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This episode explores the concept of preparing the child for the road, not the road for the child, and relates it to runner’s knee. It discusses the common strategies for rehabilitating runner’s knee, which focus on reducing stress on the knee.
This episode suggests an alternative approach of preparing the child (or the knee) for the road by making them stronger and more resilient. This is achieved through gradually increasing the stress on the knee, using running as a tool for knee strength.
- Instead of trying to control the external environment, focus on making the child (or knee) more capable and resilient.
- Rehabilitation strategies for runner’s knee often aim to reduce stress on the knee.
- Running is an effective tool for strengthening the knee and preparing it for the stresses of running.
- Start with the amount of running that the knee can tolerate and gradually increase it to make the knee stronger and more resilient.