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Quadriceps Exercises Patient Handout

Gentle Quadriceps Strengthening Exercises

Four exercises to develop your quadriceps to support health concerns such as Chrondromalacia patella and other mild to moderate knee arthritis.


Orthopaedics

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There are four gentle exercises to help strengthen your quadriceps. These exercises can help develop your quadriceps to support health concerns such as Chrondromalacia patella and other mild to moderate knee arthritis. For full benefit keep stomach engaged and back straight during these exercises.



QUADRICEPS, aka the “four-headed” muscle, includes the vastus lateralis obliquus (VLO), vastus medialis obliquus (VMO), vastus intermedius (VI), and the rectus femoris (RF)



Consult your physician before exercise and stop exercise if you experience pain.




#1 The Pillow Squeeze


Strengthens the VMO

Squeeze Pillow and Hold for 10 seconds

5 – 10 reps





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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rich Strongwater, M.D.

Dr. Strongwater assembled this list of exercises from physical therapists and a 9th degree black belt - to help support his knees after a few surgeries.


Dr. Strongwater is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. He has been a practicing family physician for 35 years. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey. Prior to this, he completed his undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and received his MD degree from the State University of New York in Syracuse, New York. His hobbies include snow shoeing, hiking, and windsurfing.



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