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EZMEND - Knee & Hip Rehabilitation Device

  • EZMEND -  Knee & Hip Rehabilitation Device
  • Product Code: EZMEND - Knee & Hip Rehabilitation Device
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EZMEND* is the easy-to-use, durable and affordable device that will help improve mobility after knee or hip injury or surgery. After Injury or surgery it is imperative to keep your joints limber and moving in order to prevent scar tissue buildup and improve healing. EZMEND makes this process easy by helping you control the movement of the injured joint so you can rehabilitate it with slow and smooth exercise. Regular use of EZMEND also promotes healing and blood flow to your legs. Ask your doctor or physiotherapist how EZMEND could be the key to a quicker and more complete recovery.

 

*The EZMEND is a registered Medical Device with Health Canada and the FDA.

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Hip Exercise: Place the EZMEND in front of you, perpendicular to your leg. Wrap the soft strap around your foot and place the heel of your foot in the cup. Gently slide your foot back and forth. This motion exercises the range in motion of your hip joint and stretches the muscles in your leg. This aids the rehabilitation of the hip joint.

Woman places her heel into the EZmend Knee & Hip Rehab device to exercise her Hip joint in order to improve range of motion & speed recovery  Woman using EZmend Knee & Hip Rehab device to exercise her Hip joint, by moving her leg side to side with the ezmend, in order to improve range of motion & speed recovery

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Knee Rehab Exercises

If you have been injured or ungone surgery to repair your knee or hip you will need to exercise the joint to recover properly and to maintain a healthy range of motion. Employing exercises that compensate for a patient's deficits with physical movement to improve the injured area.

Exercises should be performed regularly but give yourself time to recover between sessions to allow the muscles to heal and improve. As the exercises become easier increase the difficult to continue improving. This can be done by increasing reps or adding or increasing resistance.

It's important to:

Strengthen: Strengthening the muscles that support the joint will reduce the stress placed on that joint. Strong active muscles help your joint absorb shock by protecting it from excessive pressure. Those who live an inactive lifestyle are just as much at risk of developing arthritis than those who are extremely active because of the weight bearing stress on the joints during daily activities from a lack of muscle strength to protect the joints.

Flexibility: Stretching the muscles that you strengthen is important to maintain range of motion(ROM) and prevent injury. Gently stretching post strength training can help reduce muscle soreness and keep your muscles long and flexible for effective protection from joint injury.

You should consult with your physician or physiotherapist before beginning an exercise routine. You should feel the stretch when performing exercises but you should not experience pain.

Helpful Knee Exercises

physio therapist helps patient with knee exercises to recover after knee injury

EZMEND Knee Exercise: Place the EZMEND parallel along your leg. Wrap the soft strap around your foot and place the heel of your foot in the cup. Gently bend and straighten your knee. This motion stretches the muscles in your leg without putting weight on the injured knee which aids the recovery of the knee, hip and ankle joints.

Bent Leg Hip Flexion: Lay on your back with one knee bent. Raise the knee towards the body keeping it slightly bent. Return to starting position. Repeat 2-3 times on each leg.

Quadricep Contraction: Lie down on a flat surface. Place a rolled towel under your ankle. Push your ankle down into the towel roll. This will cause your knee to straighten as it raises off the surface you are laying on. Straighten your knee as much as possible and hold the position for five seconds. You will want to avoid any type of bouncing motion. Relax and repeat 10 more times.

Resistance Exercises: As you improve you may want to include resistance exercises into your routine. These use resistance bands to help further strengthen the muscles around the joint.

Resistance Knee Extensions: Sit upright with a one end of the band attached to your ankle and the other attached to the chair. Slowly straighten your knee engaging your quadriceps. Perform 3 sets of 10 repetitions provided it is pain free.

Resistance Hamstring Curl: Lie on your stomach with one end of the band around your ankle and the other secured around ground level. Slowly bend your knee back engaging your hamstrings. Perform 3 sets of 10 repetitions provided it is pain free.

Helpful Hip Exercises

hip-rehab.jpgNurse helps senior male patient with walker

EZMEND Hip Exercise: Place the EZMEND in front of you, perpendicular to your leg. Wrap the soft strap around your foot and place the heel of your foot in the cup. Gently slide your foot back and forth. This motion exercises the range in motion of your hip joint and stretches the muscles in your leg. This aids the rehabilitation of the hip joint.

Abductor Stretch Sitting: This stretches the short groin muscles which does not cross the knee joint. First, sit on the floor with the groin muscles stretched and the soles of the feet together. Apply a downward force from the elbows, until the stretch is felt high up in the groin without feeling pain. Hold for 20-30 seconds, repeat 2-3 times.

Abductor Stretch Standing: This exercise mainly stretches the long groin muscles which runs from the pelvis down to the knee. Stand in a wide stance. Bend the right knee and lean to the right side, keeping the left leg straight. Bend until you feel a stretch in the straight leg. Hold for 20-30 seconds and repeat 2-3 times.

Clam Exercise: Lay on your side and rest your head on your arms or hands. Bend hips to approximately 45 degrees and bend your knees at 90 degrees. Make sure one hip is lying above the other, you should now be well-aligned. Take a deep breath in, while exhaling set your core muscles. Inhale and whilst exhaling, float your upper leg upwards while keeping your feet in contact with one another. Inhale, and as you exhale return the upper leg back down to the bottom leg. Repeat 5-10 times each leg. If done correctly you should feel the muscles at the back of the hip bone working hard.

Resistance Exercises: As you improve you may want to include resistance exercises into your routine. These use resistance bands to help further strengthen the muscles around the joint.

Hip Extension with Resistance: Stand at a bench or chair for support. Attach one end of the band to your ankle and the other to the base of the chair. Keeping your back and knee straight extend your leg back slowly as far as you can engaging your gluteal muscles. Perform 3 sets of 10 repetitions provided it is pain free.

 

Performing either one of the exercises, or both, helps to speed up recovery from injury or surgery through low impact exercises of the injured joint and surrounding muscles. They can also help increase overall movement and range of motion (ROM) in the joints for those seeking to combat atrophy. The EZMEND is easy to use and does not require you to put weight on your injury while keeping your joints perfectly aligned for optimal results. The two EZMEND exercises are designed to accelerate healing by:

  • Increasing range of motion (ROM) in the knee, hip and ankle joints
  • Increasing mobility and muscle tone
  • Improving circulation
  • Diminishing postoperative pain
  • Preventing muscle weakness (atrophy)
  • Reducing swelling
  • Minimizing stiffness
  • Minimizing scar tissue developing at joints
  • Minimizing heel chafing

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