Heel Slide Using a Leg Strap - Knee

In this video Alex demonstrates a Heel Slide using 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.  The heel slide exercise is helpful in gradually regaining knee bending motion after surgery. (Disclosure -- Vive PROFlex Strap was designed by Cindy, PT with Adaptive Equipment Corner for her knee and hip clients:)

  • With the PROFlex Strap in the open "U" shaped position, place the foot loop around your foot
  • Lie back, holding to the handles or loops of the strap
  • Use your hands to assist your leg as you bend your knee, sliding your heel toward your buttocks
  • Pull through your full range of motion until you feel a stretch, holding for 5-10 seconds
  • Slide your heel back out until your leg is fully straight
  • Perform 5-10 repetitions, 1-2x per day

Vive PROFlex Strap (2-in-1 leg lifter/exercise strap) https://amzn.to/2zMcSFQ

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