As we approach end stage rehab with our ACL patients it is important we expose them to as much stress as possible through the operated knee.
Here we are using lateral and rotational reaches with the opposite foot and a dumbbell to really challenge the stability of the knee by taking it through positions that the ACL can be more vulnerable in.
Through training these positions we can significantly improve the control at the knee as we look towards becoming stronger and fitter than pre-injury.
Are you training to avoid movements or control them?
Following an #ACL injury the recovering knee needs to go through the multidirectional stresses it will be subjected to on the field of play for a successful return to sport.
Adding the box element to these multidirectional hops increases the power demand in all three planes of motion when hopping onto the box whilst also increasing the deceleration forces acting on the knee as you land back on the floor.
ACL injuries often occur due to an inability to decelerate the knee effectively allowing it to fall inward under speed and load.