Injury Prevention

Why do my joints hurt?

Orthopedic injuries often occur due to an imbalance or dysfunction in the groups of muscles surrounding a joint. These injuries can can be avoided by addressing your current weaknesses and movement patterns. Emerge is equipped with expert personnel to help develop you into a high functioning version of yourself. We have the fitness equipment to help if your goals are going up stairs, sleeping, working out or returning to CrossFit without pain.  Our team of Physical Therapists and Exercise Physiologists have the knowledge and experience to elevate your wellness and fitness. 

Common Dysfunctions Leading to Injury

Poor Posture – Slouching can compromise the movements of your shoulder and neck joints. This compromised neck and shoulder joint movement can lead to shoulder impingements, headaches and neck injuries.

Sedentary Lifestyle – If you spend the majority of the day in a seated position, your hip flexors can become tight and the muscles to stabilize your hip can become weak. This disrupts how your body is designed to move; resulting in back pain, hip pain, knee pain, and ankle/foot pain.

Poor Gait Cycle – Unfortunately, the average person spends the majority of the day in a seated position. When it’s time to walk or jog, your muscles may not be firing properly. This creates compromised mechanics putting unnecessary forces on your lower body joints while walking.

Poor Lifting Mechanics – Many back spasms occur when lifting something in a position that is unfriendly to your spine. Two contributing factors are lifting mechanics and muscle activation. It’s crucial to understand proper lifting mechanics to maintain a healthy pain free spine.

Corrective exercise and manual treatment can help these common problems.

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