newsletter_teaser: Back in Canada, when my colleagues and I developed strength and fitness programs for hockey athletes, we began to notice something fascinating: Farm kids had distinct advantages when their “farm strength” was transferred to the ice.
newsletter_teaser: Explore unique kinesiological and biomechanical principles to widen your perspective on how the glutes function in many of your favorite exercises. And learn exercise strategies to give clients the butts they’ve always wanted and the hip function they require to move optimally.
It’s rewarding to hear older-adult partic- ipants say they can more easily perform activities of daily living as a result of tak- ing your classes. Participants at a low level of physical function are especially likely to notice a difference. When working with these individuals in a group setting, you may need to rely on seated activities, to ensure safety and success.
In other pain-related news, clients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) may find relief by improving hip strength.
In a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (2013; 47, 207–14), researchers analyzed 10 case-control reviews of gluteal electromyography to explore a potential link between gluteal activity and PFPS.
Mr. Brown is a 68-year-old retired postal worker who stays active with golf and tennis, but he complains of severe pain and swelling in his left knee, which he cannot straighten completely. The pain limits his ability to do the things he loves, but he is otherwise comfortable during daily activities. Based on X-rays and a clinical exam, Mr. Brown has symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.