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Knee Injuries

The dreaded knee injury. Many athletes cringe at the thought of torn ligaments in the knee. But the surrounding parts of the knee can impact knee injuries: thighs, knee joint, patellofemoral joint, quads and the upper shin. You know how it is…the knee bone is connected to the shin bone…it works as a unit. We’ll focus on alleviating the knee pain you’re experiencing and suggest therapy to get you competing again.

Ankle/Foot Injuries

Ankle and foot injuries can cripple an athlete. Speed and explosiveness are dependent upon a proper functioning foot. There are five main parts of the ankle and foot that cause athletes pain and keep them on the sidelines: achilles tendon, ankle joint, arch and heel pain, foot and toes. We’ll cover all of these athletic injuries, provide you with therapy tips and get you competing again in no time!

Shoulder Injuries

The shoulder is the most dynamic and movable joint in the body. Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Injuries can also occur during everyday activities such washing walls, hanging curtains, and gardening. Unfortunately, this range of motion can also lead to instability. To remain in a stable or normal position, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons and ligaments. Because the shoulder can be unstable, it is the site of many common problems.

Back Injuries

Athletes and non-athletes alike are susceptible to low back pain. The complexity of the lumbar spine is extensive and the philosophies for treating individuals suffering from low back pain vary greatly. The need to simplify the management of lumbar spine injuries is long over-due and this is a primary focus of Mike Ryan Fitness. Poor posture, weak abdominal muscles, poor flexibility and an insufficient understanding the low back/pelvis itself are the major factors contributing to the extremely high percentage of the population suffering from a lumbar spine injury each year and the less than ideal results following these injuries.