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You & Olympians: Have Pain, Find Relief, Return to Exercise Year-Round

Everybody needs to exercise. Everybody outght to move. Physical activity is for all of us. Is mountain climbing or marathon running required? Not at all! Walking is terrific. Muscle strengthening is superb. Gardening when the season is right is wonderful. No gyms are even required for the physical activity that will make you feel good. If a knee or back injury happens – and they happen to the best of us! – your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic is ready to get you back to moving with gentle, safe spinal distraction manipulation…and knee distraction for the familiar matter of knee pain!

EXERCISE IN ANY WEATHER

A study conducted in Finland in 2017 followed 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 activities 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. Proposals for physical activity recommendations must incorporate those to encourage the most physical activity possible. (1) What do you like to do? Johnson Chiropractic is confident our Richmond chiropractic patients and their families can agree exercises to do any time of year! Heck, even in snow, a good snowball toss can inspire activity!

OLYMPIC EXERCISE

Winter and summer, Olympians move! They are 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 survey 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 for a median of 120 days) and lumbar spine (13.1% lasting 100 days) were the top two injuries Olympians experienced in their training days. Depression was reported by 6.6% of them. (2) Johnson Chiropractic shares these Olympians’ stats with our Richmond chiropractic patients to let them know they’re not alone in their pain struggles.

KNEE EXERCISE and SMT WITH COX®

Johnson Chiropractic 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. Make an appointment, and find out! A few sessions and you will be excited to get out and move, walk, garden, build a snowman, and more!

CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic

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.

Set up your Richmond chiropractic appointment soon. Join everybody else who comes to Johnson Chiropractic with knee and back pain and walks out the door ready to start moving again, gardening again, walking again, rolling up snowballs again with a bit more spring in their step! Get out, and exercise!

 
Johnson Chiropractic shares stats on injuries Olympians sustained in their careers and beyond to assure the rest of us that we’re not the only ones with back pain and knee pain. Chiropractic can help get us back to life! 
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