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Knee pain-am I getting better? @ComstockPT #kneepain

I am happy to report my knee is about 80% better. I still have pain with a full squat, or fully kneeling, but have a lot less pain in sitting, with stairs and other activities that were painful.

What caused my pain? I haven’t had any injury to the right knee, in fact I have injured my left knee. I tend to use my right leg as my strong leg, and as a result I overuse my right hamstrings. This has caused the hamstrings and the IT band to become short and tight, eventually straining both my right hip muscles, right my knee and compressing the sciatic nerve.

What’s helped? Physical Therapy with Joyce Mills MPT OCS for strengthening the medial quad, stretching the hamstrings, IT band and calf muscles and deep massage with an instrument used by the therapist to help the muscles relax.

Come to @ComstockPT to get your #musclesinsync and feel better!

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Physical Therapy

165 Lilly Rd. NE, Suite B
Olympia, Washington 98506

360.455.8014

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Comstock Physical Therapy

We have a rebounder at Comstock PT

Enjoy the video below. Funny ending! :)

5 Tool Sport
UPPER EXTREMITY PLYOMETRICS (wait til the end 😂)
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Plyos are a mainstay exercise for athletes in the mid-to-late stages of rehab for upper or lower extremity injuries (or can also be used for prevention)😏. They begin to prepare the affected structures and tissues to tolerate forces and stress more closely related to sport. For the #thrower 🥎⚾️, we like to use these as a precursor before interval throwing programs.
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There are many ways of accomplishing this, but here we show how to use a rebounder/trampoline to achieve dynamic shoulder plyos.
1️⃣ Chest pass
2️⃣ Diagonals
3️⃣ Overhead chop
4️⃣ 0° IR
5️⃣ 90° IR
6️⃣ 0° ER
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All incorporate a controlled concentric to eccentric phase and have the added bonus of adjusting to an external object. What others do you like??
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🔹Swanik et al. The effect of shoulder plyometric training on amortization time and upper extremity kinematics. JSR. 2016.
🔹 Wright, et al. Exercise prescription for overhead athletes with shoulder pathology: a systematic review with best evidence synthesis. BJSM. 2018.





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