The Gap between RICE Therapy & PT

Over the past few years I’ve really noticed The Gap between RICE Therapy and Physical Therapy which generally goes like this. After injuring your knee the first recommendation by any doctor or physical therapist is RICE Therapy (Rest, Ice, Compression, & Elevation). Elevate your leg with ice on it to keep the swelling down and […]

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Massage Therapy for your Knees

Everyone loves a good rub down. Not only does a massage feel good, but it also stimulates blood flow, loosens muscles, and can be very relaxing. The same goes for knee massage. Massaging the knee allows blood and oxygen to get into the joint, which makes your knee’s job of healing itself a lot easier. […]

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Stretching the Knee: Active and Passive

When you think of stretching, your mind may think about arm circles and shoulder stretches that Olympic swimmers do right before they jump in the water. This is actually just one type of stretching: active stretching. While this type of stretching is great for athletes and others that are typically pain free, it may not […]

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Cycling Without Knee Pain

Feeling some sort of knee pain after you’ve been cycling long distances is pretty common. Trust me, I’ve been there. In 2001 I cycled across the country after having reconstructive surgery for a torn ACL. After long days of cycling, the pain in my knees would give me a lot of trouble. Thankfully, I learned […]

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IT Band Stretches – Exercises without a Foam Roller

IT Band Stretches are a must have in any athlete’s tool box key to recovery after training. Knowing how to do IT band stretches are crucial to eliminating knee pain. If you’re a runner, or play a sport that keeps you running, you’ve probably tried a foam roller to relieve the tension in your IT […]

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