shame, as this type of thinking is what leads over 2/3’s of people with knee pain getting premature knee replacements.
By avoiding squatting we rob our knees of the stimulus they need to continue staying strong & significantly impact the health of our bones, cartilage, muscles & overall body as a result. Check out this simple guide below that has some basic tips to effectively alter your movement when squatting so you can be free from knee pain for good.
Learn to Go Up, Not Down – The Power of Eccentrics [Week 6]
Eccentrics are the type of muscle action that allows us to control our body & cause a massive biochemical response. They are an incredibly powerful rehab tool that helps to cause our body to adapt in order to dramatically improve the strength of its tissues.
Take a look at this article here to understand this incredibly powerful concept.
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BONUS Tips [For Getting the Most Out Of Your Health]
What Is Flexibility?
First of all, we would recommend reading through this article for a comprehensive knee specific guide on flexibility. It has some great practical tips on how to get the most out of specific flexibility concepts aimed at providing relief to your knees.
Just remember that in most cases, flexibility work will never address the cause of your issue, it will simply help to provide relief of the symptoms you’re experiencing.
With this said, however, gaining a more comprehensive understanding of flexibility & mobility can go a long way toward helping you achieve your health goals. That’s why we would highly recommend checking out our mobility 101 article to help educate you on the key concepts of mobility!
This information will put you in the top 1% of knowledge around flexibility & help you to continue to optimise & maintain the mobility of your whole body as you move through life.