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Why Do I Have Knee Pain? Complete Guide to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Part 6 – Pain

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most common form of knee pain treated in physical therapy clinics.  I made this series to help people better understand this condition, why it occurs and how

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Why Do I Have Knee Pain? Complete Guide to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Part 5 – Factors Effecting Capacity

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most common form of knee pain treated in physical therapy clinics.  I made this series to help people better understand this condition, why it occurs and how

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Why Do I Have Knee Pain? Complete Guide to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Part 4 – Capacity

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most common form of knee pain treated in physical therapy clinics.  I made this series to help people better understand this condition, why it occurs and how

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Why Do I Have Knee Pain? Complete Guide to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Part 3 – Biomechanics of the Hip, Foot and Ankle

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most common form of knee pain treated in physical therapy clinics.  I made this series to help people better understand this condition, why it occurs and how

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Why Do I Have Knee Pain? Complete Guide to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Part 2 – Biomechanics of the Knee

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most common form of knee pain treated in physical therapy clinics.  I made this series to help people better understand the condition, why it occurs and how

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Why Do I Have Knee Pain? Complete Guide to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Part 1 – Prevalence, Presentation and Anatomy

Knee pain is a very common issue people face that affects their training and daily living.  I didn’t expect this, but the most popular article I’ve ever written on my website (10 years of

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How to Modify Squats for Painful Knees and Lower Backs

In the last video Dr. Ryan Debell and myself talked about modifying deadlift variations to decrease stress on the spine.  In this video Dr. Ryan Debell and myself go over the same simple concept in the

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A Stupid Simple Exercise to Improve Your Pistol

I’m a big fan of working pistols as a skill.  Most people don’t have the mobility, strength or exposure to perform pistols well, especially as a new trainee.  One drill I’ve been using

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An Overlooked Reason for Excessive Toe Out in the Deep Squat

So, why do athletes end up toeing out (point their toes out) excessively in the bottom of the squat?  The major answers are usually poor ankle mobility (dorsiflexion) and poor hip flexion range of motion.

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7 Ways to Make Deep Loaded Squats Safer for Your Knees – A Deep Investigation into the Safety and Performance of the Deep Squat: Part 7

Last week we had a nice little discussion about the stresses on the knee during the deep loaded squat.  At least in the research for high level olympic lifters, deep squats appear not to be as dangerous

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Are Deep Heavy Squats Bad for the Knees? A Deep Investigation into the Safety and Performance of the Deep Squat: Part 6

So last time we went hard on the hips.  Hip health is one of my favorite things to talk about during the squat.  Another hot topic with the squat is knee health.  I’m sure we’ve all thought

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Assessing and Correcting Tibial Internal Rotation – Improve Your Deep Squat

We all know the importance of hip and ankle mobility for deep squatting.  What most people don’t know about is the importance of adequate tibial internal rotation. Say what? Ya, I was confused at

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