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Re: Knee exercises

Postby Hagsta » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:05 am

Hi Guys, After chance meeting with 3 years ago (KTM Vs 4wd and car won) I have been using a DonJoy DriTex knee brace purchased from Medical Accessories Aust in Bris Ph 07 38705900. The brace is made of a breathable material (looks like neoprene) with aluminium hinges each side of the knee. It cost $220. There are cheaper alternatives available from AMart Allsports but they are neoprene and too hot for Qld weather. You can have a look at the brace at ... 52p259.htm

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Re: Knee exercises

Postby flatslide » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:19 pm

After snapping my ACL my physio recommended i buy an air step thingy, cant remember what they are called, hard and flat on the bottom with a soft dome shape on the top that has air in it but not enough that it is tight so its squishes a bit when you stand on it, balance on it on one foot at a time for 20 to 30 seconds with knee bent slightly and it improves the knee strength noticably, of course you have to keep doing it which I havnt! It cost me about $40. I noticed that it not only helped to strengthen the knees and legs but also helped the balance a lot. hmmm think I better start using it again!

I also run a DonJoy brace but the hinged metal one, couldnt ride without it now on the bad knee.

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Re: Knee exercises

Postby mickd » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:13 pm

hi hagsta
that looks like the ones i use,its a must if you want to ride again worth every cent


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Re: Knee exercises

Postby riffraff » Sun May 19, 2013 9:28 pm

Hey guys. I have worked as a personal trainer most of my life. Havin delt with all kinds of sports injuries I can tell u. Even though your trying to strength a knee. Squats are not the answer. If u were young and fit....maybe at best only going down to 90 degree angel. The pressure from squats is high how ever. If you where to get into chest deep water gently squating down then coming up rather quickly this is reduced as the pressure in the eccentric movement is reduced.all in all be careful and don't push the weakened if you like I can be more specific when knowing more about injury

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Re: Knee exercises

Postby Tuzi » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:41 pm

U might want to consider Tai Chi. I started Tai Chi at the recommendation of my primary care physician and a physical therapist I knew after I had a crash on my '95 Cota, damaged both knees and almost lost a finger! :-0

It worked superbly and is used by more knowledgeable Physical Therapists as one part of some patients treatment. Depending on your situation, reputable Tai Chi programs will be able to refer you to other students, rehab programs, and licensed health care practitioners in your area. The Tai Chi Center might already offer various kinds of rehabilitation programs in your community. At my first class, the instructor's had experience with similar injuries like mine, and worked with some of my Physician's patients. Some students were doing a seated style matched to their health condition. The Center offered programs at a hospital, sports rehab centers, community centers, retirement communities, nursing homes, etc.

I use it for cross-training in trials, sea/whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, Traditional Chinese archery, and has even helped me for more dangerous physical home repairs. It really helped my balance, form, response time, overall confidence, and I just feel better. Most of us know it's a wonderful life-long method of health prevention and stress reduction.

My program:
The International Taoist Tai Chi Society offers programs in many parts of the world. My teachers in the US were credentialed (including health-related training), professional, and had an initial consult with me to better understand my needs. The society is non-profit, monthly fees are low and adjustable depending on what you can afford, respected, historically correct style, and have been around for decades. They are not a fly-by-night for-profit marital arts studio, with inept instructors, fake styles, high fees, and close in a few months or year (in our city they come and go like the snakes around my home)!

Resources in Australia:

Taoist Tai Chi Society of Australia:

Programs are offered across the country: ... eALocation

National Centre

National Centre in Bayswater, WA, is a purpose-built facility for hosting regular workshops in Taoist Tai Chi and
other Taoist arts of health. It is also the home for the Bayswater branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society.

Address: 52-54 Railway Pde, Bayswater
Mail: PO Box 311, Bayswater WA 6933
Phone: (08) 9371 7033
Fax: (08) 9371 7066

Hope you find my alternative/solution helpful, or at least interesting!

Take care...

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Re: Knee exercises

Postby JuanKilby » Sat May 06, 2017 12:54 am

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