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Month: December 2017


5 Knee Exercises to Keep Your Joints Healthy

December 26th, 2017
Whether you want to rehabilitate your knees or want to increase your flexibility, these knee strengthening exercises can help improve your overall joint health and range of motion. Always start slowly with any exercise routine to warm up and prevent injury. Forward Bend You don’t have to be a total yogi to get a good stretch from the forward bend. This knee exercise will stretch your leg muscles, especially targeting your hamstrings. Tight or weak hamstrings are limited in the...

ACL Reconstruction

December 21st, 2017
ACL Reconstruction for Those in Tampa, Brandon, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland & Surrounding Cities If you have torn your ACL, an ACL reconstruction may be the ideal solution for you. One of the more commonly injured ligaments of the knee, the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, provides stability and runs diagonally through the knee to prevent your shin bone from protruding out beyond your femur. It plays a vital role in the stability and functional performance of your knee, and...

5 Shoulder Exercises to Keep Your Joints Healthy

December 14th, 2017
Whether you want to rehabilitate your shoulders or want to increase your flexibility, these shoulder strengthening exercises will open up your shoulders and can help improve your overall joint health and range of motion. Plank The plank stretch is great to exercise your shoulders because, while it tones your core, it can also help strengthen your upper body including the muscles around the spine, wrists, arms and shoulders. Start with your hand and knees on the mat, arms perpendicular to...

5 ACL EXERCISES TO KEEP YOUR JOINTS HEALTHY

December 14th, 2017
Keeping your ACL in good condition is key to your overall joint health and mobility. When getting started, it’s important to keep safety in mind. Always start slowly with any exercise routine to allow time to warm up and prevent injury. Standing Forward Bend You don’t have to be a total yogi to get a good stretch from the forward bend. Because the pose engages the calves, hamstrings, and thighs, the forward bend is important for ACL health. Engaging the...

5 Rotator Cuff Exercises to Keep Your Joints Healthy

December 12th, 2017
Whether you want to rehabilitate your rotator cuff or want to increase your flexibility, these rotator cuff strengthening exercises can help improve your overall joint health and range of motion. These techniques will target the muscle groups needed to strengthen your rotator cuff to safeguard against injury. Remember, it’s easier to work them out and keep them strong than it is to rehabilitate them. Cow Face Pose Cow Face provides a deep stretch, not just ideal for the rotator cuffs,...

5 Meniscus Exercises to Keep Your Joints Healthy

December 5th, 2017
If you want to strengthen your meniscus or help repair a meniscus tear, these exercises can help improve your overall joint health and range of motion. Seated Forward Bend This meniscus exercise will stretch the area around the knee and can benefit and help strengthen the joint because the quadriceps will stabilize and protect the meniscus as the legs align in the stretch. Sit on the mat with a folded blanket below you for support with your legs out in...

5 Hip Exercises to Keep Your Joints Healthy

December 5th, 2017
Whether you want to rehabilitate your hips or want to increase your flexibility, these hip strengthening exercises can help improve your overall joint health and range of motion by targeting the muscles in your legs, core and back. Lateral Leg Lift Lateral Leg Lifts can help strengthen the outer hip muscles, especially by targeting the gluteus medius which sits above the gluteus maximus at the hip. Strengthening the gluteus medius also brings the added benefit of enhancing your back health....