Do you or your clients have knee pain? Are you curious about the knee rehab process and how to start rebuilding strength after an injury? You’ll definitely want to tune into this one! In this episode of the David Grey Rehab Podcast, I welcome Jake Tuura, a strength and conditioning coach with tons of expertise and experience with knee pain and Patellar Tendinopathy, also known as Jumper’s Knee.
Tune in as we talk about methods of rehabbing Patellar Tendinopathy and dealing with knee pain, how much pain is okay to train through, how you should progress through the rehab process, exercise selection, isometrics and biomechanics, and much more!
You’ll gain a lot of insight from this episode, especially if you experience knee pain or if you work with people in pain! Even if you just have a painless knee or two, I’m sure you’ll find this episode very insightful.
“Why force your body to do something that it doesn’t want to do?”, Jake Tuura
Episode Timeline | What You’ll Learn:
00:00 – Introducing Jake Tuura & The topics of today’s episode
04:52 – Why developing courses is Jake’s big struggle as a coach
07:35 – Jake’s experience with knee pain and Patellar Tendon rehab
10:12 – The power of using a training log to find the root of your pain
13:40 – Long vs. Short Penultimate & Overcoming muscle slack
16:19 – Tendinopathy myths to be aware of
17:31 – Squatting with vertical shins & Is it okay to push through pain and discomfort while training?
22:16 – The program Jake went through to heal his Patellar Tendinopathy & Does glute activation heal chronic knee pain?
25:41 – The biomechanics mindset vs. The load tolerance mindset
32:52 – The end goal of tendon rehab… Does it decrease pain and improve function?
35:25 – Best way to start healing tendon issues: The 4-stage process
41:01 – Yielding tendons in lengthening and leg extensions & Why people fail in tendon rehab programs
45:44 – Building athletes back up to jumping after knee injuries
52:17 – What do you not agree with now that you would’ve done when you were a young strength coach?
56:37 – If you had a tendon issue and you knew nothing, what would you do, who would you go to?
1:04:40 – Do you use sandbags on your hips?
1:10:39 – What Jake’s excited about right now
1:12:11 – Patellofemoral pain is a pressure issue… true or false?
1:15:40 – Which 3 coaches would you bring to a deserted island?
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Jake Tuura is an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Youngstown State University. Since 2009, he has been obsessed with human performance and muscle gain. His blog is where he organizes his and others’ thoughts on training methods, rants about the industry’s stupidity, and provides his take on how to actually go about getting jacked while optimizing athleticism.
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