These knee strengthening exercises from Bupa Physiotherapist, Hannah Zreik, will help improve the strength of the muscles that support your knee. The stronger your knee is, the more stable it will be and this will reduce your chances of injury.
Before starting these exercises, check with your physiotherapist to make sure they are suitable for you. And remember the following golden rules.
Start slowly. As you get stronger, gradually increase the number of exercise repetitions until you can complete all of the sets and repetitions. Then start to add weight to an exercise.
Don’t ignore pain. Although exercise can feel uncomfortable, you shouldn’t feel any pain. If an exercise hurts, stop and speak to your physiotherapist.
Ask questions. Talk to your physiotherapist if you’re unsure of how many exercises to do or how often to do them or if you’re unsure of the correct technique.