Bending (Flexion) is obtained by doing the following exercises:
1) Passive knee bend
Sit on the edge of a table and let the knee bend under the influence of gravity.
2) Wall slides are used to further increase bending.
Lie on the back with the involved foot on the wall and allow the foot to slide down the wall by bending the knee. Use other leg to apply pressure downward.
3) Heel slides are used to gain final degrees of flexion.
Pull the heel toward the buttocks, flexing the knee. Hold for 5 seconds.
? Straighten the leg by sliding the heel downward and hold for 5 seconds.
? In later stages of rehabilitation, do heel slides by grasping the leg with both hands and pulling the heel towards the buttocks.