Quadriceps Muscle Energy

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Quadriceps Muscle Energy

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Recall: Quadricep Muscle Testing

Testing Rectus Femoris

Steps for Treatment:

  1. Patient prone with knee of the tightened muscle flexed
  2. Physician gently pushes knee toward buttock to the barrier
    • Note: can either use your body weight or grab leg proximal to ankle
  3. Patient is asked to straighten knee against resistance, 3-5 seconds
  4. Patient then told to relax for atleast 2 seconds 
  5. Engage the new barrier and repeat at least 3 times
  6. Passive stretch
  7. Return to neutral
  8. Reassess

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