Did you know that you don't have to visit a Finger Lakes Bone and Joint Center location to enjoy the services the doctors at FLBJC offer? You can actually get their professional help and advice right here on the Internet!   Many injuries can be prevented through a consistent regimen of working out. Through working out, your muscles and bones become stronger, which helps prevent slips and pulls when you're doing every day activities such as working in the garden or playing sports with friends or your kids. However, almost as a catch-22, if not performed properly, it's possible someone could injure him- or herself while working out. The doctors at FLBJC know this possibility exists, so we've taken the initiative to prevent workout injuries.   Fourteen free tutorial videos are collected in one place on the FLBJC website to help demonstrate to our clients proper methods of injury prevention. From stretching poses to basic workouts, Finger Lakes Sports Medicine has short, concise videos to show you how to safely work out your body for optimal functioning health.  

Stretching:

The Mayo Clinic states that "Stretching can help improve flexibility, and, consequently, range of motion in your joints. Better flexibility may improve your performance in physical activities or decrease your risk of injuries by helping your joints move through their full range of motion and enabling your muscles to work most effectively." However, you want to make certain you're not hyperstretching (overstretching) your muscles, which could lead to pulls or tears. Clark Brown, of Brownstone Physical Therapy, explains the science behind the importance of stretching and demonstrates a series of helpful stretches in less than 6 minutes in the short Stretching Module video (11 th video). Other videos have more stretching demos, and for more stretching help, classes such as yin yoga or a physical training session can help improve flexibility.  

Core Strengthening:

We've written plenty over the benefits of core strengthening, but how about some actual tutorials to show how it's done? In less than a minute and a half, you can have five workouts that focus directly on proper core care by watching the Core Basics Module (3 rd video).  

Knee Strength Training:

Most people have knee problems at some point in their life (webmd.com). With that in mind, the 4 th video on the Finger Lakes Bone and Joint Center Injury Prevention webpage is devoted to the largest joint in your body. The Dynamic Knee Strength video gives you three simple exercises to focus on your knees and keep them strong.   There are several more short injury prevention videos at your finger tips through Finger Lakes Bone and Joint, so check out the videos ranging from lower and upper extremities strength training to tennis and lacrosse modules to help strengthen your body and keep it strong for years to come. If you have any other questions, call the doctors at the Finger Lakes Bone and Joint Centers to schedule an appointment to find a strength training plan that is right for your needs. "Knee Pain Causes, Treatments, Tests, and Home Remedies." WebMD. WebMD. Web. 08 May 2016. "Fitness." Stretching: Focus on Flexibility. Mayo Clinic. Web. 08 May 2016.