Did you know that running is what physical therapists call an activity of daily living? It falls into other functional activities like walking, squatting, going up and down stairs, etc. It is a commonly held belief by uninformed medical professionals and the public that running is "bad" for your knees. In fact, several studies now have shown that running is not only not bad for your knees, it is healthy for them!
The most recent study published in late 2014 looked at over 2000 individuals who ran at any point in their lives. Those who ran (but not necessarily currently running) had lower body mass index, and also significantly less complaints of knee pain. Movement and repeated loading is how joints and our nervous system stay healthy. Get educated on The Science of Pain and #GetPT1st.
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