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

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Range of motion (ROM) is measured with a device called a goniometer. Range of motion exercises focus on improving active 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.

 

Early knee ROM exercises

 

Early knee strengthening exercises

 

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.

Synonyms: 
knee rehabilitation exercises
range of motion exercises
strengthening exercises
ROM exercises
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This article offers a suite of early knee rehabilitation exercises for the damaged knee.

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.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

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:


Knee range of motion

Video discussing range of motion of the knee, and how to measure it.


eBook on early knee rehabilitation

Cornerstones of early knee rehabilitation - ebook


eBook on knee rehabilitation

Objectives of Knee Rehabilitation - ebook


eBook on patella mobes

How to perform Patellar Mobilisations - ebook