I’m looking for some exercises that can strengthen my VMO, and I’m hoping you can help me out. I already lift weights,vertical jump training, and it was actually during squats that I noticed I was heavily favoring my left side.
I went to the physical therapist, and had some things assigned…I’ve been doing them, and reduced the *GRIND-CRACKLE-POP* to just a *GRIND-CRACKLE*, but I still can’t bend my leg without pain (or without wrapping it, which I do so I can play ball). Its been over a month, and I’m really not seeing the kind of improvement I’m used to seeing with working out for a month. Am I not seeing the gains because of limited range of motion? Is it really going to take a long time to get the VMO strong again? Can you recommend something a little more strenuous than “side leg lifts” (for lack of a better description) or simple contraction?
Sometimes vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) rehabilitation can be confusing because there is so much debate on what does or does not isolate the muscle. The VMO is a medial stabilizer of the patella, so therefore it competes with the much larger vastus lateralis and IT band, which are lateral stabilizers of the patella. The patella links the lower limb with the upper limb, so dysfunction may be caused from either direction. Overpronation of the foot (flat feet) may cause the knee to internally rotate. Anterior tilting of the pelvis causes the femur bone to rotate inward also, causing the same problem. Both situations cause overload to the gluteus medius and VMO. These muscles become overworked and eventually hypercontract and basically shut down. The IT band and vastus lateralis will then pull the patella laterally, altering the movement of the patella in the groove in the knee called the trochlea. With this in mind, the major goal in rehabilitating the knee should not only focus on the VMO, but the glute medius and proper muscle balance in the hip and foot as well. Sometimes orthotics can help tremendously, but remember that this will not correct the muscle imbalances. Check out my muscle imbalance article serious in the archive section. Correcting muscle imbalances will be the first step to improve your situation. Quick fixes will not keep you healthy in the long run.
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Caring for people as a profession is not given much serious thought to by our society. Nevertheless there a few special people like physicians, surgeons and nurses who dedicate themselves and their lives to the care and health of others. Becoming a accredited nurse is fairly easy for someone who is serious about it and plenty of information can be obtained from a number of sources about nursing schools, the certificates and the degrees that they offer.
In the first place you have to come to a decision as to what kind of nurse you intend to be before beginning your search for an apt nursing school. There are many choices: a nursing mid-wife, a forensic nurse, a psychiatric nurse or a legal consultant nurse at the basic level. There are also options for going in for higher studies and get even a doctoral degree in nursing. There is an abundance of schools, colleges and universities that offer the kind of education that you wish to acquire, both campus based and online. If you do not have sufficient financial resources to fund your education there are a number of scholarships, work-study programs, grants an loans to help you out. Once you have qualified yourself, the Internet will provide you with all the information you need abut getting a job.
Once you have completed your nursing education, the job opportunities are many and you can even opt to go abroad for a job. If you have the travel bug biting you, then a nursing career is an apt one because there is a shortage of nurses, not only in this country but in q large number of countries in the world. There are a lot of agencies where you can register and apply for jobs abroad. Working abroad not only broadens your knowledge of the different cultures of the world but also the different health care systems that is practiced and country specific diseases.
Most educational institutions offering nursing as a part of their curriculum, offer different levels of accreditation from entry level courses to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. You have the choice of going from Licensed Vocational Nurse to a Bachelor’s in Nursing Science; from a Licensed Practical Nurse to an Associate in Nursing Science or a Registered Nurse to a Master’s degree in Nursing Science. There are also other programs like Certified Nursing Attendant etc. at the entry level. These qualifications can be earned not only by attending regular campus schools, colleges or universities but also online. These online schools provide you with all the material needed for studying at home and also provide practical nursing training in affiliated hospitals.
So, if nursing is your passion and you also have an urge for traveling, get started and become a nurse and give your all to the care of the sick and the elderly and probably satisfy your urge to travel also.Read More
It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything but that’s mainly to do with our enchantment by Matt Smith’s portrayl of the Doctor.
Yes, you heard us right.
We love Matt Smith as the Doctor. He’s the best Doctor since Tom Baker. Really, we’re honest.
Of course that’s not to say we don’t think that Doctor Who has a lot of work to do to get to the standard that we’re hoping for, oh no.
Matt Smith may be a phenomenon and we’re going to tell you exactly why, sadly we’re going to tell you exactly why we think the show is still dreadful…
Stay tuned for that, it’s coming soon. We promise.
Some comments here:
As one of the most devout haters of Russell T Davies and his era of a ‘mockney’, wishy washy doctor, man-whoring his way through the universe, can i say that i whole heartedly agree. Personally, Matt Smith has come into a tie with Tom Baker and Patrick Troughton as my favourite doctor…. im just dumbstruck, I’m…. having fun again. What’s going on? Love the Tardis, Doctor, Assistant (especially as she has no family baggage to weigh down the series in transient motherly issues), EVEN the new Daleks (YES I DO!). While, i agree that there is still much to work on, i will say this: LONG MAY NO 11 REIGN!
Well, we’ve two episodes left.
Remember how I said I hated the new theme tune? It grows on you, it really does. I don’t mind it so much, although it does still feel as if it’s missing a note at the beginning of the OO-EE-OO (more of a WEE-OO now, really). But I digress.
Most of the episodes have been half-decent ones. The only one I can say I haven’t liked at all was Vincent and the Doctor, an episode dedicated to the manual gratification of a dead artist. Pardon my French.
I loved the Dream Lord. There lied a darker side to the Doctor we haven’t seen in a long, long time. It sort of reminded me of the Valeyard, which was cool. And I couldn’t help but grin when I recognised a few hints towards the ‘classic’ series that New-Who fans just don’t appreciate.
The ‘best of humanity’ stuff was a bit of a throwback to Tennant’s constant ‘Humans!’. And they could have come up with a better excuse for the Doctor to stop the buxom fish from space than, ‘you didn’t remember Isabella’s name’. Remember when we used to save different planets? No, neither can I.
I was also disappointed with the end of Flesh and Stone, where we see the Weeping Angels move. That was a very cool way to break the fourth wall, and you’ve gone and ruined it now. Also, the Angels are supposed to be fast (faster than you can believe). Why are they moving so slowly? Ah well. There’s continuity for you.
Um, Skittles brand Daleks, too-clever-by-fifteen-sixteenths assistants, and giant flying eyeballs. It’s not the Doctor Who I remember from days gone by, but it’s still pretty great.
You know the feeling when you’ve been eating chicken breast for the past few months, and then you go out and eat what seems to be the best roast ever, but only because you’ve forgotten what good roast tastes like? That’s the feeling I’ve got.
But, I’ve learned two new things through this season of Doctor Who. First, we hit bottom already, and we’re slowing learning to walk again. Second… bowties are cool.
So why do I get such a bad feeling about the resolution to the series?Read More