L9: SINGLE LEG SMALL SQUATS (SWISS BALL) Teaching points

Lesson instructions:

Read the exercise instructions 
Watch the video
Read key teaching phrases and contraindications



Key teaching phrases 

  • “Maintain a forward looking gaze” 
  • “ Keep your head in line with your body” 
  • “Maintain a natural curve in your lower back” 
  • “Avoid slouching” 
  • “Keep your pelvis level” 
  • “Keep your knees in line with your toes” 
  • “Don’t let your knee move inwards or outwards” 
  • “Push through your heel” 
  • “Keep your foot flat on the floor” 

Contraindications 

  • Knee pain during or after this exercise 
  • Recent knee surgery* 

*During the initial stages of recovery patients may lack the appropriate quadriceps activation to safely perform this exercise.

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