Quadriceps Exercise Video

Quadriceps Exercise Video

Quadriceps / Front of Thigh Strain Exercise Video

What is a Quadriceps/Front of Thigh Strain and why does it occur?

  • Advice for managing the injury in the acute phase. i.e. how to apply ice, when to wear support or compression bandages
  • This film is a useful aid for rehabilitation of a mild to moderate Quadriceps strain
  • Appropriate strength and flexibility exercise for specific recovery phases are included, as well as core stability, joint balance and proprioception exercises
  • If you experience pain while exercising, stop immediately
  • These videos are not a substitute for proper medical consultation
  • You are advised to seek professional advice if you suffer pain, have a recent injury or have difficulty in weightbearing or walking

Exercise phases:

  • Active stretches, as soon as knee flexion is pain-free
  • Static stretches, as swelling subsides
  • Strengthening exercises, following the inflammatory phase
  • Intensive stretches, after pain and inflammation has resolved
  • Intensive strengthening exercises to resume normal weight-bearing and prepare for more challenging activities and sports

Exercise positions:

  • Sitting
  • Lying on the back (supine)
  • Kneeling
  • 4 Point Kneeling (on the hands and knees)
  • Sit Ups

Includes exercises for:

  • Stretching the back of the leg (Hamstring), front of the leg (Quadriceps), inner thigh (Groin) and buttock (Gluteal) muscles
  • Buttock and Pelvic floor strengthening
  • Hip and knee mobility and stability
  • Abdominal muscle strengthening
  • Quadriceps, hip and knee strengthening
  • Lumbar, pelvic and lower limb rebalancing
  • Joint Proprioception

Exercises do not require:

  • Lying face down (prone)
  • Standing

Useful Exercise Accessories:

  • Towel
  • Chair or Gym Ball
  • Ankle Weight Cuffs (0.5, 1,1.5kg)
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PLEASE NOTE

  • If you experience pain while exercising, it is important to stop immediately.
  • These videos are not a substitute for proper medical consultation. You are advised to seek professional advice if you suffer pain or have a recent injury.
  • The word ‘Pain’ on this website, such as hip, knee or back pain, refers to ‘non-specific’ symptoms, where no specific medical condition, has been diagnosed.