What do 1,100 miles, 31 days, a fully loaded bike, and crushing knee pain have in common? Leg#2 of our Coast to Coast Ride…our bicycle adventure with knee arthritis

LEG #2 – Jackson, Wyoming to Sioux City, Iowa It’s all part of our continuing cross-country bicycle adventure with knee arthritis. Our goal is to ride “C2C” corner to corner, coast to coast. The first corner started in our home town of Bellingham, Washington, nestled on the coast between Seattle and the Canadian border. Our […]

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FREE Healthy Knees 5 Week Mini Workshop (it’s about more than just your knees) Week #5 – YOUR CORE

We’ve come a long way baby! From toe gripping on up the leg to your core. Yep! It all is part of reducing your knee pain and improving your knee strength. Check out these fun moves for your core – a couple of my favorites! WEEK #5 – YOUR CORE! YES it is true. Your […]

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FREE Healthy Knees 5 Week Mini Workshop (it’s about more than just your knees) Week #4 – Where is your leg in space? Glute Min & Med

Thanks for joining me in Week #4 – all about the gluteus minimus and medius. The what?? These are your “side butt” muscles that control where your leg is in space. Week #4 – Your side butt muscles – the Gluteus Minimus & Medius These are probably the most overlooked muscles for knee health. In […]

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FREE Healthy Knees 5 Week Mini Workshop (it’s about more than just your knees) Week #3 – Posterior Chain: Hammies and Glutes

Your hamstrings (back of thigh) and gluteus maximus (biggest butt muscle) make up the group of muscles responsible for bending your knee and kicking your leg behind you. Week #3 Hamstrings and Glutes Don’t worry, I show you exactly what I mean and how to strengthen them in the video. Check it out… Want to […]

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FREE Healthy Knees 5 Week Mini Workshop (it’s about more than just your knees) Week #2 – Your powerhouse quads

You knew we’d get to the quads! The quadricep muscles are the four muscles in the front of your thigh that are your leg’s anterior (front of leg) powerhouse. They are responsible (primarily) for straightening your leg at the knee. If you are sitting down, try that right now. Put your hand on the top […]

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FREE Healthy Knees 5 Week Mini Workshop (it’s about more than just your knees) Week #1 – Engage your foot, ankle, calf

Welcome to the Healthy Knees Coach 5 Week Mini- Workshop where each week we will focus on a specific part of your body to improve your knee health. Your knee is not a stand-alone piece of your body, but part of the chain – the kinetic chain – with links starting at your foot going […]

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Are you Suffering from Knee Pain? Follow this 5-part Healthy Knees series with simple moves you can do at home.

Remember that song? Dem bones… The foot bone is connected to the ankle bone… The anklebone’s connected to the leg bone… The leg bone ‘s connected to the knee bone…thigh bone..hip bone…back bone.. and on up the kinetic chain. You know how you can have one nagging pain (like knee pain) and then your hip […]

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What do you do when your knees are achy? Three tips to reduce knee pain.

I know, I get it.  Nothing particularly wrong, but your knees hurt. Maybe you had just done some unusual activity (a hike, lots of gardening, a building project) and you simply used your knees as part of the action more than you’re used to.  Not only did your muscles get a workout, but your knee […]

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Healthy Knees update – Stem Cell Injections…what is the surprising news about the newest technique to relieve knee pain? Are Exosomes the next answer?

I was at the airport and ran into Dr. Watanabe of the Mt. Baker Pain clinic in Bellingham, Washington. Dr. Watanabe actually flies around the country teaching other physicians the techniques and applications for platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections – so he is on the leading edge of the newest developments in […]

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Will Injections Help Your Knees? Corticosteroids, Viscosupplementation, Platlet-Rich Plasma, and Stem Cells.

There are more non-surgical options than ever to help reduce pain (even heal?) your knees. The information gathered below is from reviewing available research – I am not an MD, but having had a lifetime of knee pain (born with a rare congenital condition), I like to share what I’ve learned about latest in medicine […]

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