It's time for Tenacious Knee!
You have knee pain and you never know what to expect. Is today going to be a good day where you feel fine and ready to take on the world or will today be the day that you are in so much pain you don't know what to do? You might have hurt your knee a month ago or years ago, but one thing is for sure, YOUR KNEES FEEL OLDER THAN YOU!
You have "tried everything." You rest, you ice, you take the occasional advil. You have even had nights where you use a heating pad because you just don't know what to do anymore!
And in your head, you are now thinking "maybe this is just normal." Maybe this is how knees are supposed to feel at my age. That playing sports and hiking for years has destroyed my knee.
This is not normal however. It's common, yes, meaning it happens to a lot of people, but none of this is normal.
Your knees should not hurt every day. You shouldn't have to worry about if you will have to rest and ice later today because you will be in so much pain.
Your knees should feel good. Like, your knees should feel GREAT! You should be able to do everything you want to do without having to worry.
Yes, even if you're not 20 anymore. And even if you've been running, playing all the sports, and hiking for decades.
Introducing Tenacious Knee. The program made for you. The program for active people who have tried everything and can't escape the pain roller coaster.
Do you know that you should be training and strengthening but you don't know where to begin? Or you have tried physical therapy and trainers and feel like they failed you???
Well...imagine that you can hike, run, jump, and do everything you used to do. Imagine not having to worry about your knee pain. And never having any lingering thoughts about your knee ever again. Wouldn't that be nice? You probably assumed that would never happen again. But there's hope!
How would you feel to have control back in your life and never have to think about your knee pain again??? It would be amazing, right??? You could hike and backpack without fear of your knee limiting you. You can hike longer distances and climb those high peaks you have always dreamed of...
Introducing Tenacious Knee
A monthly membership where you get exercises for you delivered right to you. Multiple workouts each week where they build upon each other. You will work on mobility, balance/stability, strength, and endurance training. Everything you need to climb new heights and reach those peaks!
What makes Tenacious Knee different than other programs?
It's strictly online so no more coordinating your schedule with that of your trainer's.
Most other online programs have no communication with the creator. Here you will have access to me via direct messaging and form checks.
Complete the workouts on your own time! Need to move the time or day of your workout? Well, it's up to you!
Complete with modifications and progressions.
You are working with a physio with a doctorate degree. I have the knowledge and capability to change your program so that you can achieve success.
Completely individualized training routine based on YOUR movement assessment. No one will get the same program because no one should ever get the same program.
As you progress through Tenacious Knee, you will have the confidence to hike longer and more challenging mountains. You will know how to strengthen everything in your body to take back control of your life. You will be able to be able to climb mountains and look down in awe of nature's beauty all without pain!
Here's what is inside Tenacious Knee
Virtual movement screen where we uncover your weaknesses and start to build your program
Monthly goal setting with me where we go over what you expect to achieve over each 4-week period
Real-time brainstorming through any challenges you're facing as you navigate your hikes
2-3 individualized workouts per week delivered directly to you via an app. Workouts will include my 4 Pillars of Training, hitting mobility, stability, strength, and endurance
Messaging and form checks with me when you need
On-demand ability to change your workouts/routine based on anything that comes up in your life
Are you ready to say goodbye to you knee pain? Are you ready to start hiking again without fear?
Get access to Tenacious Knee for only $449/month.
This includes all workouts, messaging, any form checks you may have, our monthly coaching call, and much much more. You will have the same price every month and you can cancel at any time.
Hi! I’m Dr. Mike! I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy and graduated PT School in 2013. I have worked with many athletes of all different ages. I've worked in various settings and know that traditional insurance-based physical therapy doesn't work: not only will insurance kick you out of therapy long before you are hiking at 100%, but the chance of you working with a physical therapist who can relate to your knee pain while hiking is slim to none.
I played competitive soccer until I was 18. Various injuries kept me from playing soccer in college. Then a few years later, my hiking career really took off and became my passion.
6 years ago, I suffered an ACL tear. I was worried, in pain, and frustrated. I thought I was going to need surgery. Through hard work, exercise, and working through hiking-specific training drills, I got to the point of no pain in my knee with running, hiking, and playing soccer! And I want to do the same for you!
My knee recovery had many ups and downs. I felt alone, frustrated, and confused with what was happening. Nobody understood what I was going through specifically. Nobody had any specific answers. And I knew that I didn't want to go under the knife.
Tenacious Knee is here so that you don't have any bumps in the road in your recovery. You will have someone who has actually been in the situation that you are in now, guiding you in every step to your full recovery and getting you back to climbing mountains again!
This program is for you if:
You are active, play sports and/or activities, and have aches/pains/injuries.
You want to be able to hike more with less worries.
You don’t know what else to do but you DO know that you don't want to give up doing the things you love.
You have tried PT and/or trainers and never seem to get the result you desire.
You went to PT in the past and never finished because insurance cut you off.
You went to PT in the past and never finished because you were told your knee just "is what it is."
You never had an injury but you are determined to be a better athlete than you are now.
You are a hiker, backpacker, outdoor enthusiast, soccer player, etc who never wants to worry about getting injured.
If you don't want even MORE years to go by while you still have knee pain, then Tenacious Knee is for you!
If you want to hike those mountains before you die and don't want to regret anything as you get older, then now is the time to sign up!
If you don't want to live in fear/anxiety/worry about your injuries or whether you will be able to hike tomorrow, then now is the time to end your pain cycle!
Q: How often are the workouts?
A: You will get 2-3 workouts a week. Most weeks the workouts will be Monday/Wednesday/Friday, but if you want to complete them on different days, the option is yours. These workouts will be electronically sent to you. All you have to do is open your computer/phone/tablet when you want to see the workout of the day.
Q: I’m busy, how much time is this?
A: For each workout, plan to block out 15-60 minutes on the day depending on your schedule and capacity. Sometimes you will need rest breaks between exercises. And I want you to focus on your form rather than rushing through the routine. But the best part is, you get to do the workouts whenever you are free!
Q: Can’t I just find exercises online to do for free?
A: Sure! But you won’t get the same results. The exercises that you see on IG/Facebook/TikTok are there for clickbait. Most of those exercises are not going to help you hike better and decrease your knee pain. Also, those exercises that you find online do not have progressions on them to advance the exercise when it becomes too easy. But the biggest drawback is they do not take YOUR specific abilities into account. They're called "cookie cutter" exercises for a reason.
Q: Isn't $449/month kind of a lot of money for workouts?
A: When you think about how much an injury will cost you and how much time you will be out missing hiking, no! Remember, time is money.
Q: I have had lingering knee pain for years, is this still for me?
A: Absolutely! There is always hope. You just haven't been training the 4 Pillars of Tenacious Knee or being led by the right guide. You are gaining the ability to train with a physio, not just a personal trainer who took a weekend course.
Q: I've never had an injury before: is this still for me?
A: Yes, this program is for anyone who wants to hike higher mountains or be able to go on longer hikes and/or backpacking trips. By training the 4 Pillars, you will condition muscles used on all of your hikes so that potential injury is never a worry in the back of your mind on those more difficult climbs.
Q: What equipment will I need?
A: For most workouts you will be able to improvise with what is in your house. For some of the more advanced workouts, you many need bands or some weights (but I'll show you ways of doing the exercises if you do not have these items).
Q: How do I know if I'm doing the exercises correctly?
A: Each workout day, you will get videos of every exercise. Still not sure if you are doing them correctly? Film yourself and send me the video and we can check out how to fix it!
Q: Do I have to be a hiker to join Tenacious Knee?
A: No. Hiking is my passion and what I do most, so that is why it is geared towards hikers. But if you're not much of a hiker, this program will work for you to decrease your knee pain too. I can program workouts for your specific sport! We can uncover what you need on the monthly call.
Yes, I want to hike and never have to worry about my knee pain ever again!
What people are saying:
I suffered a calf and hamstring tear last fall. It kept me from doing the things I love, running and jumping especially. I have been working with Dr. Mike to rebuild my strength and stability in my injured leg and have finally returned to jumping activities, something I didn’t think I would be able to do again!