The effect of TRX suspension trainer and BOSU platform after reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament of the knee joint

Keywords: rehabilitation, physical therapy, injury, fitness, joint stability, muscle


Background and Study Aim. The tear of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee joint is experienced by people of all ages for a variety of reasons. The physiotherapy procedures with different equipment help recover lost functions. The aim of this research was to determine the effect of ‘TRX’ (Total body Resistance eXercise) suspension trainer and platform ‘BOSU’ (Both Sides Utilized) after anterior cruciate ligament of knee joint reconstruction. Material and Methods. The study included 20 patients after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery, 13 women, age (31.7 ± 3.4) and 7 men, age (31.7 ± 3.5) participated in the assessment. The strength of the calf flexors and extensors muscles was assessed by Lovett scale. The range of motion of the knee joint was assessed by goniometer. The static and dynamic body balance was assessed by Fullerton Advanced Balance Scale. The stability of the knee joint was assessed by Lachman test. The statistical data reliability was evaluated using Student's T criterion. Results. The data obtained showed that stabilization exercises with ‘TRX’ suspension trainer ant platform ‘BOSU’ have positive effect on knee joint after reconstruction. In the first and second group strength of the calf flexors and extensors muscles, amplitude of knee joint, static and dynamic balance significantly increased (p<0.05). Knee joint stability increased. Comparing both groups’ results, there are no statistically significant difference (p>0.05).  Conclusions. Physiotherapy exercises with TRX suspension trainer and platform ‘BOSU’ can help patients to return lost muscles strength, knee joint amplitude, static and dynamic balance and knee joint stability.


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Author Biographies

Julija Andrejeva, Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences; Faculty of Health Sciences, Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences. Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Anastasija Grisanina, Klaipeda University; Faculty of Health Sciences, Klaipeda University; Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Grazina Sniepienė, Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences; Faculty of Health Sciences, Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences; Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Asta Mockiene, Vytautas Magnus University; Vytautas Magnus University; Kaunas, Lithuania.
Dainora Strazdauskaite, Lithuanian Sports University; Faculty of Sports Education, Lithuanian Sports University; Kaunas, Lithuania


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How to Cite
Andrejeva J, Grisanina A, Sniepienė G, Mockiene A, Strazdauskaite D. The effect of TRX suspension trainer and BOSU platform after reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament of the knee joint. Pedagogy of Physical Culture and Sports. 2022;26(1):47-6.