Our bodies are designed to move and when we hold a position for any extended period of time to certain degree, rigamortis sets in. Which is precisely why our knees feel so stiff after sitting for hours at a time.
This week Warwick ask what kind of stretches can someone do to stretch and strengthen tendons and ligaments of the knee.
It is important to incorporate both an active and passive stretching program in order to achieve a full recovery from chronic knee pain. Without looking at both types of stretching then your body is less likely to be well adapted to recovery from your existing knee injury as well as prevent any further knee injuries down the road.
Your exercises must start to build “practical” or “dynamic” strength in your knees for your body to feel as it did before your knee injury.
The following is a great chart that you can find in most doctor’s, physical therapist’s, or massage therapist’s offices. It is a great example of how to understand what needs to be strengthened in and around your knees in order for your knee to be properly supported to overcome an existing knee injury and prevent […]