Lateral Collateral Ligament Rehab - Early Stage
The lateral collateral ligament (LCL) runs along the outside portion of the knee. Whilst injuries to the LCL is less common than the MCL (medial side) it does nonetheless happen and as such, today's post will feature exercises specifically for it!
In the early stage of recovery the aim of rehab is to: 1️⃣ Regain localised knee control 2️⃣ Gradually expose the LCL to load Usually resistance from a light powerband or even the weight of the lower leg is more than sufficient at this stage and harder than it looks to execute correctly. In this exercise series we’ve include a combination of open chain & open chain exercise which is important when rehabbing any injuries. When performing the exercises in this video, you may experience some mild pain at the injury site. If the pain is irritable and lingers for longer than 1-2 hours following the exercise, ease up as you may be going too hard. It’s best to ease into them and slowly build up the intensity and reps!
Our caring and friendly Chatswood, North Sydney or Sydney CBD Physio Team would love to help you out, so reach out to us if you have any questions!