The MRST consisted of 6 events executed in the following order: weight-bearing lunge event (WBL), overhead squat (OHS), closed kinetic chain
upper extremity stability test (CKCUEST), forward step down with eyes closed (FSD), repeated tuck jump (RTJ), and a question regarding the individual's perceived risk for future musculoskeletal injury (QUEST).
Biomechanics of the knee during closed kinetic chain
and open kinetic chain exercises.
In this study, the impact of closed kinetic chain
exercise on cartilage thickness and volume in individuals with OA (between 40 and 60 years of age) was examined.
Like the baseball hitter, whose foot is fixed during the weight transfer onto the front foot during the bat swing, golfers also experience rotational velocities at the hip in a closed kinetic chain
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 exercises.
Three different axes of pronation and supination will be used as a base for describing related movements in closed kinetic chain
13) Initially closed kinetic chain
exercises, such as wall squat and single leg wall squats, with the knee in sub-terminal extension were explored (Figure 3).
There has been much written regarding the benefits of closed kinetic chain
exercise and joint loading exercises during rehabilitation (5).
Closed kinetic chain
exercise (squats, lunges, step-ups, stepdowns, split-squats, squat touches, push-ups, etc.
In closed kinetic chain
movements the foot is fixed, on the ground or a board, and other joints are moving in addition to the knee joint.
The Dynamic Flex[TM] is the only stretching device that works in a closed kinetic chain
creating the needed proprioceptive response between joint and muscle structures.
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).