Injury Prevention

Why do my joints hurt?

Joint injury’s often occur due to an imbalance or dysfunction within the groups of muscles surrounding a joint. These injuries can can be avoided by making your current weaknesses your strengths. Emerge is equipped with the personnel and equipment to educate you and exercise you into the best version of yourself. Our team of Physical Therapists and Exercise Physiologists have the knowledge to improve all your components of fitness. 

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Common Dysfunctions Leading to Injury

Poor Posture – Forward rotated shoulders and a forward head position compromise the movements of your shoulder joints and cervical vertebrae. Compromised neck and shoulder joint movement often leads to shoulder impingements and neck injuries.

Sedentary Lifestyle – If you spend the majority of the day in a seated position your hip flexors become shortened and the hip stabilizers atrophy. This disrupts the system your body is designed to move within and will result in back pain, hip pain, knee pain, and ankle/foot pain.

Poor Gait Cycle – Because the average person spends the majority of the day in a seated position, when it’s time to walk or jog, your muscles will not be firing properly. This creates a compromised gait putting unnecessary forces on all lower body joints.

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