Knees

The Knee Joint: Key Structures

  • Patella (Kneecap)
  • Menisci
  • Ligaments¬†
  • Quadriceps and Hamstrings

Relevance to Reformer Pilates

  • Alignment
  • Stability
  • Mobility

Common Issues and Modifications

Knee Pain: Modify exercises to reduce stress on the knee joint, such as avoiding deep flexion in squats.

Ankle Instability: Use props or modify exercises to ensure safe practice for clients with ankle instability.

Muscle Imbalances: Tailor exercises to address and correct imbalances between the anterior and posterior lower leg muscles.