You & Olympians: Have Pain, Find Relief, Return to Exercise Year-Round12/29/2020Everyone ought to exercise. Everyone outght to move. Physical activity is for all of us. Is mountain climbing or marathon running necessary? Nope! Walking is terrific. Muscle strengthening is superb. Gardening when the season is right is wonderful. No gyms are even required for the physical activity that will make you feel good. If a knee or back injury happens – and they do to the best of us! – your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is here to get you back to moving with gentle, safe spinal distraction manipulation…and knee distraction for the familiar issue of knee pain! EXERCISE IN ANY SEASON 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 interests people took part in throughout that time? Cleaning/maintenance work, walking, and stair climbing. What exercises did they perform most consistently all year irrespective of age/gender/season? Muscle-strengthening exercises and workout. Swimming, skiing, gardening, jogging, and stair climbing were more age/gender/season dependent. The researchers ultimately concluded that there are particular conditioning activities people will do. Proposals for physical activity recommendations must incorporate those to encourage the most physical activity possible. (1) What do you like to do? Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is confident our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients and their families can find exercises to do any time of year! Heck, even in snow, a good snowball toss can inspire activity! 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 deal with pain and depression and keep going. A survey of Olympians from the 1948 to 2018 games found that 32.4% report current pain, 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 recounted by 6.6% of them. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc presents these Olympians’ stats with our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients to let them know thery are not alone in their pain struggles. KNEE EXERCISE and SMT WITH COX® Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is equipped 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 Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how his adaptation of Cox® Technic distraction principles for treating painful knees eases knee pain. Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. Join everyone else who comes to Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 bit more spring in their step! Get out, and exercise! « View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."