There isn’t an exercise program that can beat aquatic exercise (deep and shallow) for rehab of the legs. Aquatic exercise is an extremely under-utilized program. Maybe this is because so few fitness instructors understand the medium and application of water properties in an exercise program?
I have taken pro and college athletes into the water for challenging workouts. It isn’t just for the injured and elderly. If any of you make it to the Big Island of Hawaii, you should check out my website and get in touch with me. I will gladly take you into the ocean or the Kona pool and open your eyes about aquatic exercise.
Hi Shane. Having had this surgery myself I can speak from personal experience that one of the best things to do is to have your client’s physical therapist give him/her a list of the exercises that they had the client perform in rehab and to continue those exercises. My ‘saying’ has always been “if it’s good enough for rehabilitation, it’s good enough for strengthening and prevention.”
I hope that this helps.