The ACL is one of the major ligaments that connect the thighbone to the shinbone. Activities that require sudden changes of direction or speed, landing awkwardly from a jump, and collisions can increase the risk of injury.
If you have suffered an ACL tear or sprain, check out the Pilates Protocols chapter of the Pilates Encyclopedia. You’ll find a list of exercises designed to improve the function of the knee after an ACL injury. Of course, always check with your doctor before returning to an exercise program.
When designing a program for you(r student) always take other individual restrictions into account.
- Thighs in Straps
- Feet in Straps: Single Leg Stretch with opposite strap
- Seated Footwork: SL + DL
Trapeze Table / Tower
- Hip Opener
- Standing Leg Pump from front or side
- Side Sit Leg Pump
- Single Leg Stretch with thera band: check lower extremity alignment
- End range knee extension w/ towel or FR under knee
- Tiny single leg squats Standing on block or sideways on stairs
- Wall Squats (with ball between knees)