I was up in my office on Saturday night while my wife was putting our son to sleep.
I took a few minutes to look over some journal articles that came out. I have highlighted some that may interest you.
Using Core Exercises to Rehab Your Diaphragm?
An interesting study that looked into 7 core exercises. They put each of the 7 into 3 categories of transdiaphragmatic pressure in order to create a continuum of exercises to improve diaphragm strength and endurance. Very cool!
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Does Strengthening the Hip Abductors Decrease Osteoarthritis Knee Pain?
The researchers believed that week hip abductors could result in poor frontal plane pelvic control during walking which my lead to greater load on the medial side of the knee in those with osteoarthritis.
They looked at how an 8 week home strengthening program for the hip abductors could improve knee force and pain.
They found there was no decrease in the force to the medial part of the knee but osteoarthritis clients reported a decrease in knee pain.
The take home message is to add hip abduction exercises to your clients with osteoarthritis in the knees.