Everyone needs to exercise. Everybody
needs 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 right
is wonderful. No gyms are even required 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 West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is here to return
you to moving with gentle, safe spinal distraction manipulation…and
knee distraction for the familiar matter of knee pain!
EXERCISE IN ANY SEASON
A survey 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 activities people did 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 particular conditioning activities people will do.
Proposals for physical activity recommendations must incorporate
those to encourage the most physical activity possible. (1) What do you like to do? Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is confident our West Des Moines chiropractic patients and
their families can discover exercises
to do any time of year! Heck, even in snow, a good snowball toss can inspire
Winter and summer, Olympians move! They’re very
much like us though their training may be a bit more intense. Elite athletes like the Olympians deal with
pain and depression and keep moving. A study of Olympians
from the 1948 to 2018 games revealed that 32.4% describe
current pain, 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
suffered in their training days. Depression was reported
by 6.6% of them. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa shares these Olympians’
stats with our West Des Moines chiropractic patients to let
them know thery are not alone in their pain struggles.
KNEE EXERCISE and SMT WITH COX®
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is ready 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. 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 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
illustrates how his adaptation of Cox® Technic distraction principles
for treating painful knees eases knee pain.
Make your West Des Moines
chiropractic appointment soon. Join everybody else
who comes to Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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!