- Passive Knee Extension -- Let gravity fully stretch and straighten your knee.
- Side-Lying Leg Lift -- Tighten the quad muscles on your injured side.
- Wall Squats -- Back against the wall, slide down into a squatting position.
- Clamshell -- Bend your hips and your knees to 45°, keeping your feet together.
- Heel Slides -- Take your injured leg and slide your heel towards your glutes.
- Straight Leg Raise -- Keep your injured leg straight and tighten your glutes.
- Prone Hip Extension -- With your knee straight, lift your injured leg off the floor.
- Step-Ups -- An exercise platform is needed in order to complete this exercise.
Physiotherapy usually begins once you have completed at least several weeks of healing with conservative treatment. If you have undergone MCL surgery, please let the inflammation go down before you start doing any exercises. The goal of physio is to restore strength and range of motion to your knee. Just make sure you don't start doing physiotherapy too soon in the recovery process, or it will cause re-injury to the MCL. If it hurts, don't do it!