Suspension Exercises for a Healthy Knee

Written by:
Dr. Kelly Jones
June 9, 2022

In my previous two blog posts, I discussed 5 tips to help avoid ACL injuries, and specifically what a physical therapist can do to help soccer players prevent and recover from knee injuries.

For today's blog post, I’m going to share 3 videos that reveal how we work with our athletes at Activcore. In these videos, the physical therapist uses the Redcord suspension system to create a “zero-gravity” environment so that the athlete can safely exercise with proper form and without pain. It's like aquatic therapy done on land.

Using "bungee" assistance, he guides her through each precise movement: supine bridge, side plank, and prone hip flexion. You will notice that she only has one leg in the sling at a time. Developing optimal single-leg stability is essential for overall movement health.

Suspension exercises improve the way you move, balance and stabilize your own bodyweight into specific joint motions, like hip flexion or knee extension. With practice and repetition, you will gain muscle control across entire chains of muscles ("the myofascial chains") so that your whole body will feel more stable and become less susceptible to injury when participating in sports and everyday physical activities.

To learn more about suspension based physical therapy and fitness, click here

Disclaimer:  The views expressed in this article are based on the opinion of the author, unless otherwise noted, and should not be taken as personal medical advice. The information provided is intended to help readers make their own informed health and wellness decisions.

Dr. Kelly Jones

Physical Therapist
Kelly Jones is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) specializing in orthopedic conditions with a special interest in soccer. She works at Activcore in Atlanta, Georgia, located just 2 miles from Emory University. She also works at Activcore in Johns Creek, GA located inside the Medical Fitness and Wellness Group.
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