About the program:
This program is aimed at patients diagnosed with patellar tendinitis (a.k.a. jumper’s knee).
You may begin this program after consulting your physician or a member of our team.
This rehabilitation program aims to unload the patellar tendon and to normalize the tone, balance, and activation of the quadriceps femoris.
For a full and timely recovery, it is necessary to perform the exercises daily.
What the program contains:
- The program contains video playlists.
- A new playlist is loaded every day.
- The videos combine a detailed description of the exercise with a visual demonstration of how to correctly perform it.
- The exercises gradually progress in difficulty.
39 days of rehabilitation
245 different exercises
4423 videos total
All rehabilitation exercises are only to be performed until you feel a stretch up to a mild discomfort. Under no circumstances should you cause yourself any pain. If you feel any pain, please take a short break and resume exercising at a reduced strain level. Overexertion will slow down the recovery process!
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Jumper’s knee typically occurs in physically active or athletic individuals, but it sometimes affects people with low overall activity after a great increase in exertion. It’s characterized by pain in the front of the knee. It’s most commonly seen in sports that involve jumping, running, and generally putting strain on the knee, e.g. basketball, football, athletics, gymnastics, hockey, handball, skiing, etc.
Jumper’s knee develops as a result of acute or chronic injuries to the patellar tendon and the adipose tissue (fat) directly behind it.
Rehabilitation consists of a variety of functional exercises, stretching, and, at a later stage, muscle strengthening to improve tone and balance.
A main indicator for the level of difficulty is pain and/or significant discomfort during an exercise. Should an exercise cause pain or great discomfort, it should be discontinued temporarily, and the level of exertion might need to be adjusted as well.
The recovery period for jumper’s knee can last from a few weeks up to several months.
In order to prevent the onset of jumper’s knee, it’s important to gradually ease into higher intensities of exertion, to warm up beforehand and cool down after, and to maintain a good muscle tone and balance.
On average, recovery takes between 4 and 8 weeks.