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Dr. Stripling Continues his Epic Battle with Osgood Schlatters

Okay there is a bit of hyperbole in the title but yes my Osgood Schlatter’s Disease has crept back up most likely due to my increased squatting.  Am I going to stop squatting?  NO, an emphatic NO, squatting is an essential human movement and although my knee is ‘mildly annoying’  my back, hips, legs, i.e. entire musculoskeletal system is stronger for it.  I will have Dr. Hyman start performing ART more often and continue my weekly adjustments to maintain proper joint mobility and may begin using a Cho-Pat strap or start taping my patellar tendon on heavy squat days.  Squat technique also plays a large role to limit shear forces on my knees (KNEES OUT, KNEES OUT).  There are many things to help combat the pain caused by OSD, including rest and cryotherapy.  Here is a great basic article on Osgoods that you should check out if you are someone you know is so inflicted.


ART is a great treatment for OSD so call our office at 303-300-0424 to start experiencing relief!


Power Snatch 10 x 2

  • KB Snatch 5 x 5
  • Hanging Knee Tuck 5 x 3

30 minute brisk walk


High Bar Back Squat 5 x 4

Jerk 5 x 4

Deadlift 5 x 4

BTW Coconut oil is awesome and here are 122 reasons why!


About Dr. Jeff Stripling

Hey everyone, I am a Rolla, Missouri-based Active Release Technique (ART) chiropractor who specialises in musculoskeletal injuries, sports injuries, and active physical rehabilitation. Some things that are near and dear to my life are family and friends, my relationship with God, cycling, kettlebells, hiking/climbing, and QUALITY food and drink.


2 thoughts on “Dr. Stripling Continues his Epic Battle with Osgood Schlatters

  1. I guess the question would be how would you pick something up if you eliminate squatting. I would have said emphatically NO as well. There is no way I can give up squatting. Especially because I have 2 kids.

    Posted by jaicatalano | April 23, 2013, 10:47 PM

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