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Knee rehabilitation: Wurf on!
Knee pain is a common issue. Whether it is caused by something as simple as a fall or as life changing as arthritis, knee pain can lead to physical therapy and ultimately knee rehabilitation. Although some immobilization during rehab is generally prescribed, often learning how to use your knee in a different capacity as well as strengthening the knee are equally as important, especially after knee replacement surgery.
According to a recent survey, American workers sit approximately 13 hours a day with 8 hours of sleep, meaning we are sedentary for 21 out of 24 hours every day. It is a no wonder our bodies are slowly but surely breaking down. Complicated joints like the knee are logically most affected by this lack of movement.
Bone and joint health are facilitated by movement. By changing from a sitting desk to a sit/stand desk or a standing desk will allow movement throughout the day. As Susan pointed out above having a standing desk accessory like the Wurf™ Board can aid in knee rehabilitation by giving the body feedback when standing still for too long and promoting micro-movements that help with blood flow and joint lubrication.
While working with a physical therapist and/or doctor these two exercises done on the Wurf can lubricate the knee joint, strength the knee & surrounding muscles and help you move through the day:
Knee Circles - Knee rehabilitation that can be done while working
Alternating Knee Tuck – Take a break to do this knee rehabilitation exercise