Patellar Tendon Loading Rehab Exercise

In the video below you will see a modified decline board single leg squat i.e. we didnt have a decline board so we simply raised the heel to bias the load through the knee and the client places their hands on the wall to increase stability and control and are asked to perform partial range single leg squats.  With lower limb tendinopathies the research informs us that strength training is an important part of the rehab process.  In this video you will see one exercise prescribed that focuses on loading the knee.   We have borrowed the principles of management from Physio Pete Malliaris who often uses a pain scale of 3/10 following 24 hours of activity to inform us if we can progress or not.  This client has been advised that should their discomfort levels be less than 3/10 or less than pre activity/exercise levels 24 hours following, then they can continue to progress with their exercise regime.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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