On point representation of my day today, status post working Neuro VA on a VA holiday, where the entire hospital is a ghost town and everything seems just impossible to get done. 👩🏻⚕️😓😣
The thing that I enjoy about veterinary medicine is that you can transition from GP tech, to anesthesia tech, to ICU/overnight tech seamlessly. Nowhere else can one person get so much exposure and opportunity. Cheers to another 24 hour shift. #vet#veterinarycine #veterinary #vettech#treeoflife#veterinarynurse#medicine
Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite American authors in celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth
It has almost been a year since I attended a presentation by Mr. Coates. Not only is he considered to be one of the best writers on the subject of RACE, but he is also an OUTSTANDING public speaker who intellectually challenges people from all backgrounds. If you ever get the opportunity to hear him speak, go!
His work as an author, journalist, and educator #inspires me to use my voice as a #FuturePhysician & #NationalHealthServiceCorpsScholar to take action on racial issues in medicine that negatively impact minority populations & build a world as it should be for unfairly disadvantaged and underserved communities.
Fun Fact: Mr. Coates is the writer of ongoing comic book series, #BlackPanther (2016-PRESENT)! How cool is this?!
How I leap into the new week after a three day weekend 😃 This week will be very low stress for me and hopefully for most others as well! Use this as an opportunity to get ahead 👊🏻 What plans do you have either work or life related?
Repost @rehabscience 💥SQUAT ALTERNATIVE💥
Pain at the front (anterior) aspect of the knee, around the kneecap (patellofemoral pain syndrome), is commonly reported with a traditional squat.
During the traditional squat, where the legs are aligned and loaded equally, the quadriceps and gluteal muscles are heavily recruited, which is great for strength gains and hypertrophy. However, the heavy workload placed on the quads can irritate the joint just behind the kneecap (patellofemoral joint or PFJ) in people who possess a sensitivity in this region.
One way to train around this pain is by replacing the traditional squat with the rear foot elevated split squat (RFESS). In this variation, less weight is typically needed as approximately 85% of load is placed on the front leg rather than being spread over both legs. Additionally, the position of the body tends to place more demand on the glutes and hamstrings and less on the quads, which translates to decreased stress at the anterior knee.
So, if your PFJ is bothering you, give traditional squats a temporary break and try supplementing with the RFESS instead.
📚Schütz P, et al. Joint angles of the ankle, knee, and hip and loading conditions during split squats. J Appl Biomech. 2014.