Addressing Knee Pain By Strengthening Your Hips


Posted by Dr. Scott Wilson | 27-Aug-2016

When many people think about resolving knee pain, they think of doing exercises to strengthen the knees themselves. However, a lot of recent research points to the importance of what surrounds and supports the knees; in particular, the hips and the ankles & feet. When you think about it, this makes perfect sense given that any weakness or poor movement patterns (bio-mechanics) from above or below that allows the knee to rotate and collapse inward is going to create problems in the form of stress, strains and general weakness that can even lead to injury.

In the following video, Dr. Jason Lemieux of Physiomed Oakville demonstrates proper movement patterns and strengthening techniques, particularly in terms of deadlifting, squatting and lunging, that can help to provide greater strength and support to your knees:

 


Dr. Scott Wilson

Dr. Scott Wilson is the Founder & Chairman of Physiomed; one of Canada’s largest franchised networks of inter-disciplinary healthcare clinics. A graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Wilson founded Physiomed in 1994 and has since grown Physiomed to over 30 clinics in Southern Ontario and British Columbia. With hundreds of practitioners from over a dozen disciplines, Dr. Wilson and Physiomed have helped over 100,000 Canadians with physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, orthotic therapy, compression therapy and clinical conditioning as part of a program of rehabilitation and health optimization. In addition to helping patients improve their physical and mental well-being, Dr. Wilson has also mentored hundreds of practitioners to provide better care while enjoying more fulfilling careers. He is also a keynote speaker on many health related topics including how physiotherapy, chiropractic and health & wellness treatment can help with stress, weight loss, and unlocking the true potential within to achieve lasting physical well-being.

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