One of the main jobs of a physical therapist is to provide education to patients (and others) about specific conditions and disease processes that may effect functional mobility. Teaching people about basic anatomy is an important component. If patients have knowledge about the anatomy of their injury, they may have a better understanding of the physical therapy process in treating their injury.
The quadriceps are a muscle group located in the front of your thigh. This muscle group is comrised of four muscles. The main function of the quads (as they are known) is to straighten the knee. This is essential for normal walking, running, and rising from a chair.
Click the link below to learn more about the quadriceps. You can also learn more about human anatomy by clicking the Anatomy link located on the left side of the page.
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