Happy Halloween

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Trick or Treat!  Be safe out there.

Many lower extremity ailments (plantar fasciitis, patello-femoral pain, IT Band syndrome, etc.) are due to a weakness in the hip abductor muscles. A good number of my patients can get rid of the symptoms of their lower extremety pain by strengthening the hip abductors.  While many exercises are good for this, Monster Walks are perfect for Halloween!  So as you go around trick or treating think of performing this exercise to help with some of the lower extremity pain.

Monster Walks:

To perform this exercise, you will need some sort of looped resistance band. Each color is a different resistance level.

To perform this exercise:

  • Put the band around your ankles and perform a partial squat like the gentleman in the picture.
  • Walk sideways 10 feet to the right and then 10 fee to the left.
  • It is important to keep your toes pointing forward and to keep the squat position

Remember that all exercises must be performed in moderation.

If your pain gets worse, discontinue the exercise immediately.

We hope that you enjoy your Halloween, and remember that if you do have any lower extremity pain, your physical therapist may be able to help alleviate your pain.


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Welcome to the Advantage PT blog! Let me take this opportunity to introduce us:  We are Advantage Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation.  Our First clinic opened in April 2010 in Redmond, Washington.  We opened a second clinic on Mercer Island, Washington in October, 2011.  We schedule our patients for 1 hour visits with one-on-one attention from a Washington State licensed physical therapist.  Feel free to ask any questions and we will do our best to answer any of your concerns.