Static quads are very early knee rehabilitation exercises to activate the quadriceps muscle of the lap.

position for static quads exercise

With the back supported and the legs straight, push the kneecap down onto the surface - this tightens the quads muscle of the lap. Hold for 10 seconds. Then relax and repeat.

static quads exercise

It may be necessary to put a rolled-up towel under the knee to help patients with weak extension to trigger their quads to tighten.

Synonyms: 
Quad sets
Quads sets
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A-Z of Rehabilitation Exercises

An alphabetical list of the sort of exercises usually prescribed by physiotherapists for knee rehabilitation.

Static quads

An early knee exercise after injury or surgery.

The muscles of the knee

Learn the names of the main knee muscles.

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