How can I get my grandpa to do physical therapy for his knees?

May Not Be Able To. It is not always possible to get other people to do things they don't want to do. You can make the suggestion to go, offer to go with him, do the home exercises with him, etc. Sometimes making it into or tying it to a social activity, will increase their desire to participate. Check out local adult centers and fitness groups. Whatever his decision, be supportive.
Difficult. It can be difficult to get someone else motivated to do anything. They usually need to want to do it themselves. However, sometimes a doctor can help convince a person to undertake a treatment like pt.

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Do you think I should get closed manipulation, physical therapy every day, or a brace to bend my knee?

It depends. I would see your physician regarding this one. It depends on why you cannot bend your knee. There are many potential causes such as osteoarthritis and post-surgical arthrofibrosis to name a few. The cause would help direct the appropriate treatment. Read more...
Arthrofibrosis. Depends on the cause. All of these options are ways to potentially improve range of motion for your knee. Did you just have surgery? Read more...

How should I do physical therapy on my knees?

Get instruction. You need to make an appointment with a physical therapist, who can instruct you what exercises and stretches will be helpful. Read more...
Cannot answer. Unfortunately i cannot answer that because there are different kinds of physical therapy for different knee conditions. So rehabing someone for a torn acl may be different that rehabing someone for osteoarthritis. Best thing to do is see an orthopedist or physiatrist and they can guide you. Read more...

How can I do simple physical therapy exercises at home to strengthen the knees?

Exercise. Depends if you are rehabbing an injury - if so see a physical therapist first to develop a home exercise program. A pt will show you the best exercises to recover and how to do them properly so you don't hurt yourself further. Read more...
Knee strength. Short arc and straight leg strengthening of quads and hams, rotate outward slr to work vmo, progress as tolerated to lunges & squats, but be careful. Read more...

Might going to physical therapy cure my runner's knee?

US with stearoid +. Activity modification, heat/ice, rest. Then prom-arop-pre gradual resupmtion on flat, then track with curves, then road work with slowly increasing 2 incline-hills. Rx"s are nsaids. Go 2 fast & u go backwarsd fast. B patient, follow orders. Read more...

What physical therapy exercises are appropriate for weak knees?

Depends. It is difficult to answer which exercises are appropriate for weak knees as it depends on muscle imbalances in one's pelvis and leg. We would recommend an evaluation by a physical therapist to determine the specific muscle weakness that are contributing to your "weak knees". Looking at the entire kinetic chain is most important in determining your specific exercise program. Read more...
Quadriceps strength. Weak knees usually refer to weak quadriceps. Simple straight leg raises and wall sits are great exercises you can do under he supervision of a therapist as well as on your own between therapy visits. Stationary bikes, swimming, short arc squats, leg extension against resistance are all additional exercises often used to strengthen the quadriceps. Read more...

What knee exercises can I do for physical therapy during recovery?

Focus on quadriceps. Straight leg raises and quadriceps contractions are usually allowed and warranted to eventually allow for crutch free ambulation. Of course your specific injury and/or surgical intervention will ultimately dictate what you should do during your recovery. Your treating physician should be the best source of information for your specific knee injury. Read more...
That depends. On what your injury is. Your pt should be able to educate you in that regard. Good luck! Read more...