Everybody ought to exercise. Everybody
outght to move. Physical activity is for each and every one
of us. Is mountain climbing or marathon
running necessary? Nope! Walking is superb.
Muscle strengthening is superb. Gardening when the season is suitable
is amazing. No gyms are even necessary for the physical
activity that will make you feel good. If a knee or back
injury occurs – and they do to the best of us! –
your Eugene chiropractor at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is ready to return
you to moving with gentle, safe spinal distraction manipulation…and
knee distraction for the familiar issue of knee pain!
EXERCISE IN ANY WEATHER
A study done in Finland in 2017
traced the physical activity participation of 18-64 year
olds and 65+ year-olds. Researchers discovered 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 activities people did throughout that time? Cleaning/maintenance
work, walking, and stair climbing. What exercises did they do
most consistently throughout the year regardless 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 came to the conclusion
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? Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is confident our Eugene chiropractic patients and
their families can discover physical activities
to do any time of year! Heck, even in snow, a good snowball toss can get us moving!
Winter and summer, Olympians move! They’re really like us though their training may be a bit more on the
intense side. Elite athletes like the Olympians deal with
pain and depression and keep going. A study of Olympians
from the 1948 to 2018 games found that 32.4% describe
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% continuing for 100 days) were the top two injuries Olympians
suffered in their training days. Depression was reported
by 6.6% of them. (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic presents these Olympians’
stats with our Eugene chiropractic patients letting
them know they’re not alone in their pain struggles.
KNEE EXERCISE and SMT WITH COX®
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is ready 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. Come in, and find out! A few sessions and you’ll be excited to
get out and move, walk, garden, build a snowman, and more!
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
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 relieves knee pain.
Make your Eugene
chiropractic appointment soon. Join everyone else
who comes to Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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!