Suprapatellar Pouch Mobilization

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Experiencing knee pain?  In this week’s Movement Monday we take a look at a mobilization technique for addressing a common cause of knee pain.  Dr. Jon outlines a use of the lacrosse ball to mobilize the lateral aspect of the suprapatellar pouch.

The suprapatellar pouch is the area of the knee locate just above and around the knee cap (patella).  When a person’s patella does not track properly within the groove of the knee, knee pain typically follows.

Poor tracking is commonly associated with restrictions within one’s:

  • Lateral Quad (Vastus lateralis muscle)
  • IT Band
  • Rectus Femoris muscle
  • Lateral Patellar Retinaculum
  • Quad Tendon


If you or someone you know is dealing with knee pain, institute this mobilization on a daily basis for one week’s time.  If that doesn’t address your or their knee pain have them give us a call!  We love referrals and would love to have a closer look at that knee.



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Dr. Brooks Newton
Dr. Brooks Newton

Dr. Brooks Newton is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, and a CrossFit Mobility Trainer. He specializes in the treatment of orthopedic and sport injuries which has lead him to work with athletes from the ranging from the NFL, NHL, Crossfit Games, NCAA Div I, II, and III, and the Chinese Olympic Teams.

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