The first word of advice we offer to clients recovering from ACL tears, meniscal tears, fractures, knee replacement surgery, and tendonitis is to not be afraid to get back to exercising. Knee injuries can be frightening and recovery periods can extend for longer than anticipated. Why would anyone take a chance on re-injuring themselves with exercise?

Running, leaping, and jumping jacks may be out of the question but there are many other low-impact and no-impact exercises that will help strengthen the muscles not only to help with pain and recovery, but will also improve your overall physical fitness and mental wellness. 

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The sources of knee pain and knee injury often stem from problems in the hips, ankles, and overall weakness of the inner thighs so it's very important to keep those muscles strong and functioning at their maximum capacity. Pilates movements have been shown to stimulate the production of synovial fluid in the body's joints which prevents friction and keeps everything hinging swimmingly - another factor in recovery. Pilates movements can be completely low impact and modified to fit your body's unique needs. 


Our instructors are educated and trained to work with our clients to meet their individual needs and go at their own pace. For our clients with knee replacements we modify workouts so as to eliminate the need for any pressure on the knee while otherwise getting the same benefits. For ACL recovery we work with clients to move at their pace to strengthen the muscles and prevent further injury. Not sure where to start? Give us a call or sign up for one of our Pilates classes. We'll get you where you want to be!

Resource: Balanced Body "Pilates for Knee Pain"

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