Be sure to consult your physician prior to beginning your joint exercise program and only exercise to your comfort level. You’ll obtain optimum benefit from your joint exercises if you do them twice a day.
How to Do: Stand with your walker or behind a stable chair so that your balance is supported during. Keeping your thighs together, bend your leg up behind you so that your foot raises up towards your buttocks. Note: keep the thigh as perpendicular to the floor as possible when you do this exercise (i.e. don’t let it move forward when you raise your foot behind you).
Repeat this exercise 20 times
Supplies: a chair (pre-operative) or a walker (post-operatively)
Benefit: Strengthens the muscles behind your knee for greater flexibility and better walking.