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Physical Therapy & Running Tips

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Is it Safe to Squat?

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People always ask me if it is safe to squat. Should I squat if my knees hurt or my back hurts? Answer is YES… and here is why. The most obvious reason is we must squat all day long, from a chair, from the toilet, off the floor, or to bend down to pick up our infant. So, if this movement is so functional then shouldn’t we be doing it with correct mechanics? Or, should we also be performing this movement on the side to make sure we are strong enough to handle the repetitive daily load? Let’s be honest this movement has been around since the beginning of time.

 




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