The knee is a “victim joint.” That is, the knee is rarely the source of dysfunction, but rather the unfortunate victim (often painfully so) of alterations in hip and/or ankle motion. The knee has a propensity toward a “COMPENSATION PATTERN” described as a “functional valgus.” Knee valgus is also referred to as knock knee, valgus collapse and medial knee displacement. It is characterized by hip adduction and hip internal rotation, usually when in a hips-flexed position.
What’s the First Step in Correcting Knee Valgus?
Reassessment is important to determine whether the initial treatment plan/program/treatment is working and will also help to determine when it is time to Progress.
This Blog was written by Debbie Abell, Interdisciplinary Movement Specialist and Educator at Movement U Department of Body Kinetics
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