Top 6 Exercises AFTER Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery
Feb 19, 2021
If you’ve just had Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery, you’re now in what we call the “post-surgical” or “post-op” phase of your recovery.
This can be a busy time, between follow up appointments with your knee surgeon, physical therapy appointments, and trying to rest and recover.
With that in mind, there are 6 exercises you want to prioritize during this period (3 exercises for quad muscle activation and 3 exercises for knee range of motion):
3 Exercises for Quad Muscle Activation
->> Quad Sets
->> SLRs (Straight Leg Raises)
->> TKEs (Terminal Knee Extensions)
3 Exercises for Knee Range of Motion (ROM)
->> Stair Knee Flexion Stretches
->> Stair Knee Extension Stretches
->> Seated Knee Extension Stretches
I’ll demonstrate all 6 exercises in the video below and give you some guidelines for how many sets and reps you should perform each day.
I hope this video helps you make a full recovery from your Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery!
Feel free to email me any specific questions at Luke@GordonPhysicalTherapy.com
– Luke Gordon, DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy/Owner of Gordon Physical Therapy)