Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Video Demonstrations: Knee
- Ankle pumps
- Ball squats
- Bridge & unilateral bridge
- Bridges on physioball
- Bridge on physioball with roll-in
- Bridge on physioball alternating
- Calf raises
- Heel prop
- Heel slides with towel
- Hip abduction
- Hip hike
- Kneeling hip flexor stretch
- Lateral step-ups
- Mini squats
- Patella mobilization
- Prone hamstring curls
- Prone hang
- Prone quad stretch
- Quad sets
- Romanian deadlift
- Seated assisted knee flexion extension
- Seated knee extension long arc quads
- Sidelying hip external rotation – clamshell
- Soleus stretch
- Squats to chair
- Standing gastroc stretch
- Standing quad stretch
- Step downs
- Step ups
- Step ups with march
- Straight leg raise
- Supine active hamstring stretch
- Supine passive hamstring stretch
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Ankle pumps work on the range of motion of the ankle. In addition, they help move the muscles to help get rid of fluid and swelling that might be present after an injury or surgery.
The ball squat will work the abdominals, the gluteus, the inner thighs, the outer thighs, the front of the legs and the back of the legs.
Performing bridges on a physioball engages your hip extensor muscles and abductor muscles. They also work to increase strength and endurance of core muscles.
The heel prop exercise improves knee hyperextension. It is a passive stretching exercise that can be help for an extended period of time.
Heel slides are important because they stimulate both your quadriceps and hamstring to improve range of motion in your knee and hip.
Weak hip abductors can negatively affect your posture and walking gait, so hip abductions target these muscles to strengthen them, and stabilize your legs and pelvis.
After injury or surgery, it is important to initiate movement around the patella (knee cap). You can do that with gentle movements up & down and to the inside & outside of knee.
The prone quad stretch is a good way to stretch out your quadriceps because it allows you to stretch all four muscle groups that make up your quads.
Quad sets are important after injury and/or surgery to help facilitate a return of control to the quadriceps. This exercise uses your muscles without moving your hip or knee.
This is an exercise that helps return range of motion to your knee. It is a good exercise to do in the beginning of your physical therapy because it is gentle on the knee joint.
A shallow squat to a chair works all the major muscle groups in the legs, especially your quadriceps, gluetus and hip abductors, which helps strengthen your hips and knees.
The gastroc muscle is one of two muscles that make up youf calf. The standing gastroc stretch is a good way to stretch your calf gently without putting strain on your knee.
You will feel the standing quad stretch across the front of your quad. This exercise is a great way to stretch out tight quadriceps muscles.
The supine active hamstring stretch increases hamstring flexibility. It also helps increate the range of motion of your knee.
Ankle Pump Exercise