Seated Knee Flexion - Knee

In this video Alex is demonstrating Seated Knee Flexion with the Vive PROFlex Strap.  This is 2-in-1 leg lifter and exercise strap is helpful in getting your leg on/off the bed, as well as assisting with exercises after surgery.  This exercise is assisted with your arms in order to help gain knee bending motion after surgery. (Disclosure -- Vive PROFlex Strap was designed by Cindy, PT with Adaptive Equipment Corner for her knee and hip clients:).  

  • Sitting in an upright chair with open area between the legs of the chair to move your heel back
  • Open the PROFlex to the "U" shaped position
  • Place the foot loop over your foot
  • Use your arms to assist sliding your foot back toward the chair as you bend your knee
  • Pull until you feel a stretch
  • Hold 20-30 seconds
  • Slide the foot back out to the starting position
  • Each time you pull back, attempt to stretch a bit further
  • Perform 5-10 repetitions 

Vive PROFlex Strap (2-in-1 leg lifter/exercise strap)

This exercise can be performed with a sheet or long belt as well.