On this page, our Physiotherapists at Pure have worked collaboratively to compile a series of exercise rehabilitation plans which we recommend performing at home for help with your recovery.
The exercises are categorised in to different stages based on the current symptoms you are experiencing and the level of progress you have made in your recovery and rehabilitation journey.
The early programme is designed to strengthen the buttock and thigh muscles to help improve lower limb stability and incrementally load the legs. The movements chosen are functional and re-create common movement patterns. For the intermediate plan, there is a progression in range of motion and loading to develop lower limb strength further. Finally, the advanced programme adds external resistance to achieve more overload to develop buttock and thigh strength more so.
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Please click here to be re-directed to our YouTube channel playlist for video demonstrations of each exercise recommended for lower limb Osteoarthritis. Ensure you pay attention to the specific level of the exercises you have been prescribed (early, intermediate or advanced) and view only those videos so that you perform the correct exercises.
Although these exercises are recommended by us, we advise that you liaise with your Physiotherapist before attempting any exercises you have not been recommended.
If you experience continual worsening of pain/symptoms whilst performing any prescribed exercises, we recommended that you stop and contact your Physiotherapist.