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Leg Injuries

Introduction to Leg Injuries
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Leg injuries are very common, especially in the sporting community. Whether you are suffering from a hamstring or quadriceps injury, groin injury, knee injury, calf injury, shin splints or even a nerve entrapment syndrome we can help.


We are providing you with several articles below to help you understand our examination procedures, treatment methods, exercise recommendations and much more. Each article under this section provides you with key information that can help you make informed choices that will help you to resolve your specific problem.

Hamstring Injuries
IT Band Syndrome

Hamstring Injuries - Damn That Hurts!

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

Hamstring injuries are common problems that affect numerous people every year. Hamstring injuries are often associated with sports that require fast acceleration and deceleration such as running (intervals), football, soccer, hockey, tennis baseball and rugby. Hamstring injuries are often slow to heal and have a very high rate of re-occurrence.


Iliotibial Band Syndrome

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is an overuse injury seen in runners, cyclists, soccer players, skiers, and weightlifters. ITBS is one of the most common causes of lateral knee pain. This condition often never completely resolves with conventional treatments, since most practitioners do not typically address all of the key structures involved in this injury.


Popliteus Muscle - "The Key of the Knee"

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

The popliteus muscle is often called "The Key of the Knee" because it is responsible for "unlocking" the knee when the leg is in an extended position. Besides this "unlocking" function the popliteus muscle also helps to perform several critical actions during the gait cycle.


Quad Dominance - A Recipe For Injury

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

It is incredibly important to maintain balance of flexibility and strength between the Hamstrings and Quadriceps. The ratio of hamstring to quadriceps strength should be at least 60 percent but, ideally 75%. When these two structures are out of balance, you set yourself up for knee injuries, hamstring strains, gait imbalances, along with a host of other lower extremity injuries.


Shin Splints - "Too Much, Too Soon"

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

People often think that shin splints only affects runners but in reality, it's a common injury that affects participants of any sport that involves running or jumping. This includes activities such as soccer, rugby, basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, lacrosse, and dance.


Achilles Tendon Injuries - The Bane Of Runners Everywhere

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

The Achilles Tendon serves to transmit the force generated by the calf muscles to produce the push-off that is required for walking, running, and jumping. Despite its impressive strength, the Achilles Tendon is extremely vulnerable to injuries that often end athletic careers.


Osteoarthritis of the Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis - Part 1

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

Although OA is not a condition that reduces life span, it does have a significant effect on the quality of an individual’s life. Fortunately, manual therapy and exercise can make a significant difference to this condition by slowing its progression, reducing or eliminating pain, and improving overall function.


Osteoarthritis of the Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis - Part 2

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

In part two of “Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee” we will discuss using manual therapy techniques with video demonstrations showing both joint mobilization and soft tissue techniques that we use. We also include video demonstrations showing common exercises that we prescribe to our patients with hip and knee OA.

Popliteus Muscle
Quad Dominance
Shin Splints
Achilles Tendon Injuries
Osteoarthritis of The Hip & Knee - Part 1
Osteoarthritis of the Hip & Knee - Part 2

Expect & Receive The Best Possible Care

At Kinetic Health, we are proud of our high success rate in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and are even happier about the high level of patient satisfaction that we regularly achieve. 


Our comprehensive examination processes, ability to integrate multiple and effective treatment modalities, and our customized treatment and exercise plans ensure that every patient receives a high quality of care that addresses their specific needs.


We have great working relationships with the medical community across the city. You can expect your medical practitioner to receive clear summations of our examination findings with follow-up letters about our treatment results. This collaboration ensures your needs are met effectively.

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