IPC Physical Therapy Center - Knee exercises/Static Quadriceps


Knee exercises

Static Quadriceps


-This exercise acts as a pumping action. It helps reduce swelling in the knee joint; it is also the first grade in quadriceps strengthening.


-Lie flat on the bed with exercised limb extended (straight) put a cushion or a small pillow or a rolled towel under the knee joint, press down with your knee on the cushion so that the quadriceps (anterior thigh muscle) is tense, hold this position for 5-10 seconds and relax.



-Do not do the exercises unless advised by your doctor.

-Repetitions of each exercise depend on your tolerance and condition, usually between 30-50 times.

-If you feel any pain while doing the exercises stop and ask your doctor.

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