Chris Knierim injured his knee a year ago in January 2017, sustaining a tear to his patellar tendon. He underwent a variety of treatments over the next 10 months, including physical therapy and 3 separate PRP injections, reporting only marginal help with these treatments for this particular injury.
He then decided to try Low Level Laser Therapy at our office for the 4 weeks prior to the U.S. Nationals Competition (the competition that helps determine the Olympic Team).
Laser therapy worked! His knee pain largely resolved and they won the U.S. Championships. Alexa and Chris are now headed to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang!
Here are 4 more Core Stabilization Exercises that are a little more advanced than the previous 6 exercise videos we posted earlier this fall. Please be sure that you are able to perform the Level One Core Exercises that we posted previously without difficulty before you attempt these new exercises. And remember that all exercises should be pain-free. Never push through pain or you might be creating injury! We have recommended starting with 8 repetitions of each exercise during the first several weeks. You may then perform 2 sets of 8 or rotate through the series twice resulting in 2 sets of 8.
Melinda filmed these videos for US Figure Skating, and she thought they would be useful for the general public. They consist of 2 forms of a bridging exercise and 3 balance exercises that are progressive in difficulty. All 6 exercises are aimed at increasing knee, hip and core strength and stability.
These rotator cuff stabilization exercises are a more functional way to strengthen your shoulder to both heal and prevent rotator cuff injury. All movement must be performed without increased discomfort to be safe and effective.