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
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 equipped 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!