Training the Older Client with Knee Problems – Part II

Hi and welcome to Part II of this 3-part series of Integrative Movement Insider™ (IMI) on training older clients with knee problems.

So many older individuals experience knee pain that inhibit them from doing the things they need, want, and/or love to do.

Unfortunately, too many of them have been given improper information like it is heredity and they can’t do anything about it, or that knee alignment doesn’t really matter and they can’t do anything about it, or that all they need to do is strengthen their hamstrings and stretch their quads.

In Part I we discussed Knee 101 covering 3 things you need to know about the knee joint and how it impacts your older clients:

  1. The knee is more than just a simple hinge joint.
  2. The knee is highly impacted by function at the hip and ankle/foot.
  3. The valgus knee position is a common position the individual will assume when they don’t have optimal alignment and control.

You can access it here if you missed it:

Part I

In Part II of this video series I’ll cover 3 specifics of our Integrative Movement System Corrective Exercise Strategy™:

  • How the lateral hamstrings contribute to the valgus knee position.
  • Why common stretching techniques perpetuate knee issues.
  • How to properly stretch the hamstrings without compromising the low back.