The following videos were an early introduction to self-treatment for patella maltracking, filmed in my private gym, under the earlier LiftAge brand. In spite of the low production values, the advice in these guides has already helped dozens of people, internationally, to resolve lasting issues with patella maltracking and knee problems in general. If you would like help with knee pain relief, these videos are an excellent place to start, and will be updated in the near future:
Part 1. Introduction to patella maltracking
Part 1 explains how I formerly suffered from a chronically bad case of the condition, and how I managed to completely eliminate all knee pain without the use of drugs or surgery. If you follow these videos carefully, you can do the same.
Part 2: What causes patella maltracking and femoral pain
In part 2 of the patella maltracking and patella femoral pain video guide, I explain how the condition occurs and exactly what it entails. I discuss the reasons that muscles get tight and knotted, and how these problems can be corrected. This part finishes with an explanation of how each part in the subsequent video series can be used to resolve your specific patella maltracking problems.
The rest of the patella maltracking self-treatment series
The links, and brief explanations, of the rest of the series are as follows:
Part 3: In part 3 I demonstrate self-massage exercises through use of the foam roller, focusing on the 6 most important exercises. Due to the comprehensive nature of these demonstrations, this Part is split into 3 sections – a , b and c (not currently available).
Part 4: In part 4, a special variation of a lower leg stretch that will help to remedy one of the main movement dysfunctions which causes the patella maltracking condition.
Part 5: This part presents various progressions of an exercise called sissy squats. This exercise addresses the key imbalances between the inner and outer quadriceps muscles, a key cause of knee problems related to patella maltracking.
Part 6: In this part, I show various methods of making (unweighted) squatting exercises tolerable for sufferers of knee pain. I demonstrate how to gradually build these exercises into proper squat technique. I then highlight some key considerations of proper technique for unweighted squats. The quality and strength of your movement in the squat is what will ultimately prevent the condition from recurring. This part is split into sections a and b.
Part 7: In part 7, I show you how to hold the bar properly in order to perform a weighted squat. Early on, these will be too difficult for most sufferers of the condition, but once you have achieved the bulk of your recovery the weighted squat will become essential. They are the best means to improving your strength and quality of movement to degree that you can ensure the condition will never return.
Part 8: This part demonstrates various progressions of a very effective exercise for the abdominal muscles. Sufferers of patella maltracking will benefit the improved control of the pelvis this exercise offers, ensuring you have a more stable foundation in your mid-section for greater mobility. Though not directly related to resolving your knee pain (like part 5, for example) this part will indirectly help by addressing your overall quality of movement.
Part 9: In the final part, I conclude with an explanation of how to tie together all the exercises in the series to achieve lasting results.
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