Fit For Life Exercise Newsletter!
This week we are looking at #knee exercises that may be suitable for most Older Adults.
If knee stiffness is the main complaint, then focus on knee range of motion exercises. It can help to do these in the morning prior to dressing and morning care.
If weakness is the main complaint, you can focus more on strengthening exercises. We have included exercises that should suit the functional ability of most Older adults so they can be done in sitting, standing or in bed.
Be cautious regarding the volume of exercises. For example, if a person does lots of strength training in the a.m., they may be quite fatigued in the p.m. which may affect their sit to stand or walking ability.
Remember that range of motion type exercises can be done on most days, 1-2 sets of 5-10 reps would be great. For strength exercises try 1-2 sets 8-10 reps, 3 times per week on alternate days. Complete the exercises in a slow and controlled manner and work within your max. painfree range of motion!
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Patricia O'Donnell GSR CAT BSc MSc