MEDIAL KNEE DRIFT IN ATHLETES

Wednesday Rehab:

I really wanted you to read a bit of technical thought from Rehab Trainer’s very own Chris Mallac (the famous Sports Injury Doctor) – his latest article that explores the tension that often exists between“Biomechanically Optimal” movement and “Sports Performance” movement.

Physiotherapists and Exercise Professionals often become concerned when they see a client or patient demonstrate a “valgus collapse” during squatting and lunging type movements

Typically, they will encourage the client/patient to maintain a “knee over third toe” position during all knee bending movements to protect not only the patellofemoral joint but also the anterior hip joint and even the medial ankle structures that will be subject to pronation.

But is this sensible advice? Please read on the attached article.

 

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