Lower extremity patterns are used to treat dysfunctions in the pelvis, leg and foot caused by muscular weakness, incoordination, and joint restrictions. We can use these leg patterns for treatment of functional problems in walking and climbing up and down stairs, with activities such as rolling, and moving in bed. Your imagination can supply other examples. The leg patterns are also used to exercise the trunk. Resistance to strong leg muscles produces irradiation into weaker muscles elsewhere in the body.
KeywordsKnee Flexion External Rotation Knee Extension Plantar Flexion Body Mechanic
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