Client: Rina Doost
A 23-year-old female, Rina was initially diagnosed with chondromalacia patellae in her left knee due to a tight illiotibial band and hamstring muscle groups. She was also dealing with decreased hamstring flexibility bilaterally 50 degrees range of motion (40 degrees short of recommended norms), hamstring/quadriceps strength imbalance bilaterally, functional scoliosis, increased lumbar lordosis, genu valgus, and forward head rounded shoulders posture (FHRS).
Rina was discharged from physical therapy with mild improvement for chondromalacia (2005). Her BioMechanix strength and conditioning program was designed to improve overall fitness levels and knee pain.
- Increased core strength and lean body mass
- Decreased body weight from 135 lbs to 123 lbs
- Increased overall flexibility to functional norms, hamstring flexibility to 90 degrees-40 degree improvement
- Left knee chondromalacia completely asymptomatic
- Normal lumbar lordosis with improved posture
- Performing high level lower body plyometrics with excellent eccentric loading techniques
- Pull ups with 70 lbs assistance x12 reps to 8-body weight pull ups with no assistance. Bench press 35×10 to 75 x12
- Leg press no weight added x15 to 180 lbs additional weight x10
- Deadlifts 35×10 to 85×12