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Hi, I discovered the other day, that squatting with a mini band around my knees almost completely stopped the patella/quadricep junction knee pain that I get both during and after squatting.
When squatting without the bands I do focus on keeping my knees out, and don’t let hem collapse in. So I was wondering what people thought that this indicates and why it helps? It’s obviously curing a deficiency somewhere. Adductors?
Any thoughts appreciated, cheers.
There is something called RNT or Reactive Neuromuscular Training which I learned about when I certified for the Functional Movement Screen or FMS. A typical RNT protocol is to cause facilitation of the error with some tool like a band, and then you resist the error to imprint the proper neuromuscular result, which will hopefully stay without the tool later.
Thanks David, that’s quite interesting. So is it a case that the correct muscles just aren’t firing as they should? Is there anything else I can do to help this remapping?
Are you still having pain in the knee when you squat and focus on, well – i believe the proper cue now is “NOT KNEES IN!” (vs. KNEES OUT)?