Anjali is a 2nd/3rd year Kinesiology student at the University of British Columbia. She is currently working a co-op term here at Westcoast SCI as a Patient Experience Specialist. She will also be working on a blog series called Anj’s Road to Recovery, where she will be focusing on her own knee injuries and working with our physiotherapists on her road to recovery!
knee pain Blog Posts
Balance uses visual, vestibular, and somatosensory (proprioception mainly) systems to maintain a line of gravity from a base of support, minimizing lateral sway from that equilibrium. Balance, an often over-looked component of fitness, is a skill that can be tested and improved in a range of ways. One such way that we advocate for is using an unstable surface or specially-designed tool, like the Strongboard Balance Board
The largest joint in the human body, it is a hinge joint of the lower extremities that allows flexion, extension, and slight internal/external rotation. Stresses of the knee include weight-bearing, extension-locking, and impacts, twists, and turns.
Exercise is crucial for the management and slowing the progression of knee osteoarthritis, check out the article below to learn more about what type of exercise is the most beneficial and how a physiotherapist or kinesiologist can help you manage your osteoarthritis.