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Knee CARs: Tibial Rotation

Increase tibial rotation by increaseing flexibility and strength = Mobiity. Exercises created by Dr. Spina.

Knee Capsule Stretch (internal rotation)

Knee Internal Rotation

Target: Inside knee joint capsule
While seated, grab the outside aspect of the foot with the opposite hand. Use the other hand to apply a inside to outside force at the distal thigh.

PASSIVE STRETCH

Into inward tibial rotation

PAILs

Outward shin rotation against the resistance of the hand

RAILs

Inward tibial rotation

Note: Ensure that rotation is occurring through the Knee joint and not the Ankle joint that should remain locked.

Knee Capsule Stretch (external rotation)

Knee External Rotation

Target: Inside knee joint capsule
While seated, grab the inside of the foot with the same side hand. Use the other hand to apply an outside to inside force at the distal thigh.

PASSIVE STRETCH

Into outward tibial rotation

PAILs

Inward shin rotation against the resistance of the hand

RAILs

Outward tibial rotation

Note: Ensure that rotation is occurring through the knee joint and not the Ankle that should remain locked.