Education: If you have a very low toilet seat and it is difficult to sit down or stand up from the toilet, invest in some grab bars. Grab Bars come in very handy and can help reduce the risk of falls and injuries, increase confidence,...

Education: If you find yourself using the walls or holding onto one stair railing with both hands having to walk down your stairs awkwardly, do something about it! We recommend having two stair railings installed so that you can hold on to each one with...

HOW: Lay down face up with your head supported on a pillow. Rotate your head one direction as far as you can comfortably while keeping your head and neck supported on the pillow. You can use assistance with your hand if needed. Make sure...

HOW: Begin in a standing position with your back and head against the wall, maintain a slight chin tuck for the entirety of this exercise. Keeping your head straight raise one arm as high as you can while keeping the other arm by your...

This stretch is designed to stretch your calf muscle on the back of your shin bone. It is important to stretch this muscle to help regain knee extension range of motion. Use a stretch strap, bath towel, or bed sheet. Wrap it around the ball...

This exercise is designed to activate your quadriceps muscle and help you regain full active knee extension. After surgery, it is common to be able to get your knee straight passively like when performing a stretch, but difficult to obtain the same degree of knee...

Wall squats are a perfect way to strengthen your quadriceps muscle in a safe while as the wall provides you support. Good quadriceps strength is a predictor of a successful ACL reconstruction, so working on building as much quadriceps strength prior to surgery is imperative. To...

Use a towel or bed sheet and place it around your foot. Using your arms, slowly pull your foot to your hip, this will increase the amount of bending of knee flexion in your knee. It’s important that you keep your heel...

Sitting on a bed or couch, remove your knee immobilizer Put your heel on the ground with your knee unsupported Using your arms and your non-surgical leg, scoot your bottom forward with your surgical knee moving forward over your foot, moving into...

Gluteal activation is an isometric exercise which can be performed seated or lying down. Think about tilting your pelvis backwards or posteriorly, this may also be described as tucking the tailbone. You can use a tactile cue by using your hands to help find these...

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