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Runner's Knee- Preventative Stretches & Exercises

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Published on Feb 10, 2012

Watch Park Avenue Spine's- "Runner's Knee Video" to learn how you may prevent Runner's Knee, by performing some basic stretches and exercises. This video features Dr. Paul M. Salinas, D.C., C.C.S.P.® and Liz Barnet, CPT, CHHC, RYT. Dr. Salinas is a New York State licensed and board-certified sports chiropractor, specializing in the rehabilitation and prevention of neuro-muscular skeletal injuries. Liz Barnet, is a New York City based fitness coach, personal trainer, group fitness, yoga and pilates instructor.

Today's video may help runners, as well as people who participate in high volume aerobic exercises, such as cycling and group fitness classes, to avoid Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), more commonly known as "Runner's Knee". This condition is characterized by pain in and around, or behind the knee cap, and is often associated with conditions such as iliotibial band syndrome (IT Band Syndrome) and/or patella tendonitis. This video covers three exercises that may help to prevent this condition.

The first exercise is actually a self-myofascial technique, called foam rolling or self-myofascial release, which helps to break up scar tissue at the iliotibial band. The second exercise is the lateral band walk, which helps to activate the gluteal muscles to help stabilize your hips. The third exercise, the double-ball wall squat, which is used to activate the Vastus Medialis Obliquus (VMO) to encourage proper knee alignment and stability.

Learn more about preventing "Runner's Knee" at http://www.parkavenuespine.com and http://www.lizbarnet.com

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