Considerations for the Rehabilitation of the Post-operative Knee: Restoring the Athlete’s Active Knee Range of Motion
Robert A. Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS
Professional Physical Therapy
Professional Athletic Performance Center
New York, New York
During the course of rehabilitation of the post-operative knee pathology athlete, common interventions utilized in the field of Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation include the use of modalities for pain, edema, and neuromuscular control, restoration of the knee joint range of motion, lower extremity strength, proprioception, and normal gait, as well as structured treatment progressions to the achievement of the eventual milestones of running, jumping, cutting, and additional athletic activities, and “functional tasks”. All of these milestones are achieved through a number of various treatment methods, manual techniques, exercises, and practices.