Exercises for prevention can do to prevent and rehabilitate if you do get hurt. The best way to do this is by focusing on progressive resistance training and strengthening and stretching your muscles and ligaments.
When injured, the knee is the focus of an exercise program but is often ignored any other time. More and more research has shown that the client’s goal should determine the knee exercise program compared to the presence or absence of injury. If your client’s exercise goal is the prevention of knee injuries, the exercise program differs from a client that is recovering from a knee injury. If the client has had a knee injury and would like to prevent a future knee injury, there is an exercise program that focuses on overcoming knee injuries.
What’s so bad about knee injuries?
Knee injuries are usually excruciating and can cause you to miss a lot of time in the gym, court, or the field. They can also have lasting effects that limit your athletic performance long after you get better. The risk of knee injuries is high in contact sports like soccer, basketball, and football, as well as sports that require a lot of running. Most knee injuries fall into three categories: sprains (overstretching of ligaments), strains (overstretching of muscles), or tears. A sprain is the most common knee injury. It happens when ligaments are fully stretched or torn. A strain is when a muscle or tendon is overstretched. A tear is when a muscle, tendon, or ligament is torn in two or more places.
The fitness professional must know which exercises and exercise programs are best for their client, depending on their goal. In this exercise and knee injury webinar, the fitness professional will learn three different knee exercise programs to help their clients that want to prevent a knee injury from occurring, rehabilitation a knee injury, and overcome knee injuries by preventing them from happening in the future.
How to Rehabilitate From a Knee Injury
If you do get an injury, you’ll want to get it treated right away so you can begin rehabilitation and treatment as soon as possible.
Here are the therapies you’ll want to be sure to include in your knee injury treatment program:
- Ice and Heat – You’ll want to ice the injured area right away, followed by ice therapy twice a day as long as the injury persists (more on this below). You’ll also want to heat the area a couple of times a week, as this will help with pain and swelling.
- Stretching – You’ll want to try the injured area a few times daily to increase blood flow and promote healing. Make sure to go easy, though! If the injury is severe, you may want to consult with a physical therapist before beginning a stretching program.
- Rehabilitation Exercises – Focus on gentle knee rehabilitation exercises, primarily rotational and knee stabilization exercises.
What you will learn in the Exercises for Prevention, Rehabilitation and Overcoming Knee Injuries Webinar:
- 12 exercises for prevention of knee injury
- 37 activities to help your client recover from a knee injury
- Recommendation for fully rehabilitating your client from an ACL injury
- Why you should be getting your knee in jury clients doing leg extension exercises
- If all you are focusing on is squats to recover from a knee injury, then you are not helping your client fully recover from their injury
- Six-month exercise rehabilitation program for recovering from a knee injury
- Discover the three reasons why you should have your clients have their knees past their toes
- Learn two areas fitness professionals should be focusing on more than the knees giving the toes
- The most frequent knee injuries you will see
What You Will Get:
- Video of the webinar that you can watch in the convenience of your computer at your own pace and as many times as you would like
- MP3 of the webinar so you can listen to the webinar and learn the exercises for knee injuries while in your car or listening to your iPod
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Rick Kaselj – MS., B.Sc., PK, CPT, CEP, CES
Rick Kaselj specializes in exercise rehabilitation, post-rehab, active rehabilitation, therapy, and corrective exercise. He works in one-on-one and group rehabilitation settings. His clients and group exercise participants include a wide variety of individuals from healthy and special populations. Rick has given over 233 presentations to 4531 fitness professionals and consumers across Canada while working in rehabilitation centers, physiotherapy clinics, fitness clubs, and personal training studios. Rick recently completed his Master of Science degree focusing on corrective and therapeutic exercises for the rotator cuff. To reach Rick or learn about his exercise rehabilitation courses, please visit http://www.ExercisesForInjuries.com.