Plyometric exercise in the rehabilitation of athletes: physiological responses and clinical application.

@article{Chmielewski2006PlyometricEI,
  title={Plyometric exercise in the rehabilitation of athletes: physiological responses and clinical application.},
  author={Terese L. Chmielewski and Gregory D. Myer and Douglas Kauffman and Susan M. Tillman},
  journal={The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={308-19}
}
Plyometric exercise was initially utilized to enhance sport performance and is more recently being used in the rehabilitation of injured athletes to help in the preparation for a return to sport participation. The identifying feature of plyometric exercise is a lengthening of the muscle-tendon unit followed directly by shortening (stretch-shortening cycle). Numerous plyometric exercises with varied difficulty and demand on the musculoskeletal system can be implemented in rehabilitation… CONTINUE READING
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