This is one of our softball players who tripped trying to run out a ground ball. She smashed her knee into the dirt and wound up with a contusion to the anterolateral patella and lateral retinaculum (see the abrasion?). Some pre patella bursa injury too.
Day 3 post injury, I wanted to get her going on some partial range squats. My goal is to get a good muscle pump going to reduce edema and prevent quad atrophy. A traditional squat subconsciously caused her pelvis to translate to the uninvolved limb, as well as the foot of the involved leg to overpronate. Her body attempting to unload the patella & lateral retinaculum.
I successfully switched her over to R stagger squat; you can see everything line up better. What other squat variations could I have chosen?