Pilates exercises for achieving optimal rehab from double knee replacement
Can someone suggest Pilates exercises for achieving optimal rehab from double knee replacement? Obviously the leg muscles must be strengthened, flexion is limited and no kneeling. If there are any workouts/routines/order of exercises anyone has I'd love to hear ideas!!!
I have post-rehab exercises for knee replacements but they are not Pilates. Be happy to share what I have.
We have provided a few guidelines for you to follow with your Pilates workout and suggest you consider including walking and other forms of fitness as part your routine.
◗ correct biomechanics of hip, knee, ankle, foot
◗ low load, use props that give proprioceptive feedback- standing on a mat vs foam cushion
◗ avoid exercise in kneeling position
◗ restore 90° flexion before adding resistance
◗ work in sagittal plane first
◗ focus on hamstrings and quadriceps
◗ exercises in standing to focus on absorbing load from the ground up and to work on connection of quadriceps (front of thighs), hamstrings (back of thighs), glute max (bum muscles) and torso alignment
◗ Footwork on the Rehab Reformer with Extension Straps- working toward 90 degrees of flexion, can extend the stopper position by placing two platforms next to each other over the springs between the carriage and the wooden platform
◗ Single Leg Extension on the Mat
◗ Leg Slides & Hip Release with Mini Ball under the foot