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 decent
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 happen 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!
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% continuing for 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 affect 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!