Let's face it, being told you have to have surgery after an acute or long-standing injury is a tough pill to swallow. The thought of being confined to a sling, immobilizer, or cast is a scary one. There are thousands of questions that are immediately racing through your head... How much pain am I going to have? How long does it take to get back to my 100%? When can I start walking? How long do I have to wear this ridiculous brace? Firstly, if you are going to have surgery or have recently had surgery, we are here to provide reassurance, confidence, and a positive mindset! You are not only going to persevere but also come out on the other side of this large obstacle in life a better person mentally as well as physically. In this article, we are going to teach you how to optimize your recovery after surgery!

After surgery, understanding how to improve knee flexion is absolutely critical. While weโ€™ve discussed the importance of regaining knee extension extensively, restoring knee flexion is a close runner up for your rehab goals after surgery. Restoring knee flexion is often not comfortable (as can be for any motion after surgery!), but with dedication and consistent time spent working on your mobility, we are confident you can get there! In this article, weโ€™re going to cover some of our favorite exercises to improve knee flexion after surgery!

Do you have knee surgery scheduled? Are you wondering if there is anything you can do now to make your recovery easier? Whether it is a new or old injury you've been dealing with that made you schedule surgery, you can still benefit from preparing your body now with exercise! Knee surgery prehab exercises that focus on improving range of motion and strength have been shown to improve function not only before surgery but also after! This can potentially decrease hospital stay times and improve long-term function and quality of life! We have put together some of our favorite knee prehab exercises to jumpstart your road to recovery, better yet it may even have you reconsider surgery!