These researchers looked into the persistence of movement and loading compensations during 2 – leg squatting post ACL reconstruction and during rehab process. They found that there were measurable differences persisting at least until the 5 month period and likely beyond. Their literature review cited studies in which there were squat compensations up to 2 YEARS post ACL reconstruction.
The authors recommend that “efforts be made to encourage equal distribution of loads and avoid compensation” as well as “early sagittal plane loading” to minimize the persistent compensations they found at 3 and 5 months.
The early and serial use of the Movement Efficiency Screen to objectify BOTH quality and symmetry of basic body weight squatting for all individuals. Before, during, and after rehabilitation of any lower body injury.