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Due to injury or many years of wear and tear, knees are prone to significant discomfort during certain exercises. At Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ we want each of our patients to be able to live an active and fit lifestyle without chronic pain getting in the way. That’s why we’re covering ways to strengthen and treat different parts of your knee.

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Exercises to strengthen weak knees

Before any exercise, you should always warm up your body to avoid muscle strain or injury. The following is a list of activities that are high-impact and could make your knee issues worse. Make sure to take the process slowly and methodically to avoid further injury.

  • Stationary Bike (do not overextend leg while peddling)
  • Leg raises (no weight)
  • Leg Lifts (no weight)
  • Walking
  • Hamstring curls
  • Wall squatting
  • Band workouts
  • Leg press (no weight)

Never push yourself to the point of sharp pain or discomfort. It’s normal to have some soreness after exercises, but you should stop immediately if you experience any shooting pain.

Exercises to Avoid

If your knees aren’t in top shape, you should make sure to avoid high-impact exercises that can inflame muscle tissue and worsen pain symptoms. The following is a list of activities to avoid if your knees aren’t in good health.

  • •   Squats
  • •   Quick pivots
  • •   Soccer
  • •   Basketball
  • •   Skiing
  • •   Volleyball
  • •   Running

 

Exercising on hard surfaces can also be strenuous on the knees. So, if you are participating in high-intensity activity that involves knee movement, it’s better to do so on sand or grass.

Knee Conditions That Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ Can Effectively Treat

At Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™, we are focused on providing effective injury prevention in addition to recovery treatment. Our Synergy Release Therapy is a multifaceted process designed to identify the root of your pain and then create a therapeutic solution to remedy the problem. Between our certified Synergy physicians, massage therapists and rehabilitation specialists, patients receive the best quality care at our facility.

For first time knee injuries we offer an array of techniques that are designed to help you heal faster and build up a defense against future damage. Seeking immediate treatment is crucial to a full recovery. If you wait too long, your body can build up scar tissue and make it more difficult to heal. Fortunately, Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ is equipped to handle long-term injuries with our specialized procedures. The following is a list of various knee conditions that we can successfully treat.

  • Osgood-schlatter disease
  • Muscle strains/tears
  • Patellar tendon injuries
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Patella tracking syndrome
  • Post-surgical knee recovery
  • Medial, lateral, or posterial knee pain
  • Cartilage/meniscus injuries

If you have any questions about your knee injury or you’d like to schedule an appointment, call us at 404.352.8900. Don’t forget to follow Synergy Sports Wellness Institute on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information about maintaining your peak health and wellness.

Although Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, it’s manifold benefits are very much a reality for patients. Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ has frequently used this modality to treat athletes and people with ADD, joint pain, headaches and more. To provide an accurate source of information about this therapy, we’ve compiled some of the many benefits of a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber.

The Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber TherapyHow does Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy work?

At Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™, we utilize a tube-shaped Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber that patients lie down in during each therapy session. Once the session starts, the patient will begin to safely breath in a higher concentration of oxygen. Since the air pressure in the chamber is also more concentrated than normal, their lungs will retain more oxygen. The bloodstream then caries the increased oxygen throughout your body to aid various conditions.

Depending on the needs of the patient, the number of successive treatments can vary. Forms of this practice have been used since the year 1662 because of its many benefits. To best treat patients, our providers utilize the most cutting-edge technology that has been improved upon for decades.

What does the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Improve?

One of the most common applications of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber treatment is accelerated recovery time. Whether or not you’re an athlete, you shouldn’t have to be physically limited because of an injury. This recovery process increases ATP, the molecule that human’s use for energy, which can help eliminate fatigue and soreness.

Since there are many different benefits to an increased amount of consumed oxygen, this process improves a wide variety of conditions. The following are some of the conditions that can be healed or improved by Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy at Synergy Sport Wellness Institute™.

Joint pain
Sports injury
Sleeping disorders
Skin disorders
Pre/post-surgery
Body detoxification
ADD/ADHD
Arthritis
Asthma
Chronic fatigue
Anti-aging
Many more!

Our mission is to help people realize their true physical potential and hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been an excellent tool for making recovery easier. If you would like to speed up your recovery time or ask any questions about this treatment, call our office at 404.352.8900 today. Don’t forget to follow Synergy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information about sports health and wellness.