Everyone needs to exercise. Everybody
outght to move. Physical activity is for each and every one
of us. Is 5K running or rappelling up a cliff required? Not at all! Walking is superb.
Muscle strengthening is superb. Gardening when the season is decent
is amazing. No gyms are even required for the physical
activity that will keep you feeling good. If a knee or back
injury occurs – and they do to the best of us! –
your Sitka chiropractor at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is here to get you back to moving with gentle, safe spinal distraction manipulation…and
knee distraction for the familiar issue of knee pain!
EXERCISE IN ANY WEATHER
A study conducted in Finland in 2017
traced the physical activity participation of 18-64 year
olds and 65+ year-olds. Researchers found that the 18-64 year
olds achieved 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 took part
in throughout the year? Cleaning/maintenance
work, walking, and stair climbing. What exercises did they do
most consistently throughout the 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 ultimately concluded
that there are certain conditioning activities people will do.
Suggestions for physical activity recommendations must use
those to encourage the most physical activity possible. (1) What do you like to do? Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is confident our Sitka chiropractic patients and
their families can discover exercises
to do any time of year! Heck, even in snow, a good snowball toss can get us moving!
Winter and summer, Olympians move! They are really 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 revealed that 32.4% describe
pain today, and 35.9% report current functional limitations
due to their Olympics’ days.
Knee (20.6% lasting for a median of 120 days) and lumbar
spine (13.1% continuing for 100 days) were the top two injuries Olympians
experienced in their training days. Depression was reported
by 6.6% of them. (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka shares these Olympians’
stats with our Sitka chiropractic patients to let
them know they’re not alone in their pain struggles.
KNEE EXERCISE and SMT WITH COX®
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is equipped to help when knee pain
and back pain impact you. Gentle Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction
and Spinal Manipulation and its distraction adaptation for knees are
pain-relieving. Make an appointment, and discover it for
yourself! A few sessions and you’ll be excited to
get out and move, walk, garden, build a snowman, and more!
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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.
Schedule your Sitka
chiropractic appointment now. Join everyone else
who comes to Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka with knee and back pain and leaves to start moving again, gardening again, walking again, rolling
up snowballs again with a bit more spring in their step! Get out, and exercise!