Exercise Education

Knee Clinics located in Portland, OR, Bellevue, WA and Tempe, AZ

Exercise Education services offered in Portland, OR, Bellevue, WA and Tempe, AZ

If you play sports or lead a physically active lifestyle, consider enrolling in exercise education. Routine checkups with an exercise specialist can educate you on how to prevent injuries and maximize your performance on the court or playing field. At Reflex Knee Specialists, the physical therapy team uses exercise education to help active individuals avoid general wear-and-tear and repetitive strain injuries. To make an appointment, call the office in Portland, Oregon; Bellevue, Washington; or Tempe, Arizona, or book online today.

Exercise Education Q&A

What is exercise education?

Exercise education is an orthopedic subspecialty that caters to athletes and other active individuals. You're also more susceptible to accidents and injuries if you run marathons, play sports, or spend your weekends hiking and mountain biking. 

Exercise education can reduce your risk of sprains and strains, maximize your capabilities, and help you continue to engage in your favorite activities.

What types of injuries does exercise education help prevent?

At Reflex Knee Specialists, the team uses exercise education to reduce the risk of knee injuries and conditions, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-traumatic osteoarthritis
  • MCL Strain
  • LCL Strain
  • Tendinitis
  • Meniscal tears
  • Tendon tears
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries

Who can benefit from exercise education?

Anyone who plays sports or lives an active lifestyle can benefit from exercise education. That’s especially true if you regularly compete in marathons, triathlons, or other competitive events. 

By partnering with the physical therapy team at Reflex Knee Specialists, you can improve your form, enhance your warmups, and take steps to prevent accidents and injuries.

What does exercise education involve?

Your Reflex Knee Specialists provider tailors exercise education to your individual needs. Depending on your age, activity level, and health history, they might recommend the following:

Improving your technique

Many sports involve repetitive motions that affect the knee joints. If the activities you participate in require a specific stance or posture, it is essential to use proper technique to avoid injury.

Wearing better safety equipment

Many sports require specific safety equipment. Don’t skip out on wearing it. Poor-fitting shoes or gear significantly increase the risk of sprains, strains, and other injuries.

Cooling down

After you’re finished with a workout, set aside at least 10 minutes to cool down. Taking the time to stretch and lower your heart rate is just as important as easing into exercise with a warmup.

Listening to your body

If you experience a stiff knee joint or knee pain that doesn’t improve with ice, rest, and elevation, take a break for a day or two. It’s better to miss a few workouts than to push through the pain and hurt yourself.

To explore the benefits of exercise education, make an appointment with one of our highly-trained physical therapy experts at Reflex Knee Specialists by calling the nearest office or booking online today.