Runners Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)

Runner's knee is characterized as a dull pain that is “behind” or “around” the top of the kneecap.  Motions such as squatting, running (especially downhill), descending stairs, and prolonged sitting place stress the knee ultimately resulting in pain and tenderness.  To address runner's knee, use the BioZoom, BioPad, and foam roller(s) or magic to breakup these adhesions, increase blood supply and increase range of motion.  Using the Following protocol(s) Dr. Mike has developed, you can guide yourself through pain and return to sport and play.     

Use the BioZoom to breakup adhesion. Watch the following videos below and follow Dr. Mike's outlined protocols

Quadricep
Attachment: Mr. Torch
Treatment Time: 10-20 passes- covering the front of the thigh

IT Band and TFL
Attachment: Mr. Torch
Treatment Time: 10-20 passes- covering the front of the lateral (outside of leg) 

Hamstring
Attachment: Mr. Torch
Treatment Time: 10-20 passes- covering the back of the thigh/ leg

Gluteals

Attachment: Mr. Torch
Treatment Time: 10-20 passes- covering the front of the thigh

Patellar Tendon
Attachment: Bubbles or Ms Fascia
Treatment Time: 10-20 passes- covering the patellar tendon

After you have elongated the muscle and fascia of the quad and hamstring the BioPad can be placed on the quad tendon, surrounding the knee cap.  Increase intensity of of BioPad until slightly uncomfortable ( more is not better, its just more)  allow BioPad to cycle through 20 minutes 

Do this daily for healthy muscle and fascia.