ACL Rehabilitation: Free Squat
Once you can bear weight on your leg without pain, start adding advanced exercises to your workout. Using gym equipment can be a good way to improve overall knee function. Before you begin, talk with a physical therapist or certified athletic trainer. Learn how to use the equipment the right way. Start slowly, and rest between each set. As you feel stronger, increase the number of sets.
CAUTION: Ask your health care provider if you’re ready to do this exercise. If you do too much too soon, you could create new knee problems, or even reinjure your knee.
Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart, feet flat, and toes pointed slightly out.
Keeping your back straight and heels on the floor, bend down from your knees. Don’t bend past
90degrees, or so far that it causes pain.
1second(s). Then slowly rise back up.
2sets of 10repetitions.