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

Everybody needs to exercise. Everyone needs to move. Physical activity is for all of us. Is 5K running or rappelling up a cliff necessary? Nope! Walking is superb. Muscle strengthening is superb. Gardening when the season is suitable is amazing. No gyms are even necessary for the physical activity that will keep you feeling good. If a knee or back injury occurs – and they do to the best of us! – your McHenry chiropractor at Spengel Chiropractic is ready to return you to moving with gentle, safe spinal distraction manipulation…and knee distraction for the common issue 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 discovered that the 18-64 year olds met 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 that time? Cleaning/maintenance work, walking, and stair climbing. What exercises did they perform most consistently all year regardless of age/gender/season? Muscle-strengthening exercises and workout. Swimming, skiing, gardening, jogging, and stair climbing were more age/gender/season dependent. The researchers finally concluded that there are particular conditioning activities people will do. Proposals for physical activity recommendations must use those to inspire the most physical activity possible. (1) What do you like to do? Spengel Chiropractic is confident our McHenry chiropractic patients and their families can agree exercises to do any time of year! Heck, even in snow, a good snowball toss can get us moving!

OLYMPIC EXERCISE

Winter and summer, Olympians move! They are very much like us though their training may be a bit more on the intense side. Elite athletes like the Olympians cope with pain and depression and keep going. A study of Olympians from the 1948 to 2018 games revealed that 32.4% report pain today, and 35.9% have functional limitations they connect 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 suffered in their training days. Depression was reported by 6.6% of them. (2) Spengel Chiropractic presents these Olympians’ stats with our McHenry chiropractic patients letting them know thery are not alone in their pain struggles.

KNEE EXERCISE and SMT WITH COX®

Spengel Chiropractic is ready to help when knee pain and back pain impact you. Gentle Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Spinal Manipulation and its distraction adaptation for knees are pain-relieving. Come in, and find out! A few sessions and you will be excited to get out and move, walk, garden, build a snowman, and more!

CONTACT Spengel 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 relieves knee pain.

Make your McHenry chiropractic appointment now. Join everybody else who comes to Spengel 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 little extra spring in their step! Get out, and exercise!

 
Spengel 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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