The best way to treat, prevent and recover the patellar tendinopathy

 ____  28th April 2019  ____

Single-leg decline squat on the Vibalance 2.0 or on the Viroller as a preventive and rehabilitative tool for patellar tendinopathy 

Patellar tendinopathy results in a clinical syndrome of anterior knee pain with tenderness of the patellar tendon, most commonly at its insertion in the patella but can also affect the main body of the tendon. Patellar tendinopathy can severely limit or even end an athletic career. It is relatively common in jumping sports.

The single-leg decline squat is one of the eccentric exercises used to treat, prevent or recover patellar tendinopathy. The effectiveness of this exercise is most likely due to the reduction in the tension of the calf muscles, which allows a better isolation of the knee extensor mechanism (Br J Sports Med 2004;38:395–397. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2003.000053).

With the Vibalance 2.0 or the Viroller, you can perform this exercise with the conditioning of the vibratory stimulus, which increases its effectiveness with a lower amount of pain during the activity and provides a faster return to the previous level of activity.

In addition, athletes can increase the load attaching external resistance systems to the vibratory platform or the vibratory bar using its lateral anchors.

An adequate program for any individual consists of simple and pragmatic exercises designed to incorporate progressive load to the tendon: isometric work, strength, explosive force production and jumping exercises to adapt the tendon to the ability to store and release energy. All these exercises may be performed on the Vibalance 2.0 or the Viroller with and without the conditioning of the vibratory stimulus.

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