Work Your Core to Help Your Knees? HSS Doctor Explains Chain of the Body

Paramus Daily Voice—April 5, 2016

In a recent article published by Paramus Daily Voice, David A. Wang, MD, a primary care sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery, explains the body's kinetic chain and how motion impacts an individual's athletic ability and rehabilitation following injury.

Dr. Wang notes, "What many people don't realize is the arm is actually just the last stop in the kinetic chain. The legs and trunk start the chain by generating the majority of the force behind the throw, which is then transmitted up to the arm, and ultimately out to the ball."

He adds, "By then overcompensating, it places increased stress on areas that are not used to handling them, potentially leading to injury."

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