Terminal Knee Extension
Key exercise to regain terminal knee extension. Particularly helpful with the presentation of a quad lag, or inhibited distal quads from surgery or traumatic injury and pain.
This is an exercise used to strengthen the end range of your quadriceps muscle - the group of 4 muscles on the front of your thigh that help to straighten your knee and stop your knee from buckling.
- Fix theraband in door at knee level.
- Loop the theraband around the back of your knee.
- Have a slight bend in the hip and the knee to start.
- Your heel can be off the ground.
- Straighten your knee back into extension.
- Do not hyperextend your knee.
- Do not rock back and forth or lean forward.
- Do not bend opposite knee.