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Standing Assisted Knee Stretch

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This really is one of our armchair exercises for patients with knee injuries but is totally great for our seniors to do as well.

The standing assisted knee stretch is a great rehab exercise which will not only stretch the lower quadriceps muscles but also engage your glutes (bottom muscles) and your hamstring as well. In fact, this rehab exercise is going to do other areas as well but let’s not talk about the hip flexors, the abdominal muscles engaging or lower back (oops…did I just say that?)

Level: Intermediate Stage

Equipment: An upright chair

Exercise

  • Stand upright facing your upright chair (must have chair arms and 4 straight legs)
  • Place your arms on the arms of the chair
  • Lean forwards and bring one knee upwards over the chair, make sure your ankle sits onto the seat edge
  • (the knee does NOT) touch the chair
  • Bring your leg back to the floor
  • Stand back up
  • Repeat
Reps Sets Time (minutes)
5 1 (each leg if required)  10-30 second intervals

Advancement of Exercise

  • Stand upright facing your upright chair (must have chair arms and 4 straight legs)
  • Place your arms on the arms of the chair
  • Lean forwards and bring one knee upwards over the chair, make sure your ankle sits onto the seat edge
  • (the knee does NOT) touch the chair
  • Try and straighten upright whilst the knee is over the chair
  • Bring your leg back to the floor
  • Stand back up
  • Repeat
Reps Sets Time (seconds)
5 2 10-30 second intervals

Note:// Although these exercises are designed to help you help yourself, we urge caution in all rehabilitation. If you do feel pain or are worried that you are not doing the exercise properly then call 01522 511834 and make an appointment to see one of our highly trained practitioners. Remember we might not have examined you!

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