Open-chain exercises may be more effective for particular therapeutic goals such as increasing quadriceps strength after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. But overall, physical therapists are incorporating more closed-chain exercises into rehabilitation programs and recommending them for people with painful joints because these exercises involve more muscles and joints and help to create stability around a joint. The wall-sit exercise is an example.
- Q How do I perform the prone-arm waves exercise?
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- Q How do I perform a hop with stabilization to the side?
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- Q Why is it important to do passive range of motion (ROM) exercises?