Rehabilitation is the programme of exercises and stretches undertaken in order to return the knee to as full a function as possible.

assisted flexion exercise step ups rehabilitation exercise hamstrings curl with swiss ball
Active assisted flexion - and early range of motion exercise Step ups - an early strengthening exercise. Hamstrings curl - a trunk strengthening exercise.


Knee rehabilitation must be graduated

It is important to understand both the objectives of knee rehabilitation and the stages, so that the patient does not progress too fast and inflame the knee, or too slow and fail to regain range of motion.

This article offers a suite of early knee rehabilitation exercises for the damaged knee.

A discussion about the importance to knee rehabilitation of a strong and balanced lower back and hip musculature.

How to perform patellar mobilisations

A brief but high value eBook - fully illustrated - showing how to keep the tissues around the kneecap supple.

Cornerstones of early knee rehabilitation

A valuable eBook detailing the principles of rehabilitation during those early days. Includes details of the exercises and stretches.

Tegner Score

A commonly-used scoring system that surgeons use when documenting your knee function.

Range of Motion

Video explaining the terminology of flexion and extension of the knee.

Knee Rehabilitation Principles

A pretty comprehensive rehab section offering descriptions of many of the routine knee exercises, together with an explanation of where each is relevant.




Anterior cruciate ligament injury rehabilitation in athletes. Biomechanical considerations. Beynnon BD and Johnson RJ. Sports Med. 1996 Jul;22(1):54-64.

eBook on objectives of knee rehab

Objectives of Knee Rehabilitation - ebook

eBook giving early knee exercises

Cornerstones of Early Knee Rehabilitation - ebook

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