TRAINING LADDER FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS: FOR RUPTURE OF THE OUTER COLLATERAL LIGAMENT (RUPTURA COLLATERALE LIGAMENTUM MEDIALE/TIBIALE)
Unlimited: Cycling with raised saddle.
Lie on your back. Draw the injured leg up towards your head so that the muscles in the back of the thigh become increasingly stretched. Perform the exercise with outstretched as well as bent knee. Hold the position for 20 seconds and relax for 20 seconds before repeating. The exercise can also be performed standing with the injured leg outstretched on a chair while the upper body is bent slightly forwards.
Stand with support from the back of a chair or the wall. Using your hand, bend the knee and draw the foot up and your knee slightly backwards so that the muscles in the front of the thigh become increasingly stretched. Hold the position for 20 seconds and relax for 20 seconds before repeating. The exercise can also be done lying down. If you lie on your stomach you can draw the foot up by using a towel.
Lie on your side on a table. Bend one leg up under your body and let the other hang over the edge of the table so that the muscles in the outer side of the thigh become increasingly stretched. Hold the position for 20 seconds and relax for 20 seconds before repeating. The exercise can also be done standing by placing the outstretched injured leg behind the good leg at the same time as bending over the injured leg.
Stand with one leg outstretched and the other slightly bent. Thrust your weight to the side over the bent leg so that the inner side of the opposite thigh becomes increasingly stretched. Hold the position for 20 seconds and relax for 20 seconds before repeating.
Seesaw. Balance on two legs, possibly using a hand as support against the wall, balancing subsequently on one leg without support. Look straight ahead and keep knees bent.
Sit on a chair with elastic around the ankle, facing the elastic. Lift the leg and slowly bend and stretch the knee.
Sit on a chair with elastic attached to the ankle. Raise the leg and slowly stretch and bend the knee.
Pull yourself forward on a chair by use of your heel against the floor. Increase the resistance by having someone hold the chair.
Sit on a chair and lift the knee to a horizontal position. Hold for 1 minute, lower the leg to approx. 45 degrees for 30 seconds. Lower again to the starting position.
Stand on the healthy leg with the elastic around the inside of the injured leg. Move the injured leg from side to side in a slow smooth movement. Moving the position of the elastic lower down the leg can increase the load.
Stand on the good leg with the elastic around the outer side of the injured leg above the knee. Move the injured leg from side to side in a slow movement.
Lie on your back with the healthy leg bent and the injured leg against the wall. Place a ball between the foot and the wall. Move the injured leg up and down the wall while applying a slight pressure on the ball.
Stretching is carried out in the following way: stretch the muscle group for 3-5 seconds. Relax for 3-5 seconds. The muscle group should subsequently be stretched for 20 seconds. The muscle is allowed to be tender, but must not hurt. Relax for 20 seconds, after which the procedure can be repeated.
The time consumed for stretching, coordination and strength training can be altered depending on the training opportunities available and individual requirements.