I’ve had some knee injuries in the past, but my most memorable serious one (first) was my freshmen year in college. I went downhill skiing at a nearby ski-resort (Andes Tower Hills) and haven’t skied for years. However, I thought I could just pick it up and start skiing down a big hill. Unfortunately, I went on the biggest hill and went down the 2nd steepest hill. I just forgot to ski and fell so badly too many times, I tore my right knee muscle. I had to get helped to the vehicle and was taken immediately to the ER back in Morris, Minnesota. Fortunately, I didn’t break anything, but had to be in crutches for 4 weeks. This was the beginning of physical rehab. I started swimming as it was probably one of the best lower body exercises for my limited mobility. Here are some others that I found…
Chair Exercises and Limited Mobility Fitness
Exercise Tips for People with Injuries, Illness, or Disabilities helpguide.org
Cardiovascular exercise in a chair or wheelchair
Chair aerobics, a series of seated repetitive movements, will raise your heart rate and help you burn calories, as will many strength training exercises when performed at a fast pace with a high number of repetitions. In fact any rapid, repetitive movements offer aerobic benefits and can also help to loosen up stiff joints….
Many swimming pools and health clubs offer pool-therapy programs with access for wheelchair users. If you have some leg function, try a water aerobics class…”
The discoverer and author of Non-kinetic Exercise
Cutting the Chains off of Kinetic (Traditional) Exercise.
Non-kinetic Exercises can get up to all of the external Motion Resistance to completely fight (opposes) only muscle contractions, inside only muscles, instead of inside each joint and spinal disk along the kinetic chains of traditional exercises.
Virtually every exercise method ever taught before was Kinetic including swimming water Aerobics and power lifting., which still use body muscles to apply the feet and hands.
Her Wise exposes five painless and empowering Hybrid and Non-Kinetic leg exercises that work muscles immensely harder than joints, making them ideal for every adult, especially those with very weak or limited loaded mobility in their legs.”
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Cincinnati personal trainer, Doug Gibson, from the Sensible Fitness Personal Training Center, shows you an exercise to strengthen your legs from a wheelchair.”
“Famous Physical Therapists Bob Schrupp and Brad Heineck demonstrate the top 3 leg exercises for someone who is wheelchair bound. These exercises can be performed by the person in the chair or can be assisted by a caretaker or CNA…”
4 Workouts for People with Limited Mobility sparkpeople.com
Leg Strengthening Exercises sld.cu (pdf format diagram)
Sal: Whey I tore my knee muscles after my down hill skiing accident, I would meditate on stories (e.g. Book of Luke) on “healing” (see What does the Bible say about on Healing openbible.info )
Any other suggestions?