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...

Start lying on your stomach with your knee off the edge of the bed. Try and bring your heel to your butt. Resist this movement with your other leg like shown in the video. ...

Sitting on a bed or couch, remove your knee immobilizer Place the non-affected leg underneath the surgical leg. While assisting yourself, slowly let gravity help as your knee goes into flexion. Use your non-affected leg to assist the surgical leg...

After an injury or surgery, it is very common to have swelling and edema in the knee. To help control the swelling and prevent a serious complication called a deep vein thrombosis from forming in your calf, it is imperative to perform ankle pumps once...

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