Knee Health Maintenance

Dr. Catherine Logan

Catherine Logan

Injury Prevention

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Top 5 Maintenance Exercises

All rehab programming should be performed under the supervision of your physician and a licensed physical therapist.

The goal is to incorporate strengthening of the hips, glutes and core in addition to the quads and hamstrings to best protect the knee joint and cartilage. Incorporate these exercises into your normal routine 2-3 days per week.

1. Plank Hold: add knee tucks, alternating
2. Resisted Squats: Add TheraBand/Tubing to traditional body-weight squats for added resistance
3. Single Leg Step Downs – use balance support as needed to maintain proper form.
4. Balance Squats:
Use a Bosu, VewDo Board or similar
5. Mini-Band Monster Walks
Courtesy of https://redefiningstrength.com/mini-band-monster-walks/