How To Improve Knee Strength

Have you ever had difficulty standing up from a chair or squatting down to pick up a laundry basket?


Have you ever felt weakness in your legs and struggled to go up and down stairs?


If you answered “Yes” to any of these scenarios, then it’s very likely that your legs aren’t as strong as they should be.


In a recent video, I describe three exercises that can help increase knee strength so that your legs can start feeling stronger.


Strengthening the muscles in your legs is key to protecting your knee joint. When your gluteal, quad, and hamstring muscles are weak, they cannot accept the forces you place on your body during daily activities like walking, going up and down steps, and squatting to lift a laundry basket from the floor. If your muscles don’t do the work to absorb those forces, then your joints will. Strengthening + flexibility promotes bone health, joint health, and easier mobility.


If it is a constant battle to do daily tasks because you feel weak, tight, achy, and sore, then I recommend scheduling an appointment with a healthcare professional like a Doctor of Physical Therapy. The American Physical Therapy Association recommends seeking a consultation with a physical therapist TWICE per year to ensure you are maintaining adequate range of motion, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, and balance to do the things you need to do AND the things you want to do.


If you’re not sure how to get started or who to contact, reach out to me! I’m happy to help! I offer FREE Movement Screens at my office or via video chat because I want to help you move better and I want to make sure you can do what you love to do WITHOUT worrying about pain, tightness, or “feeling it later.” I help families achieve their best health, so go ahead and schedule the entire family for a FREE Movement Screen. I’d love to see you all!


To Your Best Health,

Dr. Jeanette

The best way to contact Dr. Jeanette De Witt is calling her office at 262-771-0404. Her team is ready and waiting to hear from you!


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