Knee & Patellar CARS: A Brief Overview
Controlled articular rotations (CARS), or joint circles, are a very simple and effective way to maintain our joint health and longevity, as well as maintain our joint range of motion.
If you have a known mobility restriction, while CARS may clear up the restriction in the long-term, it is best to perform a specific stretch or exercise for the known restriction (see below).
If you do not have a mobility restriction, then CARS are an amazing movement tool to utilize to maintain your current range of motion.
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Most Common Knee Mobility Restrictions
If you have a limitation in knee flexion, then you may benefit from the couch stretch to lengthen your quadriceps and improve your endrange hamstring strength/control.
If you have a limitation in tibial internal rotation, then you may benefit from tibial internal rotation PAILs / RAILs.