Solving Patellofemoral Pain – It’s All In The Hips

Hip Strengthening for Knee Pain

That dull, achy pain in the front of your knee – it feels like it’s right behind your kneecap. Running, going up and down stairs, squatting, and standing up from chairs all seem to make it worse. You’re an active person, so I know you’re a believer in the benefits of exercise – but when all these activities hurt, how can exercise make it better? Surprisingly, Patellofemoral pain, as this type of knee pain is known, can get better by strengthening the muscles in your hip…that’s right – your hip.

Let’s take a look at how this works…

Thoracic Spine Mobility and How It Affects You

Bonus Video Exercises

Woman Stretching Thoracic Spine

You want to be flexible – so you stretch your muscles. But what about your joints? You also need to have good mobility in your joints to allow you to move freely and do the things you love. So then, what areas should you be focusing on to improve joint mobility? It turns out that you lose the most mobility in your mid and upper back – the thoracic spine – throughout your life. This decrease in mobility not only affects your back, but your neck and shoulders, as well.

Here’s how improving mobility in your thoracic spine can maximize function and even increase your strength potential. Plus, I’ll show you a few simple exercises you can do from home…