The knee is a complex structure that can experience any number of injuries or conditions that interrupt normal functioning. This lecture/demo-style workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, begins by exploring the anatomy and biomechanics involved in the normal, healthy functioning of the knee, followed by a discussion of some of the more common dysfunctions caused by injury or disease. Lastly, learn a variety of exercise progressions using some small props designed to be implemented in a post-rehabilitative setting to rebuild normal muscle action and movement patterning. Designed to prepare the body for specific activities and enhance performance, these exercises can challenge and promote optimal functioning.
- Understand optimal function and movement patterns of the knee joint.
- Review anatomy and muscular involvement in ideal functioning.
- Understand common dysfunctions and how they can be addressed.
- Learn Mat-based exercises and progressions to optimize knee joint function.
Equipment used in this workshop