When our clients come down with a bad case of knee pain, it restrains them from doing the things they love to do most. Even worse, it can put you on the path to painkillers, possible surgery, and limit your independence. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is helping people to get back to doing what they love without pain. I’ve compiled a list of the 7 most popular things our clients tell us they’re doing again (life after knee pain) since experiencing Neuro Therapy.
**I've tried everything. How can Neuro Therapy help my knee pain?**
A lifetime of pounding the soles into the pavement can be the main culprit leading to knee pain, especially as we get into our 40s and 50s.. In many cases, running induced knee pain can be corrected through examining muscle activation patterns involved with the gait. If just one muscle is not doing its job correctly, the joints can suffer. Neuro Therapy has helped clients to identify which muscles are not working properly and re-train them to relieve stress from the knee joint.
2. Easily climbing the stairs
In some of the more extreme cases of knee pain we’ve worked with, our clients had one goal: To climb the stairs without leaning on the handrail and walking with a limp. Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that affect us the most. Not being able to climb stairs is the first sign that we are losing our independence, which is a frightening experience. In our 30s, 40s, and 50s, we are way too young to be thinking about what life looks like without mobility and independence.
3. Wearing heels
I’m sure this one doesn’t affect a lot of the men in the group (more power to you if it does), but it’s a common one we hear among women. Putting on a nice dress and wearing heels used to be the start to an amazing Friday night, but knee pain forces women to constantly be on the fence about whether the heels are worth the agony that comes along with it. Don’t lose hope – putting on heels can be a worry-free event in the near future.
4. Playing with kids
Several of our clients didn’t realize just how bad their knee pain was limiting them until their kids became mobile (how did they get so fast?) One client told us, “I’ve always thought of myself as being the fun parent, but I’m not even able to run around in the yard right now. What kind of parent will my kids remember me as?” Within a few weeks of hard work, we worked together to significantly reduce the knee pain. Now, he is back to playing AND coaching, making sure his kids see the best of him.
5. Squats (Leg Day)
What started as resting the legs for a few days to let the knee pain calm down turned into months for many of our clients before they decided Neuro Therapy was right for them. I was once told by a client that it had been so long since his last leg day that he felt his biceps had become bigger than his quadriceps. Knee pain can make it seem like you’ll never get back to experiencing the “Jello” feeling of leg day, but the good news is we can make it happen.
6. Playing Tennis
Playing tennis is a great way to stay in shape, compete, and spend time with friends. Unfortunately, all of the starts and stops on hard pavement can wreak havoc on the knees. We’ve heard this from several clients “I used to play tennis, but don’t think I could ever get back to doing that again…I’d be happy to just get around with significantly less knee pain” Little did they know, we were able to get them back to playing pain free (most times within 2-3 weeks).
7. Sitting down and concentrating at work
In some cases, the knee pain is so bad that it keeps our clients from focusing. Even though sitting seems like a harmless activity, bending the knee for long periods of time can cause more stress than you think. A client once told us "I'm expected to be a high performer at work, but lately, I'm not able to get in the zone. I'm just always thinking about my knee." If you are someone who can't sit for more than a few minutes without constantly thinking about the knee (sometimes every 30 seconds or so) , it's likely your performance at work may be suffering as well.
The most important takeaway from this post is that there are many people out there suffering from knee pain and discomfort just like you. It can feel hopeless at times (aren't I too young for this?), but we've helped many in that situation to overcome knee pain and get back to the activities they love most.
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We offer a few free knee pain discovery sessions each week, so be sure to ask if we have any available in the upcoming weeks. A discovery session includes a movement assessment, body screening, and introduction to the therapy. You will leave the discovery session knowing what muscles are causing your knee pain and with reduced pain. To learn more about the discovery session, check out our post here-
Learn how a discovery session can help you find out what's causing your knee pain
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I spend a lot of time talking about muscles and whether or not they are doing their jobs "properly." When muscles don't do their jobs properly, the result is often pain in other parts of the body. That can be a difficult concept to grasp, so I've come up with a metaphor that may help to make a little more sense of it all.
The Work Environment
Let's think about your work environment for a second.
We've all got that one guy or girl that doesn't exactly hold up their end of the bargain.
When the deadline for the big project is coming up, he or she is holding everything else back. You have a decision to make: either let the project crash and burn or do what you can to pick up the slack for that person and get the project completed on time.
It's likely you choose to pick up the slack for that person, but that adds a new stress to your life. You aren't only responsible for your own work, but someone else's. It's likely that this stress could lead to a strained work environment down the road.
In order to fix this strained work environment, the person either needs to start doing their job properly or the boss needs to find someone else who can.
Your body is very similar. For a variety of reasons, the brain sometimes "turns off" muscles. These muscles become "that guy or girl" that doesn't do their job at work.
Other parts of the body (tendons, ligaments, cartilage, joints, other muscles) are forced to pick up the slack (like you) in order to get the job done. Over time, these parts of the body ware down, leading to injuries and chronic pain.
In therapy, our job is to identify those muscles that aren't doing their job properly and convince them to start working again. When this happens, injuries and chronic pain start to heal quickly.
Hopefully, this metaphor helps you to make more sense of what we're looking for in the Neuro Therapy process.
Have a better metaphor? Tell us about it in the comments below.
To learn more more about the muscles that are not doing their job properly in your body, ask us about booking a discovery session. You can learn more about how a discovery session helps you get to the bottom of your aches and pains here-
Learn more about discovery sessions
We offer a few free sessions each week, so shoot us a message on Facebook (link below) to see what we have available.
or call us at 904-479-0277
I know what you're thinking. "What in the world is a discovery session?" A discovery session is something that we created because we know Neuro Therapy is probably a foreign term to you. You've heard of Physical Therapy. You've heard of a chiropractor. You've heard of massage and maybe even something like dry needling, but never Neuro Therapy. Simply put, we want you to be able to 'discover' Neuro Therapy - 100% risk free.
Each week, we offer a few free discovery sessions for people to come in and learn more about our therapy. It gives you a chance to gather more information and see if it's a good fit for you, and it also gives us a chance to see if we think we can help you.
The discovery session consists of 3 components:
1. Movement Assessment
2. Body Screening
3. Introduction to Therapy
You can expect to leave the discovery session knowing what muscles are causing your knee pain and with significantly reduced pain levels in the knee. A description of each part of the discovery session is given below.
1. Movement Assessment
We will take you through a series of movements to gather more information about your knee pain. What movements in your daily life bother you the most? What activities are you restricted from because of your knee pain? What pain levels are you feeling in those movements? We will monitor these movements looking for any abnormal movement patterns that could be contributing to your knee pain.
2. Body Screening (Find out what muscles are causing your knee pain)
We scan your body with an electrical signal to identify muscles that are not functioning properly. When muscles in the body don't do their jobs properly, joints (in your case, the knees) are forced to pick up the slack. Over time, the joints have to do more and more work, resulting in pain. You'll find out the exact muscles that are causing your knee pain and what we can do about it.
3. Introduction to Therapy
We want you to be confident that Neuro Therapy can reduce your knee pain, so we'll also take you through therapy during the discovery session. Once we find the muscles causing your knee pain, the goal of therapy is to convince the brain to start using those muscles properly again. In order to do so, we take you through exercises while forcing those muscles to work with an electrical signal. When those muscles start doing their jobs again, your knee pain is reduced significantly.
Hopefully, I was able to give you a little more insight into what you can expect if you come in for a discovery session.
As I mentioned earlier, we only give a few free discovery sessions away each week, so be sure to reach out and see if we have any available in the weeks to come.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to shoot us a message on Facebook by clicking the link below-
or call us at 904-479-0277
Looking forward to hearing from you!
About the Author
Evan Lewis is a nationwide leader in Neuro Therapy and founded the Baltimore area's only specialist Neuro Therapy facility.
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