- Paperback: 190 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (September 10, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1491049731
- ISBN-13: 978-1491049730
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 98 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beating Patellar Tendonitis: The Proven Treatment Formula to Fix Hidden Causes of Jumper's Knee and Stay Pain-free for Life Paperback – September 10, 2013
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About the Author
Martin Koban began his research into the hidden causes for patellar tendonitis and knee pain in 2009, after his brother suffered a meniscus tear during volleyball training. In the years that followed, Martin passionately studied the subject to learn how knee injuries can be prevented and how you can eliminate knee pain by fixing its often-ignored underlying causes.
Martin has since published two books on this subject and worked independently with Germany's national volleyball team. The methods taught in his books are being used by numerous other professional, as well as recreational athletes from a wide range of sports.
Top customer reviews
Roughly three years ago I had a spinal reconstruction after no longer being able to deal with the pain from shattering my T9, T10 and T11 in a car accident. I will first point out that I am only 26, so I have a lifetime ahead of me, which means that understanding how I can strengthen my body from the foundation up has become a huge part of pain relief. About two years ago (a year after my surgery) I began to lift weights. Of course, I began this process slowly and did a lot of research (credible sources) to understand what I should know about my body and what I needed to do to prevent it. With that, a lot of trainers don't do things correctly, so watch for a trainer that practices what they teach. Someone who doesn't have people start with the foundation of the body is just throwing them into results. Lastly, if you walk away from 12 weeks of training and are unable to workout or understanding what to research on your own you were not "TRAINED" properly; that is, the very word training is to teach someone.
Needless to say my back pain has improved A LOT, and I have a much stronger body overall. During this process I moved to quickly in training my legs and gluts, which got me to the point of patellar tendinitis. If your knees hurt while walking up the stairs, you already more than likely have it. After doing core and back strengthening on my own and being successful (I highly recommend the Tupler Technique - most outstanding core program I have ever used in my life!) I decided to utilize this program. Ir is partially because I tend to trust Amazon reviews more than anything; hence, why I feel the need to write them. It was extremely important for me to make sure the foundation of my body was strengthened because I can't have another serious issue --- so when my lower SI joint began to hurt and my right hip felt strained I moved fast in buying this book.
How this program worked: First and foremost, healing anywhere is slow, so be patient!!! It is very challenging because you are working your muscles, joints and training your brain in ways you have never done before. Everything in this book is critical and can be applied to the rest of your body, especially the foam rolling. Even if you think you have foam rolling down, this book teaches you effective ways to foam role, so regardless if you think you know it all, you don't. This book is backed by outstanding research, and coming from an academic mindset I appreciate that aspect about this book. I am also no expert with fitness and anatomy, but with the injury I went through, and still go through, I have found that understanding my own body and why things happen benefits me in all anatomical aspects. I have been doing the program around 4 weeks, but I was much tighter than I thought so I will be listening to my body and extending the phase 1 out for another few weeks. I do the exercises three times a week and the other parts (stretching and joint mobility) around 5 days a week. Life gets hectic so I set a realistic goal for myself so that I would fulfill the phases of the program. I will say, however, even doing the total program three times a week will help immensely with pain from your lower back and down. I can go on and on about this program but if you experience Achilles pain, plantar pain (bottom of the foot), patellar tendonitis, lower back pain or just pain in general BUY IT! In addition, to helping with patellar tendonitis this book teaches you about the significance of compensating in other areas, which is very underestimated in my opinion. It is important for everyone to understand how the human body connects and how not being active, consistent, and smart about how you train can counteract the benefits and cause injury. This book has helped me immensely and I will implement these principles into my workout routine for the rest of my life. It is also a cost effective way to avoiding doctor bills and PT bills, although sometimes you just need to do those options if you are lacking in doing these exercises properly.
I will also say one last thing, which is that you will need a foam roller (I recommend buying two - a half and full length roller), I recommend also buying a smaller hand held foam roller, a tennis ball (or foot roller), a slanted squat board, and a tall stick. All of this cost me about the same or less than a PT session - just a thought.