Hi, I'm Dr. Molly with Your Goals Physical Therapy. Were you diagnosed with hip arthritis and you still wanna run? This is a great video for you. We're gonna talk about Luke and how Luke was given a diagnosis of hip arthritis, but his doctors told him that not only should he stop running now, but he was gonna need a hip replacement in the near future. And that is not happening as of right now. So we're gonna talk about the things that make hip arthritis happen. What makes it better? What makes it worse and how you have a lot more control than maybe the last doctor visit, let you believe. So let's get started. So Luke had been running his whole life. He was in his fifties. That was his thing. All runners we just like to run, everything else is just filler space.
So even though Luke liked to, he did go to the gym once in a while to lift weights and practice lunges and squats and things. He was running four to five days a week. And he'd been doing that for years. As an avid runner, he knew that he needed to keep up his overall physicality. So he was getting weekly massages, he was doing a lot of the things that he knew he needed to do, because of course he doesn't like to stretch, hence the massages. So he was doing a lot of the things that he absolutely thought he should be. He was still lifting weights. He was getting massages, but over time, his right hip really started to bother him. It wasn't just, you know, at the end of the run, in fact, he kept running because it would ache in the morning.
Hi, I'm Dr. Molly with Your Goals Physical Therapy. This is national posture month, and I'm very excited and all month I've been celebrating this with, by talking about how posture affects specific sports. So this week I thought I would highlight boxing and I figured I would do that because a lot of people think of boxing and they think of boxers that have really rounded shoulders and very bad posture. And I don't believe that that is always true, and I actually think it would be detrimental to their sport. So that brings me to the topics we're gonna cover.
So first I'm gonna define posture, and then I'm going to talk about all the forces that your posture takes on during your sport. So in this case, we're gonna talk about boxing. And then third, I'm gonna talk about the types of injuries that you may be seeing if your posture is not as stable as you need it to be, or in the right position that you need it to be.
Have you ever been curious if your posture affects your ability to run or how well you can run, how fast you can run, or maybe you've been curious if your posture is causing some form of joint pain. These are some of the things that I wanna answer in this video, my name is Dr. Molly, and I'm with your Goals Physical Therapy. This is national posture month, I am super excited, and I thought I would do an entire series on how posture can affect different sports.
In this video, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna talk about what posture is, how it directly relates to each individual sport. This week I'm gonna talk about how posture affects running and then some common injury, just to see if you're on the right path. If you're dealing with something yourself, and maybe you have questions about what's going on with you. I'm gonna give two examples of things that can be tied into your posture, like running injuries that can be tied into your posture, and then what you do about that, because why talk about it unless we can come up with a solution to the problem.
Hi, I'm Dr. Molly with Your Goals Physical Therapy, hamstring pulls have got to be one of the most frustrating injuries out there. Not that all injuries aren't obnoxious, but it always feels like you pull your hamstring when you hit your stride running. You finally get this good pace going, you know, you're going to beat your prior time for what you're doing that day. And bam, one of your hamstrings, you just feel it pull and now you're walking the rest of the way. Or you're like the guy that I saw at the USA powerlifting meet the other day. He was getting set up to pull 700 pounds, which is why I was paying attention, because that seemed very shocking to me. I was like, whew, 700 pounds. I got to see this. I got to see somebody be able to lift that.
That's impressive. Anybody who's willing to train that hard and for that long is very, very impressive. And so I see him, he gets ready. He gets into his stance. He bends down to pick up the bar and all of a sudden you just see it. He grabs the back of his leg and hops up. (I'm not sure, but there may have been some adult language.) He takes off his lifting belt and he's off the platform there and he never returns. You see him the rest of the time at the meet he's limping. It's very obvious that he injured his hamstring, just getting down into that position.
I figured let's talk about how we handle hamstring strains or hamstring pulls, pardon me. That can happen only once, if you're scouring the earth right now, because you just pulled your hamstring and it's never happened before. Or maybe you're falling across this, because you pull your hamstring all the time and you're wondering why.
Hi, I'm Dr. Molly with Your Goals Physical Therapy it's December. And so this is the time of year where lots of people are wrapping presents and putting new furniture together and all sorts of things. Which means that you tend to want to sit on the floor because it's just easier to put all the wrapping paper and everything around you and try to put things together. But for a lot of people sitting on the floor can be painful for your back or your hip or your knees. And that is what prompted this video, because I feel like people might need a little bit of encouragement that it is possible to sit on the floor without pain.
Patricia is my wonderful example of this. Patricia is 42 years old and she called me roughly a month ago. She called because she was having some severe pain and she couldn't tell me if she thought it was her hip or her back, because it was kinda of blended all together.
Hi, I'm Dr. Molly with Your Goals Physical Therapy. Let's talk about running. So I absolutely love running. Anybody who has ever gotten the running bug knows how addictive it is. And it is very hard even when you're hurt or injured for you to want to stop running. But what do you do if you have pain and the front of your hip after you're done running, or even during your run, how do you get past that? Having hip pain, especially in the front is very, very common when you're running and honestly, it doesn't even matter if you're new to running or if you’ve been running for a long time, that kind of pain can happen basically whenever. I just wanted talk about this because I have met a wonderful woman, Sarah, who completely was in love with running.
Hi, I’m Dr. Molly with Your Goals Physical Therapy. I had somebody stop me the other day and asked me what’s kind of a funny question. But it was very serious for her. She asked me why she walked like a duck and she demonstrated. She walked with her feet turned out. I obviously kind of chuckled because it's a funny way of asking why I walk a certain way. And she was kind of trying to brush it off too. Like, yeah, my kids are kind of messing with me a little bit about how my feet are always turned out. Then she said, I'm secretly a little afraid that they think I look funny or that I look odd when I'm walking. After talking to her for a little bit, there was a little bit more to that.
First you are 100 % right not to do an exercise that causes a joint to pop. It’s awesome that you’re paying enough attention to your body to realize something isn't’ right. I’m glad you’re looking for ways to resolve the pop in order to strengthen your abdominal muscles. (As I pointed out I know many people don’t Iike abdominal workouts.) There can be several reasons your hip will pop while doing abdominal exercises, specifically when lifting both legs at the same time.
Most people that come to see me are looking for answers about a pain that is stopping them from their favorite activities. Many people are putting off seeing a Physical Therapist or another medical professional because they are afraid of being told they will need a surgery, or they will simply be given medication then dismissed, or they will be told the pain is just from being old and nothing can resolve the discomfort.
Are you worried that wearing amazing fashionable high heels will cause foot pain? knee pain? hip pain? or lower back pain?
Did your mom tell you that if you wear heels you will get bunions?
Dr. Molly discusses how wearing high heels changes the way you stand and walk. She will give you several tips on how to manage these changes to help reduce the stress on your body that is caused by wearing heels.
WE HELP ACTIVE ADULTS OVERCOME THEIR ACHES AND PAINS TO GET THEM BACK TO THEIR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES WITHOUT MEDICATION, INJECTIONS OR SURGERIES.
Dr. Molly McDonald