Hello New and Existing Clients,

We hope you are all doing well. Many of our clients have been coming in for treatment because of what we call “overuse” syndrome. Although at-home workouts may at first seem to be easier they in fact produce a different type of stress. The lack of equipment or in some cases much lighter weights force us to change our workout dynamics. For instance, when a group gets together on zoom the activity most prevalent is that of jumping or plyometrics because no one person has the same exercise equipment. Jumping and plyometrics are excellent exercises however they are also very advanced. Another example is that of using lighter weights. In Laura’s case she can squat 150 lbs yet all she has available to use are two ten pound dumb bells. In order for her to stress her muscles appropriately she has to increase her repetitions by a lot. This fatigues her muscles in a way she is not used to and the result has been stress in her joints and new aches and pains. Many people are running when they used to run on a treadmill or have never run but now are running on asphalt or concrete. This results in stress fractures in the foot, strained achilles tendon, aches in knees and hips and even neck pain.

We could write a lot more about this phenomenon but I’m sure you are getting the picture. The bottom line is…We Can Help!

As always if you have any questions please feel free to email or call us. We love to hear from you.

In Good Health,

Derek and Laura
Norcal Muscle Clinic
415-847-8576
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