Knee exercises help to improve range of motion, strength proprioception and endurance.


Knee Rehabilitation

Our ebooks will help you understand where you are in the phases of rehabilitation, and the difference between exercises for range-of-motion, strength, proprioception and endurance, so that you can choose exercises that are appropriate to your own level of healing and recovery.

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Range of motion is measured with a device called a goniometer. Range of motion exercises focus on improving acive and passive flexion and extension. Strengthening exercises such as full arc extensions can be started as soon as the knee is 'calm' after injury or surgery. Once the regime of knee exercises is well established, patients can work on their hips and lower back.
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range of motion exercises
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Range of Motion

Video explaining the terminology of flexion and extension of the knee.

Knee Rehabilitation Principles

A pretty comprehensive rehab section offering descriptions of many of the routine knee exercises, together with an explanation of where each is relevant.

A-Z of Rehabilitation Exercises

An alphabetical list of the sort of exercises usually prescribed by physiotherapists for knee rehabilitation.

A personal story of knee rehabilitation going wrong

Objectives of Knee Rehabilitation

An explanation of what rehab tries to achieve.

Hamstrings exercises

Hamstrings exercises should not be forgotten in favour of quads exercises. These two muscle groups should be balanced.




Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Minns Lowe CJ, Barker KL, Dewey M, and Sackley CM. BMJ. 2007 Oct 20; 335(7624): 812.

See also:

Cornerstones of early knee rehabilitation - ebook

Objectives of Knee Rehabilitation - ebook

How to perform Patellar Mobilisations - ebook