The first set of desk exercises or "Scissors" challenges the pelvic area in "an open kinetic chain
setting" which progresses into a functional position.
However, these studies have addressed a lower limb moving in an open kinetic chain
, typically involving the kicking leg.
Over the past 10 years, isokinetics has become the exercise modality of choice for rehabilitating the lower extremity; however, a review of literature indicates that closed kinetic chain exercises have advantages over open kinetic chain
Analysis of the data suggests that open kinetic chain
exercise (isokinetic training) did not lead to functional improvements on a closed kinetic chain activity (Rapid Step Test).