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Leg Exercises For Athletes With Arthritis *high difficulty hip knees strength Nov 15, 2022

Having arthritis does not mean you have to give up on playing sports. For those who are able, continuing to engage in athletics improves strength, coordination, flexibility, and fun. The recipe for reducing arthritis pain. So much of how you feel will depend on how you move so you have to listen...

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Tips & Tricks For Going Down Stairs *medium difficulty daily function hip knees strength Oct 17, 2022

Managing stairs is one of the most physically demanding things we go through in our day-to-day lives and a frequent cause of pain for people with arthritis in the legs or low back. You need a different type of strength and control for going down stairs than going up. That is why some people feel...

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Tips & Tricks For Going Up Stairs *medium difficulty daily function hip knees strength Oct 11, 2022

Stairs are a common challenge for people with joint pain. Some try going up leading with their "better" leg, or going up sideways, or just avoiding them altogether. All of these strategies focus on avoiding pain rather than improving technique. In this video, I demonstrate how to use your...

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Tips & Tricks For Getting Out Of Chairs *low difficulty hip knees low back pain relief Sep 06, 2022

You could be getting out of chairs more easily and with less pain. With a few changes to your form, you can get up more efficiently and with less pain and strain in your knees, hips, and low back. You will identify where your center of gravity is and how to balance over your feet when rising....

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Squat Without Flaring Up Joint Pain *medium difficulty hip knees low back Jul 05, 2022

Squatting is an essential movement for comfortable and healthy daily activities. Every time you get up from a chair or take the stairs you are performing some variation of a squat. Learning the fundamental principles of squatting will help you increase strength in your legs, stabilize your core,...

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Walking Lesson For Creaky Knees *medium difficulty daily function knees walking Jan 27, 2022

How you shift weight from your back foot to your front foot will determine the type of stress you put through your knees and therefore how much pain you will have while walking. In this video, you will explore your own personal tendencies for weight shifting and learn how to make changes that...

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Longer Stronger Legs *medium difficulty hip knees low back strength Oct 21, 2021

Gravity is constantly pushing down on your body. You can either absorb those downward forces, compressing your joints, and straining your tissues, or you can resist that downward force with longer, stronger legs. In this movement improvement session, you will learn how to lengthen your legs...

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Foundations For Stairclimbing 2: Going Down *medium difficulty daily function knees Sep 10, 2021

Going downstairs is a significantly different activity than going up. Descending stairs requires different muscle coordination, produces strain in different areas, and requires your muscles to work in a different way as compared to ascending. Last week we broke down the process for going...

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Foundations For Stairclimbing: Going Up *medium difficulty daily function knees Sep 03, 2021

Climbing stairs is a complex movement that requires a number of different skills to all come together seamlessly. Inability in even one piece of the movement can cause compensations leading to joint breakdown and pain. 

In this video, I break down the act of climbing stairs into its key...

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Smarter Sit to Stand *medium difficulty daily function knees Aug 08, 2021

Rising from sitting is a challenge for millions of people. Whether you struggle to rise easily or sit gently or have pain in the joint when you do it, there are a few simple steps you can take to feel better right away. 

In this video, we will discuss the 3 fundamental aspects of sit to...

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