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To strengthen the quadriceps this exercise may be used for rehabilitating patellofemoral injuries and rehabilitation pre and post operatively.


  • Sitting upright with the legs out long or lying flat on your back
  • Draw the toes back towards the head and engage the quadriceps by pressing the knee into the ground
  • Turn the toes slightly outwards
  • Lift and lower the leg
  • Repeat as per Physiotherapist guidelines


  • Ensure that the upper body remains relaxed
  • Avoid slamming the heel of the target leg down in between repetitions