Early Fx Integration
for Grumpy Confused Quads 11

 
In all my Physiotherapy days treating knee pain, I was never more grateful for any piece of equipment than for the Leg Press they had in the massive gym next door to our Sports Medicine Clinic at Lutwyche in Brisbane. It was perfect! - the kind that moves your body away from the platform, not the platform moving (less functional I think). 

I used it almost everyday with all knees - for assessment of everything from 1-5RM strength, though to activation at a basic level, post-operative baseline strength; etc.  

Though I use a wall instead of the machine, today’s video brings together many critical elements that need to be taught to clients with Grumpy Knees (and therefore Grumpy Quads!):
  • What load to begin with?
  • What exercise to use for early functional integration (because let’s face it leg extensions ain’t functional unless you are into Karate..).
  • What angle of knee bend to begin at.
  • What type of contraction?
  • Basic foot retraining.
  • Mental focus for purpose of improving brain connection to Quads.
  • Additional props (theratubing in this instance) that will enhance the VMO part of quads?
  • Improved coaching by you their Fitness or Allied Health Professional!
Hmmm that’s a lot to ask of a 2min video, but hopefully it all makes sense upon viewing. And best of all - no need for gym equipment, as you just need the wall at home and lots of persistence!

See if you can answer all the above questions from the video…

Cheers!

Ulrik

 


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