Jumpers Knee Part 2

Jumpers Knee Part 2

Jumpers Knee 3 – Eccentrics

#JumpersKnee 3Basketball players deal with many injuries, but a common injury basketball players deal with especially during middle school and high school years is Patella tendonitis or Jumpers knee. This can be caused by overuse, muscular imbalances, or during growth spurts. When seeing these athletes in the clinic we tend to focus on reducing the strain on the tendon along with decreasing pain so that we can start focusing on strengthening to prevent this injury from coming becoming chronic.Basketball players deal with many injuries, but a common injury basketball players deal with especially during middle school and high school years is Patella tendonitis or Jumpers knee. This can be caused by overuse, muscular imbalances, or during growth spurts. When seeing these athletes in the clinic we tend to focus on reducing the strain on the tendon along with decreasing pain so that we can start focusing on strengthening to prevent this injury from coming chronic. In this video we are having the patient preform an eccentric single leg knee bend with the heel elevated. Eccentric exercises are exercises where you focus on slower movements which puts more strain on the tendon and forces the muscles to work harder. The athlete will started the movement with a 3-5 second count to lower themselves followed by extending their knee and returning to the starting position. The heel is elevated to increase the force at the patella and patella tendon. Eccentric exercises have been shown to increase strength at the joint and surrounding tendons.#PhysicalTherapy #Basketball #Sports

Posted by Sterling Physical Therapy on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

 

Basketball players deal with many injuries, but a common injury basketball players deal with especially during middle school and high school years is Patella tendonitis or Jumpers knee. This can be caused by overuse, muscular imbalances, or during growth spurts. When seeing these athletes in the clinic we tend to focus on reducing the strain on the tendon along with decreasing pain so that we can start focusing on strengthening to prevent this injury from coming becoming chronic.
Basketball players deal with many injuries, but a common injury basketball players deal with especially during middle school and high school years is Patella tendonitis or Jumpers knee. This can be caused by overuse, muscular imbalances, or during growth spurts. When seeing these athletes in the clinic we tend to focus on reducing the strain on the tendon along with decreasing pain so that we can start focusing on strengthening to prevent this injury from coming chronic.

In this video we are having the patient preform an eccentric single leg knee bend with the heel elevated. Eccentric exercises are exercises where you focus on slower movements which puts more strain on the tendon and forces the muscles to work harder. The athlete will started the movement with a 3-5 second count to lower themselves followed by extending their knee and returning to the starting position. The heel is elevated to increase the force at the patella and patella tendon. Eccentric exercises have been shown to increase strength at the joint and surrounding tendons.

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