Physical Therapy: Knee Exercises

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Illustrated Exercises
Shoulder
Knee
Lower Back
Ankle/Foot
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Cervical

 

Quad Sets

Injured knee is straight. Flex foot up, push back of knee into bed and tighten the muscles on top of the thigh. Hold for 5 seconds and relax.



Straight Leg Raises

Injured knee is straight. Flex foot up, tighten muscles on top of thigh and slowly raise leg off bed approximately 4-6 inches. Hold for 5 seconds and slowly return to starting position.



Short Arc Quads

Place rolled towel or pillow under injured knee. Slowly raise the foot until the knee is straight. Hold for 5 seconds and slowly return to starting position.



Hip/knee Flexion and Extension

Injured knee is straight. Slowly slide foot of injured knee back towards buttock, bending the knee and hip. Hold for 5 seconds and slowly return to starting position.



Quad Sets with Stool

Injured knee on stool or chair. Flex foot up, pus back of knee down and tighten muscles on top of the thigh. Hold for 5 seconds and relax.



Sitting Knee Flexion

Sit on chair with injured knee slightly bent. Slowly bend injured knee back and at the same time, slide buttock forward to edge of chair and end knee further back. Hold for 5 seconds and slowly return to starting position.




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