TRAINING LADDER FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS: FOR MUSCLE RUPTURE IN THE POSTERIOR THIGH (RUPTURA MUSCULI)
The following rehabilitation program will cover the needs for the vast majority of children with muscle rupture in the anterior thigh. Older teenagers involved in sports at a high level can advantageously use the rehabilitation program for adults.
Unlimited: Cycling. Swimming. Running with increasing speed.
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.
Sit on a chair with elastic around the ankle, facing the elastic. Lift the leg and slowly bend and stretch the knee.
Lie on your back with a ball or firm round cushion under the injured leg. Lift your backside up from the floor and stretch the healthy leg. Hold the position for a few seconds.
Stand by a chair with your weight on the healthy leg and a sandbag around the injured leg. Slowly bend and stretch in the injured leg’s knee.
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.