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What causes Knee Injuries?

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Runner's Knee/ Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Runners knee is the term given to diffuse pain around the knee, under the kneecap, often with stiffness under the knee joint. It is often related to too rapid increase of mileage, tight hamstrings, and imbalances between the hamstrings and quadriceps. Other physical structures that are often involved include:

  • Knee capsule.
  • Meniscus.
  • Collateral ligaments.
  • Patellar tendon.

Even the posterior knee is often involved especially a muscle called the Popliteus. This muscle is involved in the rotary stability of the knee.

The psoas muscle is also often involved with knee problems. The psoas muscle is the primary hip flexor. When the psoas muscle becomes shortened, fibrotic, or weakened the quadriceps (Rectus Femoris) has to exert more force to make the hip flex. This is a major (and often undiagnosed) cause of unresolved knee pain.

How can ART resolve Knee Injuries?

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Download an information brochure for Knee Injuries!

We provide a series of informative brochures about various conditions that we treat at our clinic. Download any of the following information, and read it at your leisure:

Read this brochure... For information about...
Active Release Technique Active Release Technique, and how it can help to resolve a broad range of soft tissue injuries.
Repetitive Strain Injuries How repetitive strain injuries occur, and what ART can do help resolve these injuries. ART has been proven to be 90% effective in the resolution of conditions such as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome....WITHOUT surgery!
Running Injuries How to increase your running performance and resolve common running injuries...quickly...so that you can return to peak performance capabilities.
Improve Your Running with Active Release Technique How running injuries can be quickly identified and resolved using the ART methodology.
Improve Your Athletic Performance with Active Release Technique How ART was used to at the Ironman Triathlon Championships in Penticton and Kona, Hawaii to help resolve athletic injuries, improve performance, and assist athletes in completing these tremendously difficult events.
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