Original Article : THE SINGLE LEG SQUAT IS THE BEST LEG EXERCISE FOR KNEE INJURY REHABILITATION
by : Nick Jack
From : noregretspt.com
Anyone who has had a severe or chronic leg injury, will know just how difficult it can be to do the simplest of movements or activities such as walking up stairs or getting in and out of cars. Even just regular walking itself can be hard! I should know, I have had more than my share of injuries. Most of my injuries have been on my left leg, and many of them could have been easily prevented if I had adopted the methods and exercise techniques I am going to share with you in this article. For these injuries were not bad luck, they were all postural and movement related. Plus the fact I did not rehabilitate them correctly and went straight back to playing sports, led to compensation and dysfunction, that created a new injury. Each time this happened I became much less stable and much weaker. It was only later in life taking on my current role, researching and learning from my mistakes, did I find the answer. And possibly the greatest answer has been the power of learning how to do a Single Leg Squat. The funny thing is that right now I am back to square one again…… And this time it is on my right leg for the first time ever. And this would be the most serious injury I have ever had – a partial tear to my ACL! I need to be able to get back to full stability and strength in order to learn how to walk and run again. And what better way to do this than with the single leg squat.