Knee Injuries & Exercises with Kevin Yates

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Knee injuries and exercises are common to athletes.

I have the second part of an interview for you on post-rehab of the knee.

I interviewed Kevin Yates, a personal trainer in East Bay, California.

Kevin is a personal trainer that focuses on post-injury rehabilitation.

In the first part of the 18-minute interview, Kevin Yates shared with you where he gained his experience working with clients with injuries, his approach to clients with nagging knee pain, and how he got into post-exercise rehabilitation.

In the second part of Kevin Yates Post Rehab of the Knee Interview, you will learn: 

  • Tips for fitness professionals on what to do if they have a client with a knee that bothers them. Keep in mind that any time you are working with clients with various medical issues, you need to ensure that you are getting that addressed.
  • What Kevin includes in his knee assessment. Important information for athletes. Hence, knee injuries are common in sports, particularly among athletes who engage in jumping, pivoting, or rapid change of direction.
  • Quadriceps dominance and knee pain. You may have quadriceps dominance if you experience pain in your knees when squatting, lunging, or kneeling. Listen to the interview to learn further.

  • Resources on the knee. In knee care, the trick is to avoid excessive stress and maintain adequate hydration.
  • Books Kevin recommends for knee exercises and injuries. Choosing the appropriate activities for your fitness goals and experience level is essential. 
  • Other weak areas that knee clients have. You will want to address and correct these issues by working with a physical therapist or fitness professional.
  • How the squat became the key to knee and low back pain. Squats are one of the best exercises you can do to strengthen your knees and lower back, and they are essential if you have any health conditions that affect these areas.

Post Rehab of the Knee Interview with Kevin Yates

There is a lot of misinformation about how to treat knee injuries. There are many ways to approach post-physio rehab. The most important thing is to work with a physical therapist who will know what exercises to do and when to do them. 

The key to successful knee rehab is consistency and doing it every day without fail. If you need help getting started, it’s necessary to have a professional rehabilitation guide to assist you through the process and then stick to it as soon as you can do it on your own.

I hope you enjoyed the second part of the interview.

Kevin Yates also has a Post Rehab Exercise blog where he has some great articles on post-rehab exercise solutions to quickly bounce back from injuries and eliminate nagging aches & pains.

P.S. – If you are a fitness professional and have clients with knee injuries, if you are interested in new exercises for them, I would recommend attending these courses:

That is it for now.

Rick Kaselj, MS

Patellofemoral Syndrome Solution