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Table 1 Neuromuscular exercise program; ALIGN

From: The effects of neuromuscular exercise on medial knee joint load post-arthroscopic partial medial meniscectomy: ‘SCOPEX’ a randomised control trial protocol

Exercise Primary Muscles Targeted Description of starting level
A bdominal crunches Abdominal muscles Performed in supine with knees flexed on exercise ball, participants perform abdominal crunches
bridge Hamstrings, gluteals, hip adductors Performed in supine with knees flexed on the exercise ball, participants rise up and hold the position with a towel between knees
L unge Gluteals, knee extensors and flexors Standing upright, participants lunge forward and return to starting position
I ncomplete circle Hip abductors Performed in a unipedal stance while the opposite limb rotates in a semi-circular motion
G et tapping Knee extensors and hip abductors Performed in a unipedal stance on a stepper, as the opposite leg taps the ground behind the step
kN ee bends Knee extensors, gluteals and hip abductors Performed in a bipedal stance in front of a chair with feet hip width apart, knees are bend so the bottom nearly touches the chair or heels remain in full contact with the floor