Help! My knee won’t bend & I do not know what to do!
- Is your knee bending stuck?
- Are you doing all your exercises and stretches & not getting any better?
- Has your surgeon mentioned an MUA to you?
- Are you having stiffness that is causing difficulty with knee bending?
If you answered YES to any of those questions, this course can help you.
Dr. Samantha Smith PT is specialized in knee replacements and has helped thousands of people avoid these problems after a knee replacement.
Qualifications for course:
- Must be at least 6 weeks post surgery
- Physician clearance (verbal is okay)
Knee Bending Course content:
Introduction to course:
what to expect, equipment needed.
Why won't my knee bend:
Knee bending anatomy, muscle strength & weakness, scar tissue, manage swelling, how to add in exercises/activity, over doing it, doing the wrong exercises, when is pain too much
Intro to 3 week exercise program:
how to complete, detailed schedule, starting measurement test
Week 1 of exercise program:
special schedule for days 1-3, explanation of exercises, education with slowly adding in daily activities
Week 2 of exercise program:
new more advanced exercises, more challenging stretching, hamstring strengthening
Week 3 of exercise program:
challenging hamstring strengthening, challenging quad strengthening, hip stretching, review of overdoing exercises and how to scale back
what to do if you met your goals, what to do if you did not meet your goals, when to contact surgeon, scar tissue review