Knee Rehabilitation Exercises
Whether you are rehabilitating your knee form after surgery or after an injury, progression of exercises should be slow and pain free unless otherwise noted.
Stretching exercises should be pushed into slowly and held at the first point of discomfort. Strengthening exercises should be done with a light enough resistance or weight to complete 3 sets of 20 repetitions. Exercises should never increase pain or swelling, even the next day.
Stretching or Range of Motion Exercises
1. Hamstring Stretches
2. Quadriceps Stretch
1. Leg Extension Exercises and Straight Leg Raises
2. Buttock Tucks
3. 1/4 Squats- Progressing from double leg to single leg
4. Step-ups- Forward and Lateral
5. Cardiovascular Exercise- Start on a stationary bike and then progress as tolerated to elliptical or treadmill.
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