"Knee Exercises In A Pool"

Written By: Chloe Wilson, BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy
Reviewed by: KPE Medical Review Board

Knee Pain Explained #AskUs - Knee Exercises in a Pool

June 10, 2018

Hello, I appreciate this series of articles greatly and hope to use the exercise suggestions soon when I get some of the inflammation down in my recently injured knee - on an exercise bike, because no good deed goes unpunished!

I have a question. We have a pool and I would love to be able to exercise in the pool this summer. Do you have a page of water exercises I could consult?

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Chloe Wilson - Knee Pain Explained Team
June 11, 2018

Great idea Leigh, exercising in water can be really helpful.

We don't have a page specifically focusing on knee exercises in a pool, but most of our knee exercises can be modified slightly so you could do them in the pool. The standing up ones simply transfer over, and a number of the lying down ones can be done in standing, you simply change the starting position.

It's a great place to exercise - some knee exercises will be easier in the water because the water supports the weight of the leg meaning less force goes through the knee joint, others will be slightly harder as the water provides resistance making the muscles work harder.

Good luck with it all and let me know if we can help further. Chloe

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